Further along the path a couple of Carrion Crows dropped down for a drink. There are quite a few of these about the area
On the water our old friend the Great Crested Grebe was watching my activities. There were only 3 or 4 of these on the reservoirs, there are usually a lot more.
In the distance on the Upper Res I spotted his cousin the Little Grebe. I think this is the same bird that has been here for most of the winter.
There were also a number of Tufted Duck on two of the reservoirs.
In addition there were a half dozen Cormorants which were seen flying over and at a distance but I did not manage to get a photo of them.
A great day out on my local patch after a while away. It did not disappoint at all despite high numbers of dog walkers and a fleet of sailing dingys on the main lake. Great fun.
© Bernard Bracken