Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Abberton Reservoir

A glorious almost spring like day so I headed off to Abberton Reservoir. From the Layer Breton causeway, while waiting for the Bittern to show it's self, it never did at least not for me today. Three White-fronted Geese flew in and landed west of the causeway, managed to grab a couple of rubbish record shots'

At the other end of the causeway a pair of Great Crested Grebes were also getting the spring feeling and almost beginning their mirroring courtship display. There was also a Goosander & Red-Breasted Merganser both too distant to photograph.

Spent a couple of hours along the old access road, hoping to bump in to yesterdays Firecrest, sadly it eluded me. Bullfinch showed well briefly, Long-tailed Tits were almost ever present, a Buzzard soared over and a Chiffchaff was warming up his 'Chiff Chaff' song, but remained in the uppermost branches.

Managed a quick shot of a Red-legged Partridge through the car window on the way home.