After heavy over night rain which continued early morning it looked like no birding for us
this morning.However the rain stopped so we jumped into the car & went off to Leeshaw
hoping something might have dropped in. There was still fog on the tops of the surrounding
hills but we had reasonable visibility with grey sky & a temperature of 14°C.On the approach
road there was a flock of c100 Starlings & 10 Mipits.At the reservoir there were c50 Lapwings
on the dam banking stones & 5 Curlew were bathing on the edge of the water.Also here were 3
Oystercatchers & a Common Sandpiper flew to the edge of the water all of which were noisy.
Swallows were over the water & a flock of c30 Mipits landed briefly on the dam wall.Also good
to see a Little Owl, not a good morning for taking snaps but we did get a few record shots before
the rain returned.
|Curlew & Lapwing|
|Lapwings under the dam wall|