Tuesday 09 January – Litton Reservoirs/Hinton Blewitt. Leaders: Sue and John Princ

On a chilly morning 21 birdwatchers set off from Hinton Blewitt. There were plenty of Goldfinches about, with a few Redwings, Greenfinches, and two Chaffinches. As we walked down the steep hill towards Coley we saw Long-tailed Tits and two Goldcrests. We heard, then saw, a Nuthatch. The rivers were running high and fast in the village, and water levels at the reservoirs were also high. We saw three Grey Herons, also Mallards, Dabchicks, Moorhens, and one Teal. At the coffee break a Red Kite and a flock of Lapwings flew over. A lucky few saw a Kingfisher at the far end of the second lake. We returned mainly by the lanes and saw Siskins, Bullfinches, and a Chiffchaff. The total for the morning was 45 species. (Thanks to Sue and John for leading). Sue Prince