Thursday, 30 June 2016

Wintersett 30.06.16

11 - 15 degrees with 8/8 cloud and a southerly breeze.
Anglers CP: Goose numbers are building up as they come in to  moult their wing feathers.  Greylag 75 and Canada 107 today.  Kingfisher 1.
Wintersett Res: Common Sandpiper 1,  Common Tern1.  A Tufted Duck + 1 vs duckling. Tufted Duck 86 + 10 CHRes+ 6 ACP.   The boathouse and west bank Cetti's males were singing.  The Great Crested Grebe nest, off the north bank,  was washed away overnight. 

Carlton Marsh

June is always a quiet month as birds keep a low profile during the process of raising their offspring. So far there have been 6 broods of Gadwall totalling 39 young, 5 broods of Mallard with 38 young and 1 brood of Tufted Duck with 7 young. Kingfisher has also bred, but recent heavy rain and diesel oil pollution finished off all 5 small cygnets, leaving both adults with oil on them.

5 Ringlet butterflies were on the wing today along with male & female Broad-bodied Chaser. Moths disturbed during management work were; Small Fan-foot, Cinnabar, Small Magpie and White Plume Moth.
My thanks to Russ.Boland, Rod Heeley, Richard Laverack and Keith Bannister for their assistance today.

Congratulations to Pete Middleton and my lovely former Spanish teacher Rosario on their marriage today.

The Edge 30.06.16

Wombwell Ings - Highlight was the Black Tailed Godwit feeding on the side pool. It flew south towards Broomhill at 8.55 am and it was seen dropping onto the flash. Also present were 8 Mute Swan, 2+3y Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 5 Tufted Duck, 5 Teal, 3 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 20 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 7 Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 16 BH Gull, 4 Skylark, 4 Linnet and 2 Pied Wagtail. A group of c60 Swift passed through at 9.30am.
Broomhill Flash - Unfortunately the number of Great Crested Grebe chicks is down from three to two. Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 41 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 11 Gadwall, 7+6y Tufted Duck, 5 Mallard, 2+5y Pochard, 7 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 44 Coot, 50+ Lapwing, c60 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Cudworth Common, Wednesday am.

It's not been the most successful of breeding seasons for waders on the Common but neither is it the worst.
Lapwing; still 44 adults around, many starting to moult with at least three broods of chicks seen.
Ringed Plover; still two pairs with some display still happening.
Little Ringed Plover; one pair still.
Redshank; just a single fledged juvenile remains.
Gadwall; brood of seven chicks.
Grey Partridge; a pair but no sign of chicks and a Cuckoo is still singing

The Edge 29.06.16

Wombwell Ings- Present were 4 Mute Swan, 2+3y Greylag, 11 Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 23 Lapwing, 1+1y Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover ( left high west at 9.15am ), 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Kestrel, 21 BH Gull, 3 Skylark, 4 Linnet and 50+ House Martin.
Broomhill Flash - Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 45 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 16+6y Gadwall, 10 Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck, 4+4y Pochard, 6 Little Grebe, 2+2y Great Crested Grebe, 38 Coot, 1 Moorhen, c90 BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull.
Bolton Ings - Unlike cricketers, heavy rain did not stop play for the 'Wallys with the Brollies'. On the open water were 2+2y Mute Swan, 55 Gadwall, 18 Tufted Duck, 3+2y Pochard, 2 Mallard, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 61+8y Coot, 76+adult and 65+ juv BH Gull. Also present were 3 Canada Geese, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 LBB Gull, 100+ Swift, 200+ Sand Martin and 3 Whitethroat.
TPT- No singing warblers on the way down to the sofa. Return walk only registered 2 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Whitethroat.

Wintersett 29.06.16

11 degrees with 8/8 cloud.  Rain from mid morning until mid afternoon with a gusty west to south westerly.
Anglers CP:  A summer plumage, adult Black-tailed Godwit, flew in to the shallows from WRes early this morning.  Common Sandpiper 1.  Teal 1 drake.  Lapwing 42 with just 1 chick seen today.
Wintersett Res: Sand Martin 200.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Ringing Recovery

Garden Warbler
X076492   adult     04-07-2015  Carlton Marsh NR.
              controlled 08-05-2016  Bonday Farm, Whitwell (Derbyshire). 35 km SSE
                               15-05-2016  Bonday Farm. 315 days.

Wintersett 27+ 28.06.16

27.06.16 
16 degrees with 5/8 cloud and a westerly breeze.
Anglers CP: A Common Sandpiper, 3 young Lapwing and 4 Cormorant.

28.06.16
11 - 15 degrees, with 8/8 cloud and a cool north easterly breeze.
Wintersett Res:  Grasshopper Warbler 1 reeling male.   Cetti's Warbler 2 singing males (Boathouse and West Bank).  Kingfisher 1
Anglers CP: Common Tern 1.

The Edge 28.06.16

Wombwell Ings - With only two birds noted along the Bulling Dyke, there appears a distinct lack of Swallows in the Broomhill Area this summer. Is this typical of the wider Barnsley area? Present were 9 Mute Swan, 2+3y Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 7 Tufted Duck, 4 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 3 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 13 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 27 Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 28 BH Gull, 4 Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Linnet, a singing Sedge Warbler and a singing Song Thrush+3 Mistle Thrush in Broomhill Park.
Broomhill Flash - Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 38 Canada Geese,1 Greylag, 9 Gadwall, 6 Tufted Duck, 3 Mallard, 3+5y Pochard, 1 Teal, 2+2y Great Crested Grebe, 3+2y Litle Grebe, 47 Coot, 16 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 90+ BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull.
TPT - Singing males 8 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Whitethroat.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 64 Gadwall, 15 Tufted Duck, 3+7y Mallard, 2+3y Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, 71+20y Coot and 150+ BH Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 LBB Gull, 3 Lapwing and 1 Grey Wagtail.

Underbank

Quiet at Midhopestones & Underbank Reservoirs but a couple of decent records. Highlights were:-
Midhopestones - 1 singing Garden Warbler.
Underbank Reservoir - 1 Great Crested Grebe; 1 Little Ringed Plover; 3 Pied Wagtails with 7 juveniles and 6+ Crossbills.

Monday, 27 June 2016

The Edge 27.06.16

Wombwell Ings - Highlight was a hunting Hobby eating a dragonfly as it flew around the flash at 9.35am. Also present were 8 Mute Swan, 2+3y Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 11 Gadwall, 4 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 24 Coot, 1 Moorhen,19 Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 14 BH Gull, 2 Skylark, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Mistle Thrush and 4 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash - Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 41 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 12 Gadwall, 12 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 2+2y Pochard, 2 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 47 Coot, 1 Kestrel, 19 Lapwing, c80 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull.
TPT - Singing males 6 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff and 2 Whitethroat.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 2+7y Mute Swan, 54+6y Gadwall, 21 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard 2 Mallard, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 57 Coot, 1 Moorhen, c200 BH Gull , 2 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 1 cc Marsh Harrier and 1 Green Woodpecker.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Wintersett - Full House 26.06.16

13 - 18 degrees with scattered, then increasing,  cloud and a light northerly this morning.
Wintersett Res: 2 male Yellow Wagtails were in SW field +  a further 3 males in Cold Hiendley field.  House Martin 100.
Cold Hiendley Res: Gadwall 1 female and 6 medium young  + 3 small young ACP.   Mallard 3 fledged young.
Lepidoptera: A Painted Lady was seen in the field just before Haw Park Wood.
Anglers CP: Common Tern 1. Pochard 1 drake.  Curlew 16 W at 18.30hrs. 
Good news from the Sand Martin Box:
Over the past week the last two available nest holes have been excavated and all 24 nest holes  are now occupied.  The earliest broods have already fledged and it's looking like a successful season so far, with 300 Sand Martins  counted over Wintersett Res today.
Nationally, there can't be many, if any,  artificial Sand Martin nest sites, that can boast an amazing 100%  occupancy. 

Low Moor/Midhope 26/6/16.

Late morning, early aft. Too steady, highlights - Crossbill 2 flew towards thickwoods, Raven 3, Oystercatcher 3, Siskin 2, Snipe still about 3 displaying but reducing compared to 10+ mid month, Skylark still 1 singing, Buzzard 3, Kes 2.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Wintersett 25.06.16

16 - 19 degrees, mainly cloudy with a light westerly.
Wintersett  Res:  An adult and a juvenile Grasshopper Warbler were ringed this morning.  Just 2 male Cetti's were heard. - the boathouse and west bank birds. Singing has decreased markedly this week.
Cold Hiendley Field:  Yellow Wagtail 4. 
Chris Swaine had 63 species on his morning list.  Here's a couple of photos he took.

               Sedge Warbler         WRes

This  Mallard is the odd one out in the family.   ACP
 

Friday, 24 June 2016

Wintersett 24.06.16

14 - 19 degrees with 8/8 and a light westerly.
Anglers CP: Common Sandpiper 1,  Tufted Duck 4 + 54 WRes..
Wintersett Res: A Barn Owl was seen at dawn.
Overnight Moth trapping highlights were: Scallop Shell,  Purple Clay and Map-winged Swift.
Mammal: A juvenile Mink (deceased) was on the road SE corner, WRes..

Little Don - Hordron Road - 24-06-16

Early morning visit with 4 Ring Ouzel (1 Adult and 3 well grown Juveniles); 2 Common Sandpiper; 2 Grey Wagtail; 4+ Wheatear; 1 Common Buzzard; 2 Grey Heron; Numerous Blackcap











Woodcocks & Nightjars

There are decent numbers of Nightjars on the moorland fringe this year.
A total of 14+ males have been found 'churring' at six sites in our area. I have been reliably informed that they are present at a further two sites, but these are bit too remote for me to check out.
Woodcock are present at at least five of these sites, with 16+ 'roding' birds present.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Broomhill Flash Appreciation Note

Upon entering Broomhill Flash hide tonight I found this little note upstairs on the shelf. A very nice sentiment from who ever wrote it and to take the time to do it. Cheered me up no end! (All other notes must have a queens head on) Only kidding.

 
Thank You.

Wintersett 23.06.16

14 - 18 degrees, warm with sun first thing, but clouded up by mid morning.
Anglers CP:  An adult Black-necked Grebe, in summer plumage,  was off the west bank. Common Tern 2.   We still have 3 young Lapwing.  The first brood of 6vs Gadwall were seen, but without a female.
Botany:  4 small Mallard  ducklings were noted.
Odonata:  3 Large Red Damselfly and a male Emperor Dragonfly  were on the golf course pond.  On ACP there were 2m + 1 f Emperor Dragonfly ovipositing,  4 m Black-tailed Skimmer and 6 Four Spot Chaser.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Wintersett 22.06.16

16 - 20 degrees hot and humid with  8/8 cloud and a light southerly.  A couple of very short sunny spells
Anglers CP:  Common Tern 3 this morning and/or 7 this evening.    8 very small Mallard ducklings.
Wintersett Res: 4 Great Crested Grebe broods 1 y  NE + 2 y SB WRes and  1y left from 4 + 2 l y CHRes. 
Odonata: A male Emperor dragonfly was off the NE bank WRes..

The Edge 22.06.16

Wombwell Ings - Present were 5 Mute Swan, 3+2y Greylag, 3+1y Canada Geese, 15 Gadwall, 12 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 20 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 21 Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 8 BH Gull, 1 Kestrel, 3 Skylark, 6 Linnet and 1 singing Sedge Warbler. Duck numbers may appear low due to birds entering eclipse and so seeking cover while they moult.
Broomhill Flash - Highlight was a pair of Great Crested Grebe with their 3 very young chicks ( We only noticed 2 chicks yesterday on the back of a parent bird.). Also present were 2 Mute Swan, 26 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 14+8y Mallard, 9 Gadwall, 15 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, 1+5y Pochard, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 35 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 11 Lapwing, 80+ BH Gull and 1 Buzzard.
TPT - Singing males included 9 Willow Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Song Thrush. Also 1 Bullfinch.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 2+7y Mute Swan, 34 Gadwall, 27 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 4+3y Pochard, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 70+17y Coot, 3 Moorhen, c200 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail and 5 Whitethroat. A Grasshopper Warbler and a Sedge Warbler were singing directly in front of the hide.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Wintersett 21.06.16

A very warm 20 degrees with a few scattered clouds and a very light westerly.
Anglers CP:  Common Tern 4,  Oystercatcher 4 adults + 3 fl. young.  6 Mallard  broods were seen in the area today: 1 sy + 2 vsy,  5 fl y + 6 fl y + 4 fl y and 3 l y WRes.  Lapwing 3 vs young.
Wintersett Res: Lots of Toad metams were seen on the path to the boathouse bench.
Lepidoptera: This year's first Ringlet and a Large Skipper were flying around the Marsh Orchids next to the path to the Main Hide ACP.

The Edge 21.06.16

Wombwell Ings - Present were 5 Mute Swan, 3+1y Canada Geese, 2+3y Greylag, 14 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 21 Coot, 26 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 8 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 3 Skylark, 5 Linnet and 1 Pied Wagtail.
Broomhill Flash - Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 30+6y Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 21 Mallard, 15 Gadwall, 3+6y Pochard, 1 Teal, 8+2y Little Grebe, 2+2y Great Crested Grebe, 36 Coot, 12 Lapwing, c60 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull and 1 Barn Owl.
TPT - Singing males 7 Blackcap, 7 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, and 1 Sedge Warbler. Also 2 Bullfinch and 1 Song Thrush.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 2 +7y Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 24+1y Gadwall, 21+2y Tufted Duck, 7+3y Pochard, 1+1y Mallard, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 61+14y Coot, 2 Moorhen, and c200 BH Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Whithroat and 1 Bullfinch.

A magical night

Full moon last night coinciding with the Summer solstice - first time since 1967!  Good night to visit the stone circle - but not for mystic rituals.  Three or more nightjars calling, churring, flying.  Four sightings of woodcock may have involved just two birds.  Later at corner of Mortimer Road and Shaw Lane the nightjars were flying around within a few metres in a spectacular manner as well as calling and churring - again at least three birds.  Snipe drumming too.

Fleets Dam 21.06.16



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   Adult Ring-necked Parakeet feeding two juveniles.
Hope it works!

FLEETS DAM 21.06.16



21.06.16 - 8.50am Linda and I saw an adult Ring-necked Parakeet feeding two juveniles in willow on East bank of Fleets Dam with video evidence. Unfortunately having problems uploading video - will try later!

Monday, 20 June 2016

Wintersett MEGA!! 20.06.16

16 - 19 degrees, with rain until late morning and a light south westerly.
Anglers CP: Steve Denny had a great start to his week early this morning. A Little Egret was on the shallows but left south at 06. 45hrs.  Then, from the hide,  he picked up a LONG-TAILED SKUA, (with a long tail ) going over/through,  being mobbed by Black-headed Gulls at 06.55hrs.  Common Tern 3,  Oystercatcher 5 adults + 3 young.   5 new very small  Mallard Ducklings  were seen.   70 Greylag Goose and 95 Canada Goose in wing moult with 11 Canada fledged young.  Mute Swan 5 young (south pair), no young with north pair. 

Fleets Dam 20/6/16.

A reliable report from 2 of the regulars this morning is the Parakeets have bred and raised 2 young. So now 5 birds in the area best seen and heard early mornings.

The Edge 20.06.16

Wombwell Ings - Present were 6 Mute Swan, 2+3y Greylag, 1+1y Canada Goose, 27 Gadwall, 14+5y Mallard, 12 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 21 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 42 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 8 BH Gull, 1 Kestrel, 4 Skylark, 3 Mistle Thrush, 5 Pied Wagtail and 4 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash - Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 36+6y Canada Geese, 14 Tufted Duck, 7 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 1+4y Pochard, 6+2y Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 29 Coot, 13 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, c60 BH Gull and 1 Common Tern.
 TPT - Singing Males 6 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff and 2 Whitethroat. A Kingfisher flew along Knoll Beck.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 1 Mute Swan, 29 Tufted Duck, 24 Gadwall, 8 Mallard, 4+3y Pochard, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 62+12y Coot, c200 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Canada Goose, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 LBB Gull, 2 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Oystercatcher and 1 Lapwing.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Wintersett 19.06.15

16- 19 degrees with 8/8 cloud and a light south westerly. The sun broke through twice for a very short time.
Anglers CP: A Little Ringed Plover flew over at 08.58hrs.  Common Tern 1,  Grey Wagtail 1,  Shoveler 1m and Greylag Goose 61.  Lapwing 3 young.  4 broods of Black-headed Gull 1 + 3 + 2 + 2. 
Wintersett Res: Willow Tit 2 and Water Rail 1.  Grasshopper Warbler 1 adult + 2 fledged young.  Great Crested Grebe 1 sat + 1 large and 2 medium young.
Lepidoptera: A Painted Lady  was on the NE bank WRes.
Lynz Harston took this great shot of a Wren before the Marathon runners and other visitors arrived this morning. 
 
Wren                    ACP     LHarston

Ewden plus, 19/6/16 and 18/6/16.

Today- stone circle track to lodge and return, - Hobby over white carr ridge, Peregrine 1 seen stooping at pigeons twice, Buzzard 5, Kes 1, Ring Ouzel seen in side head beck with it or another singing distantly in ewden beck. Stonechat 1 pair still at s bends, Ravens a total of 6 which included a scavenging group of 4, 2 chipping Snipe. Last night 10-00pm to 11-30pm was good for Nightjar and Woodcock. Results were - Ewden stone circle track, 3 Nightjars with 2 showing well at the first silver birch/rhododendron plantation, 4 roding Woodcocks, 1 calling Golden Plover, 1 displaying Snipe, 2 Tawny Owls.- Junction of Mortimer road and Gill Royd Lane SK 234 985, 2 Nightjars churring with 1 showing in plantation, 1 roding Woodcock, 1 displaying Snipe. - Midhope res audible from bench 1 churring Nightjar in the shaw brook area and 1 roding Woodcock here.

Carlton Marsh

The first of this year's juvenile Kingfishers
Rod Heeley

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Wintersett 18.06.16

A cool 9 degrees start  with 8/8 and a light westerly this morning that warmed up to 18 degrees with scattered cloud by midday
Wintersett Res: A second brood of Cetti's Warblers were heard calling today.  Sand Martin 50 and  Water Rail 1.
Cold Hiendley Field: Yellow Wagtail 4m.
Pits Wood: Nuthatch 1 adult + 2 juveniles. 
Anglers CP: Lapwing 3 young.  Hobby 1 over, Curlew 1 south,  Grey Wagtail 1 and Common Tern 2.  The first incoming juvenile Black-headed Gull from elsewhere was seen.
Lepidoptera: 2 Large Skippers and 2 Meadow Browns were seen today.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Elsecar - Midhope

The few highlights were:-
Elsecar Reservoir - three pairs Great Crested Grebe with 3+2+1 young and 1 Kingfisher.
Ingbirchworth Reservoir - 1 Oystercatcher, 16+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls W and 1 Jay (first of the year here for me).
Langsett Reservoir - 24 Canada Geese with 7 goslings, Teal with 6 ducklings and Mallard with 6+6 ducklings.
Midhope Reservoir - Teal with 3 duckling (down from 4), Mallard with 6+6 ducklings and 1 Common Buzzard.

Wintersett 17.06.16

13 degrees with 8/8 cloud and flat calm this morning.
Anglers CP:  3 very small Lapwing chicks, on the island behind the Sand Martin Box, were a surprise this morning.  Common Tern 2 and Gadwall 12.  Oystercatcher 2 adults + 1 large young + 2 adults and 2 fledged young.  Mallard 3 small young.

Hordron road to upper hordron and return 17/6/16.

Dry and at times sunny up to 2.30pm then heavy showers. Still good for Ring Ouzel with 6+ seen which included a juv. showing well. 2 still singing towards the little don river. Also - Merlin 1, probably 2, Buzzard 1 pair, Kes 3, Raven 1, Oystercatcher 3+, 1 displaying Snipe, LBB Gull 5, Mistle Thrush 14 down, Siskin 4 at swinden and 100+ Swift going w. after a heavy shower.

The Edge 17.06.16

Wombwell Ings - Present were 4 Mute Swan, 2+3y Greylag, 2+1y Canada Geese, 22 Gadwall, 16 Mallard, 11 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 24 Coot, 14 Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 7 BH Gull, 3 Skylark, 3 Linnet and 1 Pied Wagtail. In Broomhill Park were 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Green Woodpecker and  singing Blackcap and Chiffchaff.
TPT - Singing males 7 Blackcap, 6 Willow Warbler and 5 Chiffchaff.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 2+7y Mute Swan, 34 Tufted Duck, 15 Gadwall, 5 Pochard,4 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 68+9y Coot, c200 BH Gull, 5 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 26 Lapwing over, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Barn Owl( quartering at 11.35am ), 1 Green Woodpecker and 2 Whitethroat.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Barrow tip - Worsbro

Last night (14th) Two light traps were set up to catch moths. Present Harry Baumont, Chris Parkin Jerry Brown and myself. One and a half hours produced 24 macro moth species that included Green Silver Lines, 4 Peach Blossom, Lesser Swallow Prominent & Swallow Prominent, The Lychnis, Small Elephant Hawk, Plain Golden Y and Marbled White Spot.

There were 5 sightings of Woodcock (that included 2 flying together) and the ubiquitous Tawny Owl was singing.

Wintersett 15.06.16

13 - 16 degrees with 8/8 cloud and rain from 10.00hrs to 12.30hrs, then dry with a light north easterly.
Wintersett Res: Common Scoter female this evening, per Paul Meredith.
Overnight moth trapping produced: Small Elephant Hawkmoth,  Beautiful Hooktip,  Seraphim,  Map-winged Swift and Cream Wave.

                          Map-winged Swift                       ASmith

                                     Cream Wave                      ASmith

                         Small Elephant Hawkmoth          ASmith

The Edge 15.06.16

Wombwell Ings - Present were 3 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 23 Gadwall, 21 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 20 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 11 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Oystercatcher, 6 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 5 Skylark, 5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Linnet and 1 singing Sedge Warbler on the Bulling Dyke.
Broomhill Flash - Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 41 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 19 Gadwall, 10 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 3+3y Pochard, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 28+2y Coot, 2 Moorhen and 2 Pied Wagtail.
TPT - Singing males 6 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap , 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Song Thrush.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 2+2y Mute Swan, 24 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 51+11y Coot and  c200 BH Gull. Also present were 6 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Bullfinch and 1 Whitethroat.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

The Edge 14.06.16

Wombwell Ings - Present were 3+1y Canada Geese, 2+3y Greylag, 20 Gadwall, 19 Mallard, 7 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 24 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 21 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 9 BH Gull, 3 Pied Wagtail and 2 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash - Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 29+4y Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 21+9y Mallard, 7 Tufted Duck, 5 Gadwall, 4+7y Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 37+3y Coot, 11 Lapwing and c80 BH Gull.
 TPT - Singing males 9 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff and 5 Blackcap.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 3+7y Mute Swan, 31 Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 3 Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 69+19y Coot, 2000+ BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 3 Canada Geese, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Green Woodpecker.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Wintersett 13.06.16

13 - 16 degrees with 8/8 intermittent drizzle and a light north easterly this morning.  Rain from early afternoon onwards
Anglers CP: A  BLACK  TERN in summer plumage flew in with 3 Common Terns at 10.05hrs.  A fox took the smallest Oystercatcher chick from the bank,  2+ 1 remain.   5 Herring Gulls flew south and  7 Lesser Black-backed Gull dropped in this evening.    A Grey Wagtail was seen this morning,  and 4 were seen at WRes. boathouse this evening.  A Curlew flew north.
Cold Hiendley Res:  A RED KITE flew over south at 11.54hrs.
Wintersett Res: Great Crested Grebe  young 2 SE + 1 WB + 1NE.

The Edge 13.06.16

Wombwell Ings - Present were 7 Mute Swan, 2+1y Canada Geese, 2+3y Greylag, 49 Gadwall, 9 Mallard, 4 Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Teal, 1 +5y Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 22 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 13 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 16 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 4 + Skylark, 5 Pied Wagtail and 5 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash -Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 29 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 20+9y Mallard, 16 Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck, 7+7y Pochard, 2 Teal, 2+1y Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe, 45 Coot, 6+ Lapwing and  c60 BH Gull.
TPT - Singing males 5 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap and 2 Song Thrush.
Bolton Ings -Arrived at the hide and was told by Peter Burton ( an experienced birdwatcher who has seen several abroad )  that a male Little Bittern had just landed in the reeds on the norhern shore. The sofa became rather busy with birdwatchers from Old Moor, trying to locate a bird that had not been seen on the RSPB reserve this morning. On the open water were 2+7y Mute Swan, 27 Tufted Duck, 7 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 2 Pochard, 2 Great Creted Grebe, 51 Coot and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant over, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 hunting Barn Owl, 1 Green Woodpecker, and 1 singing Sedge Warbler.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Wintersett 12.06.16

12 - 15 degrees with 8/8 cloud and intermittent showers from early afternoon.
Wintersett Res: Chiffchaff 1 juvenile.  Grey Wagtail 1.   Cetti's Warblers 4 singing males.
Anglers CP: Common Tern 1.  Oystercatcher young 2 x 2.
Critter: Cyclists reported  a Grass Snake on the canal path just across road from CHRes. layby.

Carlton Marsh

We haven't had much luck with Mute Swans over the years, several attempts have failed for one reason or another. There have only been 2 successful pairs in more than 40 years, the first in 1985 followed by another in 2012. However, both cygnets died in the very wet spring of that year. Our latest resident pair showed no interest what so ever last year, but I am over the moon that they have produced 5 cygnets today! (Rod Heeley)

Old Moor - Stellar Images 11.06.16

4 juvenile Bitterns have been confirmed at Old Moor.  Here are Ron Marshall's fantastic photos of two of them yesterday. morning.


Saturday, 11 June 2016

Wintersett 11.06.16

13 - 15 degrees,  dull with 8/8 and a light south easterly.  Occasional drizzle this afternoon.
Overnight mammal trapping, with the Friends of Haw Park Wood and Wintersett , produced  2 Wood Mice, 1 House Mouse,  1 Field Vole and 4 Bank Voles at Anglers CP.
Anglers CP:  A Curlew was in the back fields. 
Wintersett Res: Grey Wagtail 1.
Cold Hiendley Res: Yellow Wagtail 2. 

Friday, 10 June 2016

Wintersett 10.06.16

16 - 19 degrees with 8/8 cloud and light drizzle until mid morning, then dry with a light north easterly.
Anglers CP:  A male Common Scoter was out in the middle of the lake,  but left west at 10.34hrs..  Common Tern 2.   Willow Warbler 1 juvenile.  Oystercatcher young 2 x 2. 
Insects: Red-eyed Damselfly, male on Amphibious Bistort, NE bank WRes..   Painted Lady north bank WRes.   Orange Tip 1m ACP.
National Moth Night trapping Day 1  produced 47 species of macro moths.  Highlights were Orange Footman,  2 Alder Moths,  True Lover's Knot,  Beautiful Carpet,  Marbled White Spot, Brown Silver-lines and 49 Diamondback Moths.
 
             True Lover's Knot       ACP     ASmith

Great Pics - No biggie

Sorry - not Little Bittern, but  a couple of  great photos of Reed Warbler taken by Ron Marshall at Old Moor today.


Thursday, 9 June 2016

Carlton Marsh

Kingfisher was pretty active today. A new brood of Greylags (6) and 12 Canada Geese left south leaving 5 adults with 9 goslings.

Insects included 3 Dingy Skippers, 2 Orange-tips, a really fresh Red Admiral and a female Broad -bodied Chaser.

Barrow Tip
Buzzard, singing Cuckoo, 6 small Mallard young and Jay.
Insects included 4 Painted Ladies, 17 Common Blue, 21 Dingy Skipper, 87 Small Heath, Large Skipper, Small Copper and a record breaking 117 Burnet Companion moths. A Small Elephant Hawk Moth was also noted.
Chris Parkin

Wintersett 09.06.16

13 - 19 degrees  with 0/8 cloud until mid morning when cloud increased, and a light south easterly.
Anglers CP:  Common Tern 1.  Oystercatcher young 2 x 2.   RED KITE 2  were circling  over the northern end at 13.55hrs.
Botany Road:  Whitethroat fledglings were moving through the hedge.
Wintersett Res: Kingfisher 1. 
Insects: A Red-eyed Damselfly showed briefly  off  WRes. NE bank this morning, and was seen again this afternoon.   2 Painted Ladies were on the east bank ACP this afternoon.

The Edge 09.06.16

Wombwell Ings - Present were 8 Mute Swan, 2+2y Canada Geese, 3+4y Greylag, 29 Gadwall, 28 Mallard, 7 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 21 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 12 Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 29 BH Gull, 3 Pied Wagtail, and 2 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash - Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 31+6y Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 18+7y Mallard, 16 Tufted Duck, 9 Gadwall, 6+3y Pochard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 32+3y Coot, 2 Moorhen, 16 Lapwing, 1 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Common Tern and 2 Linnet.
TPT - Singing males 9 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap and 3 Whitethroat.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 2+7y Mute Swan, 34 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 2+2y Gadwall, 1 Mallard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 48 Coot, 2 Moorhen  and c150 BH Gull. Also present were 4 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Common Tern, 3 Buzzard, 1 Lapwing and 1 Jay.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Wintersett 08.06.16

12 - 22 degrees,  warm with 8/8 cloud and a light north easterly.
Anglers CP: Curlew 1,  Shelduck 2 and Common Tern 1. 
Odonata: A Black-tailed Skimmer was on ACP east bank.
Moths trapped overnight included: 282 Diamondback - part of the huge, countrywide influx.    The 2nd records of Orange Footman and Rivulet.  A Green Silver-lines and  2 Alder Moths.

                        Orange Footman               ASmith

                                        Rivulet                                ASmith

                                      Alder Moth                           ASmith

                     Green  Silver-lines                             ASmith

The Edge 08.06.16

Wombwell Ings -Present were 8 Mute Swan, 13+1y Canada Geese, 3+4y |Greylag, 38 Mallard, 24 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Great crested Grebe, 14 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 22 Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 3+ Skylark, 6+ Pied Wagtail and a singing Chiffchaff.
Broomhill Flash - Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 35+5y Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 26 Mallard, 17 Tufted Duck, 15 Gadwall, 4+7y Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 45 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 14 Lapwing, 1 Snipe and c75 BH Gull. A Barn Owl was hunting over Clegg's Meadow and the old tip at 10.25am.
TPT -  Singing males 8 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap. Also present were 1 calling Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay and 1 Painted Lady Butterfly(first of the year for me).
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 2+7y Mute Swan, 31 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 56 Coot, 1 Moorhen, c150 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 2 Canada Geese, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 1 Common Tern over, 2 Whitethroat(+4 fledglings feeding in front of the hide) and a singing Sedge Warbler and Garden Warbler.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Wintersett 07.06.16

16 - 25 degrees, Scorchio!   With  0/8 cloud until 10.00hrs, then high cloud increased to 8/8 by early afternoon.
Wintersett Res: 3 male Cetti's Warblers are still singing.  Cuckoo 1m.    Great Crested Grebe 3 broods - 1 + 1 + 2.
Disposal Point: Green Woodpecker.
Anglers CP: Grey Wagtail 1,   Oystercatcher young 2 X 2. 
Lepidoptera and Odonata:  Painted Lady 6  in the area.  Red-eyed Damselfly 2m spillway WRes..  Broad-bodied Chaser 1m Golf course field.  Large Red Damselfly and Holly Blue on Golf course pond. 
                           Painted Lady                 WRes   ASmith

The Edge 07.06.16

Old Moor Reedbed Hide - A good start to the day , thanks to the keen eyes of Ken Foundation, with Little Bittern and Great Bittern being ticked on the day list.
Wombwell Ings - Present were 8 Mute Swan, 3+4y Greylag, 3 +1y Canada Geese, 38 Mallard, 22 Gadwall, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 22 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 8 Lapwing, 18 BH Gull, 3 Pied Wagtail and 2 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash - Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 24+5y Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 8 Tufted Duck,7+5y Mallard, 2+4y Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 26 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 2 Lapwing and c60 BH Gull.
TPT -Singing males 8 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 3 Song Thrush and 2 Whitethroat.
Bolton Ings - Nice to see and hear a Sedge Warbler in front of the hide. Even better was the Garden Warbler seen on a feeding foray. On the open water were 2 +7y Mute Swan, 28 Tufted Duck, 7 Gadwall, 4 Mallard, 2 Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 53 +8y Coot, c150 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 2 Canada Geese, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Kingfisher.

The excitement continues

Not only was it nice to see that the Great Crested Grebes were feeding three young on the Brick Ponds
but then I discovered two Red-eared Sliders (Terrapins) were using the old nest as a perch.


Monday, 6 June 2016

Wintersett 06.06.16

12 - 25 degrees, hot and sunny with a light south easterly breeze.
Spent a lovely morning monitoring Bittern at RSPB Old Moor,  with several flight views and a long flight view of the Little Bittern.
Moorhouse Lane Ponds:  5 CROSSBILL flew west over at 18.23 hrs  per Paul Meredith.   Could this be the start of an irruption?
Wintersett Res:  The male Red-eyed Damselfly was on Persicaria in the north east corner.
Anglers CP Butterflies:  Painted Lady 1,  Brimstone 5 and Brown Argus 1.

The Edge 06.06.16

Wombwell Ings - Present were 9 Mute Swan, 18 Canada Geese, 5+4y Greylag, 35 Gadwall, 32 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 5 Teal, 5 Shoveler, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Litte Egret, 16 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 5 Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 24 BH Gull, 3 Skylark, 2 Linnet, 2 Pied Wagtail and 25 + House Martin collecting mud from the water's edge for nest building.
Broomhill Flash - Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 45 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 19 Tufted Duck, 15+6y Mallard, 11 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 28 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing and c100 BH Gull.
 TPT - Singing males 8 Willow Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Whitethroat.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 2+7y Mute Swan, 26 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 4 Pochard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 65+12y Coot and c150 BH Gull. Also present were 3 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 1 Grey Heron and 1 Lapwing.

Carlton Marsh

Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail and Willow Tit were on show today, but the main focus was invertebrates and wild flowers.
The highlight of today was a Eyed Hawk Moth resting on a buttercup stem in the full glare of the sun, most unusual. It had probably just emerged as it was in pristine condition. It looks like a good year for them as I caught one in my garden trap a couple of nights ago. (see below)

The one today was only the 3rd record, the previous two in 1988 and 2008.

Butterflies included 2 Dingy Skipper, 2 Common Blue, 2 Small Heath, Peacock, 2 Small Copper and a male Orange-tip.
It was perfect weather for dragonflies; 2 female and 1 male Broad-bodied Chaser were flying with Four Spot Chaser, Banded Demoiselle, Azure and Blue-tailed damsel.

Chris Parkin sent in the following sightings
Rabbit Ings
Painted Lady 3, Red Admiral, Brown Argus, Small Heath 42, Small Copper 2 and White Pinion Spotted moth.

Monk Bretton tip
Painted Lady 2, Brown Argus and 10 Mother Shipton Moths.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Wintersett 05.06.16

Crazy weather. 9 degrees with 8/8 cloud and a cool northerly until mid morning.  Then the sun broke through and the temperature rocketed to 20 degrees with a light south easterly.
Wintersett Res:  The highlight today was a new species for this area. - a male RED-EYED DAMSELFLY,  found by Pete Smith on the NE bank, on Amphibious Bistort,  Persicaria amphibia
5 Common Terns were feeding here and then over Anglers CP.   3 male Cetti's Warblers + 1 CHRes.  Unusual behaviour?  The north bank male Cetti's Warbler was seen with a beak full of food for young, while still singing very quietly.
Anglers CP:  Oystercatcher young 2 x 2. 
Lepidoptera and Odonata: 
Disposal Point - Dingy Skipper 3,  Common Blue 1,  Small Heath 1
Moorhouse Lane Ponds: Large Red Damselfly,  Orange Tip 1m.
WRes:  Chimmney Sweeper 1 on north bank.   Blue-tailed Damselfly on west bank.

Wintersett WeBS June 2016

The WeBS totals for the area were:

Mute Swan 9,   Canada Goose 66,   Greylag Goose 31,   Coot 73,   Moorhen 11,   Mallard 53,   Gadwall 17,   Tufted Duck 44,   Great Crested Grebe 16,   Grey Heron 1,   Cormorant 4,   Lapwing 10,   Oystercatcher 4.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Low Moor/Midhope 4/6/16.

3-30pm to 5-20pm. Hazy light with poor distant viewing but what was first thought to be a buzzard over pike lowe was almost certainly a rt Hen Harrier which hunted barnside moor briefly before going s. over ewden height. Also 4 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 6 LBB Gulls, 6 chipping / displaying Snipe.

Wintersett 04.06.16

13 - 16 degrees,  cloudy with sunny spells this afternoon and a light northerly.
Anglers CP:  2 Avocets dropped in at 08.00hrs but only stayed for 20 minutes. (New for the year list).  Oystercatcher young 2 x 2 growing nicely.   2 broods of Mute Swan 5 + 2 new.  Gadwall 13.
Wintersett Res: Common Tern 8.  Cuckoo 1 singing very early.
Lepidoptera: A male Orange Tip was on ACP and a PAINTED  LADY was on the north bank WRes.
                Avocets                 ACP   SDenny
Sedge Warbler         WRes      CSwaine
Great Crested Grebe     CHRes            CSwaine

New life in Barnsley Cemetery

Ron Marshall took these lovely shots of Great Spotted Woodpeckers.


Friday, 3 June 2016

Royd Moor

Royd Moor Reservoir - highlights - 2 s Chiffchaffs, 13 s Willow Warblers, 15 s Blackcaps, 4 s Garden Warblers 5 s Whitethroats 2 s Yellowhammers and 7 s Reed Buntings.
Ingbirchworth Reservoir - 1 drake Teal.

Wintersett 03.06.16

9 - 12 degrees with sunny spells and a cool but light northerly.
Wintersett Res:  Common Tern 9.
Anglers CP:  Oystercatcher 2 pairs  x 2 young.   Cormorant 3.  Mute Swan Cygnets 5.   Sand Martin -  2 young in middle 8.

The Edge 03.06.16

Wombwell Ings - Present were 10 Mute Swan, 9+3y Greylag, 4+1y Canada Geese, 26+7y Mallard, 21 Gadwall, 7 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 24 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 5 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 15 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 3 Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail and 1 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash - Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 45+3y Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 17 Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 6+2y Pochard, 2 Mallard, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Black Necked Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Redshank, 2 Lapwing, 66 BH Gull and 2 Pied Wagtail.
Warbler Way - Singing males included 12 Chiffchaff, 7 Willow Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Cetti's Warbler and 1 Song Thrush. Also present were 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay and 1 Bullfinch.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 3+7y Mute Swan, 9 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 39 Tufted Duck, 17 Gadwall, 9+3y Mallard, 5 Pochard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 45 Coot, 250+ BH Gull, 3 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 2 Oystercatcher over and 1 Lapwing.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Broomhill Flash

This evening 2nd June 19.00 there were 2 Black-necked Grebe still present and 10 Gadwall, c14 Tufted, 3 Little Grebe, Pochard 10, Mallard 6+, Mute Swan 1, C30 Canada and 2 Greylag on the water.

Carlton Marsh

Present today Kingfisher, Water Rail, Greylag Goose with 3 small young, Gadwall with 9 very small young.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

The Edge 01.06.16

Wombwell Ings - Present were 9 Mute Swan, 35 Canada Geese, 14+5y Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 23 Mallard, 12 Gadwall, 7 Tufted Duck, 5 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 1 Grey Heron, 21 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 5 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 19 BH Gull, 3 LBB Gull, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Pied Wagtail and 2 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash - Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 31 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 17 Gadwall, 15 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 4 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Black Necked Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 21 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 3 Lapwing and 1 Buzzard.
TPT - Singing males 7 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff and 4 Blackcap. Also 1 Jay.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 2+7y Mute Swan, 30 Tufted Duck, 9 Pochard, 4 Mallard, 3 Gadwall, 52 Coot, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 6 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Kestrel.