On the 14th August 2014….
A trip to Derwent Reservoir is always very relaxing. It was great to see good numbers of Great-crested Grebe, with over a dozen present today. Amongst the Mallard and Teal there was also three Wigeon and a single Goosander. I also caught up with five Tree Pipits, 15 mins from the visitor centre.
Around the reservoir there were 100+ Lapwings, 2 Greenshanks, 1 Common Sandpiper and 3 Little ringed Plovers. On the feeders close the bird hide, there were the regular visiting Coal, Blue and Great Tits, together with Chaffinches. Two local Great spotted Woodpeckers, were coming very close, which are always great to see. The only bird of prey I recorded during my visit, involved a single male Kestrel.
I am looking forward to my next visit as the walks close to the reservoir are great and the hide is very comfy and spacious.