With the safe arrival of a new family member over this last week it was time for play time, so with camera and binoculars in hand Old Moor was my destination. On arrival I soon settled into the first hide near the visitor centre watching Great Tits, Blue Tits, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Robins, Woodpigeon, and Blackbirds coming and going to the feeders. Whilst I was here I watched a sight I had never seen before with two male Pheasants battling it out over territory, this lasted about 20 mins in all, it had me tired watching them never mind about how tired they must have been after such a battle.
I did move on to more of the reserve stopping off at the Family hide to see Redshank,Gadwall, Pochard, Lapwing, Black-headed Gulls, to name but a few. On at the Field Poll Hide I found Little Grebe, Wigeon, Little Egret and a fly thru Kingfisher. My last stop was at the wader scrape hide were I saw more Redshank, Oystercatcher, Lapwing and Black-headed Gulls, it was here that I heard a Green Woodpecker and was told it was in the cuckoo tree which the Kestrel was sitting (Kestrel I saw)
The Day List (In no particular order) :-
Black-headed Gull, Tufted Duck, Coot, Magpie, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Cormorant, Tree Sparrow, Yellowhammer, Dunnock, Pheasant, Mallard, Wren, Robin, Blackbird, Redshank, Gadwall, Canada Goose, Stock Dove, Oystercatcher, Jackdaw, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Kingfisher, Little Egret, Wigeon, Mute Swan, Lapwing, Moorhen, Pochard
Sounds like a great place to see wildlife 🙂
Its become on of my fav places along with Potteric Carr…thanks for following