Friday 30 September 2022

Carlton Marsh

The Barn Owl was hunting the Western Meadow at dusk and 2 Tawny Owls called. A Tawny found dead slumped in a tree earlier may have been one of this year's juveniles (Dave Standish).

Wintersett 30.09.2022

Anglers CP:

A  Spotted Redshank flew over calling at 09.20hrs,  went south west.

Wintersett Res:

Pink-footed Geese:10 flew south east. 

3 Shelduck were present all morning.  

Wigeon 51.  Shoveler 25.  Goldeneye 4.

Redwing 4.  House Martin 120.   Swallow  40.   Chiffchaff  8.  

45 Pied Wagtails were in field!

Haw Park Wood: 

A Red Kite flew over with Buzzards. 

Thursday 29 September 2022

Carlton Marsh

 A Barn Owl was hunting the Western Meadow at dusk (Dave Standish).

This morning c100 Pink Feet Geese flew SE over Low Cudworth at 11.45hrs (CG).

Wilthorpe Marsh 29/9/22.

Pinkfeet 1+ heard only at 11-38am. New in today was a male Stonechat and a pair of Ravens. C Snipe 3 flushed, Cetti's 2. Building up were c 15 Meadow Pipits and c 160 Woodpigeon.

Wednesday 28 September 2022

Carlton Marsh

Today's sightings included a Grey Wagtail, 12 Swallows, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker and 12 Shovelers. 3 Willow Emerald Damselflies and 2 Common Darters were on the dike side again (DM Smith/Les & Andrew Corral).

Butterflies on show, 10 Red Admiral, 3 Comma, 7 Speckled Wood, 5 Small White and 18 Small Copper! Also 1 Southern Hawker and 2 Migrant Hawker (Chris Parkin).

c50 Pink Feet Geese flew ESE over Beech Avenue, Cudworth at 17.38hrs (Geoff Miller).

Wilthorpe Marsh 28/9/22.

Very steady with Pinkfeet c81 e at 10-43 am., Goosander 1 fem on river, L Egret 3/5. C Snipe 1, Parakeet 1, Meadow Pipit 7 down, Skylark 4 through. Fish,- Chub 2, most have gone into deeper water since the arrival of cooler weather.

Wintersett Fungi - another 1st for Francis Hickenbottom

A new one for the Wintersett list: 

Clitocybe phaeophthalma (chicken-run funnel). 

If you've ever cleaned out a birdcage, you'll know the smell!



Wintersett + Vis.Mig. 28.09.2022

 Wintersett Vis.Mig: @grayspeight

Another good day!  

Pink-footed Goose: 1042 going south to east in 16 Skeins.

A great White Egret came in from the north, then left north west.  Little Egret 1. 

Wintersett Res:

Tufted Duck 347.  Pochard 115.  

Great Crested Grebe 46.  Little Grebe 16.  

3 Ruff were in north bank field with the Lapwing (seen from hill). 

Caspian Gull 1st CY.  Yellow-legged Gull 2 adults.  

Lesser Black-backed Gull 165.  Great Black-backed Gull 3.  

Redwing 3.  A Cetti's Warbler was in the south west corner.

Best of all!  alba wagtails - 22 south + 190 grounded!,  

in newly ploughed fields around the lakes.

Botany Dell: @StevieD131

A clear out of many warblers.  

No Blackcaps remaining in Dell, Chiffchaffs in much reduced numbers.  

27 Greenfinch flew out of Dell at dawn. 

Anglers CP:  

9 Pintail  were on this morning.  


                                    Pintail  ACP   @StevieD131   

Disposal Point: @Croftonbirder

Redwing 1.   A juvenile Peregrine with pigeon prey

Moorhouse Lane Ponds:

Pink-footed Goose: 48 north west at 08.38hrs and 43 south over.

Odonata: Wintersett Res.

Common Darter 1 on Dam Wall + 1 by the boathouse.

Tuesday 27 September 2022

Carlton Marsh

The BMBC Rangers spent the morning clearing the charred ruins of the hide ready to take it away to make the site more presentable.

The only wildlife reports today were from Les & Andrew Corrall. 7 Greylags on the scrape, 2 Goldcrests, 10 Linnets, 20 Meadow Pipits and 12 Swallows. 

At least 1 Yellow bellied Slider was present (usually 3) and 2 Red Admirals and a Large White. 6 small white species were also on the wing.

Wintersett + VisMig 27.09.2022

 Wintersett Res:

A Great White Egret was in the south west corner at 07.05hrs and then moved to the 'mousehole'! 

                              Great White Egret   WRes.  27.09.2022  @StevieD131

Wintersett Vis.Mig: @grayspeight

Going east to north east:  Pink-footed Geese 1922 in 31 skeins.

Red Kite 1.  The first Fieldfare and 2 Redwing of the autumn. 

Going south:

Meadow Pipit 265.  

Great White Egret present all day in southwest corner of the Top Res. SDenny

Monday 26 September 2022

Carlton Marsh

 The Salter Gate Hide after the fire.

(RJ. Boland)
Volunteers from a local company helping out (CG)
Members enjoying their birding in happier times (CG)
The site will be cleared and fenced off by BMBC Rangers.

Wintersett + Vis.Mig: 26.09.2022

Wintersett Res: 

Hobby 1 juvenile.  A Reed Warbler was in the boathouse reedbed.

Little Grebe 7 + 4 ACP.   Common Gull 1.    

Botany Dell: 6 Blackcaps,  5 Chiffchaffs and 5 Greenfinch.

Anglers CP:  Greylag Goose 257.   Teal 5.   Snipe 1. 


Going north:  A Little Egret at 07.50hrs.

Going north west: 5 Pintail at 08.00hrs.

Going south: 

38 Meadow Pipit.  1 adult Common Gull.   20 Swallow.   

3 alba Wagtail.  2 Grey Wagtail.

Going south east: 22 Pink-footed Goose at 07.50hrs. 

Going west:  1 Snipe.  3 Skylark. 

Going east:  10 Golden Plover high over.

Sunday 25 September 2022

Low Moor, 25/9/22. G and J Wasse, S Green.

Very steady few hours this aft. Pinkfeet c 80 e at 3-30pm. C Snipe 1, 2 ad Common Gulls towards Langsett, Swallow 2. Red Kite 1, C Buzzard c 8, Kestrel c 4, Raven 2.

Wintersett + Vis.Mig 25.09.2022

Wintersett Res.

A juvenile Peregrine flew over.  Little Grebe 19.  Kingfisher 1.

W.Res. Vis.Mig.

Going north:    Pintail 2. 

Going east:  Pink-footed Goose:  274 in 6 skeins - 12 + 63 + 16 + 100 + 51 + 32

Canal Flash Field:

Greenfinch  23 


2 Common Darters were by the boathouse, WRes..

Saturday 24 September 2022

Carlton Marsh

Water Rail, Kingfisher, 3 Shoveler, 3 Swallow, 1 Whooper Swan (the poorly one). Perhaps its mate left after completing its moult cycle. 

2 Willow Emerald Damselflies were seen flying briefly over the dike near the hide. One then alighted on the leaf of a Gypsywort on the dike side. It was a male.

Wintersett + Ringing 24.09.2022

Wintersett Res:

2 Reed Warblers on north bank.  

Botany Bay:

Blackcaps 5,  Goldcrest 2.

Anglers CP:

Snipe 1.

Wintersett Res: 

A Little Egret flew over.

31 birds were ringed this morning,  before the rain set in:

Highlights were:  2 Blackcap,  2 Reed Warbler,  13 Chiffchaff,  

3 Goldcrest,  1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Snipe.


Grey Wagtail ringed WRes. 24.09.2022 RBailey


                                                Snipe ringed WRes. 24.09.2022   RBailey  

Lepidoptera: Pits Wood:

Red Admiral 1.  Comma 1.  Speckled Wood 5.

Friday 23 September 2022

Carlton Marsh

Male and female Tawny Owl and Water Rail called at dawn. 6 Blackcaps, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush and 3 Cetti's Warbler were ringed.

Butterflies included 14 Red Admiral, 10 Comma, 14 Speckled Wood, 10 Small Copper, 1 Large White, 14 Small White and 2 G.V. White (Chris Parkin).

Wintersett Birds + Other animals. 23.09.2022

Botany Dell: 

Lesser Redpoll 1.  Whitethroat 1.  Blackcap 5.  Chiffchaff  21 (incl.WRes).  

Wintersett Res: 

Greylag Goose 329.   A juvenile Hobby flew over.  A Reed Warbler on north bank.

Anglers CP:  

21 Pintail with 1 Wigeon dropped in at 10.07hrs, then left west at 10.15hrs.  

Going West:  A flock of 18 Snipe.  Golden Plover 1.  


The Red-eared Terrapin and the Yellow-bellied Slider 

were in the north east corner WRes.


Red Admiral  1 ACP + 2 Pits Wood.   Comma 1 Pits Wood. 

Speckled Wood 1 near boathouse.   Small White 8.


A Common Darter was on the north bank WRes.. 


A Hornet  was in the south east corner WRes. 

and 2 more were seen on Pits Wood Ivy.

Thursday 22 September 2022

Carlton Marsh

This morning 6 Snipe were feeding on the wader scrape and a Mute Swan left east. Also of note Whitethroat, Goldcrest, Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler, 25 Swallows and 1 House Martin south.
A Willow Emerald Damselfly was resting on a Stinging Nettle on the dike near the hide 
(Les & Andrew Corrall).

A Humming-bird Hawk Moth was feeding on Honeysuckle in Geoff Miller's Beech Avenue, Cudworth garden.

Wintersett + Vis.Mig. 22.09.2022

Anglers CP Vis.Mig:

Going south: 

alba Wagtail 19.   Reed Bunting 2.   Swallow 120.  Linnet 11.  House Martin 6.

Meadow Pipit 18.   Grey Wagtail 4.    Dunlin 1 at 08.52hrs  + 1 at 08.57hrs.  

Skylark 1.  Ringed Plover 1 at 08.57hrs.  Sand Martin 2.

A Cream Crowned Marsh Harrier  at 09.34hrs. 

Going east:

Pink-footed Goose 90 at 10.35hrs.

Going west: 

Pintail 3 at 06.53hrs.   An adult female Marsh Harrier flew west  at 08.47hrs.

Pink-footed Goose  20 at 07.38hrs.   Snipe 15.  

Anglers CP:

Hobby 1 juvenile. 

Wintersett Res:

Gadwall 84.  Shoveler 15.  Teal 5.  Wigeon 38.

Wednesday 21 September 2022

Carlton Marsh

A Swallow this evening was followed by a Barn Owl hunting over the marsh at dusk and after dark. Also on the wing, a Noctule Bat, several Pipistrelles, and a Tawny Owl called (Dave Standish).

Storrs Mill to Ardsley Viaduct (on the Dearne)
On the river 3 Dabchicks, Grey Wagtail, 2 Cormorants and 2 Buzzards in the air.

Butterflies included 1 Painted Lady, 15 Red Admiral, 14 Comma, 4 Small Copper and 3 Large White. (Chris Parkin). 

Spectacular Edderthorpe!

 The Dearne Valley 'herons' have finally found Edderthorpe and appear to like it;-

today there are;

Spoonbill 7, Great White Egret 4, Grey Heron 14, Little Egret 8, Avocet 1, Golden Plover 6, Ruff 6 and Dunlin 12. It's quite a spectacle.

Wintersett + Good Vis.Mig. 21.09.2022

Wintersett Res:

A juvenile Marsh Harrier left the boathouse reedbed at 06.45hrs

Yellow-legged Gull 3 adults.  Lesser Black-backed  Gull 81 at dawn. 

Goldeneye 3. 

Anglers CP:

Pintail 2.  Wigeon 17.  Shoveler 15.  Lapwing 240.

A Water Rail was in the south west corner.  Kingfisher 1.  Little Grebe 4. 

A Hobby flew over.  Peregrine 1 over.  Sparrowhawk 8.  Cormorant 12.

A kettle of  23 Buzzards ! were circling together, east of ACP.  

Anglers CP  Vis Mig:

Going West:

A Cream crowned Marsh Harrier flew high west 11.17hr.   

A Curlew Sandpiper flew over,  then left west at 11.00hrs. 

7 Pink-footed Geese circled,  then left west + 38 west.

Snipe 9. 

Going South:

A Cream-crowned Marsh Harrier  flew south at 12.07hrs.

Swallow 229.  Meadow Pipit 249. 

Going south east:

Pink-footed Goose  165 in 4 skeins. 

Tuesday 20 September 2022

Carlton Marsh

 A Great White Egret left the wader scrape, north at 07.07hrs (Keith Bannister).

Other sightings included 3 Goldcrests, a Treecreeper, Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Cetti's Warbler sang from the ringing rides, 3 Snipe were feeding and a Water Rail called (Les & Andrew Corrall).

Wilthorpe Marsh + 20/9/22.

Very steady, - Green Sandpiper 2, C Snipe 2, L Egret 2. Parakeet 3, Cetti's 3 with one showing well briefly in hawthorn. Mapplewell c 100 Pinkfeet ne at 8-39am.

20/9/22 Wharncliffe Res / Wortley

An Osprey was perched on a telegraph pole near the entrance to Wharncliffe Res at 7.35am for 5 minutes before leaving towards Howbrook. Is this the same bird that was at Howbrook Res a week ago and also reported over the weekend from Ecclesfield Pond?

A Snipe called as it flew NW and around 10 Meadow Pipits moved south with 4 Swallows in the area.

There was no sign of the Osprey mid-afternoon but c150 Linnets were in the same area and a Kestrel made a successful catch. In fields at nearby Bromley their were c150 Meadow Pipits in two separate groups.

Wintersett + Vis.Mig: 20.09.2022

 Wintersett Res + Vis.Mig

A Great White Egret was in the south west corner 08.00 - 08.15hrs..  

Pochard 34.  Goldeneye 3 females.

Going south: Meadow Pipit 171.

Going south east: Pink footed Goose: 571 in 10 skeins. 


A Speckled Wood was seen at CHRes..

Monday 19 September 2022

Wintersett + Vis.Mig. + Ringing + another 1st 19.09.2022

Anglers CP:

Kingfisher 1.  A Water Rail was in the south west corner

Anglers CP Vis. Mig:

Going south:  Alba Wagtail 4.  Swallow 8.  Meadow Pipit 71.

Going north: Heron 1.   Snipe 5. 

Pink-footed Goose 11 north east at 10.28hrs.  55 east at 10.48hrs.    30 east at 10.49hrs.

Wintersett Village:  Little Owl 1.  

Botany Dell: Blackcap 6. Song Thrush 4.

38 Birds were ringed this morning:

Highlights were:

8 Blackcap.  9 Chiffchaff.  3 Reed Warbler.  3 Gold Crest.  Swallow 7. House Martin 2. 

Fungus:  Another 1st for Francis Hickenbottom

Cyathus striatus (striated bird's nest) is a new fungus for the Wintersett list.  Francis Hickenbottom managed to walk down to Haw Park to see it today, withBrian Mayhew

19/9/22 Midhope Res

A gloomy morning weather wise was improved by a Barn Owl seen on arrival at 6.50am. It flew up the res overflow, resting on a few perches, before flying into the woods on the southern side. Patch tick for me.

Other highlights were c230 Linnet roaming in the area with 184 counted on wires at one point. c600 Greylag Geese left NE from (presumably) Langsett Res roost in several groups and c1200 Black-headed Gulls left from the res also NE. 

38 Teal and 9 Tufted Duck were on the res with only 3 Little Grebe. A Peregrine flew south towards the moors and a Snipe flew west giving one call. c50 House Martin, 3 Swallows and 3 Chiffchaff remain in the area and 2 Ravens could be seen on the moors to the south.


Sunday 18 September 2022

Wintersett + Vis.Mig. 18.09.2022

Wintersett  Res: 

Hobby 1.  Kingfisher 1.  Swift 1.  Sand Martin 3.  Shoveler 10

Vis. mig:  

Going south east:  785 Pink-footed Geese  in 17 skeins.   

 35 Pink-footed Geese  south east over Disposal Point at 08.59hrs (CS)

Going west:  Snipe 6

Going south: Meadow Pipit  50.  

Anglers CP:   Lapwing 235. 

Lepidoptera:  5 Red Admirals were on Haw Park Lane Hedge. 

Odonata: A Willow Emerald was by the boathouse.

Saturday 17 September 2022

Carlton Marsh

A Clouded Yellow on the reclaimed Carlton Woodmoor spoil heap was almost certainly the one that has been seen several times on Carlton Marsh of late. Also there 11 Red Admiral and 1 Painted Lady. (C. Parkin)

On the reserve 1 Painted Lady, 3 Comma, 9 Speckled Wood, 10 Small Copper, 2 Large White and 29 Small White (C. Parkin)

South Kirkby Industrial estate (Friday 16/9/22)
Green Woodpecker, 1 Brown Argus, 5 Comma, 3 Common Blue and 2 Red Admiral (C. Parkin)

Netherwood Country Park - Camberwell Beauty 17.09.2022

Gary Lindley had a very nice surprise this morning,  

when he found a pristine Camberwell Beauty  at Netherwood CP.   

Local birders were alerted and arrived to share the joy.

The Camberwell Beauty was perched in rough vegetation,  

at the far end of the CP,  with its wings held  upright.  

It opened it's wings frequently  to reveal it's full glory over the next couple of hours.  

 It moved position several times before flying off over the hedgerow and was lost to view.




Camberwell Beauty  Netherwood CP  17.09.2022  PMeredith   

Wintersett + Vis.Mig 17.09.2022

 Wintersett Res. + Vis.Mig: 

A Bittern flew into the boathouse reedbed  at 06.05hrs. 

2,445 Pink-footed Geese, in 44 skeins,  flew east/southeast this morning. 

Swift 1.    Sand Martin 2.  46 Linnets were in the north bank field.

Flying over: A Red Kite south.  Hobby 1.  Peregrine1.

Friday 16 September 2022

Wintersett + Vis.Mig. + Gull Roosts + Insects 16.09.2022

 Wintersett Res. Early morning Gull Roost: (GJS)

An adult  Caspian Gull, 3 adult Yellow-legged Gulls 

and 44 Lesser Black-backed Gulls were in.

Wintersett Res. + Vis.Mig: (GJS, PS)

A Reed Warbler was on the north bank.  Swift 1.  Hobby 1.  Goldeneye 3.

A Water Rail was in the boathouse reeds.   Little Grebe 16.  

Wintersett Res: Evening Gull Roost (SD)

A juvenile Arctic Tern was in. 

Going south east:

Pink-footed Geese, 1815  in 32 skeins - 07.30 - 10.50hrs.   

Going south: Sand Martin 1.

Going west:  Golden Plover 7.  Skylark 28.

Going north: An Osprey at 10.30hrs.    

Botany Dell:  Whitethroat 1.(SD)

Anglers CP: 

Peregrine 1 juvenile.  Snipe 3.


Willow Emerald 1 near boathouse WRes.  + 1 Pol boardwalk ACP.   Southern Hawker 1 Anglers CP

Brown Hawker 1 and Common Darter 1 in boathouse reeds WRes.  


Red Admiral 1 boathouse reeds.  

A Comma, a Green-veined White, a Small White and  a Speckled Wood were in the Willow Wood.

Carlton Marsh

A Raven that flew north at 10.38hrs was new for this site. Shoveler 9, Teal 34, Gadwall 40 and 2 House Martins.

Thursday 15 September 2022

Wintersett 15.09.2022

Wintersett Res:

Swift 1.   Sand Martin 6 south.  Little Grebe 10 + 3 ACP.  

Mallard 87 + 22 ACP.  Wigeon 4 + 7 ACP.  shoveler 6.  Pochard 12 + 70 ACP.

A Red  Kite flew over at 10.25hrs.  

Anglers CP + Vis.Mig: 

Willow Warbler 1. 

Vis.Mig: @grayspeight

Going mainly south: Pink-footed Goose 1295 in 13 skeins, up to 09.15hrs.

 Going west: Siskin 6.  


Common Darter 1 female Botany Road.  Common Blue Damselfly  1 male Botany Bay.

Carlton Marsh

 70 Pink Feet Geese headed NE at 10.45hrs (Les & Andrew Corrall).

Wednesday 14 September 2022

Wintersett + Vis.Mig. 14.09.2022

Anglers CP VisMig:

5 skeins of Pink-footed Geese migrated through this morning.

70 south east at 08.56hrs.   64 south at 08.57hrs.     

120 north west at 08.45hrs.  42 east at 08.55hrs   130 east at 09.02hrs..

45 Meadow Pipits flew south. 

Anglers CP:

Canada Goose 214.  Greylag Goose 333.   

Botany Bay:

Hobby 1.  A Whitethroat was in the Dell. 

Wintersett Res:

A Reed Warbler was in the boathouse reeds.  Wigeon 6.  Goldeneye 3.  

Shoveler  12.  Sand Martin 2.

Tuesday 13 September 2022

Carlton Marsh

Two Tawny Owls called at dawn and 6 Blackcaps and 2 Chiffchaffs were ringed. 

Also of note, 50 Canada Geese, Grey Wagtail, Coal Tit, Treecreeper, Goldcrest and 40 Meadow Pipits on the top field. 

A Ruff on the wader scrape at mid-day was our first since September 1995 and only our 13th record. 
(L. & A. Corrall)

Butterflies included 2 Red Admiral, 2 Small Copper, 1 Comma and 1 Large White.

Thurlstone Edge
2 Whinchats and 30 Goldfinch. Also 13 Wall Brown, 8 Small Copper and 3 Comma (Chirs Parkin)

Wintersett - Sallow Nycteoline. 1st record for Britain!

The Sallow Nycteoline,  Nycteola degenerama 

trapped at Wintersett Country Park on 03/9/2022 

is a female,  and the genitalia are not the most distinctive, 

however,  they did agree well with the female photos 

on the Lepidoptera Dissection Group website.

This is the 1st confirmed record for Britain!

Many congratulations to Pete Smith.  



Sallow Nycteoline   Nycteola degenerama

 1st for Britain  03.09.2022   Pete Smith. 

 Many thanks to Harry Beaumont and Charles Fletcher for confirmation.

Wintersett + Vis.Mig. + Insects 13.09.2022

 Botany Dell:   

Whitethroat 1. 

Anglers CP:  

Reed Warbler 1.  Common Sandpiper 1.  Grey Wagtail 6.  A Grass Snake skin was seen.

ACP Vis. Mig:  

Going south:  Yellow Wagtail 1.   Going north west: Goosander 1.

Wintersett Res:  

Sand Martin 1. 

Vespa: A Hornet on ivy in the south east corner WRes.


ACP: Small Copper 1   

WRes: 2 Speckled Wood and a Green veined White on west bank.  A Comma on north west bank.

Odonata:  A Brown Hawker  and a Willow Emerald were by the boathouse. 

Monday 12 September 2022

Carlton Marsh

2 Little Egrets were on the wader scrape first thing this morning (K. Bannister) and 33 Canada Geese, 34 Teal and 15 Shoveler were good numbers for this site. 

A male Vapourer moth was flying.

Wintersett 12.09.2022

 An exceptionally quiet morning today!

Wintersett Res:

Little Grebe 12.  Sand Martin 30.

Sunday 11 September 2022

Ewden valley 11/9/22.

Low cloud cleared at the lodge on arrival at midday but very steady birding for the first couple of hours. Small amounts of movement with c 105 Meadow Pipits south, 6 Skylarks north , Swallow c 10 south, c 75 flock of House Martins feeding and a Spotted Flycatcher feeding in the valley. Raven 2, Stonechat 5. Raptors seen, cc Marsh Harrier 1, Red Kite 1, C Buzzard 5+, Sparrowhawk 1. Hobby 1, Merlin 1/2 mobbing, Peregrine 1 imm fem, Kestrel 5+.

Carlton Marsh

A much quieter day the highlights being insects. A Clouded Yellow, 2 Painted Lady, 6 Red Admiral, 6 Small Copper and a Silver Y moth (C. Parkin). 

The Wagtail in the photographs taken by Dave Standish suggest White Wagtail, but with what appears to be a dark rump, it is probably a leucistic Pied Wagtail. 

Wintersett WeBS for September 2022

Here are the Wintersett WeBS counts for September 2022

Mute Swan 30   Canada Goose 45   Greylag Goose 236   

Cormorant 10   Great Crested Grebe 39   Little Grebe 10   

Mallard 88   Wigeon 11   Gadwall 68   Shoveler 10   Teal 7   

Tufted Duck 356   Pochard 72   Goldeneye 4   Coot 435   

Moorhen 20   Lapwing 250   Grey Heron 2.

Wintersett + Vis.Mig. + Ringing 11.09.2022

Anglers CP + Vis.Mig:

A Treecreeper was calling on the hill.

Going south:

Meadow Pipit 264.    Linnet 20.  Grey Wagtail 5.  Snipe 3.   

House Martin 3.  Goldfinch 3.  Sand Martin 1.

A 1st summer Hobby at 07.15hrs, (also seen by Pete Smith over WRes.

Going east:

Wigeon 3.    Shoveler 5  +  9 south west. 

Wintersett Res:

A Water Rail was in the west bank marsh.

41 birds were ringed this morning at Wintersett:

Highlights were: 12 Chiffchaff,  2 Willow Warbler,  1 Goldcrest,  7 Blackcap,  

1 Whitethroat,  4 Reed Warbler and 1 Grey Wagtail (photo @BeckyBailey)



A Common Darter was on the north bank WRes.. 

Saturday 10 September 2022

Carlton Marsh

A Little Egret, Common Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper were on the wader scrape. Elsewhere a Spotted Flycatcher was seen near Cudworth Parkway underpass and 2 Whinchats on the hedgerow of a pasture nearby. 

On the reserve 10 Shoveler, 29 Teal, Grey Wagtail, Cetti's Warbler, Goldcrest and 2 duck NE thought to be Common Scotor. A Painted Lady was on the embankment.

A Weasel was seen near the double seats on the embankment (JP/K. Bannister/R/ Laverack/CG)

Wintersett + Vis.Mig. + Insects 10.09.2022

 Anglers CP Vis.Mig:

 Going north:  11 Pintail at 06.48hrs.   7 Wigeon at 08.19hrs. 

Going northeast:  4 Snipe.

Going south:

5 adult  Great  Black-backed Gulls  left.    A Red Kite flew through at 11.48hrs.

Anglers CP:

A Peregrine flew over at 08.14hrs.  Common Sandpiper 2.  

Cold Hiendley Res:

Tufted Duck 315 + 4 WRes. + 20 ACP.    Teal 5 + 3 WRes.

Goldeneye 1 female + 3 females WRes. 

Stone Heaps:

Circa 90 Linnets.


A male Common Blue Damselfly,  a Comma  and a Small White butterfly, 

were around brambles at edge of Willow Wood, WRes.

A Red Admiral was at ACP.  

Friday 9 September 2022

Carlton Marsh

This morning on the east fields 3 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail and 6 Pied Wagtail. A Golden Plover flew south.
On the reserve 10 Shoveler, Cetti's Warbler and Great Spot Woodpecker (JP).

This afternoon a 3 Grey Partridge and 6 House Martins.
Also 1 Clouded Yellow, 2 Painted Lady, 2 Comma, 1 Brown Argus, 9 Small Copper and 32 Speckled Wood. 1 Lesser Treble Bar moth and Ichnuemon stramentarius (Chris Parkin).

This evening 2 Common Sandpipers were on the wader scrape (Dave Standish).

Wintersett + Insects 09.09.2022

 Wintersett Res:

Dunlin 1 flew over.

Anglers CP:

A Ringed Plover flew south.  Green Sandpiper 1.   Common Sandpiper 2.

Pintail 3 dropped in.  Cormorant 7.  A Willow Tit was on the Pol. 

Anglers CP Pol:  Odonata around the boardwalk pond.

A male and female Willow Emerald in cop + 3 males

Common Darter 6.  Southern Hawker 1.  Brown Hawker 1.  

Thursday 8 September 2022

Carlton Marsh

 A Redstart was new in today. 10 Yellow Wagtails, 1 Whinchat and 1 Wheatear were on fields to the east (JP).

Part of the Western Meadow has been cut to encourage wildflowers and invertebrates (R. J. Boland)

Wintersett + Insects 08.09.2022

 Anglers CP:

Red-crested Pochard  2 drakes in eclipse.  Wigeon 12 + 2 WRes..

A Green Sandpiper flew east.  A Whitethroat was on the east bank. 

A Reed warbler was on the east bank + a family party seen in south east corner WRes..

 A Hobby flew over and a juvenile Hobby was seen at Big Pond. Disposal Point.

Grey Wagtail 5.  Common Sandpiper 2.  Shoveler 6 + 2 WRes..   Teal 7.