Sunday, 30 August 2020

Denholme Clough

 Sunday 30th August a.m.

After my quick visit to Harden Moor with the sun still out I decided to go over to Denholme Clough where the temperature was 10°C. Walking through the Clough a Kestrel was in a tree and not too far away was a Green Woodpecker, Swallows were flying around and Mipits were on a distant fence. I soon got to my destination finding the two Redstarts enjoying the sunshine and giving plenty chances for pictures. Also in this area a couple of Chiffchaffs, Blackcap and Willow Warbler. Walking back I added a couple of Whitethroats to a good walk and some good birding.



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Green Woodpecker


Denholme Clough 30/8/2020


Harden Moor

 Sunday 30th August a.m.

 Another bright sunny morning with a temperature of 9°C, not so many birds around on Harden Moor with the best being Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Mipit, Blue Tit and Swallow.



Blue Tit


Goldfinches on Harden Moor 30/8/2020

Saturday, 29 August 2020

Redcar Tarn

Saturday 29th August a.m.

A bright sunny morning with a temperature of 9°C as I walked round Redcar Tarn where there were c50 Canadas, 10 Lapwings and 8 Tufteds. Above were flying House Martins, Sand Martins and Swallows, a few Pied Wagtails were seen as was a Grey Wagtail. Some Coots were squabbling and on the island there was a Coot chick, in the corner of the Tarn a female Mallard had several young chicks.


Mallard chick

Female Mallard with chicks

Pied Wagtail


Coots squabbling

Coot chick

Grey Wagtail

House Martin

Redcar Tarn 29/8/2020


Sunday, 23 August 2020

Denholme Clough

Sunday 23rd August a.m.

Some early morning sunshine soon turned to cloud cover and grey skies with a temperature of 13°C and a brisk wind. These conditions made it a difficult morning for spotting birds, the walk was pleasant though even though there was plenty mud on the paths and wet grass. I did manage to re-locate the Redstart which has been around for a few weeks now, though no chance of a picture. When I reached Doe Park Reservoir I could see a Cormorant and a Grey Heron. The route back produced a few more birds with a mixed flock of LT Tits, Blue Tits and Willow Warblers. A few Swallows were flying around and c30 House Martins were feeding high over the trees, others seen were Jay and Kestrel.

LT Tit

LT Tit & Willow Warbler

Grey Heron


The route through Denholme Clough

Denholme Clough 23/8/2020

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Denholme Clough to Doe Park Res.

Saturday 8th August a.m.

After a foggy start the sun soon broke through and with a temperature of 17°C as I started my walk through Denholme Clough with a Kestrel. A quiet walk with just a Jay and a couple of Swallows until I spotted a Redstart, then at the reservoir there was a distant Cormorant and a Grey Heron. Heading back I relocated the Redstart and also a second bird and a possible third. I spent some time in this area and managed some decent pictures before moving on seeing another Kestrel and a Willow Warbler. The morning finished well with a Green Woodpecker perched on a post.


Green Woodpecker


Doe Park Res 8/8/2020