Sunday, 30 June 2019

Yeadon Tarn

Sunday 30th June a.m.
A cloudy morning with a temperature of 16°C as I made my way around Yeadon Tarn.Fairly quiet on the water but enough about to keep me interested with twelve Mute Swans on the water plus 32 Canadas and a GC Grebe.Good to find a female Mandarin Duck amongst the c75 Mallards, a couple of Skylarks were near the airport as were Goldfinch and a couple of Reed Buntings.Overhead were Swifts, Swallows and House Martins and on the grass there was a Pied Wagtail with a juvenile and a female Blackbird was collecting Worms.
Female Mandarin

Mute Swan

Pied Wagtail

Juvenile Pied Wagtail

Reed Bunting


Gt C. Grebe


Yeadon Tarn 30/6/2019

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Leeming Reservoir

Saturday 29th June a.m.
By the time I reached Leeming Reservoir the temperature had risen a notch to 16°C with the sun turning more hazy.Great to see a couple of LRPs here and I was able to get close enough for a few pictures, also here a Common Sandpiper.There was a family of four Grey Wagtails, at least six Willow Warblers singing and others seen during my walk were House Martin, Swift, Swallow, Goldfinch, Oystercatcher, Curlew, Pied Wagtail and Kestrel.
Little Ringed Plover

Willow Warbler

Common Sandpiper


Grey Wagtail

Leeming Reservoir 29/6/2019

Leeshaw Reservoir

Saturday 29th June a.m.
 The morning started foggy at home but as I drove out of the village and got to higher ground the sun was out with a temperature of 15°C at Leeshaw. Here I started off with a Little Owl on a Telegraph pole at the side of the track.A couple of Grey Wagtails were nearby and there were four Oystercatchers plus c50 Lapwings in the fields. Canadas and Greylags were at the other side of the reservoir and a Grey Heron was hunting at the edge of the water.
Little Owl


Grey Heron

Grey Wagtail


Leeshaw Reservoir 29/6/2019

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Lister Park

Sunday 23rd June a.m.
 An overcast morning with a temperature of 14°C at Lister Park where there were c150 Canadas looking as though they were going through their moult , there was also 35 Greylags. The usual Mallards, Tufteds, Coots and Moorhens were present with five Herring Gulls keeping a watchful eye.
Elsewhere in the Park there were several Blackbirds, a couple of juvenile Robins and good to get a male Blackcap, a first for me at this site.


Herring Gull

Tufted Duck

Lister Park 23/6/2019

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Redcar Tarn

Saturday 22nd June a.m.
A bright sunny morning with a temperature of 14°C up at Redcar Tarn where it was a quiet visit.Just a few Gulls, the normal Mallards, one with four chicks, Coots were still nesting and a juvenile Pied Wagtail was on the island.A Kestrel hovered briefly in the distance and a Curlew flew over,a couple of House Martins and the same number Swallows flew low over the water.
LBB Gull

BH Gull

Herring Gull

Mallard with chicks

Juv Pied wagtail

Redcar Tarn 22/6/2019