A run out to a few reservoirs Oxenhope way on what looked like an ideal morning but was spoiled somewhat by a strong WSW wind.
The temperature in the car on my return journey was 17 Degrees.
There were Greylag Goose with young on the reservoir shore and lots in the fields with Canadas and lots of Lapwing ducking and diving. Heron, 2 Goldfinch, Linnet, 2 Pied Wagtail, Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, Swallow and a couple of LBBG or a LBBG and a Common Gull - not sure.
Windy. I didn’t stop long as it was Very quiet – 2 guys were messing about with the canoes so that might have made a difference.
Greylag with 10 Gosling, Moorhen, Swallow, Willow Warbler.
With the strong wind at Leeshaw and Ponden I tried my luck further up the road and over the border.
Windier still up here! LBBG were on patrol.
Curlew, Red Grouse calling, Meadow Pipit,1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Oystercatcher.
Leeming was less windy and at the top (south) end it was sheltered, warm and pleasant. The birdlife improved as well.
2 Redshank, Canada Goose, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, Coot, Willow Warbler, 2 Mistle Thrush, Swallow, House Martin.