Old Moor RSPB

We decided on a few hours out at Old Moor since the weather was good for a spot a birding, on arrival we walked straight dow to Wath Ings hide where all the reported waders were being seen, on our walk we picked up a Buzzard but my wife shouted Osprey this side, no it was a Buzzard I said and on that most of the people from the hide were running out saying “did you see the Osprey” “No Buzzard” “there was an Osprey too” looks like it wasn’t going to be my day. Settling in we soon picked out a handful of Green Sandpipers to the left of the hide, most of the action was to the right  side of the hide with plenty of Lapwing and Golden Plovers about, you could pick smaller waders in and amongst Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint. 

A few duck species still about namely Shoveler, Mallard, Teal, and Gadwall, smaller birds Blue Tit, Greenfinch, and Linnet with a Sparrowhawk and a “yaffling” Green Woodpecker to finish the bird side off. There was still a lot of Common Daters still about in the sun trap areas

Here is a view from Wath Ings hide

View from Wath Ings Hide

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