Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Carlton Marsh

Another lovely sunny day with 100 + Redwings, 65 Fieldfares, 2 Bramblings (Rod Heeley) and c80 Yellow Buntings on a set aside stubble field. Once again this underlines how important this type of habitat is for wintering birds. On the marsh with the Mute Swans were 3 Shoveler and Kingfisher. A stoat was hunting the embankment.


Geoff Carr said...

This must be the largest flock of Yellowhammer in the Barnsley recording area at the present Cliff.

Cliff Gorman said...

Yes its fast declining species Geoff, I wish they could adapt to more readily visiting gardens for seeds