Labels: Fontburn Reservoir
Edit: it's the 10th of April as I catch up with the blog and it's still bloody cold these could well be still around.
At the end of the Month we had a run to Fontburn reservoir usually at this time of year you can catch up with some early migrants ,but not this year , a Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming on a metal plate of a telegraph pole resonated throughout the area on this cold grey day . First a walk around the north shore you can't actually walk all the way around , the grim sight of 5 dead sheep in one field summed up the conditions experienced this SPRING, the usual Canada Geese , a few Mallard and about a dozen Teal all that was on the lake , a distant Buzzard and a couple of Great Tits was the total for this side. There has been a fairly recent addition of a pond near the car park which could prove useful for Dragonflies . Back to the car for a warm and a coffee ,which is where I left my other half reading a book as I headed around the South side it's easy walking with boardwalks where required again not much bird life , a Wren, 2 Chaffinch (numerous t the car park) 2 Pied Wagtails , but from the north side I could see ice formations along the shore where the wind had constantly splashed water over the trees etc. . There was some quite spectacular formations just shows you don't know what your going to find so get out there .I insisted my other half came around for a look it took some convincing to leave the car but she did think it worth it in the end !!
Looking over to the north