Bakewell Bird Study Group visit to Old Moor – Saturday 22 May 2021

Saturday 22 May 2021, 09.30 to 14.00


The weather was cool and cloudy for our visit to this RSBP reserve to the south-east of Barnsley in the Dearne Valley – a dry day gave a welcome break from the rain of recent days.

Swifts were in abundance, often flying low over the water – almost swallow-like.  We didn’t get a Bittern on our list as the area around where the Bitterns were nesting was closed off.  However, we did manage to see a Little Ringed Plover, a Turnstone and a few Avocet, none of which often feature on our trips.

This was the last of our organised trips for the 20/21 season.  We plan to resume in September when we hope you may be able to join us.  If you live in North Derbyshire and are not already a member, do consider joining us.  Contact details for Committee members can be found elsewhere on our website.

Members participating:    11

Bird list (46 species seen and/or heard)

Great Crested Grebe Coot Dunnock
Cormorant Oyster Catcher Robin
Little Egret Avocet Blackbird
Grey Heron Little Ringed Plover Cetti’s Warbler
Mute Swan Lapwing Reed Warbler
Greylag Goose Redshank Blackcap
Canada Goose Turnstone Long-tailed Tit
Shelduck Black-headed Gull Blue Tit
Gadwall Lesser Black-backed Gull Great Tit
Mallard Herring Gull Magpie
Shoveler Great Black-backed Gull Jackdaw
Pochard Stock Dove Carrion Crow
Tufted Duck Wood Pigeon Starling
Marsh Harrier Swift Goldfinch
Pheasant House Martin Reed Bunting