Friday, 25 November 2022

Wintersett 25.11.2022

 Anglers CP:

Teal 27. + 1 Wintersett Res..    Cormorant 15 + 7 Wintersett Res..

A Raven flew over at 09.45hrs.  

Wintersett Res:

Little Grebe 15.   A Chiffchaff was on the north west bank.

Carlton Marsh

Barnsley Council Rangers hard at work cutting back overhanging trees on the embankment to let some light in for wildflowers etc.

There is very little in the way of wildfowl at the moment except for the Whooper Swan, a Cormorant, a few Teal, Mallard, Gadwall and Water Rail. Both immature Buzzards were present (Chris Parkin).

Both photographs by R.J. Boland (Parks Officer)

Thursday, 24 November 2022

Wintersett + Gull Roost 24.11.2022

Anglers CP: 

A skein of 66 Pink-footed Geese flew north west.

Cold Hiendley Res:

A Chiffchaff and a Kingfisher were on the west bank..

Gull Roost:

All the gulls roosted on Wintersett Res whilst I was sat in Anglers CP hide out of the rain. Amused myself by counting Common Gulls passing over from the north,  total 165 with a bonus adult Mediterranean Gull also south to Wintersett Res..

Carlton Marsh

The Whooper Swan is still around, it has been feeding in an adjacent oil seed rape field for the last few mornings but was back on the main scrape this morning.

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Carlton Marsh

This morning Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 3 Goldcrests, 3 Mistle Thrushes, 20 Redwings, Water Rail, and a Cettis Warbler sang in the reeds near Ralph's seat (Les & Andrew Corrall) There was no sign of the Whooper Swan for the 3rd day!

Monday, 21 November 2022

Wintersett 21.11.2022

 Anglers CP:

A Woodcock was on the Pol.   2 Pintail were on the lake. 

 A male Cetti's Warbler was in the south west corner.

Sunday, 20 November 2022

Wintersett 20.11.2022

Hare Park:

A Raven flew over.

Wintersett Res:

A Water Rail was in the boathouse reeds.  5 Whooper Swans flew over east.

3 male Cetti'sWarblers were heard -boathouse reeds, north east corner + west bank.

Pink-footed Goose 1 on north bank. Shelduck 2 + 1 ACP.  Snipe 1. Kingfisher 1.

Lesser Redpoll 50 on west bank clump.

Odonata WRes:

Willow Emerald egg laying scars were seen on Willow in north west corner.

Saturday, 19 November 2022

Wintersett + Ringing 19.11.2022

Golf Course Field:

Cetti's Warbler 1.

Hare Park:

Green Woodpecker 1.

Anglers CP:  

2 Ravens were in the back fields. 

42 birds were ringed this morning.    

Highlights were:- 30 Lesser Redpoll,  

2 Redwing,  1 Blackbird,  1 Goldcrest,  

1 Treecreeper and 1 Common Redpoll.



    Common Redpoll ringed at Anglers CP this morning.   Becky Bailey


Friday, 18 November 2022

Carlton Marsh

Little Egret, 2 Mute Swans and 6 Teal. Also Goldcrest, Green Woodpecker, 2 Starlings, 12 Redwings and a Song Thrush (K. Banister/L & A Corrall).

c50 Golden Plover headed south into the Dearne Valley over the Newtown Estate in Cudworth at 15.20hrs (CG).

Wintersett + Gull Roost 18.11.2022

 Wintersett Res:

1  Pink-footed Goose was in the north bank field.  

Cormorant 17 + 5 Anglers CP.

Cold Hiendley Res:    

Great Whte Egret 1.

Anglers CP:

2 Ravens flew over north  at 10.12hrs.    Mediterranean Gull 1 2ndW at 10.20hrs.

A flock of 30 Fieldfare flew west.

Thursday, 17 November 2022

Wintersett 17.11.2022

Wintersett Res:  @StevieD131

11 Pink-footed Geese were on the north bank this afternoon.


  Two of the Pink-footed Geese  Wintersett Res,17.11.2022   @StevieD131