Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Yeadon Dam

I stopped at the dam last week on the way to my parents, I didn't have much time to linger but did take a few moments to watch the Swallows and House Martins flying over the water.

People were feeding the ducks as usual, I counted over 80 Mallards including a few farmyards ones as I walked round, along with the usual Coots, Canada Geese, a couple of Tufted Ducks, a Swan family but only 1 Moorhen.




There were lots of Black-headed Gulls after the food and sat at the far end of the dam, I found a couple of Common Gulls with them.

I only saw a handful of Sparrows and Goldfinch in the trees around the water, it was pretty quiet, I did see a Buzzard in the distance though. A couple of Squirrels were chasing each other around the trees.

A nice little walk, it always is here, brings back childhood memories when I spent so much time here!


  1. Seems like a very pleasant walk indeed and if it evokes memories of childhood all the more special.

  2. It looks a lovely walk Pam and it is always special to visit places that have good memories especially from childhood :)

  3. It's always good to visit a familiar place it's kinda like going home! I used to visit this small pond when I go visit my sister, got to know many of the ducks by sight...and then one year it flooded and the dam took 4 yrs for the residents to get the dam repaired and by then the familiar ducks had moved on, I miss them!

    1. It really is! Oh what a shame for the ducks, loosing their home like that and for you and the familiarity!

  4. It's lovely to visit somewhere that brings back lots of childhood memories. You saw a lovely selection of birds too:)