Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Leeshaw Reservoir

Tuesday 17th May a.m.
 A cloudy start at Leeshaw with the sun breaking through later in the morning, the temperature was 9°C.I parked the car up in my usual spot and as I got out a Cuckoo was calling this continued throughout the visit, I could tell where it was from and just got one distant glimpse of the bird.On the water were a few Canadas and a couple of Mallards, House Martins were having a close look at the tower and Swallows were flying low over the water.Curlews moved around as did Lapwings, some were in the surrounding fields where it was good to see a couple of chicks.Oystercatchers were also moving around and a couple of Redshanks flew past, one landing briefly under the dam wall at the waters edge.There was an appearance from a Grey Wagtail and a couple of Pied Wagtails,the Little Owl was in its usual area although a bit closer than normal.I saw Linnets just above the stream the males red breasts showing well in their breeding plumage, a good morning but back to work tomorrow so birding will have to wait until the weekend with Danny.N.P.
Little Owl


Grey Wagtail


Lapwing chick



Pied Wagtail


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