Saturday 30 November 2019

Wintersett + Gull Roost 30.11.19

Frosty start, 1 - 4 degrees  with sun and a light cool north easterly.
Anglers CP: An adult White-fronted Goose flew over low north west  towards the back field at 08.20hrs.  Pink-footed Goose 130 NW at 09.37hrs. + 60 east at 10.50hrs over WRes..  The adult drake Ring-necked Duck flew in at 15.55hrs with 2 female Tufted Ducks. Shoveler 20.  Wigeon 80. A Barn Owl was flying over at dusk.
Wintersett Res: 7 Whooper Swans (3 juveniles) flew in at 10.08hrs, then left north west.
60 Redwings were on the east bank.  A drake Mandarin was under bushes in the north east corner near the water in flow. 
Anglers CP Gull Roost: Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult.  Lesser Black-backed Gull 1.  Great Black-backed Gull 132.  Herring Gull 700.
18 Birds were ringed WRes. 15 Redwings were the highlight.

Drake Mandarin Duck   WRes      SDenny
Drake Ring-necked Duck   Anglers CP    SDenny

Friday 29 November 2019

Wintersett 29.11.19

Frosty start, 0/8 cloud, sunny with a light,  cool northerly.
Anglers CP: Teal 41.  Snipe 3.  Pochard 175 + 29 WRes..   100 Pink-footed Geese flew east at 09.50hrs.  Siskin 2 + 1 WRes..  Snipe 4. 
Wintersett Village: Barn Owl 2.
Wintersett Res: 3 Cetti's Warblers - north bank, south west corner and north west corner.
There was no sign of the 4 Barnacle Geese today, after the first clear night since their arrival, on the 22nd November.  That was the day when there was a small influx of 35 Russian White-fronted Geese and 10 Barnacle Geese from Holland, to the east coast at Spurn -  and indicates that our birds were of wild origin.  Their wary behaviour throughout their stay also supports this. 

Wintersett 28.11.19

Cold and misty start,  with rain in the afternoon.
Wintersett Res:  Barnacle Goose 4.
Anglers CP: Lapwing 300.

Wednesday 27 November 2019

Wilthorpe Marsh 27/11/19.

Steady with the wintering Water Pipit and Green Sand. C Snipe 6, L Egret 2, Goldcrest 4.

Wintersett - Latest Swallow! 27.11.19

7 - 9 degrees with 8/8 cloud and a light north westerly.
Wintersett Res: Amazing - A juvenile Swallow flew north along the east bank at 11.20hrs, the latest ever here!   A male Cetti's Warbler was on the north bank.  Barnacle Goose 4.  Canada Goose 82.  Goosander 20.
Anglers CP: Teal 43.

Tuesday 26 November 2019

Wintersett Ringing Recovery - Blackcap

A Blackcap ADJ4764 was ringed as a juvenile 
on 23/08/19 on Pol at Anglers CP by @BeckyBailey101  
It was recovered on 7/10/19 as a 1st year male
 by Rye Bay Ringing Group at Icklesham. 
334km in 45 days, and an increase of 3.7g! 


Wintersett 26.11.19

7 - 8 degrees, dull and damp again with a  southerly breeze.
Wintersett Res: The 4 Barnacle Geese still present.   A male Cetti's Warbler was in the north west corner.
Cold Hiendley Res: Kingfisher 1.
Of interest:  The drake Ring-necked duck still present at Johnny Browns Common, South Kirkby see  @birderpete  for pics. 

Monday 25 November 2019

Wintersett 25.11.19

7 - 9 degrees, dull, damp with drizzle late morning and a light south easterly.
Wintersett Res: The 4 Barnacle Geese were still with the Canada Geese.  2 male Cetti's Warblers were heard - boathouse reeds and north west bank.  Little Grebe 3.

Sunday 24 November 2019

Wilthorpe Marsh 24/11/19.

Water Pipit 1/2, J Snipe 1, C Snipe 10, L Egret 1, Goldcrest 3.

Wintersett + Ringing 24.11.19

7 - 8 degrees with 8/8 cloud, dull and damp all day.
Anglers CP: A Water Rail was in the Pol ditch.  21 Pink-footed Geese flew east at 12.05hrs.
Wintersett Res: 4 Barnacle Geese flew on at 14.00hrs.  Cetti's Warbler 1 boathouse + 1 west bank.
Cold Hiendley SF: Meadow pipit 10.
10 birds were ringed:  Highlights were 5 Redwing and 3 House Sparrows.

Saturday 23 November 2019

Wintersett 23.11.19

6 - 8 degrees with rain for most of the day and a cold, light easterly.
Anglers CP: Teal 37.  Snipe 8.
4 Barnacle Geese are still in the area.

Friday 22 November 2019

Carlton Marsh

A somewhat belated ringing recovery came through today to Dave Smith. You will see that this is an understatement as this Sedge Warbler was ringed at LLangorse Lake, Powys, Wales at 06.20hrs on 19th August 2004. Its wing was measured at 68mm with a weight of 10.7gramms. It was controlled at Carlton Marsh as a male by Dave Smith on 29th July 2006, 709 days from ringing 221kms NE.

Wintersett + Gull Roost 22.11.19

6 - 7 degrees with 8/8 cloud,  dull and damp with a cold south easterly breeze. 
Wintersett Res: Goosander 17.  Shoveler 11.  A Water Rail was calling in the south east corner.  Cormorant 12.  Barnacle Goose 4.  Lesser Redpoll 1.
Anglers CP: Wigeon 76.  Teal 37.
Anglers CP Gull Roost per @StevieD131
Great Black-backed Gull 142.  Herring Gull 460.  Lesser Black-backed Gull 2.
Of interest: The Ring-necked Duck is still present at Johnny Brown's Common, South Kirkby.

Thursday 21 November 2019

Carlton Marsh

This morning our group were busy removing scrub from viewpoints on the disused railway embankment. A little earlier Little Egret, 20 Teal and 20 Herring Gulls were on the wader scrape with others arriving as I left. The only birds of note were 3 Fieldfares and 2 Siskins.

While Keith was looking for black bags to put litter in, he found a mouse in the metal dustbin in the hide. When Ralph Hibbert and I looked later we emptied it and found 5 Wood Mice in there. You have never seen such healthy mice, they were obviously thriving on the wild bird seed I store in there and must have been in there for weeks/months. The rubber lid was still on so they must have sneaked in between the rim of the bin and the rubber lid. They were released nearby, but I wouldn't be surprised if they soon come back!

Wintersett 21.11.19

3 - 5 degrees with 8/8 cloud and a cold south easterly breeze.
Old Royston Flash: A Short-eared Owl was seen at 07.30hrs.
Anglers CP VisMig :  280 Pink-footed Geese flew west early morning.
Anglers CP: Teal 37.  Golden Plover 32 over.
Wintersett Res: Kingfisher 1.  A Cetti's Warbler on the north bank + 1 on south bank CHRes.+  1 male singing in the boathouse reeds.
Anglers CP Gull Roost: Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult. 
Of interest:  The Ring-necked Duck still present at Johnny Brown's Common South Kirkby 14.04hrs per @BirdGuides

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Wilthorpe Marsh 20/11/19.

2 very mobile Water Pipits flew to sewage farm. c 250 Pinkfeet w at about 9-20am. 12 Common Snipe and a Woodcock flushed. 10 Rook down, 5 Dunnocks. RN Duck still at JB’s pond at 4pm.

Carlton Marsh

Water levels are still well up. On the wader scrape today 12 Common Gulls (all adults), 108 Herring Gulls. Elsewhere Water Rail, Cormorant, 10 Fieldfare, 2 Dabchick, 3 Tufted Duck, 10 Teal, 35 Gadwall, 6 Mute Swan and juv. Buzzard.

Wintersett 20.11.19

3 - 5 degrees with 6/8 cloud and a light south easterly.   A quiet day.
Wintersett Res:  Pink-footed Goose 121 north west at 09.05hrs.  Kingfisher 2.
Of interest: The drake Ring-necked Duck was still at Johnny Brown's Common, South Kirkby this morning.

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Wintersett + Gull Roost 19.11.19

2 - 4 degrees with  a frosty, clear start and a light south easterly. 
Wintersett Res: 3 male Cetti's Warblers - 1 north east bank, 1 north bank, 1 north west bank.  Kingfisher 1
Anglers CP: Teal 31 + 4 WRes..
Anglers CP Gull Roost: per Pete Smith and Steve Denny
An adult Caspian Gull  with a dark smudge (oil?) on the right side of head came in tonight.  This mark should make it easy to track.    3 Yellow-legged Gulls  came in - an adult, (the infamous Psycho), and 2 x 1stW birds.
Of interest:  The Ring-necked Duck was reported on Twitter at Johnny Brown's Common this morning by @pauloleveller,   and again mid afternoon by @brianflynn92.
Caspian Gull adult with dark smudge behind eye.    ACP Evening Roost   SDenny

Monday 18 November 2019

Wintersett + RNDuck update 18.11.19

2 - 6 degrees  with 4/8 cloud and a cold west north westerly.
Anglers CP: Whooper Swan 3 flew over north west.  Little Grebe 5.
Wintersett Res:  Cetti's Warbler 1 male on north bank.  Water Rail 2 north bank + 1 south east corner.
There was no sign of the drake Ring-necked Duck after extensive searching this morning.  It was relocated at Johnny Brown's Common, South Kirkby, aprroximately 6 miles to the south east, by @colinbradford57.   Follow the link for  pics and more info

Sunday 17 November 2019

Weekend news, Sunday 17/11/19.

Saturday 16th, Wilthorpe Marsh, - Water Pipit, 2 J Snipe, 14 C Snipe, c 4 L Egret, covey 6 Grey Partridge. 11 Whoopers e at 3pm, presumed same at Old Moor just after. Sunday 17th,- Old Moor, 3 Bearded Tits showing well from reedbed screen. Wilthorpe Marsh,- Water Pipit 1, Meadow Pipit 12, Green Sand.

Wintersett WeBS for November 2019

Here are the November 2019  WeBS totals for the Wintersett Area.

Mute Swan 42   Canada Goose 87  Greylag 106   Cormorant 20   Great Crested Grebe 58  Little Grebe 7  Coot 723   Moorhen 11   Water Rail 1   Mallard 58    Teal 32   Shoveler 32  Wigeon 63 Gadwall 52  Ring-necked Duck 1   Tufted Duck 296   Pochard 208   Goldeneye 48   Goosander 15
Grey Heron 6  Lapwing 96   Kingfisher 2.

Wintersett + Ring-necked Duck 17.11.19

5 - 8 degrees with 8/8 cloud, occasionl showers and a light northerly.
Pete Smith had a very nice surprise when carrying out the WeBS count. He found an adult drake Ring-necked Duck on CHRes. at 15.05hrs.  It showed well to a few people before it flew over to Wintersett Res. with 2 female Tufted Ducks at 15.30hrs. It was relocated in the SW corner, where it continued to show well until dusk.   This is the first record since 2010 when one was seen occasionally from January to March when it visited from Pugneys.
Pictures and video per Steve Denny.
Ring-necked DuckWRes.Video

Anglers CP:  Pink-footed Goose 48 east at 10.15hrs.
Wintersett Res: A Water Rail calling and a male Cetti's Warbler singing were in the boathouse reeds.  Whooper Swan 2 flew east at 14.20hrs.   
Cold Hiendley Res: Siskin 5 flew west.  Golden Plover 30 in field.

Carlton 16/11/19

2 1st winter Yellow Legged Gulls were seen at the Carlton Recycling Centre yesterday and c150 Pink Feet Geese flew south at 09.10hrs (Daniel Langston). Another c215 Pink Feet were seen heading south a short time later at 09.40hrs (Dave Standish).

Carlton Marsh today was really quiet. Water Rail, Siskin, Buzzard, c60 Goldfinch, 11 Herring Gulls and 2 Common Gulls.

Wintersett 16.11.19

5 - 8 degrees with 8/8 cloud and light rain first thing and a light northerly.
Anglers CP: Starling 260 north.  Redpoll 2.  Dunlin 1.  Golden Plover 3 south.  Redwing 35 south west.
Haw Park Woodyard: Siskin 10 + 1 west bank CHRes..  A Nuthatch was calling.
Cold Hiendley + SF:  Pied Wagtail 12.  Meadow Pipit 12.  A Grey Wagtail was on the spillway.
Wintersett Res: Kingfisher 1.
32 Birds were ringed ACP: Lesser Redpoll 4.  Tree Sparrow 1.  Robin 2.  Greenfinch 2.  Blackbird 1.  Song Thrush 2.  Redwing 15.  

Friday 15 November 2019

Wintersett 15.11.19

6 - 8 degrees with 8/8 cloud. dull and  damp.  NB: Paths around Wintersett Reservoir are very muddy. 
Anglers CP: Pink-footed Goose west at 09.10hrs.  Teal 30.  Little Grebe 4.   
Wintersett Res:   Water Rail 1 north bank. Cetti's Warbler 1 male south east corner. Kingfisher 1. 


An unknown number of Pink Feet geese flew NW in darkness over Dave Smith's home at 18.10hrs.

Low Moor / Midhope 15/11/19.

Just before 2pm to 3-40pm. Weather poor with the rain never really clearing. Juv Gannet went through west on arrival just before a big rainstorm. Presumably the same as reported earlier at silkstone common. Not much else apart from 2 C Buzzards.

Thursday 14 November 2019

Wintersett 14.11.19

4 - 7 degrees with 8/8 cloud and rain in the afternoon.
Haw Park Wood: 3500 Corvids flew from the roost at 06.50hrs.
Wintersett Res:  9 Whooper Swans flew east at 09.35hrs.  200 Golden Plover flew east. A male Cetti's Warbler was heard on the north bank.   A Woodcock was in the boathouse reeds.
Anglers CP: Teal 27. 

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Wintersett 13.11.19

3 - 6 degrees with 5/8 cloud and a cool north easterly.
Anglers CP: 3 Whooper Swans flew south west at 06.58hrs.  9 Meadow Pipits flew south.  Siskin 1.  Snipe 4.
Wintersett Res: Cetti's Warbler 1 male in boathouse reeds + 1 male south bank CHRes..  A Nuthatch was by the boathouse + 1 Blue Bridge and 1 Woodyard  Haw Park Wood.
33 Birds were ringed at ACP.  Highlights were:- 13 Redwing,  1 Blackbird,  1 Goldcrest,  1 Coal Tit and 10 Lesser Redpoll.

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Wintersett 12th Nov+ Gull Roost November 2019

6 - 8 degrees with 6/8 cloud and a north westerly breeze.
Haw Park Wood: 10 Siskin
Wintersett Res:   2 Kingfisher were seen at Winterset Res..
Anglers CP:  Snipe 4.
Wintersett Res. Gull Roost: Yellow-legged Gull  1 1stW.
Mammal: A Bat sp. was flying on Haw Park Lane at dusk. 

Monday 11 November 2019

Carlton Marsh

It was relatively quiet again today. 14 Herring Gulls, 2 Common Gulls and 4 Lapwings were on the wader scrape and a Willow Tit called from the viewpoint. 

Elsewhere 1 Fieldfare, several Redwing, 20 Starlings south, Coal Tit, Kingfisher, Water Rail, 2 Little Grebes, 6 Tufted Duck, c15 Teal and 30 + Gadwall.

Mammals included Fox and a Bank Vole scurrying around.

Barnsley BSG Christmas Dinner

The Barnsley BSG Christmas Dinner has been booked for Monday 16th December2019 ( 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start to the meal ). The cost is £15.99 for 2 courses or £19.99 for three courses.  Please let me know as soon as possible if you are attending. I can be contacted by email at or on my mobile ( 07890410393 )

Sunday 10 November 2019

Wintersett + VisMig 10.11.19

3 - 8 degrees with 4/8 cloud and a light north westerly.
Anglers CP VisMig:  
Going east:11 Whooper Swan flew in from the north west at 07.44hrs., then left east.
Going SSE: Herring Gulls were moving all morning with a distinct peak from 10.15 - 11.00 hrs when flocks of up to 70 were going through.  A total of 548 SSE - not sure if they were genuinely migrating, or displaced/disturbed from elsewhere. 
Going south west: Wood Pigeon 60.   Redwing 34. 
Going west: A calling Raven flew through low and west at 09.15hrs.  Fieldfare 70 + 26 east.  Lesser Redpoll 3. 
Going WNW: Starling 175. 
Anglers CP: Peregrine 1.
Cold Hiendley SF: Grey Wagtail 2 + 2 ACP.   Meadow Pipit 24. 
15 Birds were ringed: Highlights were 8 Redwing,  2 Blackbird,  1 Goldcrest.  A male Cetti's Warbler was retrapped in the NE corner of Wintersett Res.  It had been ringed as a 1st year male at ACP Pol on the 7th October 2018.  This is the 2nd male Cetti's Warbler retrapped here in the last week. 

Saturday 9 November 2019

Wintersett + VisMig + Gull Roost + Ringing 09.11.19

0 - 6 degrees with a frosty start, 4/8 but increasing to 8/8 cloud, and a light south to south easterly.
Anglers CP VisMig: per @Fitzybirder
Going east:  Pink-footed Goose 232  in 3 skeins (90, 60, 82) + 28 NW.    Skylark 8 (7 + 1).
Going south: Golden Plover 27.  Herring Gull 75.
Going south west: Stock Dove 2.  Wood Pigeon 100.  Fieldfare  59 + 8 east.  Redwing 51.
Going west: Siskin 1.
Anglers CP: Goosander 27.
Anglers CP Gull Roost :  per  @StevieD131
920 Herring Gulls.  70 Great Black-backed gulls. Very few Goosanders in tonight. 
17 Birds were ringed ACP: Redwing 14.  Blackbird 1.  Goldcrest 1.  Great Tit 1.  Cormorant 16.

Friday 8 November 2019

Wintersett 08.11.19

4 - 7 degrees with 8/8 cloud and a cool, north westerly breeze.  Ground waterlogged after heavy rain all day yesterday.  Flooding all around area and also in Dearne and Aire valleys and beyond.
Wintersett Res: 14  Goosander flew over west.  A ringed male Cetti's Warbler was retrapped on the north west bank.   Shoveler 34.  Little Grebe 6.  Pochard 71.  Teal 2.
Anglers CP:  50 Goosanders roosted this evening. 

Thursday 7 November 2019

Wintersett - Rain all day! 07.11.19

7 - 8 degrees with rain all day and a light north easterly.  Floods in car park and paths around Anglers CP.
Anglers CP:  per Steve Denny this afternoon  Teal 23.  Snipe 4.   Little Grebe 4.

Bretton cp 7/11/19

Loads of water here with the river over flowing into the top lake. Nothing seen blown in birdwise and counts done were GC Grebe 22, Goosander 8, Coot 91, Pochard 4, Wigeon 1 pair. Siskin c 25 in alders top side of low lake.

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Wintersett + VisMig + Ringing 06.11.19

7 - 9 degrees with 7/8 cloud and a light south easterly.
Anglers CP+ Vis Mig:  Starling 177 west.  Wood Pigeon 41 SW.  Goosander 19 W + 1 on lake.  Pink-footed Goose 25 east at 09.47hrs.  Snipe 3.  Siskin 1 over + 1 WRes..
Wintersett Res: Cormorant 10 + 5 ACP.  Water Rail 1.  A male Cetti's Warbler was retrapped in the  NE corner
56 Birds were ringed ACP:  Lesser Redpoll 6.  Blackcap 1 male.  Tree Sparrow 1.  Song Thrush 1.  Blackbird 3.  Redwing 39. 

Tuesday 5 November 2019

Wintersett 05.11.19

6 - 9 degrees with 8/8 cloud, intermittent light drizzle and a a light north westerly.
Wintersett Res: A Chiffchaff was calling by the boathouse.  Kingfisher 2.  A Redshank flew over, calling at 11.10hrs. 
Anglers CP at dusk per @StevieD131:   27 Goosanders roosted on the CP.   22 Teal also present.
Mammal: Snowball the fox hunting on  ACP this afternoon.

Monday 4 November 2019

Wintersett 04.11.19

7 - 9 degrees dull and damp with 8/8 cloud and a light north easterly. Rain from 11.15hrs.
Anglers CP: A Water Pipit was in the north east corner of the lake.  Little Grebe 3 + 2 WRes.. Shoveler 13 + 23 WRes..   Snipe 5.
Wintersett Res: A Tawny Owl was calling.  Canada Goose 59.  Cetti's Warbler 1male north east bank.  Cormorant 12 + 5 ACP..

                     Water Pipit          NE ACP       SDenny

Wilthorpe Marsh 4/11/19.

Water Pipit, 1 J Snipe, 5 C Snipe, Green Sand, L Egret. Peregrine, 14 Pinkfeet sw at 3-30pm, 4 Shoveler on oxbow pond. 3 Willow Tits on the canal near tinkers ponds were a pair and a single.


The indoor winter meetings start again this month, going through to March. They are all held on the first Thursday of each month commencing at 7.15pm. And once again a big thank you to the RSPB for allowing us to use the classroom at Old Moor RSPB to host the following speakers;-

Thursday 7th November 2019
Geoff Carr on 'Birding in Poland'.  Geoff needs no introduction to BBSG audiences, he has been entertaining us for years!

Thursday 5th December 2019
Colin & Linda Graham on 'The Magic of the Isles of Scilly'. Colin & Linda are regular visitors to 'Scilly', come and hear what the attraction is.

Thursday 2nd January 2020
John T. Reilly on 'New Guinea: evolution of paradise'. John entertained us last year with his incredibly thought-provoking talk on bird evolution. Now hear how the birds of paradise are evolving!

Thursday 6th February 2020
Francis Hickenbottom on 'Flight'. Francis draws on his experience in the aerospace industry to look at the design of flying birds and mammals.

Thursday 5th March 2020
Pete Brown on 'Free Birding'. Pete from Sheffield tells the story of his birding year on 'the cheap'.

There is a £2.50 entrance charge to cover 'expenses' and this includes a interval drink.
All are welcome!

Sunday 3 November 2019

Carlton Marsh

4 Water Rails called from their respective territories, 21 Stock Doves were feeding on arable land and 2 Great Spot Woodpeckers were very vocal. 2 Fieldfares flew north and 15 + 25 +5 Redwings came in to roost.

Fungi included Velvet Shank, Shaggy Pholiota, Shaggy Ink Cap and Jews Ear.

Moorlands 3/11/19. G and J Wasse, S Green.

Very steady. Ewden,- 3 skeins of Pinkfeet e this morning totalled c 450. Raven 5 and a few Brambling around the entrance to broomhead farm. Low Moor/Midhope,- Red Kite, C Buzzard 2, Kestrel, c 400+ Fieldfare, Siskin 3, Brambling 1 feeding in mixed finch flock.

Wintersett + VisMig 03.11.19

7 - 11 degrees with 2/8 cloud and a light south westerly.
Anglers CP VisMig: per @Fitzybirder
Going east: Pink-footed Goose 200 ( 110 at 09.50hrs + 90 at 10.00hrs).  Golden Plover 20.
Going south: Goosander 12 (7+4+1).   Herring Gull 186 + 62 north.  Skylark 4.  Fieldfare 77. Redwing 163.  alba Wagtail 4.  Meadow Pipit 6.  Linnet 1.  Reed Bunting 1.  
Going south west: Wood Pigeon 420.
Going west north west: Starling 56.
Going west:  Yellowhammer 1.
17 birds were ringed ACP Pol this morning. per  @BeckyBailey101
16 Redwing and a Blackbird. No Lesser Redpoll whatsoever - where are they? Scotland? 
Anglers CP: Goldeneye 43 + 11 CHRes..  Siskin 2.  Shoveler 36.  Greaylag Goose 92.  Snipe 11.
Wintersett Res: Cetti's Warbler 1 male west bank + 1 male south bank CHRes..
Cold Hiendley Res: Water Rail 1 + 1 boathouse reeds WRes..  Tufted Duck 198 + 10 WRes + 139 ACP.  Kingfisher 2.
Odonata:  Common Darter 3.  Migrant Hawker 1 ACP + 1 WRes..
Lepidoptera: Peacock 1  WRes..
Amphibian: Common Toad 1 WRes.

Saturday 2 November 2019

Wintersett + VisMig 02.11.19

7 - 10 degrees with 8/8 cloud and a light south easterly.
Anglers CP VisMig: per @Fitzybirder
A nice variety this morning.  The Lapland Bunting was calling but almost manged to sneak through unseen. Curlew is a good record at any time in autumn these days. 
Going south: Golden Plover 40.  Fieldfare 74.  Redwing 60 + 27 west.  Mistle Thrush 8 (1+4+3)
Going south west: Skylark 3. 
Going west: Goosander 13 + 1 east.  Lapland Bunting 1.   A Curlew flew south at 08.34hrs, then returned and went high west.  Blackbird 1.  Yellowhammer 4 (2+2)
Going west north west: Starling 166. 
Going north: Little Egret 1.
Going east: Meadow Pipit 1.
Anglers CP: Peregrine 1.
Moorhouse Lane Ponds: Redwing 40. 
Wintersett Res: Water Rail 1 north bank. Shoveler 21.

Wilthorpe Marsh 2/11/19.

Highlights,- Water Pipit, Green Sand, 1 C Snipe, Peregrine regular, L Egret, W Rail 3, Green Pecker.