Bird & wildlife sightings from the Barnsley recording area.
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
2 Bittern chasing each other around the marsh at 08.05hrs and again at 08.13hrs (Keith Bannister) The original bird was on its favourite preening spot at 13.40hrs for about 3 minutes and later at 17.46hrs. A Little Egret flew north at 14.25hrs. Also present 9 Shoveler, Grey Wagtail, Willow Tit and Buzzard. 70 Lapwing flew east and Water Rail called. The Coot chick was being kept warm by the adult on the nest.
As I don't see them much can anyone with more experience age and sex this bird from this record shot?