Saturday, 23 September 2023

Redcar Tarn

 Saturday 23rd September a.m.

A sunny morning up at the Tarn with a temperature of 12°C where there were c75 Canadas and 53 Lapwings were in a field nearby.  Others seen were Goosander, Pied Wagtail, Tufteds, Grey Heron, BH and LBB Gulls.

Pied Wagtail



Grey Heron


LBB Gull

Redcar Tarn 23/9/2023

Sunday, 3 September 2023

Swillington Ings

 Sunday 3rd September a. m.

A cloudy start to the morning with a temperature of 12°C but the sun soon came out and the temperature rose quickly.  A good variety of birds on the Lakes and Reed beds with high numbers of Coots, Greylags and Lapwings.  There were a few Swallows over the Lake and three Buzzards came over enjoying the sunshine.  Others seen were Dunlin, Gt Crested Grebe, Little Egret, Little Grebe, Gadwall, Reed Bunting, Ringed Plover, Ruff, Shoveler, Snipe, Teal, Tufted & Wigeon.

Little Egret

Little Grebe

Reed Bunting

Ringed Plover






Dunlin & Ringed Plover

Gt. Crested Grebe

Tuesday, 15 August 2023

Denholme Clough

 Tuesday 15th August a.m.

At last a sunny morning with a temperature of 14°C, so off I went to Denholme Clough hoping to find a few migrants passing through.  I was pleased to see two or three Redstarts and a Spotted Flycatcher, in addition I saw Blackcaps, Willow Warblers and overhead a Buzzard and Red Kite.  Others seen were Canadas, Grey Heron, Pheasant, Goldfinch, Jay, Chaffinch and Swallow. 

Spotted Flycatcher



Grey Heron


Willow Warbler

Denholme Clough 15/8/2023

Monday, 22 May 2023

Doe Park Reservoir

Monday 22nd May a.m.

A fine sunny start to the day with a temperature of 12°C as I walked from home past Hewenden Reservoir and on to Doe Park Reservoir.  Here I saw a Grey Wagtail and a Common Sandpiper flew to the top end of the Reservoir where I later caught up with it.  Others were Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Swallow, Sand Martin and Robin.

Grey Wagtail


Common Sandpiper

Doe Park Res.

DoePark Res 22/5/23