Thursday, December 10, 2009

Walthamstow Reservoirs, east London - 9th December 2009









argentatus Herring Gull, Kingfisher, diner and dinner

Another opportunity to combine work and local birding, with another jaunt just beyond the Hackney border. This time a full, snaking circuit of all the southern group of reservoirs (a good three hours or so to cover the site fully) in mercifully still, fairly mild conditions; in truth very little around, it still being fairly early in the winter and conditions being relatively settled and mild. Still, the crawl along the almost submerged tunnel over to West Warwick is always an It's-A-Knockout style challenge, and the Water Rails at the other end were well worth it.