Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Old Moor Reserve

       Took a trip down to Old Moor reserve in Barnsley on a
       cold but sunny day hoping to see Bittern, Bearded Tit,
       Brambling and Yellowhammer and was lucky to see 2
       out of the 4 the Bearded and the hammer, the Bearded
       Tit was near impossible to get a view of never mind getting
       a camera focus on it and a Brambling could have been mixed
      in with the lots of Chaffinch that were there but no positive ID.
      3 Buzzards were soaring a long way off and needed a scope to
      see the 2 Barn Owls that were there and their were more Shovelers
      there than anywhere else I've been to.
      Also had a hour at Denaby Ings but with the lake being iced over
      it was fairly quiet, 7 Cormorants, 10+ Tufted Ducks, 10+ Teal,
      2 Mistle, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Redwing, 1 Kestrel, 4 Robins, 2 Chaffinch.


  1. Great to see Yellowhammer and even better when they are calling.
    I used to get to see lots of them when I had a caravan at Knaresborough - I haven't seen one in Calderdale.

  2. Lovely birds only 2nd time I've seen em last one was near Eccup years ago, a 2nd time for Bearded Tit too so it was worth going.