Sunday 25 February 2018

Park Dam

Sunday 25th February a.m.
 Down the road from Harold Park at Park Dam it was still feeling cold with the wind blowing across the Lake.Here there were four Cormorants, three Goosanders, a Grey Heron and a pair of Mute Swans. There were several other common species but Grebes were noticeable by their absence.


Common Gull

female Goosander

male Goosanders

Grey Heron

Mute Swan

Tufted Duck

Park Dam 25/2/2018

Harold Park

Sunday 25th February a.m.
Another dry but cold morning with the temperature once again at 0°C as i pulled up at Harold Park.
I was greeted with a couple of Chaffinch and nearby a Mistle Thrush, a Collared Dove was in a tree and a song thrush couple of Song Thrushes showed up.There were also Blackbirds, Starlngs and a Robin feeding on the ground in the Park.The Lake produced BH,Common and Herring Gulls as well as the usual Coots,Moorhen,Tufteds and three Mute Swans plus one on the smaller pond.A Grey Heron took some spotting on the island behind the tree branches completing a decent mix of birds.
Song Thrush

Mistle Thrush

Collared Dove



BH Gull

Herring Gull

Tufted Duck

Harold Park 25/2/2018

Saturday 24 February 2018

Leeming Reservoir

Saturday 24th February a.m.
 It was still bitterly cold when I arrived at Leeming Reservoir with a temperature of 0°C, the usual muddy footpath was frozen over.I started well with a Kestrel on the wall of the overflow and a Grey Wagtail feeding in this area.On the water were four Greylags, a Coot and several BH and Common Gulls.Walking round I added Blue,Great and LT Tits,Greenfinch,Jackdaw and Grey Heron. As I walked back along the road to the car there was A Herring Gull on the tower as well as more Common and BH Gulls.

Grey heron

Grey Heron mobbed by BH Gull


Great Tit


Grey Wagtail

Herring Gull

BH & Common Gulls

Leeming Reservoir 24/2/2018

Leeshaw Reservoir

Saturday 24th February a.m.
 At last a dry Saturday morning so it was an early start and off to Leeshaw Reservoir where it was bitterly cold with a temperature of 0°C.There were plenty birds to see though with c150 Canadas, c50 Greylags and c75 Lapwings in the surrounding fields.I counted eight Oystercatchers on the wall at the other side of the res, and it was good to see ten Curlew flypast and another two came a bit closer later on, there was also a Cormorant on the tower.A Grey Heron was on the distant banking and one pair of Oystercatchers came close enough for some pics, Moorhen,BH Gull and a Common Gull completed a good start to a Saturday morning even if I couldn't feel my fingers and toes in the bitter cold.




Grey Heron


Lapwing & Oystercatcher


Eight Oystercatchers on the wall with Lapwings and Woodpigeons in the field

Leeshaw Reservoir 24/2/2018