Old Moor

As part of what has seemingly been a short tour of South Yorkshire’s nature reserves (back at work tomorrow unfortunately!) I had a trip to Old Moor today. I was hoping some whooper swans had called in, but unfortunately not. Still quite a lot to see – a few pink-footed geese down on the water, snoozing away with a greylag; a ruff, two green sandpipers, five snipe, at least three redshank and a flock of 18 dunlin; ducks including teal, wigeon, pochard, goosander and a shelduck.

Some pics:

Grey Heron
A moody shot of a heron!


Goosander, Cormorants and Black-headed Gulls
Goosanders (among other things).


Full list:

Greenfinch, Willow Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Collared Dove, Bullfinch, Robin, Black-headed Gull, Mute Swan, Mallard, Cormorant,  Pochard, Woodpigeon, Magpie, Coot, Moorhen, Gadwall, Wigeon, Canada Goose, Jackdaw, Teal, Lapwing, Tree Sparrow, Shoveler, Carrion Crow, Linnet, Blackbird, Starling, Golden Plover, Grey Heron, Tufted Duck, Stock Dove, Greylag Goose, Pink-footed Goose, Snipe, Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Redshank, Grey Wagtail, Little Grebe, Pheasant, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Wren, Shelduck, Goldfinch, Kestrel, Mistle Thrush, Goosander, Dunlin.


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3 thoughts on “Old Moor”

  1. Dean – I know, found out too late. Wish I’d had a walk up there now! Hopefully it won’t be long until I find some…

    Philip – It was indeed! It kept striking and gulping them down.

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