Saturday, 13 August 2016

Leeshaw & Leeming Reservoirs

Saturday 13th August a.m.
A dull cloudy morning with spells of drizzle and a blustery wind and a temperature of 13°C as we arrived at Leeshaw Reservoir.We were rewarded immediately as we looked across the water seeing two Common Scoters,great to see these birds inland, our first of the year.There were Canadas and a couple of Greylags in the surrounding fields, just a single Oystercatcher flew across the reservoir and a Cormorant was on top of the valve tower.Otherwise it was fairly quiet but it was good to see a Hare.
 On to Leeming Reservoir with the same weather conditions, here there were two Grey Herons and a Cormorant.Flying above were House Martins and a good number of Swallows,Goldfinch were on the Thistle Seeds and several Willow Warblers were around.
Common Scoter

Common Scoters



Grey Heron

Willow Warbler