Trip reports

Midweek Walk - RSPB Old Moor

Little ringed plover wading in shallow water

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

We set off on a blustery, sunny morning along the perimeter path, with Swallows, Swifts and Sand Martins hurtling over our heads. We managed to identify five singing warblers even though, because of the windy conditions, most of them were keeping their heads down. We also saw Kestrel, and a Peregrine Falcon with prey clutched in its talons.

In the afternoon, we visited the reserve's hides where we saw Bittern, Common Scoter, Little Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher and much more.

It was a great day with lots of good birds although the wind did make it what can only be described as 'bracing'!

27 people attended
59 bird species seen
Star Bird: Peregrine Falcon

Full list of birds seen:
Avocet
Black-headed Gull
Blackbird
Blackcap
Bittern
Bullfinch
Coot
Canada Goose
Crow
Chiffchaff
Chaffinch
Cormorant
Common Scoter
Collared Dove
Common Tern
Dunnock
Goldfinch
Gadwall
Great-crested Grebe
Greylag Goose
Great Tit
Garden Warbler
House Martin
Heron
Jay
Jackdaw
Kestrel
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Long-tailed Tit
Lapwing
Little Grebe
Linnet
Little-ringed Plover
Magpie
Mute Swan
Mallard
Oystercatcher
Pochard
Peregrine Falcon
Pied Wagtail
Reed Bunting
Reed Warbler
Robin
Swift
Swallow
Sand Martin
Stock Dove
Starling
Shelduck
Shoveler
Sedge Warbler
Song Thrush
Tufted Duck
Tree Sparrow
Teal
Willow Warbler
Wren
Whitethroat
Wood Pigeon