Thursday, 6 August 2015

Covenham Reservoir - Part 3 - Last Look Round

One annoying scene -
a pile of mattresses which some IQ zero had decided to dump near the bottom stile.


More pleasant was being able to look across the nearby fields and see harvest time had started.



I seemed to spend quite some time dodging the various insects which wanted to use me and the cameras as landing platforms. I still have an itchy lump on the back of my neck where one decided to see what I tasted like.
Unidentified weevil:


Most of the visible structure being concrete there is plenty of lichen to break up the monotonous grey.
Caloplaca aurantia?:


There were lots of brown butterflies, some skippers I think, but not one would rest in a place where it was possible to get a photo. The only other colour spotted - a pretty flower.


At the right time of year there should be some orchids to see but nothing was showing on Sunday:


Disappointingly the bird life was virtually nil. There are usually some gulls and ducks swimming about but not this time. A few gulls flying high up but the highlight for me was a Yellow Wagtail hunting for food just above the lapping water:




On the whole an enjoyable visit. It was nice to get a change of scenery.


  1. This has more going on than I imagined.
    The weevil looks from it's mottled appearance like a Clay-coloured Weevil, Otiorhyncus singularis. It's difficult to tell at this size.

    1. Adrian: Get the right time of year and there can be plenty to see. It has even attracted the twitchers when something rare turns up for a few days.

  2. sweet scenes, even with the stupid trash dump (we get a lot of that here, too.)

    1. TWG: Unfortunately there is a lot of illegal dumping spoiling the countryside and costing local tax payers and land owners to get it cleaned up.

  3. I love that bird (yellow wagtail??) and love the scenes apart from the mattresses - why are people so crass?

    1. Weaver: I think that is the only place I have seen Yellow Wagtails.

  4. Apart from the bedding, it looks like a nice place to visit John. Lovely shots of the Yellow Wag.

    1. Roy: It's OK in fairish weather. With the footpath being well above land level the wind can really whistle across and being not too far from the North Sea it can be more than a bit chilly on windy days.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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