Here we are again back down at Old Moor which is becoming more like home at the moment the first birds seen today were the Common Swifts overhead and plenty of them to great to see these back and then Whitethroat from the car park hedges. We made our way inside and to the feeders which at the moment held very little bird life except the odd Bullfinch, Collard Dove, Woodpigeon, Pheasant and Tree Sparrow so it was into the reserve and the family hide being our next port of call hearing/seeing on the way Willow Warbler, Coot, Mallard and Linnets overhead. Settling into the hide the Mediterranean Gulls were soon located amongst the Black Headed Gull colony fighting its corner again with the intrusion of the Black Heads. Scanning about we picked up Redshank, Lapwing, Sand Martin, Swallow, Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Gadwall, and Canada Goose. It wasn’t long before we were off again and making our way down to the Wader Scrape hide along Green Lane hearing Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler singing from dense cover keeping out of the full force of this high wind today, from the hide we picked up a couple of waders notably Grey Plover in full summer dress and with Avocet along side, here was also saw a couple of Common Terns. Other wildlife today including Gypsy Marsh was Dinky Skipper, Orange Tip, Green Veined White, Large Red Damselfly, Azure Damselfly
Wildlife List for Today :-
Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Linnet, Collard Dove, Woodpigeon, Tree Sparrow, Magpie, Jackdaw, Crow, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Shelduck, Redshank, Avocet, Grey Plover, Lapwing, Common Tern, Black Headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Canada Goose, Sand Martin, Common Swift, Swallow, Pheasant, Coot, Moorhen, Starling, Large Red Damselfly, Common Damselfly, Green Veined White, Orange Tip, Dinky Skipper
I went to Old Moor yesterday for the first time and was quite impressed with the place – especially the café.