28 Mar 2013 Woolston Eyes Nature Reserve

29th March 2013
I had the opportunity to visit Woolston Eyes NR yesterday and there were plenty of birds to be seen albeit at a distance.


View from the Centre Hide showing the effect of recent work to clear reeds and vegetation on No3 Bed

On the water were Gadwall, Shelduck, Shoveler, Teal, Tufted Duck, Pochard Pintail, Mallard, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Great-crested Grebe and the obligatory Moorhens & Coots.


Shelduck

There were also lots of Gulls including Black headed, Lesser black backed and juvenile gulls but not sure what.


Displaying Black-headed Gulls

Around the feeders there were plenty of the usual suspects including Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Willow Tit, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Magpie and still some Brambling to be seen.


Great Spotted Woodpecker


Magpie at the feeding station

A Buzzard also made an appearance that put the gulls into a frenzy.

Two Black-necked Grebe had been reported but weren't apparent during my visit.

Thanks for reading.

Andy

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