Rishton 30th Aug

The reservoir is still low after all the rain we've had. There weren't many changes to yesterday's avifauna. More Pied Wagtails though, up to 14, as well as a few Meadow Pipits on the shore and overhead. The odd Grey Wagtail is regular now as is a Raven in the fields beyond the reservoir.
Rishton Reservoir looking towards the railway embankment
... and towards Blackburn - all that shoreline and no waders!
A single Common Sandpiper was in the far corner with three Lapwings but that was about it. Cut Wood was a little more interesting with quite a selection of bird song. The Robins had decided to start singing or tacking as perhaps some non-residents passed through. Coal Tits were singing and a Great Spotted Woodpecker was calling away.

Back home a Willow Warbler gave a brief snatch of song and we've had several juvenile Goldfinches on the feeders along with a few more Greenfinches and Chaffinches.

Juvenile Goldfinch on the niger seed

Ah well, back to the bird report.


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