Birding at Old Moor

Three members of the society converged on RSPB Old Moor yesterday and enjoyed seeing ducks and other waterfowl illuminated by warm winter sunlight.

Teal

Teal

Many teal were feeding in the shallows and there were lots of gadwall and wigeon and a distant group of goosander.

Common Snipe

Common Snipe

A jack snipe has been observed recently but it was nowhere to be seen yesterday. However, the common snipe are attractive birds and lots of photographs were being shot by the photographers.

 

A single marsh harrier appeared briefly in late afternoon and flew low over the reedbed.