Sunday 30 October 2011

Sunday October 30th

First Goosanders?
Into roost at Anglers at 4pm ~ 3 Goosanders - all redheads.
First of winter for me if not for the site.
Also a party of 15 Redpolls on the west bank of Anglers - didn't get a good look at all of them but the ones I did examine were all Lessers. Then two more Lessers on the east bank.


Shelduck 3, Golden Plover 600, Dunlin 6,
Shoveler 60, Pintail 1, Goldeneye 5, Cormorant 60, Common Buzzard 5 plus another flying south, Fieldfare 400 and Redwing 200 were flying south, A calling Crossbill flew over the Country Park towards Haw Park wood.

Friday 28 October 2011

Kingfisher 28/10/11

Fantastic performance this afternoon from a male kingfisher right in front of the main hide at Angler's. Posing on a post and taking fish with ease then whacking them and swallowing. It was there when I arrived and stayed for at least half an hour taking at least 6 fish.

Wednesday 19 October 2011

Monday October 17th ~ Stainborough Country Park

2 Common Buzzards near Archers Gate and 1 over Warren Wood.

Friday 14 October 2011

14th October 2011

Ferry Moor Lake (opposite Sash) 12.35
Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, Shoveler 2, Tufted Duck,
Common Gull, Grey Heron

Spring Vale Road, Park Springs
Kestrel, Buzzard

M Doveston

Tuesday 11 October 2011

11th October 2011

Edderthorpe Flash - 0720-0735
Little Stint still present, Dunlin 8+, Ruff, Greenshank,
Golden Plover 300+, Lapwing, Snipe,
Adult Ross's Goose (presumed escaped) with Greylags,
Shelduck 4, Teal, Shoveler, Kestrel

M Doveston

Sunday 9 October 2011

Wintersett Res and Anglers CP
Red-crested Pochard 4 still on the res near the boathouse. First Goldeneye of the winter returned today. Vis migging from the country park produced 5 Pintail flying sw and a good Snipe movement totalling 74 flying west by lunchtime. No doubt about the biggest frustration of the day (or year)- a fly-over golden plover with dusky underwings and auxillaries giving a double note call;- surely a American! The perils of vis-migging leaving a couple of observers feeling mugged. The autumns first Redwings, a couple of small flocks also went west today. For more on Anglers CP vis-mig please visit

9th October 2011 - Edderthorpe Flash

Shoveler 125, Teal 130, Shelduck 4, Golden Plover 500,
Grey Plover 2, Dunlin 13, Little Stint 1 juv, Ruff 2,
Greenshank 3, Rock Pipit 1, Redwing 12,

Graham Speight

Edderthorpe Flash 7th October 2011

My usual quick 10 minute visit before work from about 0725am - all viewed from just below the layby;

Lapwings and Golden Plovers in good numbers.
A lone Ruff flew around before settling on the near shoreline.
The recent Greenshank were not found.
At least three Snipe were visible.

Ducks; Shoveler, Teal, Mallard, Wigeon, Tufted Duck and the 4 immature Shelduck.

Mark Doveston