Bird & wildlife sightings from the Barnsley recording area.
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
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.