After a very wet Friday we were blessed with a dry spell for our visit to Middleton Moor. The sun peeped through occasionally and the light improved towards the end of our circuit of the lagoons.
Middleton Moor is a site with a mixture of habitat, including open water, shallow scrapes, scrub, woodland and moorland edge. There is a small hide overlooking the main lagoon.
For much of the walk there were Meadow Pipits to be seen in flocks of varying sizes, mostly flying south but some feeding in a field. A few late swallows passed over too. We had good views of a Wheatear and a Kestrel, both with the help of Ken’s scope.
Members participating: 7
Bird list (27 species seen and/or heard)
|Mallard||Lesser black-backed Gull||Jackdaw|
|Sparrow Hawk||Skylark||Carrion Crow|
|Golden Plover||Song Thrush|