A bright sunny morning with a temperature of 9.5°C on our arrival at Leeming Reservoir.
Walking towards the reservoir overflow a Pheasant could be seen in the distance & a Grey
Wagtail flew overhead.We walked along the footpath at the side of the reservoir which is at
a low level. There were Mallards all around the water with some in the water & a couple of
Greylags were on the opposite banking. The sun was shining on the mixed vegetation which
usually give a decent chance to see some birds.These included Bullfinch,Goldfinch,Song
Thrush,Willow Warbler,Chaffinch & Collared Dove.A group of 5 Mistle Thrush flew over &
Jays were also moving around & good to see a few Swallows still around.At the top end of the
res a couple of Grey Wags were in the inlet which was fully exposed, they flew away as we
approached.A Kestrel could be seen in a conifer enjoying the early morning sunshine & on the
lookout for a meal a Sparrowhawk was undercover of a nearby tree.A Chiffchaff was also heard singing,a good enjoyable session which was cut short as usual as other things to do, a Grey Heron was on the dam banking as we headed back to the car.
|Willow Warbler & Song Thrush|
|Leeming Reservoir 27/9/2014|