A bright start to the day although a little chilly with a temperature of 8°C on our arrival at
Leeshaw Reservoir this morning.There were Canadas in the field below the Reservoir &
a Little Owl was enjoying the early morning sunshine in its usual position.There were a lot
of Mipit,Swallows & Goldfinch around, the water though was deserted of any birds.A couple
of LBB Gulls & a Cormorant were on the top end shoreline & Lapwings were in distant fields.
A couple of Wheatears came through moving along a wall in the sunshine, a Kestrel was hovering
above the Heather in the distance & several Pied Wagtails were seen.
We moved location to the other side of the reservoir just below Pennistone Hill, again there were
plenty Mipits about.We heard a bird in some trees & waited to see if we could see anything, then
finally a couple of Willow Warblers showed themselves.Also hear we saw a Reed Bunting &
several Grouse in the Heather & one in a field.
Thanks to NK for letting me know with the Wheatear there is a Whinchat in my snap a great bird for
me & a site first for Leeshaw.
|Whinchat & Wheatear|