Saturday, 8 July 2017

Leeshaw and Leeming Reservoirs

Saturday 8th July a.m.
A bright sunny morning with a start temperature of 12°C on my arrival, plenty Oystercatchers around with a count of at least 12, Lapwings were gathered on the shoreline with a few still in the fields with juveniles.The Little Owl was in its usual spot, as I walked on the track I could see good numbers of Canadas and Greylags,several Mipits and a juvenile Pied Wagtail briefly posed for a picture.A couple of Cormorants were seen as was a Grey Heron with several Rooks in a field and plenty of Starlings.
Then I spotted a bird on the opposite bank a white bird, then through the bins I could see it was a Little Egret, wow! a first for me here and in the local area.Well pleased with this I decided to follow on to Leeming.
As I approached the reservoir I could see a Kestrel in the distance and a House Martin over the field and a couple of Sand Martins.A Grey Heron was on the dam banking a couple of Willow Warblers made a brief appearance followed by five Goldfinch.Swallows were over the water and good to see a Tufted Duck on the water with four LBB Gulls at the waters edge.There were three Grey Wagtails near the small pond but the highlight was a Common Sandpiper in the far corner.
Little Egret

Little Owl


Lapwing Juv

Meadow Pipit


Pied Wag Juv

Common Sandpiper

Grey Wagtail


Willow Warbler

Leeming Reservoir


  1. Nice one with the Little Egret Nigel.
    A great bird for our area.

  2. Thanks John It was great to see one so close to home.