Bird & wildlife sightings from the Barnsley recording area.
Monday, 20 March 2017
2 Little Egrets spent the day on the wader scrape along with 4 Lapwings and 2 Redshanks. At least 3 Water Rails called, 40 Gadwall were feeding on the scrape and a 'Redhead' Goosander called in this afternoon, our first this year! 11 Redwing, 7 Yellow Bunting and similar number of Reed Buntings came in to roost just as Barn Owl emerged. The odd Snipe left to feed and the expected Tawny Owls began to call as it got dark. (Dave Standish/CG)
Last Friday Sophie Pinder, of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and her volunteers, did another fantastic day's work scrub clearing on the disused rail bank. Thanks again Sophie.