well what can I say, did or did I not say a rarity would be nice with all the wind. Well it happened we have had a first for the Barnsley recording area, a female Black-throated Thrush. This was found by Adam Hut Sunday 15th January while doing the WeBs Count for RSPB Oldmoor. Photos are by Adam Hut and the flight shot off the back of the camera is by Geoff Wragg and probably more to come if the bird sticks around a while. And here are the rest of the sightings for the last 3 days.
Friday 13th January Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve.
Mute Swan 2, Teal 32, Gadwall 46, Tufted Duck 10+, Goldeneye♂♀, Wigeon 32, Shoveler 20, Pochard 4+.
Saturday 14th January Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve.
Greylag Goose 30, White-fronted Goose 1, Goldeneye 4, Golden Plover 50,Little Egret 1, Pochard 6, Grey Partridge 3, Green Sandpiper 1, Peregrine Falcon 2, Cormorant 12, Greater black-backed Gull 12, Herring Gull 1.
Sunday 15th January Adwick Washlands.
♀ Black-throated Thrush 1. A Barnsley recording area 1st!