Bird & wildlife sightings from the Barnsley recording area.
Saturday, 24 December 2016
Wilthorpe Marsh 24/12/16.
Windy but drier with a few raptors. A Peregrine stooped at a pigeon but failed and flew off towards Darton. Also 3 C. Buzzards, Sprawk and Kes. 3 possibly 4 Chiffchaffs included 2 commons showing well. 3 Jack Snipe were flushed from a marsh which usually holds just the one. Not much on the oxbow which was flushed by fishermen but the Green Sandpiper showed well here briefly. Also 16+ LT Tits, 5 Goldcrests.