Bird & wildlife sightings from the Barnsley recording area.
Friday, 30 December 2016
Wilthorpe Marsh 30/12/16.
About 115 Pinkfeet w. at 12-12pm. Peregrine, 1pair on pylons with ad.fem. showing well in flight. 6 common Chiffchaffs and Green Sandpiper at sewage works. Fieldfare 15 [scarce now], Meadow Pipit 10. Oxbow pond still frozen with the birds on the nearby dyke viewable from the canal path - Pintail fem., drake Widgeon, 40 Moorhen and the imm. Mute Swan bearing red ring on left leg with white number and letter 438Y if anybody as any info on its origin. Cheers.