Saturday, 10 November 2012
College Reservoir (9th November)
Friday afternoon I went down to College Reservoir briefly to do a bit of local patch work. I sat at the bench on the north east end of the reservoir and had barely sat down when a flock of 20+ Curlew Numenius arquata flew in, landing in the fields to the west of the reservoir. A few species on the water but nothing unusual just the common wildfowl, predominantly Wigeon Anas Penelope. It took some time for me to finally realise there was also a male Goldeneye Bucephala clangula on the water but I only briefly saw it before it dived, after which I lost it for some time and only refound it after some time of scanning.