Old Moor seems to be the place where I can’t seem to get away from for some strange reason at the moment so with a group of friends six in all we were off and running at 10am. First bird of the day Little Owl in his usual tree and along with Grey Wagtail, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Dunnock, Great and Blue Tit at the feeding garden. It was then on to the reserve to see plenty of Golden Plover and Lapwing overhead, we took in all the hides and managed to see Little and Great Crested Grebes, Goosander ♂ and ♀, Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Mute Swan, Cormorant, Ruff (2), Redshank (4), Green Sandpiper (6), after all that we had worked up an appitite so it was back to Gannets Cafe for dinner. After dinner we managed to add a few extra species , Robin, Mistle Thrush, Goldfinch, Tree Sparrow and Wren from around the pond dipping area and up to the reedbed hide.
Day’s Species List :-
Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Shelduck,Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Goosander, Kestrel, Pheasant, Moorhen, Coot, Golden Plover, Lapwing, Ruff, Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Black Headed Gull, Common Gull, Woodpigeon, Little Owl, Grey Wagtail, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Long Tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Magpie, Jackdaw, Crow, Starling, Tree Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Linnet,