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Today's highlights at the Moors only.

MOORS : Med Gull ( 2x 2s), Avocet (16), Oystercatcher (2) + 1 chick, Lapwing (2), Common Tern (1), Garden Warbler (2), Kingfisher, Pochard (m), Teal (1), Shelduck (2), Gadwall (4), Tufted Duck (27), Swift (15), House Martin (15), Peregrine.

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An enjoyable evening visit to the Moors tonight, the highlight was a female/ juvenile marsh harrier through at 19:00 and headed East, our second in just over a month (26.04.2024). Other birds seen: avocet, oystercatcher, water rail, Cetti’s warbler, sledge warbler, reed warbler, common tern, Mediterranean gull, bh gull, gc grebe, little grebe, common pochard, tufted duck, reed bunting, mute swan and a very harassed grey heron!
 
Some photos from FLASHES (12:00 - 15:00)
 

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Sounds like my kinda place this!

How much is it to get in/park?

Thanks.
There are two parts to the Reserve. One, The Flashes, is brine and attracts waders, currently mostly avocet and little ringed plover. You can park by the sailing pool, but take care of car park closing times! The other part, the Moors, is fresh water and traditionally does not have so many waders. However for some reason this year there are lots of avocet there also. Carpark there is smaller, but no closing time 😁 You can download a site map from the Wildlife Trust - I would recommend it before you go for the first time. I would also recommend membership as you can get into an trust in the country (except Norfolk).
 
An enjoyable evening visit to the Moors tonight, the highlight was a female/ juvenile marsh harrier through at 19:00 and headed East, our second in just over a month (26.04.2024). Other birds seen: avocet, oystercatcher, water rail, Cetti’s warbler, sledge warbler, reed warbler, common tern, Mediterranean gull, bh gull, gc grebe, little grebe, common pochard, tufted duck, reed bunting, mute swan and a very harassed grey heron!
I've seen the Marsh Harrier there twice recently, both times in the evening.
 
There are two parts to the Reserve. One, The Flashes, is brine and attracts waders, currently mostly avocet and little ringed plover. You can park by the sailing pool, but take care of car park closing times! The other part, the Moors, is fresh water and traditionally does not have so many waders. However for some reason this year there are lots of avocet there also. Carpark there is smaller, but no closing time 😁 You can download a site map from the Wildlife Trust - I would recommend it before you go for the first time. I would also recommend membership as you can get into a trust in the country (except Norfolk).
Yeah I really should think about becoming a member of Nottinghamshire wildlife trust. Most of my birding is done at Attenborough so it would make sense.
 
Today's highlights from the Moors and Flashes:

MOORS: Med Gull (2), Avocet (14), Oystercatcher (1), Lapwing (1), Common Tern (1), Pochard (m), Teal (m), Shelduck (2),Gadwall (3), Shoveler (2), Mute Swan (2) + 5 young, Kestrel, Cormorant (2), Garden Warbler, Hobby reported, Swift (c20).

FLASHES: Avocet (26) + 6 juvs, LRP (4), Oystercatcher (3), Shelduck (4), Gadwall (2), Kestrel.

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Yesterdays highlights from the Moors and Flashes:

MOORS: Med Gull (2), Avocet (6), Oystercatcher (1) + juv, Common Tern (2), Shelduck (2), Teal (2 males), Pochard (male), Tufted Duck (27), Gadwall (4), Hobby, Garden Warbler (singing).

FLASHES:
LRP (2), Avocet (35) +6 juvs, Oystercatcher(2), Lapwing (4), Shelduck (2) + 9juvs, Hobby.
 
Usual suspects this morning....
Male Fox behind Lifestyle.
Grypocoris sexguttatus beetle.
Bee Orchid along causeway.
Common Tern.
Black Headed Gulls singing in harmony.
Oystercatcher admiring his reflection.
 

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