Good to be out again alas not venturing far, blowing a few cobwebs off, but to a place that has become one of my favourite places, Old Moor [Map of Old Moor]
Arriving on site at about 11am it was plain to see many birds along the hedgerow, Blackbirds, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch were readily picked up.
Thru and into the visiter centre to check in before venturing on to site, after this the first port of call was the garden hide were Grey Squirrels were being very active on birdtables and hanging on feeders. Birds on the garden feeders were Great Tit, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Long tailed Tit and a Wren was flitting about. Around the base of the feeders were Moorhens.
A a first visit over to the Tree Sparrow farm produced Collard Dove, Bullfinch, Reed Buntings, and a Great Spotted Woodpecker alarm calling from a tree as I made my way down to the family hide.
A view over the Mere from the hide, plenty of Wildfowl about Teal, Gadwall, Wigeon, Mallard, Pochard, Shovelers, Tufted Duck and I even managed to pick out a Male Pintail. A few Geese on the mere the usual Canadas and Greylags, along with plenty of Cormorants, Black headed Gulls and a few Lesser Black backed and Herring Gulls.
Down at Wath Ings Hide a Green Sandpiper was a nice addition to the day list, also at Wath Ings I managed to add Little Egret and Grey Heron,
On my way out thru into the car park I picked up 7 Redwing flying over
Day List :- Blackbird, Black headed Gull, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Collard Dove, Common Gull, Coot, Cormorant, Gadwall, Goldfinch, Great Crested Grebe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Green Sandpiper, Greenfinch, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, Herring Gull, Jackdaw, Lapwing, Lesser Black backed Gull, Little Egret, Little Grebe, Magpie, Mallard, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Pheasant, Pintail ♂, Pochard, Redwing, Reed Bunting, Robin, Shoveler, Song Thrush, Teal, Tufted Duck, Wigeon
Squirrel raiding the feeders