Saturday, 1 August 2015

Wintersett 01.08.15

9 - 14°C with 7/8 cloud and an intermittent cool breeze.
Anglers CP: A Little Egret flew SW over the car park at 04.35hrs.
Wintersett Res: Water Rail 1,  Common Tern 6 and Common Gull 1 flew SW.
47 birds were ringed this morning, including: 12 Reed Warbler,  2 Sedge Warbler,  3 Blackcap,  2 Willow Warbler,  13 Chiffchaff.  7 Reed Bunting and 1 Yellowhammer.

Carlton Marsh

This morning 1 Little Egret was roosting in a Willow on the scrape. Also of note Grey Wagtail, 2 Buzzards, 2 Willow Tits calling separately (SE 3709/10) 2 Kingfisher and a Siskin north at 07.05hrs.

Ingbirchworth and Scout Dike - early doors


An hour and a half this morning before work commitments intervened!
At Ingbirchworth, at least 2 Yellow Wagtails among a party of Pieds and a single Grey, c.50 House Martins, single LRP and an adult Yellow-legged Gull with 30 Lesser Black-backs.
Only birds of note at Scout Dike, where a bit of exposed mud is showing in the SW corner, were c.70 Lapwings, 12 Tufted Duck and a calling Willow Tit.
Cheers
Russ
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Old Moor Nocturnal Report

Yet another record breaking evening at Old Moor tonight with 32 Little Egrets coming into the willows on the Willow Pool to roost. When I arrived at the Wath Ings hide at 19.15 I couldn't see or hear any Egrets already in. However after a while 2 birds flew out, 1 onto the Main Marsh and the other over to Bolton Ings. With the calm conditions tonight the Egrets were again late coming in, they came in as follows :- 4 @ 20.35, 1 @ 20.38, 4 @ 20.44, 2 @ 20.47, 2 @ 20.54, 9 @ 21.02, 1 @ 21.12 and finally 9 @ 21.24. All the Egrets came in from up the valley tonight apart from 5. This ties in nicely with 25 birds at Edderthorpe and 6 at Adwick this afternoon. I am not sure all the birds in the valley are roosting at Old Moor and the roost at Denaby will be checked shortly. Looking at my notes 13 Little Egrets were roosting on this day last year.

Also roosting tonight were 21 Cormorants. Other birds recorded tonight were as follows:- Shelduck 2 juvs, Avocet 1 juv, Oystercatcher 5, Snipe 3, Redshank 9, Dunlin 3, Black Tailed Godwit 13, Common Sandpiper 3, Green Sandpiper 2, Common Tern 2 adults + 2 juvs, Barn Owl 6 hunting.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Wintersett 31.07.15


Anglers CP: Greenshank 1 over,  Siskin 1 over, Yellow Wagtail 1 over,  Grey Wagtail 1,  Cormorant 5 and Oystercatcher 1 adult + 1 juvenile.
37 birds were ringed this morning, including: 3 Garden Warbler,  3 Lesser Whitethroat,  6 Blackcaps, 6 Willow Warbler and 5 Chiffchaff.
Wintersett Res: Common Gull 1,  Dunlin 1 adult and Common Tern .9

Langsett

Langsett Reservoir - 3 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag x Canada Goose, 31 Mallards, 3 Tufted Ducks, 4 Grey Herons and 1 Common Sandpiper. Disappointing numbers in the gull roost with 88 Black-headed Gulls and 17 Lesser Black-backed Gulls,

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Carlton Marsh

Thanks to Russ Boland and Rod Heeley the ringing rides were strimmed this morning as well as the area in front of the hide.
This evenings ringing session produced 16 new birds that included 5 Willow Warblers, 3 Reed Warblers, 2 Bullfinch, Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Whitethroat. A juvenile Kingfisher ringed on 9th July was retrapped. 
A Green Woodpecker family was present and as the evening came to close Noctule and Pipistrelle bats were abroad.
 
Photos by Trevor Kemp
 
 Willow Warbler & Chiffchaff
Chiffchaff

Old Moor Nocturnal Report

Another good evening at Old Moor tonight, 28 Little Egrets came into roost tonight, because of the good weather and the full moon the Egrets were late coming in tonight. At 9 0'clock there were only 7 birds in, they came in tonight as follows:- 1 already in, 2 @ 19.40, 1 @ 19.44, 1 @ 20.24, 1 @ 20.39, 1 @ 20.44, 5 @ 21.01, 3 @ 21.02, 1 @ 21.07, 2 @ 21.11, 3 @ 21.15, 1 @ 21.17, 2 @ 21.20, 2 @ 21.24 and finally 1 @ 21.29. Tonight 5 birds came in from down the valley and the rest from up the valley, in addition 1 bird flew over the roost and straight down the valley.

Also tonight a Bittern flew up the river onto the reedbeds mobbed by the Lessers and 4 Barn Owls were out hunting. Other sightings included Shelduck 2 juvs, Avocet 1 juv, Oystercatcher 5, Redshank 12, Dunlin 3, Black Tailed Godwit 1, Green Sandpiper 2, Common Sandpiper 4 and Common Tern 3 juvs and 2 adults.

Wintersett 30.07.15

11- 14°C,  cold with 8/8 cloud and rain for most of the morning.  Sunny intervals early afternoon.
Anglers CP: Bird of the day was a pristine adult Arctic Tern that flew in briefly at 10.30hrs.  Grey Wagtail 2.
Wintersett Res: Common Tern 11.
Phallus impudicus  Common Stinkhorn    HPW  AS  

                                                       

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Wintersett 29.07.15

15°C with 6/8 cloud and a strengthening north westerly.  A short shower early afternoon.
Wintersett Res: Common Tern 7,  Cormorant 3,  Greylag Goose 12 and  Canada Goose 32.
Stubbs Wood Area:  A juvenile Cuckoo flew over.
Anglers CP: A Hobby was seen early this morning. Grey Wagtail 1,  Gadwall 1,  Siskin 1 over + 1 HPWood,  Grey Partridge 3.   It looks like the Great Crested Grebe nest on the shallows has failed. 

Scout Dike - Midhope

Scout Dike Reservoir - 34 Mallards, 14 Tufted Ducks, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Common Buzzards, 8+ Moorhens, 23 Coots, 120+ Lapwings, 1 Curlew SE. 1 Willow Tit, good numbers of young warblers at the Maze Brook inlet and 2 juvenile Grey Wagtails.
Ingbirchworth Reservoir - 47 Canada Geese, 51 Mallards, 5 Tufted Ducks, 4 Moorhens, 9 Coots, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, c80 Black-headed Gulls, 1 adult Kittiwake, 1 adult Common Gull, 62 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 4 Swifts and c40 House Martins.
Midhope Reservoir - 4 Canada Geese, 12 Greylag Geese, 2 Teal, 31 Mallards, 2 Tufted Ducks, 4 Little Grebes and 2 Moorhens.

Old Moor Nocturnal Report

Another record breaking evening tonight at Old Moor with 30 (Thirty) Little Egrets coming into roost. There was 1 Egret already in when I arrived at the Wath Ings hide at 19.30 and the others came in as follows :- 1 @ 19.31, 8 @ 19.58, 2 @ 20.01, 1 @ 20.08, 1 @ 20.17, 2 @ 20.29, 1 @ 20.55, 3 @ 21.00, 1 @ 21.04, 1 @ 21.05, 2 @ 21.08, 1 @ 21.16, 1 @ 21.21, 3 @ 21.24, 1 @ 21.30 and finally 1 @ 21.35. Tonight 6 came in from down the valley and the rest from up the valley, of interest 20 were seen today at Edderthorpe and 1 at Pogmoor.

Thankfully I had plenty of help tonight from Jeff Wragg, Kris Dutheridge and Dave Waddington, thanks Guys.

Still no news from lower down the valley at Denaby.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Edderthorpe, Tuesday

A noticeable bit of movement here today with a few decent waders on the move. Two Sanderling and five Dunlin are new and were present much of the day. A Whimbrel came in briefly at 06.35 before continuing northwards. Black-tailed Godwits started at 20 early morning and were up to 22 mid afternoon. Greenshank 1, Redshank 1, Lapwing 245, Ringed Plover 1, LRP 3, Common Sandpiper 3 and Green Sandpiper 6 were also present. Little Egrets had built up to 20 by 07.00, a juvenile Shelduck remains and the geese are quickly building up after what looks like a successful breeding season, Canada 118 and Greylag 149.

Wintersett 28.07.15

13 -17°C with 8/8 cloud, a cool light north easterly  and light drizzle for most of the morning.
Anglers CP: Grey Wagtail 1,  Yellow Wagtail 1,  Oystercatcher 2 adults, Cormorant 3 + 2 WRes, Greylag Goose 86 and Tufted Duck 3 vs young.  Mallard 96 + 36 WRes, 1 vs young + 3 m young ACP + 5 fledged young Botany Bay.
Wintersett Res: Common Tern 11.

Castle Dam - Midhope

Castle Dam, Penistone - 1 Greylag Goose, 10 Canada Geese, 4 Mallards, 1 Tufted Duck, 4 Moorhens, 17 Coots, 11 Lapwings and c50 House Martins.
Ingbirchworth Reservoir - 32 Canada Geese, 51 Mallards, 2 Tufted Ducks, 4 Moorhens, 9 Coots, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 adult Little Ringed Plovers, 4 Common Sandpipers, c80 Black-headed Gulls, 1 adult Common Gull, 58 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, 30+ Swifts, 150+ Swallows, 250+ House Martins and c7 Pied Wagtails.
Royd Moor Hill - 2 Kestrels.
Midhope Reservoir - 1 Greylag Goose, 8 Teal, 38 Mallards, 5 Tufted Ducks, 1 Common Sandpiper, 10+ Swallows and 1 Sand Martin.

Bretton 28/7/15.

Water levels are still reduced on the lower lake so still the chance of a wader but nowt this aft. 2 Common Terns were present, an adult regularly feeding small fish to a faded juvenile. Also 3 possibly 4 GS Woodpeckers, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel. Never thought I would get attacked by an adult tern here so don't get too close to the juveniles.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Broomhill Flash

Mute Swan 2 & 5 juv, Little Grebe 11, Snipe 2, Shelduck 1, Ringed Plover 1, Little Egret 4, Yellow Wagtail 2, Water Rail 1, Green Sandpiper 1, Common Sandpiper 1, Hobby 1 (16.30 flew east).

Wintersett 27.07.15

12 - 15°C, drab and dismal,  8/8 and light drizzle from mid morning until early afternoon. 
Wintersett Res: Common Tern 12.
Anglers CP: Grey Wagtail 1,  Mallard 1 fledged young + 3 my and Tufted Duck 4 vs young.

Soggy Sunday - Adwick & Old Moor

Called at Adwick Washland late afternoon to see if the rain had brought anything in and to check if any Little Egrets were there. I located 4 Egrets which were all still present when I left, also 2 adult & 2 juvenile Avocets from Old Moor, 4 Green Sandpipers, 1 Lapwing, 1 Snipe and c75 Goldfinches.

Onto Old Moor and on the Wader Scrape were the following:- Shelduck juvenile, Wigeon 1, Lapwing, Oystercatcher 1, Avocet 1 juvenile, LRP 3, Sanderling 1, Common Sandpiper 3, Green Sandpiper 1, Snipe 1, Redshank 7 + 2 on Main Marsh. I heard a Whimbrel flying over but couldn't see it.

The roost tonight had Cormorant 10 and Little Egret 28. The Egrets tonight came in as follows :- 1 @ 19.21, 2 @ 19.55, 4 @ 19.58, 1 @ 20.11, 1 @ 20.13, 7 @ 20.19, 2 @ 20.25, 2 @ 20.27, 2 @ 20.31, 3 @ 20.41, 1 @ 20.47, 1 @ 21.10 and finally 1 @ 21.14. Because of the weather the Egrets came in earlier than they have recently, tonight I watched from the Wader Scrape hide for a change. All the Egrets came in from up the valley tonight, 20 have been present on Edderthorpe today. Therefore the 4 I saw at Adwick (5 seen by Gary Stones later) either didn't roost at Old Moor or I missed them. If they aren't roosting at Old Moor they must be going to Denaby, can anyone help with any reports from Denaby.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Wintersett 26.07.15

A much cooler 9 - 14°C with 5/8 cloud and a light north easterly this morning.  Light rain all afternoon.
Anglers CP: Siskin 1over,  Dunlin 1 over,  Redshank 1,  Grey Wagtail 1,  Common Tern 4,   Oystercatcher 1 adult + 1 juv., T ufted Duck 4 vs young,  Teal 1,  Little Grebe 1,  Sand Martin 120 and Swift 200 in area.  Psycho, the adult Yellow-legged Gull flew around the shallows briefly at 13.40hrs.
36 birds were ringed this morning, including: Blackcap 8,  Lesser Whitethroat 1,  Chiffchaff 5,  WillowWarbler 10, Sedge Warbler 2 and Reed Warbler 5.