Old Moor RSPB

Back on home ground and another visit out to Old Moor RSPB the forecast was reasonable so I was hoping for a few Dragons/Damselflies but of course the first visit was out to the Bittern Watch area to try for a glimpse of mother going to and fro from the nest area, this time we hit the mark, short and sweet it was but see it we did. Whilst watching we also Great Crested Grebe, Tufted Duck and a Male Common Blue Butterfly

http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/placestovisit/dearnevalley/b/dearnevalley-blog/archive/2012/05/28/breeding-bittern-at-rspb-old-moor.aspx

Off we trotted back towards the centre seeing Blue Tailed Damselflies, Azure Damselflies, Common Blue Damselflies. We finally made it to the wader scrape hide hearing and seeing along the way Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler and Willow Warbler from the hide we could see Little Ringed Plover, Avocets, Redshank but not the Ringed Plover, looks like another visit. Did manage a few photos not of birds they were too far off
 Fly (Calliphora vomitoria)

Fly (Calliphora vomitoria)

Soldier Beetle – Cantharis nigricans

Soldier Beetle - Cantharis nigricans

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