A Muddy Day

Stainforth was my first  port of call for a certain long staying Rough Legged Buzzard and a very muddy walk to the view point. After about a thirty minute wait and most of the time was distant, however I did manage to pick up on the key differences between this and Common Buzzard (Black tipped white tail, paler head)

Over birds highlights here were Green Woodpecker, Kestrel,  and Fieldfare

After the Rough legged Buzzard I decided to stop off at Old Moor on the way back home where I got great views of Bearded Tit and Reed Buntings down on the Reedbed Trial.

around at  the Family Hide, a good place to view the Mere, from here all the usual wildfowl, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Mallard, Gadwall,Moorhen, Coot also a couple of Goldeneye, Gulls from here Black headed, Common, Herring and Lesser Black backed

Around at the feeders, Great tit, Blue Tit, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Collard Dove and Woodpigeon

Days Bird List : Bearded Tit, Blackbird, Black headed Gull, Canada Goose, Chaffinch, Collard Dove, Common Gull, Coot, Cormorant, Dunnock, Gadwall, Goldeneye, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Greenfinch, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, Herring Gull, Lapwing, Lesser Black backed Gull, Magpie, Mallard, Moorhen, Pheasant, Pied Wagtail, Pochard, Reed Bunting, Robin, Shoveler, Stock Dove, Teal, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Woodpigeon

Reed Bunting

Female Reed Bunting

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