Sunday, 25 September 2022

Swillington Ings

 Sunday 25th September a.m.

 A cloudy start to the morning with a temperature of 9°C but soon warming up later with a bit of sunshine. As usual plenty of birds here with three Great White Egrets and a Spoonbill on the Astley Lake with  a Reed Bunting where you would expect it to be.  Several Snipe were seen and nine Black-tailed Godwits plus the bonus of a Ruff.  Others seen included Dunlin, Kingfisher, Lapwing, Gadwall, Shoveler, Teal and Wigeon.

Great White Egret

GW Egrets and a Spoonbill



Three well camouflaged Snipe


Black-tailed Godwit

Reed Bunting

Three GW Egrets

GW Egrets & Spoonbill at Swillington Ings 25/9/2022

Wednesday, 7 September 2022

Redcar Tarn

Wednesday 7th September a.m.

A sunny intervals and showers morning with a temperature of 14°C during a quick visit to Redcar Tarn where it was good to see 20 Teal.  Others were c150 Lapwings, Canadas, Pied Wagtail, Grey Heron, Rook, Jackdaw, BH Gulls and LBB Gulls.


Grey Heron

LBB Gulls

Pied Wagtail


Redcar Tarn 7/9/2022


Sunday, 21 August 2022

Hewenden Reservoir

Sunday 21st August a.m.

A sunny morning as I walked round Hewenden Reservoir with a temperature of 12°C where c100 Woodpigeons appeared possibly coming out of a roost as did c100 Jackdaws. Swallows were feeding with some on the wires and there were c50 House Martins feeding near a tree. Others seen were Cormorant, Mute Swan, Starlings, Kestrel and Goldfinch.


House Martin

Mute Swan

Young Starling


Hewenden Reservoir 21/8/2022


Sunday, 14 August 2022

Leeming Reservoir

 Sunday 14th August a.m.

 Sunny again at Leeming Reservoir with the temperature at 18°C, a Dipper and a Grey Wagtail were in the stream below the Reservoir.  There were four Grey Herons around the reservoir with the water level well down now, c50 BH Gulls were at the edge of the water and there were five Tufteds, a Chiffchaff was singing and a couple of House Martins were seen.

Grey Heron

Grey Wagtail



BH Gulls

Water Level Low

Leeming Reservoir 14/8/2022

Leeshaw Res

 Sunday 14th August a.m.

Another warm sunny morning with the temperature at 16°C, here there were Gulls and Lapwings around the waters edge with a Grey Heron looking on.  A Kestrel moved from the top of a telegraph pole nearer to the reservoir, the Little Owl was in its usual spot and a couple of Cormorants flew in.


Little Owl


Grey Heron

Leeshaw Reservoir 14/8/2022

Saturday, 13 August 2022

Redcar Tarn

Saturday 13th August a.m.

A warm sunny morning with a start temperature of 18°C up at Redcar Tarn where as usual there were plenty Gulls and in a nearby field c75 Canadas and 3 Greylags. A Lapwing was on the waters edge, others were Grey Heron, Pied Wagtail, Swift, House Martin Swallow  and Willow Warbler.


Pied Wagtail

Grey Heron


Redcar Tarn 13/8/2022