Sunday, 21 March 2021

Redcar Tarn

 Sunday 21st March a.m.

 A cloudy start bur brightening up at Redcar Tarn with a temperature of 6°C where it was great to see a pair of Gadwall on the water.  In a nearby field there were two Oystercatchers with BH & Common Gulls, a Pied Wagtail paid a visit as I was doing a lap of the Tarn.  Others present were Canadas, Mallards, Tufteds, Herring Gull and Greylags.



Pied Wagtail


BH & Common Gull

BH & Common Gull plus Oystercatcher

Redcar Tarn 21/3/2021

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Hewenden Reservoir

 Saturday 20th March a.m.

 A walk round Hewenden Reservoir which was mostly cloudy with a temperature of 6°C. Jackdaws were looking at nesting sites on the viaduct and nearby a couple of Deer were seen, the Reservoir held two Goldeneye, four Teal and two Cormorants.  Others seen on the walk were Pied Wagtail, Canadas, Oystercatcher, Pheasant, Nuthatch and Wren.



Jackdaw high on the viaduct

Pied Wagtail




Hewenden Viaduct

Hewenden Viaduct 20/3/2021

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Leeshaw Reservoir

 Wednesday 17th March p.m.

  A lovely sunny afternoon at Leeshaw with a temperature of 11°C but feeling much warmer with no wind blowing and as I walked along the track there were plenty birds on view.  Two Redshanks were great to see and hear though with Starlings about you need to be aware that they can mimic other birds calling. A good number of Gulls containing c50 BH, c50 LBB, 10 Herring and a couple of Commons plus a good count of 17 Oystercatchers.  A couple of Curlew were seen, the Little Owl was in its usual spot and there were c 30 Lapwings and two Grey Wagtails were seen.  Others included Cormorant, Canadas, Greylags and Dunnock.


Little Owl



Grey Wagtail




Herring Gull

LBB Gull

LBB Gulls

BH & LBB Gulls

Herring Gulls and Oystercatchers

Canadas, Greylays, Oyks and Lapwing

Leeshaw Reservoir 17/3/2021

Sunday, 7 March 2021

St Ives

 Sunday 7th March a.m.

 A bright sunny start to the morning but chilly at 2°C as I walked round the Coppice pond at St Ives near Bingley.  On the water were seven Goosanders and four Mute Swans with the other usual Mallards, Coots, Tufteds and Moorhen.  At the hide it was good to see GSW, Coal Tit, Nuthatch with others seen walking round Robin, Blackbird and a very vocal Song Thrush.




Song Thrush


Coal Tit



Mute Swan

Coppice Pond, St Ives 7/3/2021