Bird & wildlife sightings from the Barnsley recording area.
Thursday, 2 November 2017
Wilthorpe Marsh / Fleets Dam. 2/11/17.
Water Pipit showed well on sewage farm filter beds but quite shy and eventually flew to nearby fields. Also here 10+ Meadow Pipits, 4 Grey Wagtails, Chiffchaff. Nearby, 6 Jack Snipe, 7 Common Snipe, 6 Water Rails include 2 showing well. 3 Willow Tits in mixed tit flock, 18 Teal and Little Egret flew in from the west, possibly from Bretton. Fleets Dam. - Top fly around by group of 7 Parakeets which continued to show well in willow in sw corner at car park end + 1 ad. Common Gull.