The morning started off dull with a temperature of 4.5°C on our arrival at Leeshaw Reservoir
near Oxenhope.Still quiet at this location with no geese & work still being done on the dam
embankment.There were only a few species of birds to be seen these were Pheasant,Mallards,
BH Gulls & a single Lapwing.
We moved on to the other side of Oxenhope where Leeming Reservoir was also fairly quiet
but we did fair better here.On the water were Mallards & BH Gulls, there was a mixed flock of
Goldfinch & Greenfinch in the surrounding trees.Plenty corvids were around, the best birds were
in the overflow area where we saw a Pied Wag ,Grey Wag & a Dipper.
We moved on again towards Keighley & the River Worth at Damems where we were lucky
enough to catch up with a couple of Dippers & some decent snaps.We also had the chance to
see a steam train, the "Santa Special" go past on the Worth Valley Line.
|male Pheasant at Leeshaw|
|Goldfinch at Leeming|
|record shot of a Dipper in the overflow at Leeming|
|Dipper,River Worth at Damems|
|Dipper at Damems|
|The Santa Special|
|Magpie,Jackdaws & BH Gulls on the Dam wall at Leeming|