Monday, 20 August 2018

The Edge 20/08/2018

Wombwell Ings - Present were 1 Canada Goose, 2 Mallard, 2 Teal, 14 Grey Heron, 11 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 21 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 91 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 15+ Long Tailed Tit, 30+ Goldfinch, 1 Yellowhammer and 1 Reed Bunting.
Broomhill Flash - Noted were 2+4y Mute Swan, 42 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 41 Tufted Duck, 32 Gadwall, 17 Mallard, 5 Teal, 2 Pochard, 42 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 7 Little Egret, 107 Coot, 24 Moorhen, 20 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 13 BH Gull, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 2 Pied Wagtail.
 Bolton Ings - On the open water were 2+1y Mute Swan, 203 Canada Geese, 94 Greylag, 24 Gadwall, 20 Mallard, 9 Pochard, 7 Shoveler, 5 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 8+ Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 138 Coot and 1+2y Moorhen. Also present were 9 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 2 Lapwing and 1 Green Woodpecker. A. Hutt had a Bittern mid morning.

Wintersett 20.08.18

18 - 21 degrees, humid,  with 8/8 cloud and a wrm, light south easterly.
Anglers CP: Common Tern 2 adults + 1 juvenile.  Teal 5.    Pochard 3.   Yellow-legged Gull 1adult.

Wintersett Res: Little Grebe 9.  A Whimbrel flew south at 11.55hrs.

Lepidoptera:  A Common Blue was on the Pol, ACP.  A Small Heath was on the east bank WRes..
   birds were ringed today:  Chiffchaff  9.   Willow Warbler  4.   Blackcap  4.   Garden Warbler 3.

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Carlton Marsh

Today 2 Little Egrets (3 yesterday with a good passage of hirundines), 2 Kingfishers and 6 Swifts. (Keith Bannister)

Wintersett 19.08.18

17 - 20 degrees with thin high cloud  and a light north westerly.
Anglers CP: A Dunlin flew over at 09.15hrs.. An Arctic Tern was on the shallows at 14.55hrs.   Cormorant 6 + 2 CHRes..  A Hobby flew over.  Swift 9.  Sand Martin 20.  Yellow Wagtail 1 m.    Herring Gull 4.     Mallard 142 + 21 Wres. + 15 CHRes.  Teal 4 + 2 CHRes..  Pochard 2.  Yellow-legged Gull 1. 
Wintersett Res: Common Tern 3. 
Cold Hiendley Res: Grey Wagtail 2.  Little Grebe 1.

Wilthorpe Marsh / Low Moor, Midhope 19/8/18.

Wilthorpe oxbow pond this morning. - Green Sand 6, C Snipe 8, L Egret 2, W Rail 3, GS Pecker 1. Fish news, - Plenty of Minnows on view in the river from the sewage farm bridge but Chub scarce. Low Moor, - 2-15 to 5-15 pm. Slow start with over one and half hours before the first raptor. Very distant Owl hunting pike lowe was presumed to be a Short Eared Owl. Red Kite 1, Sparrowhawk 1/2, C Buzzard 3, Kestrel 2. Single male Crossbill flew towards langsett, Mistle Thrush 15, LBB Gull 7.

Saturday, 18 August 2018

How quickly can you get to the south coast? Becky Bailey

How quickly can you get to the south coast?
Sedge warbler APB6970 was ringed  at Wintersett Res  on 04/08/18 and made it to Icklesham, East Sussex on the morning of 07/08/18  
- 3 days and 334km!! 

Wintersett 18.08.18

19 - 22 degrees with sun and scattered cloud and a warm south westerly wind.
Anglers CP: Swift 2.  Teal 2.  Cormorant 7  + 7 west.  Pochard 3.  Redshank 1  + 3 flew west.  Common Tern 2.   A juvenile Hobby was hunting House Martins.
Moorhouse Lane Area:  @paulevans1200  had a Cream- crowned Marsh Harrier briefly. 
Pits Wood: Nuthatch 2.
Lepidoptera: A Small Copper was on the north east bank WRes..  A Small Heath,  a Common Blue and a Holly Blue were at MLane Ponds.
Odonata: A male Common Hawker was on the east bank WRes..
33 birds were ringed this morning: Highlights were - 9 Blackcap,  3 Reed Warbler   1 Garden Warbler,   11  Chiffchaff and  5 Willow Warbler.

Friday, 17 August 2018

Carlton Marsh

The water level in the wader scrape is now slowly receding after the exit sluice to the dike was cleared of some choking Glyceria on Tuesday. At teatime the following were present. 3 Little Egrets, 3 Yellow Wagtails, 14 Lapwings, 8 Teal, 32 Gadwall, 2 LBB Gulls, 1 Herring Gull and 1 Sand Martin.

Cudworth
A Red Kite drifted SE over the Aldi store at 09.20hrs (Rod Heeley) 

The Edge 17/08/2018

Wombwell Ings - Spotted Flycatcher continued to show well at times today. Unfortunately not when I've being looking for it. What I did see were 65 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag, 3 Mallard, 2 Teal, 3 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret (30 early AM- P. Kent),  5 Grey Heron (18 early AM), 21 Lapwing, 321 BH Gull and 2 Grey Wagtail.
Broomhill Flash - Noted were 2+4y Mute Swan,24 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 33 Tufted Duck, 29 Gadwall, 15 Mallard, 2 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 44 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 118 Coot, 18 Moorhen, 25 Lapwing, 10 Snipe, 3 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 13 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull, c100 Sand Martin and 2 Swift.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 2+2y Mute Swan, 143 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 32 Mallard, 31 Gadwall, 13 Pochard, 7 Shoveler, 6 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 8+ Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 151 Coot and 1+2y Moorhen. Also present were 5 Cormorant, 5 Lapwing, 2 Bullfinch and 20+ Goldfinch.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Wintersett 16.06.18

A much cooler 14 degree start with 8/8 cloud. Rising to 20 degrees, with decreasing, scattered cloud, sunny, with a moderate south westerly to westerly wind by midday.
Anglers CP: A Little Ringed Plover flew north at 09.50hrs.   Common Tern 7.  Teal 3.  Swift 6.  Yellow Wagtail 4.  Pochard 2 + 1 WRes..  Greylag X Canada Goose hybrid 1.  House Martin 450.
Pits Wood: Young Sparrowhawks were calling.
Cold Hiendley Res: Gadwall 116 + 26 ACP.
Wintersett Res: A Little Egret flew west at 12.28hrs.  Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult.  Little Grebe 9.

Carlton Marsh

Today's highlights were; Hobby south over the main scrape at 12.20hrs. Buzzard, 11 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, c40 Gadwall, Little Egret, 2 Kingfisher, LBB Gull, Swift, 2 Willow Tit and Yellow Wagtail, 

1 male Southern and 1 Migrant Hawker.

Wood Sandpiper at Old Moor by Ron Marshall 15.08.18






The Edge 16/08/2018

Wombwell Ings - Present were 29 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 4 Mallard, 4 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Moorhen, 37 Lapwing, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 182 BH Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Willow Warbler and 1 Yellowhammer.
Broomhill Flash - Noted were 2+4y Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 41 Gadwall, 41 Tufted Duck, 26 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 1 Pochard, 39 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 5 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 116 Coot, 9 Moorhen, 15+ Snipe, 13 Lapwing, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 12 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, c140 Sand Martin, 50+ Swallow, and 6 Yellow Wagtail. P. Kent had a Hobby over the flash between 8.50 and 8.55am.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 1+1y Mute Swan, 13 Canada Geese, 21 Pochard, 15 Gadwall, 4 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, 5 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 141 Coot, 2 Moorhen and 2 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Lapwing, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 60+ Swift and 3+ Bullfinch.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Wintersett 15.08.18

19 - 24 degrrees with sun, scattered cloud and a very light south westerly.
Anglers CP: Swift 15.  House Martin 220.  Lapwing 120. Common Tern 8,  including the ringed U33.  Teal 2.  Pochard 3. Tufted Duck 3 small young.  Cormorant 8.  Great Crested Grebe 47 + 15 WRes. + 4 CHres.. 
Wintersett Res:  Little Grebe 9 + 1 ACP.  Gadwall 6 + 83 CHRes.. Water Rail 2 south east corner. 

Sulphur Surprise Laetiporus sulphureus   Pits Wood   ASmith

The last stretch of hedge removed from west bank field at Wintersett Res. ASmith

The Edge 15/08/2018

Wombwell Ings - Present were 86 Canada Geese, 9 Teal, 3 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Moorhen, 21 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 187 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Herring Gull ,1 Common Gull, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Yellowhammer. A good early morning for P. Kent with 10+ Willow Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Garden Warbler in Broomhill Park, 5 Yellow Wagtail on the Ings and  2 Spotted Flycatcher from the bridge.
Broomhill Flash - Noted were 2+4y Mute Swan, 76 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 36 Tufted Duck, 24 Mallard, 23 Gadwall, 8 Shoveler, 4 Teal, 2 Pochard, 45 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 118 Coot, 9 Moorhen, 14 Lapwing, 3 LBB Gull and 6+ Yellow Wagtail.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 2+3y Mute Swan, 31 Canada Geese, 29 Greylag, 21 Gadwall, 19 Pochard, 9 Mallard, 7 Tufted Duck, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 162 Coot, 1+2y Moorhen and 2 LBB Gull. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel,1 Common Tern, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Blackcap.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Carlton Marsh

We were a bit busy today removing Glyceria from the outlet sluice on the wader scrape. We haven't been able to reduce the level for waders due to the reeds clogging up the outlet into the dike. Hopefully enough reed was removed to allow some water to get away.
Little Egret, Green Sandpiper and Yellow Wagtail were present while were working there.

Wintersett 14.08.18

17 - 20 degrees with sun, scattered, but increasing,  cloud and a light south westerly.
Anglers CP: Peregrine 1 adult + 1 juvenile.  Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult. Pochard 11.  Common Tern 13.  Yellow Wagtail 2.
83 birds were ringed this morning:
Highlights were -  11 Reed Warbler.  4 Sedge Warbler.  20 Blackcap.  3 Garden Warbler .  12 Whitethroat.  9 Willow Warbler.  12 Chiffchaff.    1 Treecreeper.  1  Cetti's Warbler  juvenile male.
Lepidoptera: Holly Blue 1 WRes.

The Edge 14/08/2018

Wombwell Ings -  A Spotted Flycatcher was seen in Broomhill Park by P. Kent between 8.00 and 8.25am. It was viewable late morning near the bridge over the R. Dearne on Old Pontefract Road. Also present were 86 Canada Geese, 13 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 2 Moorhen, 38 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 160+ BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull. In the hedge along the Bulling Dyke were Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat and a singing Yellowhammer.
Broomhill Flash - Highlight was a female Wheatear sat on a fence post at the back of the flash. Also noted were 2+4y Mute Swan, c100 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 45 Tufted Duck, 45 Mallard, 27 Gadwall, 8 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 1 Pochard, 45 Little Grebe, 18 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Kestrel, 120 Coot, 29 Moorhen, 15 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 3 LBB Gull, 1 Kingfisher, and 6 Yellow Wagtail.
Bolton Ings - On the open water were 2+4y Mute Swan, 30 Canada Geese, 15 Gadwall, 10 Pochard, 8 Mallard, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Shoveler, 8 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 151 Coot, 2+2y Moorhen, 3 BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 7 Greylag over, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 2 Lapwing, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Grey Wagtail.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Carlton Marsh

Just to let you know that the car park entrance gate could be locked from as early as 4pm.
Apologies for disturbance on the Wader scrape tomorrow morning for essential management work.
Today's highlights were, Green Sandpiper 2 (K. Bannister) Little Egret, Teal 8, Grey Wagtail 2, Swift 2, House Martin 25 and Kingfisher 2.


Wintersett 13.08.18

17 - 22 degrees, dull with 8/8 but decreasing cloud, a couple of very short light showers. then sunny spells and a light north westerly.
Wintersett Res Black-necked Grebe  1 juvenile.  A Water Rail was in the west bank marsh. 
Anglers CP:  Common Tern 7.  Swift 3.  Pochard 10.   Shoveler 1 + 1 CHRes.
Disposal Point: Goldfinch 40.
Cold Hiendley Res: Goldeneye 1 f.   Teal 2.  Cormorant 2.  Grey Wagtail 3.
Lepidoptera:  Green-veined White 1.   Meadow Brown 1 WRes.   Holly Blue 1 ACP.