Saturday 8th Feb
9.30 to 14.30
A party of 4 members parked at Bin Green car park which is situated halfway up the hill from Greenfield. Free to RSPB Members.
Walked down through the woodland.
Feeders here attracted lots of Finches and Tits and we spent some time searching the trees looking for other species and found Dunnock, Nuthatch, Pheasant and a Tree Creeper.
Next we descended to the main path alongside the reservoirs and turned left.
Walking past Yeoman Hey Reservoir we saw only 1 Cormorant on the water.
Could hear lots of birds calling to each other in the Conifers and watched 2 Coal Tits chasing each other around. Also heard Redpoll and Marsh Tit here.
Continued on an upper track
to gain access to Greenfield Reservoir thinking that being the most remote water it would show some wildlife but it was devoid of birds.
At Midday we had lunch before returning via a lower path but on same side of the reservoir. Observed a Raven and Kestrel along a ridge to the right.
Climbed back to car park and again looked for birds in the trees and on the feeders.
Decided to leave and stopped for a drink in The Royal George in Greenfield. J W Lee's Bitter. It was a very busy pub.
A good area to visit but I think that we visited at the wrong time of year. Spring would result in more singing birds.