Down the road from Stainburn Forest (I parked in the car park) is a road owned by the water board that take you to one of their reservoirs, Scargill Reservoir.
Past the Sheep on the moors, here I got to watch
Skylarks, Curlew, Swallows, Pied-wagtail, Lapwing,
Such a beautiful place.
On the water we had...
Oystercatchers, Greylag Geese, Canada Geese, Shell duck, Black headed-gull, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Great Crested Grebe.
In the field there were Pheasants and a Reed Bunting singing in a bush.
As its owned by the Water Board you can not get too close so I would recommend taking binoculars (note to self)
The building was teaming with House Martins nest building, they were flying down to the run of water to collect nesting material, mainly damp moss. I sat and watched them flying round and under the bridge.
In the wooded area there was,
Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Blackbird a Red Kite flew over.
Stork'-bill, Erodium cicutarium
Changing Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis discolor)
There were so many Grasses, Rushes and Sedges, I would like to go back soon and record these as well as some more of the wild flowers. I had forgotten my glasses too!