It was either a visit to Blacktoft Sands or Old Moor today and Old Moor won the toss due to the fact it has a cafe easy really no competition. The day was overcast with a little wind so the insects were very thin on the ground Azure and Blue Tailed Damselflies the only Odanata seen and no butterflies. Birds were a little bit more in evidence with me adding a new Old Moor species to my list with Black Necked Grebe, other birds around from the family hide were the Med Gulls, Redshank, Black Headed Gulls, Sand Martins, Little Grebe, Lapwing.
We moved on to the wader scrape hide adding Reed Warbler, Dunnock and Reed Bunting on the way at the hide we saw Green Sandpiper, more Redshank, Tufted Duck, Shoveler and Gadwall. We soon moved on to the Wath Ings hide seeing a fly by Kingfisher, twice, also at Wath Ings plenty of Swifts, a couple of House Martins along with more Sand Martins and a solitary Grey Heron.
It was soon break time and Gannets Cafe was the venue for a well-earned coffee and cake but it wasn’t long before we were soon back out this time looking around the Dragonfly ponds looking for the ever elusive Dragonflies but not today, maybe next time, no photos today but we have a list as always :-
In no particular order > Tree Sparrow Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Woodpigeon, Collard Dove, Magpie, Willow Warbler, Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Black Headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Black Necked Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Tufted Duck, Sand Martin, Lapwing, Dunnock, Reed Warbler, reed Bunting, Green Sandpiper, Redshank, Jackdaw, Starling, Mute Swan, Shoveler, Gadwall, Swift, Kestrel, Oystercatcher, Kingfisher, Pied Wagtail, Grey Heron, House Martin, Ringed Plover, Linnet, Blackbird and Azure Damselfly, Blue Tailed Damselfly