Where to go on my journey back home, after much deliberation I chose on Eyebrook Res, mainly due to the wader reports coming from there and its a place I hadn’t been to in numerous years, so Eyebrook it was.
I parked in the Eyebrook Smokers Corner Car Park and from here you walk along the road that runs parallel with the reservoir, there is grass verges from which you can view the reservoir from in safety.
So I made my way down to the inlet area where the mud was exposed, stopping at various places on the way down, seeing Gadwall, Great White Egret and Little Egret.
At the inlet various waders were seen, these being Common Snipe, Ruff, Ringed Plover, Dunlin and Black tailed Godwit. Whilst here I had a brief look over the fields nearby and picked up on a pair of Yellowhammers along one of the hedgerows, also had Red kite and Raven.
Making my way back to the car I picked up on Great Spotted Woodpecker and a few House Martins which were passing thru and a Linnet in one of the bushes on the reservoirs edge.
Out on the reservoir were Cormorants and Black headed Gulls and a single Common Tern was on one of the rafts, nearly time for me to go but my last bird here would be a immature Little Gull giving me a great ending to my days away
Birds : Black headed Gull, Black tailed Godwit, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Common Tern, Coot, Cormorant, Dunlin, Gadwall, Great Crested Grebe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great White Egret, Greylag Goose, House Martin, jackdaw, Lesser Black backed Gull, Linnet, Little Egret, Little Gull, Long tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Mute Swan, Pintail, Raven, Red Kite, Reed Bunting, Ringed Plover, Ruff, Shelduck, Shoveler, Snipe, Teal, Wigeon, Woodpigeon, Yellowhammer (36)