Cromwell Bottom

A new year and a start to my year at the local reserve of Cromwell Bottom, mainly to get out and get the camera out , hasn’t been out all holiday.

On arrival there were four Stock Dove and two Cormorants on one of the pylons near to the car park. After I got the gear together I made my way down to the weir where there was a single Grey Heron over on the far bank, and along with this was a Grey Wagtail, in the nearby tress were Blue and Long tailed Tits.

I then made my to the feeding station, to take some photos, there was a good variety of birds here today with Blackbird, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Dunnock, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Reed Bunting, Robin all in attendance.

Behind the feeding staion in the nearby trees were a small flock of Siskins, approx 9 birds.

Over the bridge then and onto the skiing lake nearby to Cromwell, mainly gulls here with Black headed, Common, Herring and Lesser Black backed Gulls, two female Goldeneye were present , along with a few Tufted Duck. On the canal were Mute Swans and Mallards.

Bird List :- Blackbird, Black headed Gull, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Canada Goose, Crow, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Common Gull, Cormorant, Dunnock, Goldeneye, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail, Herring Gull, Lesser Black backed Gull, Long tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Nuthatch, Reed Bunting, Robin, Siskin, Stock Dove, Treecreeper, Tufted Duck, Woodpigeon (32)


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