Saturday, 24 September 2016

Leeshaw and Leeming Reservoirs

Saturday 24th September a.m.
A gloomy start to the day with plenty cloud at Leeshaw where it was 14°C as we pulled up in the car.
There was a Cormorant on the valve tower and two others at the top end of the reservoir which were accompanied by BH and LBB Gulls.A few Mallards were also seen and in the surrounding fields Lapwings and c100 Starlings were moving around.Fairly quiet unless you count the noisy pack of hounds high on the top of the hills no doubt hunting for something.At the other side of the reservoir there were still a couple of Grouse, more Starling,Song and Mistle Thrush with a few Swallows overhead.
We moved on to Leeming Reservoir where it was good to catch up with a Grey Wagtail in the overflow area,a Grey Heron was on the dam banking with Mallards on the water.Walking round we saw three Bullfinches and a charm of Goldfinch with a Chiffchaff breaking into song now and then.It was also good to see a distant Jay and a Kestrel, there were also five Swallows.
Grey Heron


Mistle Thrush


Grey Wagtail

Leeming Reservoir 24/9/2016

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