Old Moor and Sand Lane

I arrived  at Old Moor for 9:30am and parked up on the first row in the car park where I could easily see the feeders across in the hedgerow, there was plenty of birds flitting about Tree Sparrows, Greenfinches, Goldfinches, Redwings, Blackbirds, Collard Doves, Pheasants, Blue Tit, Great Tit and Bullfinches so plenty to see before hitting the reserve.

At the visitor centre feeders more of the same species as could be found near the car park with Long tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Woodpigeon and Robin were added to the list.

My next port of call was the Wader Scrape hide were no waders were seen but it was good to see a number of Goosander, Wigeon, Teal and Shovelers.

Due to a text about a Diver on the local gravel pits I made a quick call in at the Tree Sparrow Farm to see, Dunnock, Reed Bunting, Tree Sparrow and Greenfinch

It was bye bye Old Moor and hello Sands Lane Gravel Pits at Mirfield (or now known as Ladywood lakes) I hadn’t parked the car up before I saw the Great Northern Diver from the road, nice bird in partial summer plumage, along with the diver were Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe, Black headed Gull and Common Gull, Tufted Duck, Mute Swan, Coot and Moorhen

Day List [In no particular order] :-Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Tree Sparrow, Redwing, Pheasant, Woodpigeon, Collard Dove, Robin, Dunnock, Starling, Blackbird, Magpie, Crow, Cormorant, Black headed Gull, Common Gull, Teal, Mallard, Wigeon, Gadwall, Goldeneye ♀, Shoveler, Coot, Moorhen, Lapwing, Reed Bunting, Canada Goose, Mute Swan

Sands Lane :- Great Northern Diver, Black headed Gull, Cormorant, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Coot

Female Blackbird

Blackbird

Great Northern Diver (Record Shot)

Great Northern Diver

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