Saturday 25 May 2013


Saturday May 25th a.m.
  A sunny morning with a temperature of 10.5°C on our arrival at Leeshaw,there were good
numbers of Canadas,Greylags & Lapwings in the surrounding fields some with young.A
Common Sandpiper landed on the dam wall which was joined by a Redshank, the Little Owl
was in its usual spot.A Cormorant flew over the dam wall & into the distance there were also a
good number of Jackdaws feeding in the fields, Mipits & a Pied Wagtail made an appearance.
As we walked along the track along side the reservoir we thought we heard a Cuckoo calling,
this we are happy to confirm now as it was seen & heard by BS later in the day,see his report
on West Yorkshire Birding.Swallows were feeding over the water & the surrounding fields, we
spooked a Curlew as we walked along which took flight,Pheasant & Oystercatchers could be
seen in distant fields & the female Wheatear briefly appeared on the wall at the end of the track.

Little Owl

Common Sandpiper

Meadow Pipit

female Wheatear


Redshank & Common Sandpiper


  1. Good flight shots there and the last pic is a belter, crystal clear.

  2. Had to bin a lot of shots of the Lapwings to end up with a couple of good ones.