Monday, 31 October 2022
Wilthorpe Marsh 31/10/22.
A female Goldeneye spent the day on the wader scrape (Richard Laverack). It was the first since 2016 and our 20th record.
Late butterflies: 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Copper and 1 Peacock, the first here since 3rd of August. Also 2 Migrant Hawkers and 4 Common Darters (Chris Parkin).
Wintersett + Vis.Mig 31.10.2022
Great White Egret 1. A male Cetti's Warbler was in the boathouse reedbed.
2 Water Rails were heard on the north east bank. Dunlin 1 over.
Anglers CP Vis.Mig:
Golden Plover 84 (62 + 12 + 10). Skylark 34. Blackbird 4. Fieldfare 138.
Redwing 393. alba Wagtail 9. Meadow Pipit 10. Linnet 5. Lesser Redpoll 4.
Goldfinch 41. Siskin 23. Reed Bunting 1.
Going south west:
Stock Dove 5. Wood Pigeon 13,000.
Pink-footed Goose 70.
Red Kite 1. Starling 1285. Mistle Thrush 1.
Common Darter 1 ACP + 1 NW WRes. + 1 Willow Wood.
Sunday, 30 October 2022
Wilthorpe Marsh 30/10/22.
Wintersett Vis. Mig: 30.10.2022
Skylark 4. Blackbird 1. Fieldfare 89. Redwing 233. alba Wagtail 2.
Meadow Pipit 38. Goldfinch 7. Siskin 13.
Going south west:
Wood Pigeon 8220. Marsh Harrier 1 female type at 09.39hrs.
Lesser Redpoll 11.
Golden Plover 15.
Collared Dove 1. Starling 1550. Chaffinch 7. Bullfinch 2. Yellowhammer 1.
Saturday, 29 October 2022
Wilthorpe Marsh 29/10/22.
Wintersett Vis.Mig: 29.10.2022
Anglers CP: Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult.
Anglers CP Vis.Mig:
Dunlin 8. Skylark 14. Fieldfare 3. Redwing 43. Song Thrush 2.
Mistle Thrush 2. Meadow Pipit 15. Goldfinch 7.
Starling 855. Chaffinch 7. Siskin 5.
Lesser Redpoll 2.
Friday, 28 October 2022
27/10/22 4 Siskin, 1 Redpoll, 4 Cormorant, Kingfisher and 12 Common Gull (CG).
Low Moor/Midhope 28/10/22.
Wintersett + Vis.Mig: 28.10.2022
Anglers CP Vis.Mig. per @Fitzybirder
Spoonbill 2. Golden Plover 13. Skylark 25. Redwing 123. Mistle Thrush 1.
alba Wagtail 2. Greenfinch 8. Lesser Redpoll 2.
Starling 1760 (biggest flocks 130 +150). Fieldfare 115. Chaffinch 15.
2 Spoonbills Anglers CP 28.10.2022 PMeredith
Thursday, 27 October 2022
A male Cetti's Warbler was in the north east corner. A Nuthatch was by the boathouse.
A Red Admiral was on the east bank..
Wednesday, 26 October 2022
The highlights for today were; 23 Teal, 9 Common Gull, Green Woodpecker, Siskin, and 40 Pink Feet Geese west at 08.58hrs (K. Bannister/G. Miller).
A Migrant Hawker and a late Small Copper were flying (CG).
A very quiet morning.
Cormorant 16. 4 Pink-footed Geese flew west.
Tuesday, 25 October 2022
Ferrymoor - Cudworth Common
A Great White Egret was on the flashes on the old Grimethorpe pit site at 16.25hrs and a Small White butterfly looked really fresh (CG).
3 Buzzards, Grey Wagtail and 2 Grey Partridges.
Butterfly sightings included 1 Red Admiral, 4 Small Copper, 1 Small White and 1 Small Tortoiseshell, the first for two months! (Chris Parkin)
Wilthorpe Marsh 25/10/22.
Wintersett + Vis.Mig. 25.10.2022
Anglers CP Vis.Mig:
Dunlin 1. Goosander 7. Siskin 6. Chaffinch 65. Linnet 30. Redpoll 3.
Goldfinch 25. Meadow Pipit 11. Skylark 51. Goosander 7.
Going west: Redwing 130. Fieldfare 10.
Anglers CP: Whooper Swan 1 adult. Peregrine 1.
2 Green Woodpeckers flew over the west bank clump.
A Chiffchaff was on the north bank. A Water Rail was in north east corner + 1 west bank marsh.
The Great White Egret was in the south west corner. Little Grebe 22 + 1 ACP.
A male Cetti's Warbler was in the south east corner.
Shoveler 95. Goldeneye 12 + 1 CHRes. + 1 ACP.
A Common Darter south east WRes. + 3 over Pol boardwalk pond.
Red Admiral 1 ACP.
Monday, 24 October 2022
The highlight of this morning was a male Stonechat at the back of the wader scrape.
Also present Goldcrest, 4 Redwing, 2 Cormorant, 11 Common Gull and 5 Shoveler (L & A Corrall).
A Migrant Hawker and a Common Darter were flying in the afternoon sunshine (CG).
Wilthorpe Marsh 24/10/22. C Dixon, S Green.
Another quiet day!
Great White Egret 1. A Water Rail was on the west bank.
Lepidoptera in Pits Wood:
A Speckled Wood and 2 Red Admirals this morning.
Sunday, 23 October 2022
Wilthorpe Marsh 23/10/22.
A Noctule type bat was over the northern end at 15.25hrs.
4 Cetti's Warblers - 1 west bank marsh, 1 north end of dam wall, 1 north bank + 1 Botany Bay
Fungus: Francis Hickenbottom
Surprisingly, Blackening waxcap (Hygrocybe conica) hadn't found its way
onto the Wintersett list, until we spotted some during yesterday's foray.
Blackening waxcap (Hygrocybe conica)F.Hickenbottom
Saturday, 22 October 2022
Wintersett Vis.Mig. + Ringing 22.10.2022
Anglers CP Vis.Mig: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1100/20221022
Going south: Whooper Swan 10. Skylark 68. alba Wagtail 2. Meadow Pipit 6.
Bullfinch 11, Goldfinch 23.
Going south west: Wood Pigeon 280. Fieldfare 335. Redwing 1105.
Going west: Starling 190. Chaffinch 4. Greenfinch 2. Lesser Redpoll 6.
Reed Bunting 2.
Going west north west: Bullfinch 13.
Going east: Goosander 8.
26 new birds were ringed this morning
Highlights were 12 Redwing, 8 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Robin.
Great White Egret 1. Little Grebe 22. Cetti's Warbler 4 males + 1 ACP.
Marsh Harrier 1 over west bank, left south at 07.44hrs.
Anglers CP Vis.Mig:
Going south: Fieldfare 330. Redwing 735. Goosander 4. A Rock Pipit at 11.42hrs.
Siskin 1 flew over. Cormorant 13. Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult. Chiffchaff 4 + 2 WRes..
Goldeneye 7 + 6 WRes..
Friday, 21 October 2022
This morning 3 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Cormorant and 2 drake Shoveler (L. & A. Corrall).
This afternoon 3 Water Rails and a Cetti's Warbler called, c100 Starlings came into roost along with groups of 25 and 9 Redwing. Also of note a Redpoll the first since February!
Thursday, 20 October 2022
A Bittern flew out of the boathouse reed bed towards Botany Bay at 07.33hrs.
Goldeneye 6 (only 1 male) + 1 ACP.
3 male Cetti's Warblers: 1 north east bank + 1 boathouse reeds WRes. + 1 south east corner ACP,
Botany Dell: Chiffchaff 1.
A Rock Pipit was in the north east corner. Little Egret 1.
14 Snipe and 23 Teal were in the shallows.
Wednesday, 19 October 2022
Wintersett + Superb Vis.Mig 19.10.2022
Wintersett, Wednesday highlights per @grayspeight -A superb vismig morning.
Redwing reached a record breaking 22,430, all south or west!
There were an additional 600 in the 2 hours prior to dusk,
which brought the total to an incredible 23,030 ,
with many birds only just visible, at a great height, below the cloud base.
Going west: Fieldfare 536, Pink-footed Goose 425.
A Spoonbill went south at 08.32hrs, then flew back north at 10.25hrs.
A Hawfinch, 7 Brambling and 1930 Wood Pigeons were counted.
A Red Kite flew low over back fields at 17.25hrs.
For full list and counts per @Fitzybirder follow link below.
Comments: Smashed last year’s Redwing record of 13,820 by a considerable margin!
After nothing in the first 30 minutes, 20 went through at 07.30, then a rapid increase as flocks of up 400 started to come through from the east, often very high, with few being picked up on call, reaching 5,000 by 08.30; 7,400 by 08.50; 11,000 by 09.27; 15,100 by 09.54; 17,000 by 10.14; 19,150 by 10.40 and finally 22,000 by 13.40!!
everything else will be under counted, particularly finches most of
which were left unidentified.
Tuesday, 18 October 2022
5 Redwing and a Mute Swan dropped in after dawn (K. Bannister).
Later Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, 9 Teal and 5 Shoveler plus 7 Common Darter and 1 Willow Emerald on the dike where the hide was. Up to 2 have been seen at this site almost daily over the past week (Les & Andrew Corrall).
21 birds caught this morning included a re-trapped female Cetti's Warbler, a female Goldcrest, 2 Reed Buntings and 1 Yellow bunting (CG).
Butterflies on show were 3 Speckled Wood, 9 Small Copper, and 5 Small White (Chris Parkin).
Wilthorpe Marsh 18/10/22.
Wintersett + Vis.Mig + Ringing + Insects 18.10.2022
Anglers CP: Peregrine 1 juvenile.
Anglers CP Vis.Mig:
1000 Wood Pigeon - first decent movement, in the first two hours!
alba Wagtail sp. 3. Meadow Pipit 12. Rock Pipit 1. Linnet 13.
Going west: Highlight was a juvenile Gannet at 08.50hrs. (PM, PW)
Pink-footed Goose 152 + 10 east. Skylark 82 + 13 north. Starling 116.
Redwing 22. Mistle Thrush 3. Chaffinch 11. Goldfinch 10. Reed Bunting 1.
Going south east: Golden Plover 28.
Lepidoptera WRes.: Red Admiral 1 in est corner
Odonata:Pol Boardwalk Pond: Common Darter 5. Willow Emerald 1.
Wintersett Res: Cetti's Warbler 1 male west bank clump.
43 birds were ringed at Wintersett this morning
Highlights were: 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest, 10 Reed Bunting, 11 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Blackcap and 2 Bearded Tits!
Monday, 17 October 2022
Littleworth Park - Monk Bretton
5 Red Admiral, 3 Speckled wood and 3 Small Copper (Chris Parkin).
Wintersett + Vis.Mig. + Insects. 17.10.2022
Anglers CP: Snipe 45.
Anglers CP Vis. Mig.
Going east: Pink-footed Goose 12.
Going west: Skylark 60. Chaffinch 24. Greenfinch 7.
Going south: Golden Plover 2. alba wagtail 13. Meadow Pipit 5. Linnet 9.
Goldfinch 39. Siskin 4. Reed Bunting 1.
Going south west: Starling 59. Redwing 2.
Great White Egret 1. Little Egret 1 + 1 Anglers CP.
A male and a female Bearded Tit showed very well in fisherman’s gap at western end of north bank.
A Male Cetti's Warbler was in the boathouse reeds.
Migrant hawker 1 ACP + 1 west bank WRes. + 1 west bank clump, WRes.
Common Darter 1 female north west bank WRes..
Lepidoptera: Speckled Wood 2 in Pits Wood + 1 north west bank WRes..
A Hornet was around ivy in the south east corner Wintersett Res.
Sunday, 16 October 2022
A Mute Swan and 12 Common Gulls were on the wader scrape. A Great Spotted Woodpecker called, and a Green Woodpecker was 'Anting' in the northern meadow. A Cetti's Warbler and a Kingfisher were on the scrape.
Wintersett + Vis.Mig. 16.10.2022
Little Egret 1. Whooper Swan 2 - then to CHRes.. Pink-footed Goose 1, Shoveler 48.
Bearded Tit 2,(1m + 1f), flew out of boathouse reeds on west bank. gained height, then lost behind trees.
A Bearded Tit was calling in west bank marsh 11.40hrs, flew to boathouse reeds at 11.55hrs.
Going west: Pink-footed Goose 25 . Snipe 3. Redwing 7. Lesser Redpoll 2.
Going southwest: Skylark 27 + 2 north. Bullfinch 1.
Going south: alba Wagtail 16. Meadow Pipit 9. Greenfinch 1. Linnet 4. Goldfinch 9. Siskin 1.
Red Admiral 1 south ACP.
Wintersett Res: Common Darter 1 male west bank marsh.
Saturday, 15 October 2022
Wintersett + Vis.Mig. + Insects 15.10.2022
Pink-footed Goose 1. Little Egret 1.
Anglers CP Vis.Mig: https://www.trektellen.org/count/view/1100/20221015
Going south: Swallow 1. alba Wagtail 8. Meadow Pipit 10. Siskin 1.
Linnet 17. Goldfinch 11.
Going south west: Skylark 10.
Going west: Pink-footed Goose 30. Starling 28. Redwing 33. Chaffinch 2.
Going east: Pink-footed Goose 30. Whooper Swan 9.
Going north: Goosander 5.
Botany Bay: Kingfisher 1.
Wintersett Res: A male Cetti's Warbler was in the south west corner.
A Chiffchaff was in the Willow Wood.
Wintersett Res. Odonata:
Common Darter 1 female east bank + 1 boathouse reeds.
Migrant Hawker 2 west bank WRes + 1 boathouse reeds.
A Speckled Wood was on the east bank WRes. + 1 Pits Wood.
Red Admiral 1 Pits Wood Ivy.
A Hornet was on ivy at Pits Wood.
Friday, 14 October 2022
Storrs Mill to Ardsley Viaduct (along the Dearne)
3 Buzzard, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Mute swan with 2 cygnets, 2 Little Grebe, Cormorant and 3 Grey Heron.
Butterflies included 6 Red Admiral, 3 Comma, 3 Speckled Wood, 3 Small Copper, 4 Small White and 1 GV White. A male Vapourer moth was airborne as was Ichnuemon stramentarious (Chris Parkin).
Anglers CP Vis.Mig. @Fitzybirder
Pink-footed Goose 107 (32 + 65 + 10). Redwing 2. Song Thrush 3.
alba wagtail sp. 16. Chaffinch 7. Yellowhammer 1.
Going south west: Skylark 11. Reed Bunting 4.
Going south: Swallow 5. Meadow Pipit 37. Linnet 15. Lesser Redpoll 2.
Goldfinch 5. Siskin 5.
Pink-footed Goose 1. Little Egret 1. Snipe 11.
Wilthorpe Marsh 14/10/22.
Thursday, 13 October 2022
A butterfly count produced 1 Common Blue, 5 Small Copper, 4 Red Admiral, 4 Speckled Wood and 7 Small White. 2 Migrant Hawkers (Chris Parkin).
11 Whooper Swans were in early this morning, then left south east.
13 Whoopers dropped on at 09.30hrs. Little Egret 1. Kingfisher 1.
Cetti's Warbler 1 male. Grey Wagtail 2. No sign of the Great White Egret today.
Speckled Wood 1 south east corner WRes..
Wednesday, 12 October 2022
Our wildlife group have won a Platinum Award in the Yorkshire in Bloom Awards presented at Barnsley Town Hall this evening. Congratulations, and well deserved for all your hard work over the past year.
A very quiet day!
Great White Egret was still in the south west corner. Little Egret 1.
Tuesday, 11 October 2022
12 Whooper Swans flew east at 12.05hrs (per Steve Denny).
A Barn Owl was hunting the western meadow at dusk (per Dave Standish).
Wintersett + Vis.Mig. 11.10.2022
Anglers CP Vis.Mig:
Going south: Meadow Pipit 6, Skylark 4, Redwing 12, House Sparrow 1 and House Martin 1.
The Great White Egret still present, in the south west corner.
Cetti's Warbler 1 boathouse reeds + 1 west bank.
Monday, 10 October 2022
A Little Egret was present. Wood Pigeons appear to be on the move now with c70 west at 07.41hrs and 16 west at 07.44hrs. Along with 35 Redwings west at 07.41hrs + 6 west at 07.44hrs. Then 22 over Oulton Drive Cudworth at 08.10hrs (Keith Bannister).
Wilthorpe Marsh 10/10/22.
Wintersett + Gull Roost 10.10.2022
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Going south west: Pintail 7.
Going west: Dunlin 3. Redwing 43. Brambling 2.
Wintersett Res: Shoveler 69. Stonechat 1 male.
Gull Roost: Mediterranean Gull 1. Common Gull 50.
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Great White Egret Wintersett Res, 10.10.2022 Sue Bilcliffe
A Male Stonechat this afternoon, Wintersett Res. Dam wall 10.10.2022 SDenny