First walk of the year was to Waterhay, a reserve in the Cotswold Water Park, just outside Ashton Keynes. Weather damp and warm (around 7 degrees C). We had sightings of Coot, Pochard, Wigeon (including a large grazing flock) Gadwall, Mute Swan, Comorant, a flight of Lapwing, Tufted Duck, Golden Eye, Great-crested Grebe (including a displaying pair) and a large white wader which may have been a Large Egret or a Spoonbill - we couldn't see. Also Crow, Blackbird, Chaffinch and a Buzzard foraging over one of the lakes. Not a bad haul for a mizzley day - and the beer and company at lunch was good too!

Contributed by Karen Colebourn and Tony Metcalfe