Bird watching at College Lake and Wilstone Reservoir

This entry has just been copied from my WAB blog

 Mute Swan

Today I did some local bird watching, the first time in over a year I think! I started at College Lake, the BB&O Wildlife Trust reserve near Tring. I saw Shoveler, Teal, Wigeon, Gadwall, Mallard, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Great Crested Grebe, Black-headed Gulls, Cormorants, a Green Woodpecker and a Bullfinch.

 Canada Goose

The highlight though was an incredibly friendly Robin, which walked round my feet and then flew into a bush inches from my shoulder (I took a photo, but the Robin was so close it was slightly out of focus). After eating my sandwiches in a hide, I gave the Robin some crumbs on my way back to the car.

 Great Crested Grebe

I then went the short distance to Wilstone Reservoir, one of the Tring Reservoirs. I saw pretty much the same selection of ducks there, and the only new bird for the day was a Grey Heron.


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