Trip reports

Midweek Walk - Langsett Reservoir

Curlew standing on weed, County Cork, Ireland

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

We set off in beautiful sunshine with Robin, Wren, Chaffinch and Willow Warbler in full song. As we continued our walk, Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Mistle Thrush joined the chorus.

At the top end of the reservoir, a Grey Wagtail was flitting from stone to stone, and a Dunlin was feeding on the mud. In no time at all, a Common Sandpiper was spotted, strutting and bobbing by the water's edge whilst Curlew were calling overhead.

While enjoying watching Lapwing with their young on the fields between the woods and the main road, a Peregrine Falcon was spotted chasing a Wood Pigeon. For a minute it looked as if the pigeon had had it but it swerved and jinked and managed to escape ... phew!  

We finished the walk with brief views of a Great Spotted Woodpecker; a fitting end to a memorable spring walk.

Leader: Ann Shawley
23 people attended
35 bird species seen,
Star bird: Common Sandpiper

Full List:
Blue Tit
Blackbird
Blackcap
Black-headed Gull
Chiffchaff
Chaffinch
Coal Tit
Canada Goose
Common Sandpiper
Common Buzzard
Curlew
Collared Dove
Dunlin
Grey Wagtail
Great Tit
Goldfinch
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Jay
Kestrel
Lapwing
Linnet
Mallard
Mistle Thrush
Peregrine Falcon
Pheasant
Robin
Song Thrush
Starling
Swallow
Tufted Duck
Willow Warbler
Wren
Wood Pigeon