My first visit to the reserve was a fairly damp one with mixed weather turning from bright blue skies when I arrived in the car park to rain by the time i'd crossed the river and even more once i'd reached the feeding station!
This didnt seem to put the birds off though, the place was heaving with blue tits, impossible to count but I would have a guess at at least 25 birds. Also present were 5 great tit, a flock of long tailed tits and 2 bullfinch.
Just as I left the viewing area lots of alarm calls went up and everything flushed, I was just walking down the path when a male Sparrowhawk shot about 3ft infront of my face - superb!
Just a quick trip today so headed back to the car, managed to see the Nuthatch near the feeders, got a rubbish photo from in the car, a nice male Bullfinch posed and then I watched the pesky squirrel eating its lunch!
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