I thought I would start the new month with a Patch Trip out to Langsett Res to do a bit of camera work and on my travels over I wish I hadn’t, drizzle and fog on the tops. I carried on but the plan had now changed from camera to birds and on arrival in the Langsett Barns Car Park things seemed to be picking up a bit.
On the reservoir was a lone Cormorant and a feeding Common Sandpiper on the dam wall. I headed to the woods to find my quarry for the day, I heard Willow Warblers, Chiffchaff and Blackcaps but not the birds I was looking for. I camped out near some nest boxes and saw Great Tits and Blue Tits coming and going, after a while I gave up, I was getting cold by now, and headed back along the path I had come down, a flock of birds caught my attention high in the tress, great a family party of Siskins male,female and young birds. It was whilst I was watching these that I caught sight of another bird out of the corner of my eye, there it was a beautiful Male Pied Flycatcher, now I could go home for a warm (no pics)
List in no order :-
Blackcap, Willow warbler, Mistle Thrush, Robin, Blackbird, Jackdaw, Cormorant, Swift, Swallow, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Common Sandpiper, Pied Flycatcher, Siskin, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Meadow Pipit, Bullfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Goldfinch