Saturday, 26 September 2020

Denholme Clough

 Saturday 26th September a.m.

 A chilly morning with a temperature of 4°C which gradually warmed up when the sun came out as I walked through Denholme Clough. There were mixed flocks of birds passing through the Clough which included Blue Tit, Gt Tit, LT Tit, Reed Bunting and Willow Warbler. Also a couple of Jays were around as was a Green Woodpecker, also added were Blackcap, Goldfinch, Robin, Swallow and a couple of Deer made a fleeting appearance. When I reached Doe Park Reservoir the water just held a couple of distant Gulls, walking back it was more of the same plus a Kestrel.

LT Tit

Green Woodpecker


Reed Bunting

Willow Warbler




Denholme Clough 26/9/2020


Sunday, 20 September 2020

Redcar Tarn

Sunday 20th September a.m.
A cloudy morning again with some light drizzle and a temperature of 13°C at Redcar Tarn where I saw a Teal fly in and settle on the water. Lapwings and a Grey Heron were on the island, on the water were Tufteds, BH Gulls, Common Gull, Herring Gull, and Coot. There was a good count of nine Pied Wagtails together on the car park, others included Jackdaw, Rook and Canadas.
Some of the pictures below were taken earlier in the week when we had some sunshine.



Common Gull

Grey Heron

Pied Wagtail


Canadas arriving at Redcar Tarn 20/9/2020


Saturday, 12 September 2020

Harold Park

Saturday 12th September a.m.

 Some sunny spells in between the clouds this morning with a temperature of 13°C at Harold Park where it was good to see two Grey Wagtails which seemed to like their pictures taking for a change.  A Grey Heron squawked as it headed off which I only got half a picture off as often happens if your not quick enough to react as birds move around.  others were two Mute Swans with their two growing Cygnets, Moorhen, Coot, Tufted Duck, Canadas and BH Gull.

 Down the road at Park Dam a Little Grebe and two Gt Crested Grebes were seen.

Grey Wagtail


Mute Swans

Tufted Duck

BH Gull

Grey Wagtail

Harold Park 12/9/2020

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Swillington Ings

 Thursday 10th September a.m.

 An early start this morning to try and beat the M62 traffic getting me to Swillington Ings where it started cloudy at 6°C, the sun soon came out though before clouding over again later in the morning.  The stars of the visit were two Spoonbills which were close enough for some good pictures, there were also four Little Egrets seen.  Overhead were Swifts, Sand Martins, House Martins and Swallows whilst on the mud their were a dozen Ringed Plover and half a dozen Dunlin.  Plenty other birds around including Gt Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Wheatear, Shoveler, Pochard,Teal, Gadwall, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting, Kestrel and Lapwing.



Ringed Plover

Dunlin & Ringed Plover


Gt Crested Grebe

Little Egret



Dunlin & Ringed Plover

Spoonbill at Swillington Ings

Swillington Ings 10/9/2020