Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Carlton Marsh

Today's sightings included Little Egret, 23 Teal, 6 Common Gull, Cetti's Warbler, 6 Linnet, 2 Siskin, c30 Goldfinch, 6 Redwing, 10 Yellow Bunting and male and female Sparrowhawk mobbing a Buzzard. 4 Red-legged Partridge were also of note. (JP/Steve Grove/CG) 

A monthly total of 72 species

Wintersett 30.11.2021

 Wintersett Res:

A Bittern was showing on the flattened boathouse reeds at 10.15hrs.  

Cetti's Warbler 1 on north bank.   Goosander 24 + 2 ACP +  1 CHRes.. 

Anglers CP:

Shelduck 3.  Little Grebe 1 + 1 WRes..  The Cinnamon Teal was reported mid morning. 

Mallard 62 + 24 WRes..   Teal 29.   Cormorant 16 + 3 WRes.. + 1 CHRes..

Monday, 29 November 2021

Wilthorpe Marsh 29/11/21.

Lying snow good for finding Grey Partridge with a site record here of 20 birds in two coveys. Elusive Water Pipit on wires briefly before flying off to sf. Green Sand 1, Jack Snipe 4, Common Snipe 1, L Egret 2. Meadow Pipit c 12, Goldcrest 2.

Wintersett 29.11.2021

 Anglers CP:

Wigeon 342  + 6 WRes.   Shoveler 9 + 2 WRes.  Pochard 102 + 34 WRes..

Gadwall 19 + 16 WRes. + 31 CHRes..   Siskin 1.  

Wintersett Res:

A Water Rail was heard on the north bank.   Canada Goose 139.  

Goosander 24 + 1 CHRes.  Pink-footed Goose 12 west.

Sunday, 28 November 2021

Wintersett + Snow 28.11.2021

Still a good covering of snow this morning,  with more falling for a couple of hours early afternoon.

Anglers CP:

Teal 29.  Little Grebe 2.  Wigeon 301.

Golf course field:

Pink-footed Goose 1.   Green Woodpecker 1.

Saturday, 27 November 2021

Carlton Marsh

Overnight snow (c1 inch) flattened most of the reed beds thereby making the area look much bigger showing more open water. However, nothing was moving and there wasn't much in the way of wildfowl except for the usual Gadwall, 4 Shovelers and 1 Tufted Duck. The resident pair of Mute Swans were happy enough keeping the water free of ice shadowed by 12 Coot. 

Around 15 Chaffinches (a good number for this site) and up to 10 Great Tits and a few Blue Tits were ground feeding together when a female Sparrowhawk flashed at them.

8 Redwings and a Song Thrush were feeding on Haws near the car park entrance.

This Collared Earthstar was found this week on the embankment. 

(Ian & Karen Pickard)


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.

 https://twitter.com/SHG123123/status/1463797941714489350/photo/1

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                                   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.  

https://www.trektellen.org/count/view/1100/20211121   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

https://www.trektellen.org/count/view/1100/20211120

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

http://barnsleybirds.blogspot.com/2012/05/wintersett-yellowlegs-gull-update.html

                       

                                     Recce                

                       

                                              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.  

                          Image  

                                    This mornings eclipse beaver moon 

                         looking towards Ossett from Wintersett -Sue Bilcliffe

 https://twitter.com/SBillcliffe/status/1461603704587620352 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2021/11/19/november-beaver-full-moon-2021-uk-partial-lunar-eclipse-time/ 

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

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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

https://twitter.com/BeckyBailey101/status/1461307752479875074

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. 

Image

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.

Monday, 15 November 2021

Carlton Marsh

At least 4 skeins of Pink Feet Geese moved west today c250 at 09.50hrs, c300 at 10/10hrs, c175 at 10.23hrs, 60 at 11.22hrs(JP/DM Smith/D. Standish). 55 Lapwing flew north at 13.25hrs and a Little Egret, 23 Common Gulls and 7 Cormorants were on the wader scrape. A snipe leaving in darkness was the first this autumn!

Wintersett + Vis.Mig. 15.11.2021

Anglers CP Vis.Mig:

https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1100/20211115    per @Fitzybirder

Going west:

Pink-footed Geese in  8 skeins  110 + 55 + 145 + 45 + 65 + 140 + 110 + 90.  

Also 40 going south. 

Siskin 1. 

Going east:

Redshank 1. 

Going south:

Skylark 9.   Fieldfare 84.  Redwing 156.  Meadow Pipit 2. 

Goldfinch 16.  Reed Bunting 1.

Going south west:

Wood Pigeon 60.  

Going west north west:

Starling 660. 

Anglers CP: 

Psycho, the adult Yellow-legged Gull was in this morning.  

Peregrine 1 juvenile male.

Pochard 51 + 20 Wintersett Res..

Wintersett Res:

A Cetti's Warbler was on the north bank.  A Water Rail was in the boathouse reeds.

Teal 2.

Sunday, 14 November 2021

Wilthorpe Marsh 14/11/21.

Scarce birds this autumn here were a Green Sandpiper which flew w up the valley and could have landed in the sf area. Also 1 Goldcrest. Otherwise very steady with 2 J Snipe, 1 L Egret and 1 GS Pecker the best.

Wintersett + Vis.Mig. + Ringing 14.11.2021

Anglers CP + Ringing.

Pintail 4.

26 birds were ringed this morning.

Highlights were 17 Lesser Redpoll,  6 Redwing and 1 Blackbird. 

Anglers CP Vis.Mig:   

Comments:  

Not much variety, but as expected,  a decent all morning movement of continental Starlings, maximum flock 150,  and a bit of an increase in Fieldfare.     

@Fitzybirder https://www.trektellen.org/count/view/1100/20211114   

Going north: 

Herring Gull 275.

Going east:

Skylark 1.   Lesser Redpoll 1. 

Going south:

Fieldfare 411.  Redwing  63 (some southwest).    Goosander 1 adult male. 

Going north west: 

Grey Heron 1 high.    Starling  2205.

Going west:

Pintail 8.  Chaffinch 2.  Siskin 10 and 2 east.  

Saturday, 13 November 2021

Low Moor/Midhope 13/11/21.

Productive couple of hours early aft with c 150 Pinkfeet w at 1-30pm. Fieldfare c 250, Redpoll flock c15, Raven 2. rt Hen Harrier 1, Goshawk 1, Peregrine 1 pair, Sparrowhawk 1, C Buzzard 4, Kestrel 3.

Carlton Marsh

6 Cormorants, 12 Herring and 8 Common Gulls were on the wader scrape. Also of note Grey Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, Water Rail and c140 Pink Feet Geese flew west at 12.12hrs (R. Laverack/CG). A Common Darter and a late Migrant Hawker were flying around mid-day (C.Parkin).

Wintersett + Vis.Mig. 13.11.2021

Anglers CP Vis.Mig:

Going east:

Pink-footed Goose  19 at 09.27hrs.  

Going west north west:

Starling 59.   Fieldfare 11.  Redwing 105. 

Going north west:

Chaffinch 4. 

Going south west:

Skylark 1. 

Going west:

Lesser Redpoll 1. 

Anglers CP:

Snipe 1. 

Cold Hiendley Res:

A Chiffchaff was in the south west corner.  Muscovy Duck 1.

Walton Hall:

Psycho, the adult Yellow-legged Gull still present. 

Friday, 12 November 2021

Wintersett 12.11.2021

Anglers CP Vis.Mig.

Going west:

Pink-footed Goose 58.

Wintersett Res:

Cetti's Warbler 1 east bank.  Shoveler 6.  Goosander 2 redheads.

N.B  The Blog Post for 08.11.2021 has been updated 

with a couple of late reports from the Golf Course field.

Wilthorpe Marsh 12/11/21.

Water Pipit 1/2 sewage farm. Pinkfeet c60 w at 9-45am., J Snipe 2, C Snipe 6. GS Pecker 2/3, G Pecker 1.

Thursday, 11 November 2021

Wintersett + Ringing 11.11.2021

 Anglers CP  Ringing:

 Only 8 birds were ringed this morning - 5 Redwing,  1 Greenfinch,  1 Goldcrest and a male Blackcap.

Anglers CP Vis.Mig.

Going north west:

41 Pink-footed Goose at 08.15hrs  +  another  skein of 40.

Anglers CP:

Teal 11.  Shoveler 5 + 3 CHRes..  A Linnet flew over. 

Wintersett Res:

A Water Rail on north bank.  Pochard 38 + 26 Anglers CP.   

 Cetti's Warbler 1 male boathouse reeds + 1 south west corner + 1 east bank.

 Goosander 1 redhead.   A Chiffchaff was in the boathouse reeds.                        

Kingfisher 1.     Little Grebe 8 + 1 Anglers CP.              

Odonata:

Migrant Hawker 1.

Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Wintersett 10.11.2021

Wintersett Res:

Cetti's Warbler 1 boathouse reeds + 1 north bank.   

Pochard 46.  Goosander 2 redheads.  Grey Heron 3. 

Cold Hiendley Res: 

Gadwall 27 + 2 WRes.  Shoveler 6 + 1 WRes.  

Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Carlton Marsh

There was an influx of 25 Common Gulls this morning to the wader scrape. A Treecreeper was present and 16 Pied Wagtails and a Linnet were on the fields with 6 Mistle Thushes (JP/D.Lomas/CG)

Another late Brimstone, this time a male, at the old South Kirkby pit site (C. Parkin).

Wintersett + Vis.Mig. 09.11.2021

Wintersett Res:

Little Grebe 4 and 1 Anglers CP.   Goosander 2.  Pochard 38.  

A male Cetti's Warbler was in the south east corner.  Canada Goose 13. 

Anglers CP:

Greylag Goose 154 + 5 Wintersett Res..   

Anglers CP Vis.Mig:  

https://www.trektellen.org/count/view/1100/20211109  @Fitzybirder

Going west: 

Brambling 6 + 2 south.  Lapwing 20.  Skylark 22. Lesser Redpoll 1. 

Fieldfare 104.  Redwing 149.  Chaffinch 2.  Siskin 11.  Reed Bunting 1. 

Going west north west:

Pink-footed Goose 180 + 140 and  55 east.   Starling 545.  

Going south:

Blackbird 1.   Meadow Pipit 3.  

Going east: 

Bullfinch 1.

Lepidoptera:

Comma 1 north east bank Wintersett Res..

Wintersett Ringing Recovery - @BeckyBailey101

  Sedge Warbler AXT3174 (this years young) 

was ringed on 05/09/21 at Wintersett 

and was retrapped at Icklesham on 12/09/21.

 7 days, 334km SSE later!

Image

Monday, 8 November 2021

Carlton Marsh

Today's highlights included 4 Cetti's Warbler singing, 5 Cormorants (1 with BTO ring), 45 Jackdaws, Water Rail, single Redpoll, 5 Siskins, Treecreeper, 2 Goldcrests and 6 Shovelers. The Tawny Owl was still showing well in its usual roosting spot near the steps to the embankment.

This afternoon c250 Pink Feet headed west at 15.50hrs (JP/L. Corrall)

In the sunshine Small Copper, a late female Brimstone (beat the previous latest by 22 days) and 5 Common Darters (C. Parkin)

A Pipistrelle Bat was hunting at dusk (D. Standish).

The Blusher (Amonita rubescens) found on 6/11/21 (Dave Smith)

Wintersett + Ringing 08.11.2021

Anglers CP Ringing:  @petesmith1254

31 birds were  ringed this morning,  including 17 Lesser Redpoll, 11 Redwing and a Bullfinch. 

Golf Course Field:

Stonechat 1 male around muck heap.  An immature Goshawk flew over into Stubbs Wood.

Of interest:

OnThisDay in 1827, Charles Waterton observed Goldeneye

at his nature reserve at Walton Hall, #Wakefield 

 Michael Palin reads from Waterton's nature notebook, 

a fascinating record of local bird life in the 19th century. 

 https://twitter.com/WFMuseums/status/1457657913221263364   (Click this link to listen)

Sunday, 7 November 2021

Cudworth Common

 300 Greylag, 210 Canada Geese, 5 Mute Swan, 5 Pochard, 7 Tufted Duck, 7 Shoveler.

Wintersett WeBS for November 2021

Here is the Wintersett  WeBS count for November 2021.

 Mute Swan 12   Canada Goose 23   Greylag Goose 11   Cormorant 19   

Great Crested Grebe 44   Little Grebe 4   Coot 228   Moorhen 18   

Mallard 49   Teal 17   Shoveler 7   Gadwall 30   Wigeon 103

Tufted Duck 175   Pochard 59   Goldeneye 40   Goosander 2

Grey Heron 3   Lapwing 43.

Wintersett + Vis.Mig. 07.11.2021

Wintersett Vis.Mig: @Fitzybirder and @PeteSmith1254

A gusty F5 WNW - just too windy here for any real movment.

Going west:

Goosander  5. 

Going north west:

Starling 83.  Redwing  206.

Going west north west:

Fieldfare 16.  

Saturday, 6 November 2021

Wintersett Vis.Mig. 06.11.2021

Anglers CP Vis.Mig:

per @Fitzybirder     https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1100/20211106 

Going south east:

Pink-footed Goose 220 at 08.55hrs + 165 at 10.20hrs. 

Going east, south east:

Whooper Swan 20 adults at 08.45hrs  +  9 adults at 08.52hrs.  

Going south: 

alba Wagtail 1.   Meadow Pipit 2Brambling 2.  Reed Bunting 1.

Going west:

Starling  396.   Fieldfare 36.   Redwing 1081.  Linnet 1.

Friday, 5 November 2021

Today's highlights included 20 Fieldfare, 6 Common Gull, 3 Water Rail, 2 Cetti's, KIngfisher, 5 Siskin, 10 Skylark and 3 Cormorant (1 juv. with  BTO ring right leg) (JP/K. Bannister)

As dusk approached 6 Starling flew north quickly followed by c60 that dropped to reed bed level, but chose not to roost (CG).

Yesterday's Grass Snake showed again near Ralph's seat.

Rod Heeley

Wintersett 05.11.2021

First frost of the Autumn this morning.  

Anglers CP: 

Greylag Goose 88. 

Anglers CP Vis.Mig 

A more sedate passage of thrushes this morning, but some nice flocks of 200+ birds. 

Going West:

1230 Fieldfare,  315 Redwings and a single Blackbird west with the Redwings.  

Going West: 

 Fieldfare 1,290. Redwing 315. Blackbird 1. 

Going south: 

Cormorant 6. 

Haw Park Wood: 

Crossbill 1. 

Mycology:  https://twitter.com/Fhickenbottom/status/1456623353691885570

It was nice to be shown Chlorociboria aeruginascens (Green Elfcup) growing on dead silver birch at 

Wintersett today.   Spores check out at a little under 7 microns long, ruling out C. aeruginosa.  

 

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                                                    Green Elf Cup found by Sue Worrall.

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Carlton Marsh

Our wildlife group were busy again this morning strimming around the bird hide and raking off cuttings on the embankment. Meanwhile BMBC bereavement services arrived to transport and fit the new Memorial Seat for our dear friend and colleague, Elaine Evans, who passed away earlier this year. Elaine was passionate about butterflies and moths as you can see by the design of the new seat. Paid for by her friends with a little help from our group. 

By arrangement with BMBC Nature Reserves & Parks Officer, Russ Boland.

The resident Tawny Owl was sitting high up in the Sycamore again and 2 Cetti's Warblers sang. 

A Little Egret was present with 2 Common Gulls along with 14 Teal and 6 Shovelers.

20 Fieldfare and 20 Redwings flew north and up to 3 Goldcrests were around. (JP/L & A Corrall)

3 Small Copper, 1 Small White and a male Migrant Hawker were enjoying the sun (C. Parkin).

As was a small 18 inch to 2ft Grass Snake, our latest date ever.

Grass Snake Nicola & Phil Duckett

Wintersett EPIC Vis.Mig. + Gull Roost 04.11.2021

Wintersett Vis.Mig:  

A co-ordinated watch on two fronts turned into an EPIC VIS.MIG.COUNT, 

with all previous thrush counts smashed!    Fantastic for all those present!!!

https://twitter.com/grayspeight/status/1456241906606825476

Going west:  

Fieldfare 18,080    Redwing 13,820  

To give these figures some perspective:  

Fieldfare  previous best 3040, Redwing previous best 5340,  both on 25th October 2012!  

Per @Fitzybirder

Starling 2770.   Brambling 10.  Snipe 5. 

Going south west:

Wood Pigeon 2250  + 

Going south east:

Whooper 7

Going north west:  

Pink-footed Goose  610  +  390 south east. 

Going south:

Golden Plover 3.

Going east: 

 Siskin 8 + 1 south. 

Anglers CP + Gull Roost:

 https://twitter.com/StevieD131/status/1456317147551047686

An increase in Herring Gulls in CP roost tonight with 322 noted.

Also 2 Yellow-legged Gulls and an adult Caspian Gull. 

Our fabulous thrush day ended with Bittern flying round car park calling 17:00-17:10, left NW.

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Wintersett Vis.Mig 03.11.2021

 Anglers CP:

Snipe 22. 

Anglers CP Vis.Mig:  

https://twitter.com/grayspeight/status/1455966502587412483

 Going west:

Wood Pigeon 13,750.     Redwing 2,400,     Fieldfare 6,    Starling 1,390, 

Going north west.

Pink-footed Goose 365 in 4 skeins.

Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Carlton Marsh

We were busy this morning putting a new Barn Owl box up, my thanks to Dave Standish, John Finch and Edward Steadman for a cracking job well done.


The Tawny Owl was posing again at around 09.00hrs (Steve Grove). A Redpoll and about 5 Siskins were with a flock of Goldfinch, 2 cetti's sang and 4 Buzzards were riding the thermals.

Two skeins of geese reported at 16.20hrs heading east were probably Pink Feet.

A lone migrant Hawker was also enjoying the sunshine.

Anglers CP Gull Roost 02.11.2021

 Anglers CP  Gull Roost: per @StevieD131

https://twitter.com/StevieD131/status/1455600123325698049 

Black-headed Gulls 6000.   Herring Gull 70.   Lesser Black-backed Gull  50.

Great Black-backed Gull 10.  Yellow-legged Gull 4 adults.

Wintersett Vis.Mig. + Ringing + Odonata 02.11.2021.

Anglers CP Vis.Mig:

Fantastic pre-work Wood Pigeon count  per @Fitzybirder  

https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1100/20211102

Going south west.  
 
WOOD  PIGEON  20,270.    Great White Egret 1.
 
Going south:
 
SWALLOW 1 !   alba Wagtail 5.  Meadow Pipit 2.   Siskin 22 + 19 east.  
     
Going west:  
 
Starling 475.   Redwing 177.   Pink-footed Goose 87  (in 3 skeins , 40 + 32 + 15)
 
Going east: 
 
Siskin 19.  SongThrush 1.
 
Going west:
 
Starling  475.      Skylark  36.     Brambling 3.   Redwing  180. 
 
15 Birds were ringed this morning: 
 
3 Lesser Redpoll,  1 Goldfinch,  1 Greenfinch, 1 Blackbird and 7 Redwing. 
 
There was also a controlled a Lesser Redpoll.   
 
Odonata:
A Common Darter was around the boathouse reeds. 

Monday, 1 November 2021

Wintersett 01.11.2021

Anglers CP:

Cormorant 14 + 1 Wintersett Res..   Snipe 12.

Wintersett Res:

Shoveler 8 + 3 Anglers CP + 4 Cold Hiendley Res..