12.4.16.

Tuesday, Dry but mainly overcast.

Decided on a trip to Belvide Reservoir,with the forecast of rain for most of the day.Yet again our weathermen got it wrong.

I love what the WMBC have done with Belvide, this Canada Goose was making good use of one of the new Bunds…

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There were good numbers of Chiffcaff and Willow Warblers. I also heard my first Sedge Warbler (Not Seen) this year….

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This male Blackcap was singing loudly…

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I enjoyed trying to get this sequence of photo’s of a male Goldeneye diving.I just wished it had been sunnier conditions…

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Luckily Mute Swans make good use of their long necks to reach and clean those tail feathers…

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I saw good numbers of Common Toads. With this one croaking away well…

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A Coot dive…

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I always think the beauty of Gadwall is overlooked. But for me they are one of my favourite Ducks…

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Having a good preen…

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In Flight…

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Synchronized Swimming…

IMG_0870There seemed a lot more Tree Sparrows than on my last visit…

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Female Mallard in flight…

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