Saturday, 22 September 2012

Leeming Reservoir

Saturday September 22nd a.m.
  It was a cold start to the day with the first frost of the Autumn and a temperature of
just 1°C when we set off for Leeming Reservoir near Oxenhope. We stopped off along
the way to look at the scenery & noticed something on the wall,after staring for a short
time we realized it was a bird.Our first impression was that it was a young Partridge but
after looking at the snaps decided on a female Pheasant. The sun was getting brighter on
our arrival at Leeming,and things started well with us spotting a Grey Wagtail in the
overflow from the reservoir, then to our surprise we spotted a Dipper lower down the
  We walked alongside the reservoir and seeing the habitat which had Blackberries,Billberries,
Hawthorn berries and Rose hips there were plenty birds feeding in the sunshine.Thrushes,Finches,
Wrens trilling,Robins twittering Blackbirds piping up and even a Chiffchaff joining in the chorus.
Needless to say we spent sometime watching and listening to this spectacle which does't happen
often enough on our outings.With a Kestrel flying along the top of the bank we were looking at
and a Cormorant over the reservoir we had an excellent morning.One bird confused us that was
feeding with the Mistle Thrushes and was the same size but had different markings and was much
2 - BH Gull
1 - Blackcap
2 - Bullfinch
2 - Chaffinch
1 - Chiffchaff
1 - Cormorant
1 - Dipper
3 - Grey Wagtail
1 - Jay
1 - Kestrel
13 - Mallard
6 - Meadow Pipit
5 - Mistle Thrush
1 - Pheasant (Hen)
2 - Robin
2 - Siskin
4 - Swallow
3 - Willow Warbler
5 - Wren
plus other usual species
Pheasant (hen)


Grey Wagtail


Mistle Thrushes

Mistle Thrush with darker bird

Darker bird,maybe a young Mistle Thrush

Good habitat for the birds with plenty berries

Leeming Reservoir

Looking back across the reservoir towards Oxenhope


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