Teal 27. + 1 Wintersett Res.. Cormorant 15 + 7 Wintersett Res..
A Raven flew over at 09.45hrs.
Little Grebe 15. A Chiffchaff was on the north west bank.
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).
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: https://twitter.com/StevieD131/status/1595821971165642763
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..
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!
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.
Willow Emerald egg laying scars were seen on Willow in north west corner.
Golf Course Field:
Cetti's Warbler 1.
Green Woodpecker 1.
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
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).
1 Pink-footed Goose was in the north bank field.
Cormorant 17 + 5 Anglers CP.
Cold Hiendley Res:
Great Whte Egret 1.
2 Ravens flew over north at 10.12hrs. Mediterranean Gull 1 2ndW at 10.20hrs.
A flock of 30 Fieldfare flew west.