Bird & wildlife sightings from the Barnsley recording area.
Monday, 17 April 2017
Low Moor 17/4/17, S Green, J Wasse.
12-15 to 5pm. Cold but excellent visibility. The place to see Crossbill with the total of about 30 birds. Some showing well included 2 streaky immatures. Raptors, apart from 6+ Buzzards scarce. Merlin twice near pike lowe mobbed a Buzzard + a Sparrowhawk and 3 Kestrels. Also seen, - Raven 1, Woodcock 1, Grey Heron 1, LBB Gull 1, BH Gull 50+ included a flock of 45 over res., Oystercatcher 4, Snipe 3, GS Pecker 1, Siskin 5, Redpoll 2 and a cracking male Reed Bunting at the feeding station.