Saturday, August 18, 2012

Baitings Reservoir

I called in for a 'quick scan' on the way home this evening on the off chance Andy's Black Redstart was still there on the old barn along Blue Ball Road. Being short of time I scanned from the main road and it was a real surprise to see this adult male feeding on the sunny side of the building giving good views though at a distant. Not a good place to stop with the car so no chance of digi-scoping.
If anyone goes up there then I would advise park in Baitings car park by the dam wall just off the main road and walk along the road to view the barn from the sunny side. The alternative is drive on Blue Ball Road to view the barn.
That was a great find the other day Andy.


AndyC said...

I went up on friday and waited for about an hour ,so its good to know its still there.

DJSutcliffe said...

Geoff S had it again today across dinner time but I spent around 2 hrs with Nick this afternoon without a sniff. 1 Dunnock and a Whitethroat seen around the barn twice . We also checked the dam wall but nothing there either.