Daily Archives: August 31, 2013

Old Moor RSPB

Here we are again on the last day of August with the weather having turned windy and a bit on the chilly side we were not expecting many insects out today and we were right, three Dragonflies 2 Common Darter and a fine Common Hawker along with 2 Emerald Damselflies. 

So it was over to the birds to steal the limelight and they sure did, we settled straight into the Wath Ings hide and were greeted with a feeding Spoonbill, a little bit distant for the camera but I did manage a couple of record shots before it flew off into the willow trees and staying there thru out our stay in Wath Ings hide. Along with the Spoonbill we saw Golden Plover, Lapwing, Grey Heron, Green Sandpipers, Common Snipe, Swallows, House Martins, Ruff and Dunlin being the highlights. On then to the Wader Scrap hide were we were lucky to find a Wheatear and even saw the star of the show at Old Moor this week the Night Heron, although distant, so 3 new birds for the site in one day. Another great thing for the day was all the Buff tip caterpillars about.

Old Moor Bird List

Buff tip Caterpillars

Buff tip catapillars

Common Hawker

Migrant Hawker