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Blacktoft Sands 2009

Common SnipeBlacktoft is on the south bank of te Humber just to the west of where the River Trent joins. There are several pools and scrapes, along with extensive reedbeds.

We called in to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trustreserve of Duffield Carrs on our way home.

Altogether we saw 50 species, of which 13 were new to the group (shown in italics), including stunning views of a Common Snipe (pictured), the graceful Marsh Harrier and a glimpse of the colourful Bearded Tit.

Species
Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
Grey Heron
Mute Swan
Canada Goose
Greylag Goose
Shelduck
Wigeon
Mallard
Gadwall
Shoveller
Teal
Pochard
Tufted Duck
Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
Kestrel
Pheasant
Red-legged Partridge
Coot
Moorhen
Avocet
Ringed Plover

Redshank
Lapwing
Common Snipe
Black-headed Gull
Stock Dove
Wood Pigeon
Collared Dove
Skylark
Sand Martin
Meadow Pipit

Pied Wagtail
Dunnock
Wren
Robin
Blackbird
Bearded Tit (Reedling)
Long-tailed Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Magpie
Jackdaw
Carrion Crow
Rook
Tree Sparrow

Chaffinch
Goldfinch
Reed Bunting


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