Moore Nature Reserve 24.03.15

A lucky few managed to have fine views of a Red Kite – certainly a first for the team at Moore! The success of the various re-introduction programmes of this magnificent bird mean both that the RSPB, since December 2014, is no longer asking for notification of sightings, and also that they are becoming, if not actually common (unless you happen to be driving down the M40), then at least ‘familiar’. Nonetheless, there is still something of a thrill in identifying this raptor with its clearly forked tail and adding it to the ‘day list’.

Bird List for Moore NR  (BP)

  1. Little Grebe
  2. Great- Crested Grebe
  3. Cormorant
  4. Grey Heron
  5. Greylag Goose
  6. Canada Goose
  7. Gadwall
  8. Teal
  9. Mallard
  10. Shoveler
  11. Pochard
  12. Tufted Duck
  13. Red Kite
  14. Buzzard
  15. Moorhen
  16. Coot
  17. Oystercatcher
  18. Herring Gull
  19. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  20. Black-headed Gull
  21. Great Spotted Woodpecker
  22. Sand Martin
  23. Wood Pigeon
  24. Wren
  25. Blackbird
  26. Song Thrush
  27. Chiffchaff
  28. Blackcap
  29. Robin
  30. Long-tailed Tit
  31. Coal Tit
  32. Great Tit
  33. Blue Tit
  34. Nuthatch
  35. Jay
  36. Magpie
  37. Jackdaw
  38. Carrion Crow
  39. Chaffinch
  40. Goldfinch

Some great photos from Heather and John with particularly clear ones of the Woodpecker and Treecreeper (missing from the list?).

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