Another spoonbill at Old Moor!

Spoonbill

I had a day at Old Moor today, and got good views of another (or possibly the same) spoonbill that has been on the site for the last few days. In the morning it was way on the other side of the lake and a tiny white dot, but in the afternoon it rather obligingly flew across the near where I was sat for a few photos.

Other highlights of the day included several great crested and little grebes; nesting kestrels by the Field Pool hide (below); a green sandpiper (the only year tick of the day), a common sandpiper, several ringed and little ringed plovers and a redshank; lots of bullfinches showing well at the feeders; several sedge warblers and reed warblers singing in the reeds.

Kestrel feeding young

I got well over 50 species today, and here are the ones I managed to get photos of (click for full-size):

GreenfinchCollared DoveGoldfinchRobinBullfinch

Kestrel feeding youngLittle GrebeGreylag GooseMallardsGrey Heron

Ringed PloverSpoonbillLapwingTealGreat Crested Grebe

Ruddy Duck (female)MoorhenShovelerCanada GooseLinnet

CootTree SparrowLittle Ringed PloverStarlingsTufted Duck

BlackbirdYoung RobinGreat Tit landing!Young Blue TitYoung Dunnock

Stock DoveMagpieChaffinchSwiftMute Swan

Black-headed Gull

(By the way, I’ve changed my Theme yet again so I can put larger images on the site).

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