Monday, October 01, 2007
I have just recieved a report of a Firecrest at Ryburn from a reliable observer. The bird was with a Long-tailed Tit flock which also had a few Goldcrests and Coal Tits at 6.30PM.Park in the small car park, do not cross the dam wall but enter the wood behind the back of the boat house on the northern shore of the res. Follow this path through the wood until you come to some Gorse bushes on your right, the bird was in Hawthornes just a little futher along. It was seen twice in the company of Goldcrests and LT Tits. The flock is highly mobile and may take some finding (they may cross to the other side of the reservoir)so be prepared for a long search.