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

Saturday 6 August 2022

Denholme Clough to Doe Park Reservoir

 Saturday 6th August a.m.

 A sunny start to the morning with a temperature of 14°C as I headed through Denholme Clough towards Doe Park Reservoir.  It was a fairly quiet walk to the Reservoir with the main birds of note being Grey Wagtail, House Martin, Swallow, Whitethroat and Willow Warbler. The Reservoir water level was well down with  Canadas grazing on the exposed ground, a Grey Heron flew by them, a Common Sandpiper flew across the water and a Cormorant and three Oystercatchers were near the water.

  My journey back was much more fruitful starting off with a juvenile Green Woodpecker flying in to a nearby tree where it blended in almost being invisible.  Further along a couple of Jays flew past and Goldfinch were on the Thistle seeds, then I saw a Redstart land in a nearby tree and a short distance away I saw a Spotted Flycatcher.


Spotted Flycatcher

Spot the bird

Green Woodpecker

Grey Heron

Grey Wagtail




Water level low at Doe Park Reservoir

Doe Park Reservoir 6/8/2022