London Again

On a last-minute visit to London today I managed a brief stop at Staines Reservoir. With less than an hour which included walking to and from the car I wasn’t able to do a thorough search of the reservoirs. Still plenty to see with Gadwall, Shoveler, Teal and Tufted Duck with a probable female Scaup on the far bank. Lots of Great Crested Grebes and over a hundred Cormorants. Very few gulls but a Greater Black-backed was seen. Non water birds noted were Starling, Meadow Pipit, Linnet,  Goldfinch and Pied Wagtail. Unfortunately no sign of yesterdays four Water Pipits. With all of this backed up by the planes in and out of Heathrow it was a pleasant hour.

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