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|
|Grey Heron||Little Ringed Plover||Cetti’s Warbler|
|Mute Swan||Lapwing||Reed Warbler|
|Canada Goose||Turnstone||Long-tailed Tit|
|Shelduck||Black-headed Gull||Blue Tit|
|Gadwall||Lesser Black-backed Gull||Great Tit|
|Shoveler||Great Black-backed Gull||Jackdaw|
|Pochard||Stock Dove||Carrion Crow|
|Tufted Duck||Wood Pigeon||Starling|
|Pheasant||House Martin||Reed Bunting|