Saturday, 27 November 2021

Wintersett - Snow 27.11.2021

A covering of snow in the area this morning,  with a cool north westerly wind.

Anglers CP:

Shelduck 1.   Shoveler 5.   Cormorant 11 + 4 WRes. + 2 CHRes. 

Wintersett Res:

A Water Rail was in the south east corner.

Friday, 26 November 2021

Wintersett 26.11.2021

 Anglers CP:

Pochard 100 + 14 WRes.. 

Teal 30.     Snipe 18.  

The Cinnamon Teal was showing late morning per Donny Keith. 

Wintersett Res:

Goosander 12 + 1 ACP.     Little Grebe 7 + 1 ACP. 

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Wintersett + Cinnamon Teal 25.11.2021

Wintersett Res:

Water Rail 1 north bank.   Goosanders have increased to 24.

Anglers CP: 

Pochard 77.   Snipe 6.

The drake Cinnamon Teal was back in the shallows this morning. 

Here's a couple of photographs by  Steve Gregory    @SHG12312  showing it's unringed.


                                   Wigeon and Cinnamon Teal at Anglers CP  24.11.2021  

                                                  Twitter -  Steve Gregory  @SHG123123

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Wintersett 24.11.2021

 Anglers CP:

The Cinnamon Teal was back on the shallows this morning, 

on the long island in front of the Sand Martin Box.  

A Dunlin was in the shallows in front of the hide.  

Wintersett Res:

Water Rail 2 - one south bank and one in boathouse reeds.  

15 Goosanders were on this morning. 

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Carlton Marsh

The highlights of today were 7 Herring Gull, 4 Common Gull, Kingfisher, 3 Water Rail, 4 Shoveler, Green Woodpecker, 8 Starling north, 1 Snipe, 1 Fieldfare and Chiffchaff calling. (Les & Andrew Corrall/CG).

A Fox seen with night scope after dark (Gary Standish).

A moth flying around a Hawthorn bush was thought to be December Moth.

Wintersett 23.11.2021

Wintersett Res: 

Goosander 17.   Grey Heron 3 + 3 Anglers CP.  Shoveler 3.

Water Rail 3 - north bank,  north east corner and  boathouse reeds

Cetti's Warbler  1 eastbank + 1male and 1 female in boathouse reeds.

Anglers CP:

Wigeon 250 + 2 WRes..     Pochard 103 + 30 WRes..   Teal 31.

Siskin 13.

Going west:  Starling 47.  Redwing 17.

Monday, 22 November 2021

Carlton Marsh & Cudworth Common

5 Cormorant, 5 Shoveler, Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 2 Goldcrest, Siskin, Cetti's Warbler 2 singing, Great Spot Woodpecker, 7 Common Gull and 25 Herring Gulls (CG/Dave Standish)

Cudworth Common
5 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 6 Chaffinch, 4 Reed Bunting 2 Coal Tit, 6 Redpoll, 5 Bullfinch and 11 Grey Partridge (Les & Andrew Corrall)

Wintersett 22.11.2021

Wintersett Res:

Goldeneye 42 + 16 Anglers CP.   Wigeon 4.  Goosander 8

Anglers CP:

Pochard 42 + 19 WRes..

Sunday, 21 November 2021

Wintersett + Vis.Mig. 21.11.2021

 Anglers CP:

Meadow Pipit 8.

Wintersett Res.

A Cetti's Warbler was on the north east bank.

Goosander 3.

Wintersett Res. Vis.Mig.   per @Fitzybirder

Going west:

Pink-footed Goose in 4 skeins -  60 + 70 + 8 + 50.

Skylark 16.   Starling 59.  

Going south:

Chaffinch 2.

Low Moor/Midhope 21/11/21.

Changeable light but very good at times. Thrushes scarce with just 1 flock of Fieldfare c60. Raptors,- Hen Harrier 1 rt., Peregrine 1 pair, C Buzzard 4, Kestrel 3. Raven 2, Nuthatch 1.

Wilthorpe Marsh 21/11/21.

Very steady with few birds on show. Jack Snipe 2, Goldcrest 1, Redpoll 1, Meadow Pipit 4, GS Pecker 2, the best.

Saturday, 20 November 2021

Carlton Marsh

A Speckled Wood butterfly yesterday (19th) was the latest ever beating the previous late date of 7/11/05 (Chris Parkin).
Carlton Marsh Wildlife Group were short listed for a an award at last night's 'Proud of Barnsley Awards' at The Medrodone in Barnsley. 4 of us attended this prestigious ceremony never thinking we could win, but we did! 
From left Jim Finnerty, Dave Tattershall, CG, Keith Bannister

Today's sightings included c100 Pink Feet SW at 10.15hrs and c100 west at 10.45hrs. Also of note 31 Common Gulls, c200 B.H. Gulls and c50 Pied Wagtails following the plough. Down were 5 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, 8 Canada Geese, Cetti, Water Rail, 5 Redwing and 8 Bullfinch (JP/CG).

Wintersett 20.11.2021

Anglers CP  Vis.Mig.  per @Fitzybirder

Going west: 

Pink-footed Goose 80 at 10.17hrs.  Starling 35.  

Lesser Redpoll 1 and 1 east

Dunlin 1.  Goosander 7.

Going south:

Redwing 56.

Anglers CP:

Haw Park Lane:

Brambling 1. 

Cold Hiendley Res.

Tufted Duck 115.

Wintersett - How Psycho the Yellow-legged Gull got his name.

 Anglers CP:   13.05.2012

This monster was still present on the shallows this evening, still scoffing goose eggs and  harrasing just about everything - Greylags, BHGs, Oycs, Common Terns. At one point it was chasing an Oyc all over the lake when it turned its attentions to a passing 1st summer Herring Gull which it knocked into the water, kicked about a bit and and then hounded till it (the HG) scarpered off to the north... Think its a bit of a psycho!   

  per Paul Meredith     aka @Fitzybirder  on 13.05.2012




                                              Going in


                                             Take aim


                                      Mission accomplished

Friday, 19 November 2021

Wintersett + Beaver Moon 19.11.2021

 Anglers CP:

No sign of the Cinnamon Teal today.  

Goosander 2 redheads + 1 male.  Cormorant 10. 

Wintersett Res:

Cetti's Warbler 1 north bank.  


                                    This mornings eclipse beaver moon 

                         looking towards Ossett from Wintersett -Sue Bilcliffe 

Wintersett + Cinnamon Teal 18.11.2021

Anglers CP:

A male Cinnamon Teal was in the shallows this morning.

This is probaby the one that has been on Worsborough Reservoir all year.

Peregrine 1 juvenile.  Goosander 3.  Teal 27.  Shoveler 4.  

 Photos of Cinnamon Teal asleep at back of island on CP shallows - Steve Denny



Thursday, 18 November 2021

Wilthorpe Marsh 18/11/21.

Steady with no sign of any Pipits and Snipe thin with just one Jack which is usual in mild weather. L Egret 1, Woodpigeon flock c 300, Cetti's 1.

Wintersett Ringing Recovery - @BeckyBailey 101

An adult female Lesser Redpoll ARF4572 

was caught by  @PeteSmith 1254 at Anglers CP  on 02/11/21. 

It was originally ringed at RSPB Geltsdale, Cumbria

  on 01/08/19 as a juvenile bird. 


Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Wintersett 17.11. 2021

Not a great deal today due to working on Pol area with Friends of Haw Park Wood.

Anglers CP:

Pink-footed Goose 3 west.  Whooper Swan 4.  

Anglers CP Pol:

Chiffchaff 1.   

Common Frog 1 immature. 

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Wintersett 16.11.2021

Anglers CP: 

Teal 13.   Goosander 1 redhead.   Lesser Redpoll 30. 

Disposal Point:

Red Kite 1.

Wintersett Res:

Water Rail 1 north bank + 1 south east corner.   Cetti's Warbler 1 north bank.   

Kingfisher 1.  Linnet 1 over. 

Cold Hiendley Res:

Shoveler 5 +  3 ACP + 1 WRes.