Saturday, 16 May 2015

Leeming Reservoir

Saturday 16th May a.m.
Cloudy with sunny intervals sums up this morning with a temperature of 8°C as we walked round Leeming Reservoir.There were two Redshanks under the dam wall & a pair of Common Sandpipers flew across the water one landing in front of us briefly before joining the Redshanks under the dam wall.Several Swallows were feeding over the water,a pair of Greylags flew in landing on the water, a Coot was also seen & a pair of Mallards with 5 chicks.We also got a first for us here a Great Crested Grebe which soon disappeared under the over hanging trees at the edge of water.Several Willow Warblers were in full voice but shy of the camera, we walked back taking the path above the reservoir seeing a Bullfinch next to a Robin singing.As we came back to the dam wall a Common Sandpiper posed obligingly for a couple of snaps.
Common Sandpiper

Two Common Sandpipers

Greylags coming in to land

Bullfinch & Robin


Two Redshanks

Leeming 16/5/15


  1. Nice photies and a lovely place for a leisurely circular walk.
    Common Sands always nice to get.

  2. Thanks John, pleased to see the Common Sandpipers with the water still high in the reservoir