7th Feb

Hi again,

well its Waxwings galore in the Barnsley area, 40+ at Birdwell and another 50+ in Goldthorpe as well as 6 at Newmiller Dam which is just out of the area. Also managed to speak to a chap called Dave Powell who’d never had Waxwing and got him on to them and have a natter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the sightings for the patch from Alan Whitehouse.

Wombwell Ings

Present were 2 Mute Swan, 42 Canada Geese, 1 Shelduck, c150 Wigeon, 22 Gadwall, c20 Teal, 12 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Goosander, 1 Pochard, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 9 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 229 Golden Plover, 52 Lapwing, 79 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull,1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3+ Skylark, 1 Stonechat, 14 Linnet and 4 Reed Bunting.

Broomhill Flash

Noted were 4 Mute Swan, 150+ Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 50 Shoveler, 41 Wigeon, 20 Gadwall, 12 Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Goldeneye, 4 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 46 Coot, 1 Buzzard, 62 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 66 BH Gull and 4 Common Gull.
TPT

Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Bolton Ings

On the open water were 2 Mute Swan, 29 Tufted Duck, 9 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 5 Goldeneye, 4 Mallard, 2 Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 219 Coot, 47 BH Gull and 12 Common Gull. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker and 2 Willow Tit.

 

Also of interest had some Stratospheric clouds/Mother of Pearl clouds about sunset as well over Wombwell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well that’s all for the sightings as it goes for today.

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