a sunday stroll to Pitsford reservoir

Pitsford reservoir has a lovely nature reserve area for birdwatching, as we discovered today. We arrived in the early afternoon and so sadly didn’t get to stay as long as we would have liked, but we did see some cool wildlife (also, it is shocking how quickly it gets dark when you’re on a muddy footpath in the midst of a nature reserve, surrounded by trees). The route itself is 7 miles long, with several good bird hides to stop at and lots of serene woodland surrounding you for most of the walk.

We saw some deer, rabbits, squirrels, a ridiculous amount of pheasants, ducks, geese, swans, gulls, crows, cormorants, lapwings, and an egret. So nothing too exciting but enjoyable to see nonetheless. We were especially excited about seeing the wild deer, as we don’t often catch sight of them. As it got dark fairly quickly (and was overcast as well) and we were in a hurry to get back to the car, I didn’t manage to take many good photos but I have included a few.

Hopefully we can go back earlier and on a brighter day to take our time a bit more.

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