|Photo Michael Mc kiernan|
|listening to a whitethroat Photo Michael Mc kiernan|
Over the course of our walk around the lake the songs of many species of bird were heard including wren, robin, chaffinch, goldcrest, blackcap, chiffchaff and willow warbler. A whitethroat was also heard in the young conifer plantation- a new record for the forest! We were also treated to brief views of a sparrowhawk.
We stopped at the lake to view the great crested grebes and to listen to the song of a
|Enjoying an early breakfast in the forest|
We finished up the morning with tea and refreshments and an added treat for all was close-up views of a treecreeper. We watched him feed as we enjoyed our tea and treats.