Monthly Archives: December 2011

Potteric Carr

Out again on Bittern watch or watching spaces where Bittern should be, another place where Bittern had been seen daily up to today, I think they get wind of me going and then move on to reserves had been to a few days before. Anyway no Bittern today but a good walk around we had seeing various birds like Blue Tit, Great Tit and Long Tailed Tits. The main area for birdlife today was from around the Willow Pool Hide here we saw Coal Tit, Reed Bunting, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Robin, Pheasant, Dunnock, Bullfinch and Mallard. Outside the hide we had views of Redwing, Siskin, Redpolls and Blackbirds. A great day out ending off the 2011 wildlife year on a good note

Reed Bunting

Sunset Potteric Carr

The Day List (in no order) :-

Blue Tit, Great Tit, Magpie, Crow, Robin, Mute Swan, Blackbird, Long-tailed Tit, Mallard, Teal, Goldfinch, Wren, Bullfinch, Shelduck, Moorhen, Black-headed Gull, Shoveler, Lapwing, Chaffinch, Reed Bunting, Coal Tit, Coot,Pheasant, Greylag Goose, Dunnock, Redwing, Siskin, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Kestrel


Old Moor RSPB

Potteric Carr was shut today so on the chance of a Bittern we ended up at Old Moor which had been getting up to 2 coming in to roost most days, but today was not one of those days. We had a look at the new hide next to the visitor which is more photo friendly, bigger, and further into the garden itself. other birds we saw today included Grey Partridge, Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe and a Sparrowhawk hunting around the feeding areas looking for its meal.

Long-tailed Tits

 The Day List :-

Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Grey Partridge, Pheasant, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Moorhen, Coot, Lapwing, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Magpie, Jackdaw, Crow, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Willow Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Starling, Blackbird, Redwing, Robin, Tree Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Lesser Redpoll, Bullfinch

Christmas 2011

I would like to thank all my readers and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, see you all in 2012….with some new stuff


Great Northern Diver

Pugneys had been holding a Great Northern Diver for about a week and Friday 2nd December was the only time I had of a quick visit in the hope of seeing it. We arrived parked up and within 5 minutes had located the Diver and to make things better it swam along in front of us giving us great views whilst it was actively feeding. Along with the diver on the main lake were Mute Swan, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Black-headed Gulls, Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Goldeneye, Gadwall, Tufted Duck, Canada Geese and a couple of Lesser Black-backed Gulls, no photos today due to time constraints