A cloudy morning with patchy fog feeling cool with a temperature of 8.5°C making visibility
poor & birds not doing too much.
We started off at Leeshaw where there were six Cormorants on the tower with another one in
the water,there was also a Grey Heron at the edge of the water.A quiet visit other birds seen were
Lapwing,BH Gulls,Mallards,Mipits,Pheasant,Red-legged Partridge & Pied Wagtail.
|Cormorants on the tower|
We moved on to Leeming Reservoir where again thing were quiet with the highlights being
Grey & Pied Wagtails,Kestrel & a flock of Linnets.
|one of several Linnets on the dam wall|
We then moved on to Ogden Reservoir where again there was low cloud the temperature
now up to 9.5°C.There were BH Gulls on the shore line but walking around the top end of
the reservoir things were very quiet with only a couple of Mallards seen.As we came back towards
the dam we spotted a couple of Great Tits in the trees, there was a Cormorant on the float in the
water,later we saw another three fly over.Mallards were around the feeding area and there was a
male Tufted Duck.Another quiet visit so we decided to go to Redcar Tarn to see some more birds,
report to folllow.