Bird & wildlife sightings from the Barnsley recording area.
Friday, 31 March 2017
Wilthorpe Marsh 31/3/17.
Looking for wheatears brought a bigger shock with a near on summer plumaged Water Pipit on the mud before it flew off se. calling. Also - Green Sandpiper still in the area, singing Willow Warbler, 9 Sand Martins back on territory, a kettle of 4 Buzzards, 1 yaffling G.Pecker, 1 drumming GS Pecker. No such luck at woolley dam this morning with no sign of any peckers. Best here were Teal 2, Nuthatch 1 pair and 20 Redwings.