The Stonechat that has been at the reservoir is still there and fairly faithful to a particular part of the fence and gets seen on most days. A drake Goosander has been visiting fairly regularly but it definitely doesn't stay around for long. There has also been a good flock of Greenfinch around of 20 or more birds that is very good for here, especially considering how much they have declined recently.
The biggest highlight is a Greylag Goose John saw on Friday 19th, which was new for the year.
The drake Goosander was seen on Sunday 21st (Allan Jones) and Thursday 25th (John). Yesterday morning I was pleasantly surprised there were actually four Goosanders (3 drakes) on the reservoir. However, three flew off north fairly soon after I got there. Maybe off to Boddington? I also heard a Redpoll in the woodland, but the flock it was with flew off before I could have a look at it/them.
This morning Steve had a drake Goosander on the reservoir and a pair of Stonechats up the valley near the Borrow Pit pool.
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