RSPB Old Moor

A few hours out at Old Moor once again in wonderful sunshine things seemed quieter today but on arrival the car park was rammed with cars but not to be put off in we went. The wildlife was good with the first Large Red Damselfly, Dinky Skipper and Brimstone of the year for me. Starting in the family hide there was a good number of wildfowl to go thru but a certain gull had to be found first easily located on the mere island the Adult Mediterranean Gull was seeing off all comers to its little patch. With Sand Martins settling in to the artificial home wildfowl were finally got round to Pochard, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Gadwall, Teal and Shoveler. Of we went again to the wader scrap hide finding on our way along Green Lane Lesser Whitethroat and Sedge Warblers and then from the hide Avocet, Ringed Plover, Common Redshank, Common Tern and a splendid male Pintail our final destination was the Wath Ings hide the highlight being a Little Ringed Plover and a Ringed Plover

Its been a great Easter weekend both weather wise and bird wise with a final list tally of 91 species seen or heard the list can be seen by clicking the LIST LINK

The Old Moor day list in no particular order :-

Lapwing, Blackbird, Common Redshank, Little Ringed Plover, Ringed Plover, Avocet, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Gadwall, Teal, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Shoveler, Green Woodpecker. Crow, Black headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Woodpigeon, Sand Martin, Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Reed Bunting, Moorhen, Coot, Pochard, Willow Warbler, Chaffinch, Cormorant, Common Tern, Bullfinch, Magpie, Greenfinch, Pintail, Goosander, Oystercatcher, Tree Sparrow, Starling, Pied Wagtail, Jackdaw, Brimstone, Orange Tip, Dinky Skipper, Large Red Damselfly

A Couple of Pictures from the day :-

Common Redshank


Dinky Skipper


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