Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Oldmoor RSPB reserve, Rotherham. A good selection of waders viewed from the aptly named 'wader-scrape' hide. In this sketch are Wood Sandpiper, Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit and Common Sandpiper - sometimes all viewed from the scope at the same time! Also present were a few Greenshank, Spotted Redshank, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, lapwing, Green sandpiper.
Full of optimism after the 'Wader hide' we headed to the 'Bittern hide' (apparently Bitterns have nested here for the first time in 200 years!) hoping, like its predecessor, it would live up to its name. Alas, search as we might, no Bittern could be located so I focussed on an obliging Little Grebe that posed at the edge of the reeds.

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