Somehow, I convinced my better half a visit to the reservoirs would be a nice way to spend the morning together.
We headed for Lockwood first. At the bottom of Lockwood there was a flurry of juvenile pied wags and many juvenile black-headed gulls. Actually, that's pretty much the long and short of it for the day - juveniles of all our patch species everywhere. There were 3 common sandpipers and a kingfisher at the top of Lockwood.
|(distant) Common Sandpiper|
The overflow chanel was very low too, but held nothing of interest.
En route to East Warwick, we spent a a bit of time appreciating the blue damselflies, banded demoiselles and the funky-punky red-eyed damselflies.
Over EW, a smattering of sand martins could be heard and there were a group of loafing common terns basking at the top end banks. A lone common sandpiper worked its way up the east bank.
Then we went to the Ferry Boat Inn. I painted a coot and she painted an apple.