After a night of terrible winds sweeping the country I’d rather thought today would be one for staying indoors. However, as the morning progressed, the winds died down and the sun came out, so I decided to have a run out to Old Moor.
It was quiet there today. Evidently the weather had put many people off. The friendly lady at reception, who welcomed me, pointed out my good luck at finding a break in the weather; and she was right, it was very balmy and sunny for the hour and a half or so that I was there.
The water levels on the reserve are still very high, with many of the usual islands favoured so much by the various waders regularly seen at Old Moor still completely submerged. So, it was the Bird garden and the Tree Sparrow Farm which once again proved to be the most popular locations with both birds and birders.
My highlights of the day were a beautiful male Brambling and a few Yellowhammers at the TS Farm. Also, I just can’t resist photographing the Long Tailed Tits in the Bird Garden. They are just so cute!