Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Wintersett 06.10.15

Rain until 08.00hrs.  15°C, warm and calm with 8/8.
Wintersett Res: 98 Wigeon  were in the NE corner.  2 adult Herring Gulls went south and 50 Meadow Pipits were in the north bank field.
Anglers CP: A flock of 40 Redwing went south, 4 Siskin flew SE and  Chiffchaff  6 + 1 WRes.  
Other Critters ACP:  Small White, Speckled Wood and Comma  butterflies were seen.  A Noctule Bat was flying at dawn.
Of interest: Brian Lee had 550 Redwing and 55 Fieldfare south over Royston late morning.
There was a torrential  thunderstorm this evening.

Carlton Marsh

Similar to yesterday with Little Egret (I will never tire of seeing that) 6 Shoveler, Water Rail, Kingfisher, Snipe, Siskin, Redpoll, Grey Wagtail, 3 Willow Tits and Buzzard.

The warm air produced 2 Red Admirals, Comma and 6 Speckled Wood. A Large White was seen in Cudworth.
Wombwell Ings - In the backfield were 101 Canada Geese, 13 Greylag, 11 Pink Footed Geese and 3 Skylark( one singing). The geese flew over to Broomhill Flash late morning. On the main flash were 3 Mute Swan, 155 Mallard, 58 Wigeon, 44 Teal, 24 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 62 Lapwing, 3 Snipe , 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 LBB Gull and 17 BH Gull. A Sparrowhawk, high over Darfield Church, was mobbed by corvids.
Keith Fisher had a Greenshank on the corner pond and he heard a Water Rail calling.
Broomhill Flash -Noted were 2+4y Mute Swan, 124 Mallard, 38 Teal, 21 Tufted Duck, 14 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 5 Pochard, 2 Wigeon, 8 Little Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 73 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 14 Lapwing, 1 Spotted Redshank ( probably the bird seen early AM on Wombwell ), 1 Buzzard, 132 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Swallow.
 Bolton Ings - Waterfowl continue to drop in numbers with 2 Mute Swan, 17 Canada Geese, 14 Greylag, 21 Mallard, 13 Tufted Duck, 11 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 9 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 119 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 97 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull on the open water. Also present were 5 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 55 Lapwing, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Blackcap and 1 Bullfinch.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Carlton Marsh

Present today 6 Shoveler, Pochard, 38 Gadwall, 12 Teal, Little Egret, Kingfisher, Buzzard and Siskin. After the rain 5 Redwing erupted from a stand of hawthorns trees, our first of the autumn.

Insects in evidence were; Common Darter, Migrant Hawker and Red Admiral.

The Edge 5th October

Wombwell Ings - Present were 2 Mute Swan, 196 Mallard, 52 Wigeon, 25 Gadwall, 23 Teal, 12 Shoveler, 1 Tufted Duck, 12 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron. 5 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 61 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 1 Kestrel, 24 BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull.
Broomhill Flash - Noted were 2+4y Mute Swan, 53 Teal, 47 Mallard, 20 Tufted Duck, 16 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 10 Wigeon, 2 Pochard, 4 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 10 Little Grebe, 69 Coot, 6 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 3 Snipe, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Swallow.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 121 Canada Geese, 72 Greylag, 17 Tufted Duck, 14 Mallard, 6 Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 14 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 98 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 45 BH Gull, 5 LBB Gull and 2 Common Gull. Also present were 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1Goldcrest.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Carlton Marsh

Little Egret and male Pochard still here, Little Owl and 2 Swallows flew south.

Buterflies on the wing were; Red Admiral, Comma, Small Copper, Common Blue, Small White and 25 Speckled Wood.
(Chris Parkin)

Wintersett 04.10.15

9°C, cool and hazy with a light easterly this morning. Sunny and warm this afternoon.
Wintersett Res: Water Rail 1 and Cetti's Warbler 1m + 1 f.
38 birds were ringed this morning, including 13 Lesser Redpoll,  11 Reed Bunting,  5 Blackcap,  1 Reed Warbler, 3 Goldcrest and 2 Chiffchaff.  The highlight was a retrapped adult Whitethroat,  the latest ever in 40 years of ringing!
Anglers CP:  Pochard 85,  Teal 8,  Wigeon 179,  Shoveler 44.  3 adult Yellow-legged Gulls were in this afternoon  and a Swallow went south. 
Butterflies: Small Whites were seen WRes and Botany.
Latest ever retrapped  Whitethroat    WRes    ASmith

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Carlton Marsh

New in today 5 Shoveler and a male Pochard, our first this year! Also present 4 Tufted Duck, Kingfisher, Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Snipe and 2 Barn Owls from 17.56hrs. 1 perched and the other hunting the western meadow.

c25 Pink Feet Geese flew NW over Newtown, in the mist, heading in the direction of Carlton Marsh at 10.10hrs

Wintersett 03.10.15

A cool 9°C , calm with 8/8 cloud this morning.
Wintersett Res: Water Rail 1,  Chiffchaff 5 + 2 ACP,  
Anglers CP: Flying over  - the first REDWING of autum went SW,   1 Pink-footed Goose,  1 Golden Plover.  50 Meadow Pipits were in the back field,  15 Snipe and 140 Wigeon were around the lake. Also an adult Yellow-legged Gull was in this afternoon.
37 birds were ringed this morning - 35 Lesser Redpoll and 2 Siskin.
Flying criters: Small Whites,  Speckled Woods,  Migrant Hawkers and Common Darters were all evident today.

Wilthorpe Marsh, 3/10/15.

Jack Snipe 1, C.Snipe 16, Water Rail 2, Green Sandpiper 1, Little Owl 1, Goldfinch 60, Siskin 6. 6 LBB Gulls and 1 C Buzzard in tilled field. 2 Ring Necked Parakeets at w end of nearby Fleets Dam.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Carlton Marsh

Buzzard 1, Water Rail 2 calling, Siskin 1, Green Sandpiper 1, Chiffchaff 3, Willow Tit 1 (SE3710) Teal 22, Green and Great Spot W Pecker, Kingfisher 2 and Barn Owl hunting from 16.40hrs.

Also Migrant Hawker 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1 and Comma 2

Swallow 1 juv south

Wintersett 02.10.15

Yet another foggy and cold start, 5°C.  Clearing slowly from 10.30hrs and then a sunny and very warm 20°C this afternoon.
Moorhouse Lane Big Pond had the highlight today when a  BLACK DARTER  was spotted,  the first since September 2010!   Also in the sun were  10 Common Darter,   3♂ Ruddy Darter,   a Comma and  a  ♂ Common Blue  butterfly.
Anglers CP:  Golden Plover 10 over, Snipe 2,  Cormorant 6,  Teal 16,  Chiffchaff 3 and Reed Warbler 1 in east bank reeds.
Wintersett Res: Goldeneye 1♀,  Water Rail 2 and a singing Cetti's ♂ in the SE corner

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Wintersett 01.10.15

10 - 15°C with fog until 10.30hrs. Sunshine from 12.30hrs with a light easterly.
Wintersett Res: Golden Plover 1 over,  Canada Goose 94 and Great Black-backed Gull 1 adult. 
Anglers CP: Chiffcaff 7 + 1 WRes,  Siskin 1 over,  Teal 20, Shoveler 30,  Little Grebe 6 and  Snipe 2 .

Remember, remember ....

given that the first Thursday in November will be the fifth, will BBSG meeting be that night?

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Scout Dike & Royd Moor

Scout Dike Reservoir - 13 Mallards, 1 Cormorant E, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrels, 1 Hobby and 400+ Jackdaws.
Royd Moor Reservoir - 94 Greylag Geese, 22 Canada Geese, 2 Wigeon, 49 Mallards, 2 Tufted Ducks, 5 + 1 E Cormorants, 3 Little Grebes, 1 Moorhen, 230+ Lapwings, c15 Black-headed Gulls, 80+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and 1 Swallow.
Thurlstone - 155+ Lapwings (c70 came from Royd Moor Res.).

Carlton Marsh

Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpipers and 15 Teal were on the Wader scrape today. (Rod Heeley) Also of note Grey Wagtail, Water Rail and 2 Siskin.

Red Admiral and Comma were feeding on Buddleja.

2 Swallows flew south this morning.

Rabbit Ings
Black Darter male (Derek Wroe)

Wintersett 30.09.15

Foggy start again, but cleared by 10.00hrs, then sunshine with scattered cloud and an easterly breeze.
Anglers CP: A Rock Pipit with an orange ring left leg and a metal ring right leg was on the east bank early doors. (Steve Denny).  It flew east at 10.20hrs.   A Little Egret was wading (!! )in the MUD off the east bank mid morning,  until flushed to the shallows by a dog walker.  No sign of it this afternoon though.  Grey Wagtail 2,  Siskin 1 over and Teal 7 + 5 WRes..
Wintersett Res:  4 juvenile Swallows were on wires at the west of the village.  A Blackcap was heard on Botany railway path.  An adult Yellow-legged Gull was on a buoy and a Green Woodpecker was calling in the SW corner. 
Cold Hiendley Res: Goldeneye 1.
Butterflies: Small White 1 WRes. and Comma 1 on Golf Course.  

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Carlton Marsh

Little Egret was present all day again and left south at 18.35hrs, presumably to roost at Old Moor.
New in today were 2 Wigeon, and Barn Owl was hunting this evening again at 17.40hrs.
(Dave Standish)
Butterflies included 3 Comma, Small Copper, 6 Red Admiral and Painted Lady. A Humming bird Hawk moth was also feeding on Buddleja.
(Chris Parkin)
Kilnsea - Spurn today
 Bluethroat (Richard Laverack)

Wintersett 28.09.15 and 29.09.15 + Gull Roost

Foggy and cool until midday on both days.  Then sunny  and warm with scattered cloud and a light easterly.
Anglers CP: Snipe 4,  Teal 8,  Little Grebe 5 and Kingfisher 1.
Walton Golf Course: 2 Ring-necked Parakeet flew over SW.  (per Kristian Whittaker) 
Anglers CP: Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult.  
Haw Park Wood: Siskin 2,  Treecreeper 1, Coal Tit 2, Goldcrests c10,   Nuthatch at least 2 calling.  (per Carlton Dream Team) 
Wintersett Res: Goldeneye 1 immature ♂,   Little Grebe 11 + 6 ACP,  Teal 5,  Water Rail 1,  Swallow 3 SE  + 4 over HPW. 
WResGull Roost: A gull trailing twine  flushed most of the other gulls and the rest were very  jumpy!!
3 Yellow-legged Gulls were all that could be salvaged.  (per Steve Denny) 
Insects:  Small White  1 WRes + 1 HPW.  Also in HPW 3 male Vapourer moths and a  Migrant Hawker. 

Monday, 28 September 2015

Carlton Marsh

Today's ringing provided 4 Reed Buntings, Blackcap and a Willow Tit re-trapped from 4/8/14. 2 Reed Warblers were ringed and Z889108 juv 62 wing weighing 11.1 is probably a Wintersett ringed bird?

Also of note 2 Siskin, Swallow 1 south, 51 Canada Geese leaving at dawn, Little Egret and Green Sandpiper. (Dave Standish)

6 species of butterfly included 5 Red Admiral, 20 + Speckled Wood and a Painted Lady. A Silver Y moth was feeding on buddleja and an ant damsel bug (himacerus mirmicoides) was identified.

(Chris Parkin)