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Old Moor 2010

Old Moor RSPB reserve is being developed in an area of old mine workins where subsidence has created pools and lakes suitable for many wading birds.

This is in the Dearne Valley, and we visited the nearby Wombwell Ings and were reawarded by coming across a huge flock of Golden Plover feding on the nearby fields.

On our way home some of us stopped off at Pugney's near Wakefield to see the rare visiting Smew, a very smart white and black duck.

This gave us 61 species for the day, five (shown in italics) being new.

Species
Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
Cormorant
Bittern
Grey Heron
Mute Swan
Canada Goose
Greylag Goose
Shelduck
Wigeon
Mallard
Gadwall
Shoveller
Teal
Pochard
Ruddy Duck
Tufted Duck
Goosander
Smew
Goldeneye
Kestrel
Pheasant
Red-legged Partridge
Coot
Moorhen
Oystercatcher
Ringed Plover
Green Sandpiper
Redshank
Greenshank
Lapwing
Black-headed Gull
Common Gull
Stock Dove
Wood Pigeon
Collared Dove
Barn Owl
Meadow Pipit
Pied Wagtail
Dunnock
Wren
Robin
Blackbird
Song Thrush
Mistle Thrush
Long-tailed Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Starling
Magpie
Jackdaw
Carrion Crow
House Sparrow
Tree Sparrow
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Bullfinch
Linnet
Yellowhammer
Reed Bunting


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