Some folk call that time, just before sunset, the ‘golden hour’ and today at Old Moor there was a perfect example. Yes, the rest of the day was fairly overcast, but that final hour more than made up for it!

Here’s the summary of what was seen today…

You can see above some headlines from Edderthorpe and Broomhill with the picture from Bolton being provided by John Seeviour via Twitter here. Thanks John.

Wigeon as seen from the Reedbed Hide

Back at Old Moor, it was great to see reports of four bearded tit today along with two Cetti’s warblers in the reedbeds.

In the Bird Garden (or more precisely, just by ‘Grandad’s shed), this end of the year’s first redpolls were spotted. Worth keeping an eye out for, these small finches have a characteristic red forehead (or ‘poll’).

Peregrine, once again on the Mere today

At Wath Ings, godwit, green sandpiper and snipe provided much of the interest. To my knowledge, there weren’t any jack snipe reports at Old Moor today. However, just down the road at Broomhill Flash, one was reported along with a curlew.

Great crested grebe from the Reedbed Hide

Sadly, that’s all I have for this evening. To see you through until the next blog, here’s one of those handsome little redpolls. This one was taken by Di in November 2010. Thanks again Di.

Until next time.

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