Monthly Archives: November 2012

Old Moor RSPB

Here we are again, arriving at dinner time so our first port of call was the cafe then it would be the reserve.

After dinner we settled in to the bird garden hide [feeders now back up] and bird present, Blue, Great, Long Tailed and Willow Tits all present, Dunnock, Robin, Chaffinch and Blackbird as support. Round at the bird farm was much off the same along with Tree Sparrow and Reed Bunting.

We called in at the Field Pool hide to see Mute Swan, Coot, Mallard, Canada Geese, Shoveler, with Lapwings and Golden Plovers seen flying overhead with Black Headed Gulls. Wader scrape hide gave us Wigeon, Common Gull, Cormorant and Grey Heron.

Finally we ended up at Wath Ings we could see the gathering of few hundred Golden Plover [Video] with Lapwings. In and amongst the Plovers we could see a couple of Redshank and Green Sandpipers and a single Common Snipe

Langsett Area

Day off work today so I decided on visiting a site in the Huddersfield Area, something I haven’t done for a while, so I found myself at Langsett Res for a couple of hours.

First impressions were on how quiet it was there didn’t seem to be any birds around at all, no contact call or flight calls going on. The first bird I did find was a Green Woodpecker, not that it was noisy but because it was on the side of a dead tree, well it was a start. Then it was the familiar calls of geese going over head 2 large skeins of Pink Footed Geese calling as they made their way South Easterly. After these the call of a Great Spotted Woodpecker then a flight of Siskins followed by Red Grouse calling on the moors, quiet on the stream no Wagtails or Dipper about.

On the way back to the car park I was accompanied by Blue and Long Tailed Tits. Not an impressive day out but the walk was good.

Hope you enjoy the views I did.

Stream

Waterfall

Old Moor RSPB

Well it seems when we go out we cannot seem to find our way passed Old Moor, but there again why should we great team, great cafe, and great wildlife/nature on site.

Todays adventure started at the bird garden were we instantly noticed an abence of feeders and birds, later found out it is due the finch desease “Trichomonosis” so food is on the floor and not in feeders.

So we ventured up to the Tree Sparrow farm where we saw  Greenfinch, Reed Bunting, Tree Sparrow, Collard Dove, Redwing (2), Bullfinch, Robin, Chaffinch.

A visit into the Family Hide here we saw Gadwall, Black Headed Gull, Common Gull (2), Cormorant, Lapwings, Starlings, Mute Swans, Linnet.

Wader Scarpe hide was our next visit where we added a solitary Green Sandpiper to the list, Redshank, Shoveler and Teal

Lastly we called at the Wath Ings Hide where we saw good numbers of Golden Plover, Lapwing, Wigeon, and Teal along with Moorhen, Coot, Grey Heron and Mallards

Passing by the Tree Sparrow farm we called back in to find Dunnock, Great Tit and Pheasants

ROBIN
Robin

GOLDEN PLOVERS
Golden Plovers