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Old Moor RSPB

Found myself with a few hours to spare today so I decided on a visit to you know where Yep Old Moor again, my first port of call toady was the wader scrape hide. I ambled my way down looking and finding other things like Green Shield Bugs, Hoverflies mainly Sryphus Sp and Alder Leaf Beetles, hearing Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, and Willow Warblers, seeing overhead Black headed Gulls, Swallows, Sand Martins and Swifts

On settling in to the hide a quick scan showed up Lapwing, Gadwall in close, lots of Black headed Gulls, Mute Swan, Greylag and Canada Geese, Cormorants, Tufted Ducks and Mallards. It took longer to pick out Redshank, Avocets and three Dunlins, Pochards and a few Lesser Black backed Gulls added to the list

Brimstones and Orange tips added to the pleasure on my walk back plus a Helophilus pendulus Hoverfly

The List (in no particular order) :-

Black headed Gull, Gadwall, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Swift, Swallow, Sand Martin, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Mute Swan, Coot, Lesser Black headed Gull, Cormorant, Redshank, Avocet, Moorhen, Pochard, Dunlin, Jackdaw, Wren, Reed Bunting, Magpie, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird

 

Gadwall

Gadwall (Mr and Mrs)

Helophilus pendulus

Helophilus pendulus