Saturday 2 December 2023


Arriving a bit late at the reservoir and with light levels pretty poor, I was relieved to see the roost starting to form opposite the big field but then as is often the case, as more gulls began to drift down they all upped and relocated further up the reservoir beyond the mast. The only count made was of 2,000 LBB before they repositioned, BH gulls probably about the same but no count made. 3 Yellow-legged gulls. A Barnacle goose was among the 150 Canadas, they were unsettled and flew off before dusk. 3 Goldeneye (1 m). Stinging cold rain sent me homeward before it was too dark the bonus was I got to see 5-6 Woodcock flying up from the roadside verges.