Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Wintersett + Gull Roost: 14.11.18

A very mild 7 - 13 degrees with 3/8 cloud and a south westerly.
Anglers CP: Common Scoter 1 female/immature.  Goosander 23.  Water Rail 1.  Bittern 1 sat up in SW corner reeds.  Believe it or not,  new for the year list!!  Grey Partridge 8.
Wintersett Res: Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult.  An unringed Chiffchaff on the north bank flew to the NE corner.
Anglers CP Gull Roost: Low numbers tonight. Great Black-backed Gull 33.  Lesser Black-backed Gull 5.  Herring Gull 71.

            Bittern                                     ACP       SDenny

THe Edge 14/11/2018

Wombwell Ings - Present were 3 Mute Swan, 194 Canada Geese, 26 Greylag, 54 Teal, 15 Shoveler, 7 Wigeon, 2 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 106 Lapwing, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Snipe, 179 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Skylark, 10 Stock Dove, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat and 21 Linnet.
Broomhill Flash - Noted were 2+3 juv Mute Swan, 42 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 26 Shoveler, 16 Tufted Duck, 13 Mallard, 13 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 8 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 12 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 58 BH Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 60+ Fieldfare over south.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 1+3 juv Mute Swan, 1 Greylag, 2 female Pochard, 1 female Goosander, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 346 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 10 Herring Gull, 7 BH Gull, 6 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Bullfinch.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Wintersett 13.11.18

7 - 10 degrees with 6/8 cloud and a moderate south westerly.
Anglers CP: Common Scoter 1 female/immature.  Siskin 1 south. 
Cold Hiendley Res: Scaup 1 juvenile drake.   A Willow Tit and a Water Rail were on the south west bank. 

The Edge 13/11/2018

Wombwell Ings - Present were 200+ Greylag, 74 Canada Geese, 38 Teal, 14 Shoveler, 11 Wigeon, 2 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 177 Lapwing, 11 Golden Plover, 2 Snipe, 235 BH Gull, 1 Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 10+ Fieldfare, 5+ Redwing and 21 Linnet.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 2+1juv Mute Swan, 31 Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 2 Mallard, 1 Gadwall, 1 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 312 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 7 Herring Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 37 Lapwing, 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Bullfinch.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Carlton Marsh

On the wader scrape this afternoon 4 Cormorants, 300+ BH Gulls, 50 Herring Gulls, 6 Common Gulls, 1 LBB Gull and 1 GBB Gull disturbed at least twice by a Sparrowhawk and once by a Buzzard. On the main marsh Green Woodpecker, c40 Redwing and 1 Fieldfare.

A Small Copper butterfly was found on Common Ragwort (Chris Parkin)

Wintersett 12.11.18

7 - 10 degrees with 4/8 cloud and a southerly breeze.  Heavy rain shower mid afternoon.
Anglers CP: Common Scoter 1 fem/imm.   Siskin 1. 
Pits Wood: Nuthatch 2.
Cold Hiendley Res: Scaup 1 juvenile male.
Wintersett Res:  2 Chiffchaffs on north east bank, 1 ringed, right leg. 

Wintersett + Vis.Mig. + Ringing 11.11.18

9 - 12 degrees,  dull and damp, with 8/8 cloud and a light southerly.
Anglers CP Vis.Mig: 
Going south: Stock Dove 4. Fieldfare 160.  Redwing 162.  Mistle Thrush 1.  Meadow Pipit 3.   Chaffinch 22 south + 16 west. Siskin 3. 
Going east: Pink-footed Goose 35 at 10.28hrs.  Golden Plover 1.
Going west: Greenfinch 2.  Goldfinch 18
Going north west: Rock/Water Pipit at 09.30hrs.
Going west north west:  Starling  50.
49 Birds were ringed:  Common Redpoll 2.  Lesser Redpoll 33.  Goldfinch 6.  Redwing 3.  Blackbird 2.

Common Redpoll         ACP  RBailey
Common Redpoll         ACP   RBailey

Wintersett WeBS October 2018

Here are the October  2018  WeBS totals for the Wintersett Area.

Mute Swan 13   Canada Goose 59   Greylag Goose 11   Great Crested Grebe 33  Little Grebe 18      Cormorant 27   Coot  436    Moorhen  11     Mallard 71     Teal 11   Shoveler 38   Gadwall 51  Wigeon 68  Tufted Duck 299    Pochard 46    Goldeneye 52   Scaup 1   Goosander 41  Common Scoter 1     
Pink-footed Goose 1   Water Rail 2   Lapwing 30   Snipe 3.
 

The Edge 12/11/2018

Wombwell Ings - Present were 2 Mute Swan, 125+ Greylag ( Spring Bank Field ), 37 Teal, 27 Wigeon, 9 Shoveler, 4 Goosander, 1 Kestrel, 1 Moorhen, 107 Lapwing, 52 Golden Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 185 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 12 Rook over south, 2 Pied Wagtail and 2 Stonechat.
Broomhill Flash - Noted were 1+3 juv Mute Swan, 64 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 25 Teal, 21 Shoveler, 16 Tufted Duck, 5 Mallard, 4 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 1 Pochard, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 6 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Buzzard, 3 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 42 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 57 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull.
TPT - A flock of c35 Redpoll contained a Mealy Redpoll.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 2+1 juv Mute Swan, 9 Tufted Duck, 2 Mallard, 2 Little Grebe, 8 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 316 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 13 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull and 1 Herring Gull. Also present were 1 Buzzard, 26 Lapwing, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Song Thrush and 1female Stonechat.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Carlton Marsh

To Martin Weir, could you please supply me with details of the Great White Egret sighting today please. Thanks

BarnsleyBSG Xmas Dinner

It will be held at Old Moor Tavern, Broomhill on Monday, 17th December 2018 at 7.00pm.
Cost - 2 Course £13.99 / 3 Course £16.99
Menu:-
Starters- Creamy Garlic Mushrooms
               Soup of the day
                Prawn Cocktail
                Chicken Goujons
                Pate

Mains-    Roast Turkey
                Roast Beef
                Pork Diane
                Oven Baked Cod
                Chicken & White Wine Sauce
                8oz Sirloin & Pepper Sauce  ( +£4.50
                Vegetarian Option

Desserts-  Christmas Pudding
                 Sherry Trifle
                 Chocolate Fudge Cake
                 Strawberry Cheesecake
                 Yorkshire Ice Cream

If you are interested in attending then either see me in Broomhill hide on most weekdays between 10-11pm or contact me by email at bigalwhitey@tiscali.co.uk


Saturday, 10 November 2018

Wintersett + Vis.Mig 10.11.18

6 - 12 degrees with 2/8 cloud  and a light southerly.
Anglers CP Vis.Mig:
Going south: Rock Pipit 1 at 07.20hrs.  Skylark 23.  Song Thrush 1.  Meadow Pipit 1. Crossbill  7  over CHRes. at 11.30hrs.
Going west: Starling 134.  Fieldfare 32.  Chaffinch 10.  Linnet 4. Goldfinch 32. Yellowhammer 2. Going north west: Redwing 28. 
Anglers CP: Common Scoter 1 fem/imm.  Goosander 29.  Water Rail 1 SW corner. Greylag Goose 65. Teal 12.  Shoveler 46.  Little Grebe 3.  The Cormorant with the pike lure entangled in its wing was seen.
Cold Hiendley Res:  Scaup 1 juvenile drake. Siskin 1 over. Tufted Duck 163 + 42 ACP.
Wintersett Res: 3 male Cetti's Warblers - north bank,  west bank and boathouse reeds. 
Lepidoptera: A Red Admiral was seen on Golf Course. 

Royd Moor Visible Migration

Up here at sunrise and looked a good start but soon faded. Cold, trapped my thumb in the car door and had enough at 9am. But....had 950 Woodpigeon, 5 Stock Dove. 24 Fieldfare as migrants SW. 250 Lapwing, Peregrine and two Raven local.

Carlton Marsh

The wader scrape was busy with gulls coming and going all morning. A maximum count of 109 Herring Gulls, c200 B.H. Gulls, 12 Common Gulls (10 adults), 2 adult LBB Gulls, 4 Cormorants and 45 Lapwings south. Also present on the reserve Sparrowhawk, Treecreeper, Redpoll, Goldcrest, 19 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 22 Gadwall, 2 Meadow Pipits south, Fieldfare and Skylark.

A Peacock Butterfly was a surprise sighting for Chris Parkin.

Friday, 9 November 2018

Wintersett 08.11.18

8 - 12 degrees with 8/8 cloud and a south easterly breeze.
Anglers CP: 2 female/immature Common Scoters here for the 8th day.  Teal 11.  Cormorant 27.
Botany Marsh: Cetti's Warbler 1 male.
Wintersett Res:  Little Grebe 13.  Shoveler 16 + 18 ACP.  A Little Egret came in on dark.

Wintersett 09.11.18

8 - 11 degrees, dull with 8/8 cloud and a south easterly breeze.  Showers from 15.00hrs.
Anglers CP: The redhead Smew was back on the lake.   2 female/immature Common Scoter still present.  Goosander 7.
Cold Hiendley Res: The juvenile drake Scaup still present.
Wintersett: Cetti's Warbler 1 male in boathouse reeds + 1 male south east corner.  A Water Rail was on the north bank.   A Willow Tit was on the west bank.

The Edge 09/11/2018

Wombwell Ings - Present were 30 Greylag, 6 Canada Geese, 45 Wigeon, 32 Teal, 12 Shoveler, 4 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, 347 Golden Plover, 178 Lapwing, 6 Snipe, 3 Dunlin, 96 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, and a flock of 100+ Fieldfare over south.
Broomhill Flash - Highlight was a rather late Sand Martin. Located by Simon Cooper at 10.40am, it made a few passes over the flash before flying off to the south east. Also noted were 3 juv Mute Swan, 34 Canada Geese, 19 Shoveler, 18 Teal, 15 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 5 Wigeon, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 4 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 35 Lapwing, 53 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull and a flock of 120+ Fieldfare over south.
TPT - With radio help from the hide, Seev and I were able to pick up the Cattle Egret on Wath Ings.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 2+1 juv Mute Swan, 30 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 12 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 346 Coot, 13 BH Gull, 6 Common Gull, 5 LBB Gull and 3 Herring Gull. Also present were 1 cc Marsh Harrier, 113 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay and 1 Grey Wagtail.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Carlton Marsh

A Brambling called from the top of a Beech in the car park at 10.00hrs. On the wader scrape c20 Lapwings, 2 LBB Gulls, 6 Common Gull, 10 Herring Gulls, c150 BH Gulls and 3 Cormorants. Also of note c20 Redwings feeding in Hawthorns, 2 Redpolls, Water Rail, Goldcrest and 21 Fieldfares south at 12.30hrs. 

The Edge 08/11/2018

Wombwell Ings - Highlight was a Little Owl in the hedge alongside the back field. Also present were 250+ Canada Geese, 120+ Greylag, 45 Teal, 44 Wigeon, 10 Shoveler, 2 Mallard, 2 Goosander, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Moorhen, 152 Lapwing, 80+ Golden Plover, 8 Snipe, 1 Dunlin, 59 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 4 Skylark, 6 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Stonechat and c25 Linnet. K. Fisher also saw for a couple of minutes a Brambling at 10 o'clock in Broomhill Park.
Broomhill Flash - The best bird, a Great White Egret, was picked up by Seev flying south east at 10.40am. His morning got even better when he located a Peregrine hunting through a flock of Lapwings at 11 o'clock. Also noted were 2+3 juv Mute Swan, 26 Shoveler, 23 Teal, 17 Tufted Duck, 5 Wigeon, 4 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 8 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 19 Lapwing,  c.150 winter thrushes(c70% Fieldfare and 30% Redwing) and c40 Linnet.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 2+2 juv Mute Swan, 1 Greylag, 46 Tufted Duck, 15 Mallard, 7 Teal, 3 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Cormorant, 313 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 11 BH Gull, 5 Common Gull and 3 LBB Gull. Also present were 39 Lapwing, 1 cc Marsh Harrier, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Jay and 1 Grey Wagtail.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Wintersett 07.11.18

9 - 13 degrees with 8/8 cloud and a light south westerly. Rain from midday.
Anglers CP: Common Scoter 2 female/immatures.   Water Rail 1 SW corner.   Goosander 3.
Cold Hiendley Res: Scaup 1 juvenile male.   Teal 9.