Had my best day out so far this year at the West Midland Bird Club Reserve of Belvide Reservoir.
15.04.07 | mesmerising Belvide
Situated near Brewood, seven miles north-west of Wolverhampton, Belvide is a 180 acre canal feeder reservoir.
This was my first visit to this reserve, and within moments of arriving my friend Luke and I were treated to the sight of two beautiful baby Tawny owls sitting in an Ash tree high above our heads.
The light over the reservoir was amazing, creating ideal conditions for digiscoping.
There were a number of really friendly birdwatchers digiscoping at the reservoir and it was great to chat and see what equipment and techniques they were using.
We met a really nice chap named Steve Nuttall, Steve is a warden at the site and has been visiting Belvide for 23 years. Check out his fantastic website diary of Belvide for daily bird information and for some of the best digiscoped images I've seen on the internet at www.surfbirds.com/blog/belvide84/
Steve visits Belvide daily and after just one visit myself, I can understand why he is so passionate about the place.
Other sightings included Little Owl, Redshank, Great Crested Grebe in courtship display, Willow Warbler, Lapwing, Tufted Duck and Gadwall.