Bird & wildlife sightings from the Barnsley recording area.
Sunday, 25 September 2016
Ewden lodge + return, 25/9/16.
4 seasons in one day with a very cool breeze, warm sunshine and a few wintry rain showers. Very steady for birds with the wind to blame for lack of larger species. Only 1 C Buzzard, 2 Kestrels and 4 Ravens. Main highlight were a total of 7 Stonechats on broomhead moor 5 + 2. A small party of 4 House Martins went s past the lodge and just 1 Swallow which flew in the lodge but no young audible. About 60 Meadow Pipits, 15 Linnets and a few Siskins heard only in the beck woods.