Saturday, 28 September 2013

Local Reservoirs

Saturday 28th September a.m.
 A cloudy morning with patchy fog feeling cool with a temperature of 8.5°C making visibility
poor & birds not doing too much.
 We started off at Leeshaw where there were six Cormorants on the tower with another one in
the water,there was also a Grey Heron at the edge of the water.A quiet visit other birds seen were
Lapwing,BH Gulls,Mallards,Mipits,Pheasant,Red-legged Partridge & Pied Wagtail.
Cormorants on the tower
 We moved on to Leeming Reservoir where again thing were quiet with the highlights being
Grey & Pied Wagtails,Kestrel & a flock of Linnets.
Grey Wagtail


one of several Linnets on the dam wall
 We then moved on to Ogden Reservoir where again there was low cloud the temperature
now up to 9.5°C.There were BH Gulls on the shore line but walking around the top end of
the reservoir things were very quiet with only a couple of Mallards seen.As we came back towards
the dam we spotted a couple of Great Tits in the trees, there was a Cormorant on the float in the
water,later we saw another three fly over.Mallards were around the feeding area and there was a
male Tufted Duck.Another quiet visit so we decided to go to Redcar Tarn to see some more birds,
report to folllow.
Tufted Duck


1 comment:

  1. Hope Leeshaw improves by morning. Good pics from Redcar Tarn