Greetings chaps !!
Hopefully you all have had a great Sunday and are looking forwards to going back to work tomorrow !!
Like 'what I am' .... Honest ...
So, here is today's news for you to digest ..
The Mere had 4 little egrets, 6 grey herons, 5 dunlins, a little ringed plover and a ringed plover ..
A greenshank was on the Wader Scrape, while over on Wath Ings were 8 green sandpipers and 3 snipe ..
There were 4 golden plovers reported on the Field Pool along with 6 common terns and a kestrel ..
Apparently a grasshopper warbler was heard from the area around the Mere Hide too .... Nice !!
And finally .. the little stint is still hanging around on Edderthorpe Flash ..
I'm hanging around on my settee at the moment !!
Mmmm this cider is lovely !!
Have a great week everyone and I will return tomorrow !!
Hi readers !!
Another week catapults by !!
Retirement draws ever closer but the way the weeks are flying by I will have to be careful in case I miss it !!
Anyway .. Recent sightings..
Edderthorpe Flash first ..
Not as much reported from here as there has been over the past few days although a report of a little stint and 17 black-tailed godwits made up for it though ! .. Also reported were a green sandpiper, a common gull and a peregrine ..
Over to Old Moor ..
No locations have been submitted for these so it will be another great opportunity for you to play the normal, wonderful game, instead of going to the pub :-)
So .. 2 green sandpipers, 2 common sandpipers, 8 dunlins, 9 ringed plovers, 5 little-ringed plovers, 2 redshanks, a common tern, a whitethroat, willow warblers, swallows, sand martins, a sedge warbler and long-tailed tits were all reported ..
There was a grasshopper warbler at the far side of Wath Ings and there was a bit of friction apparently between some carrion crows and a barn owl in the same area ...
Finally there were 3 shelducks reported from Wombwell Ings ..
Right .. Sorted ...
Time for me to attempt to make myself look handsome in readiness for this evenings frivolities ..
Yeah right ...
Have a great evening everyone !!
Hi fans ...
Bertram here once more to entertain you on this fine evening !!
I must admit that I was hard pushed yesterday to make a half decent report from the 'skeletal' offerings I was given ..
I also must admit that if I was hard pushed yesterday .. I'm going to be astonishingly hard pushed today !!
Brace yourselves for a torrent of sightings .. Here they come !!..
A common buzzard was seen on one of the pylons, a water rail was reportefd from the Reedbed Hide and a green sandpiper was on Wath Ings ..
I could go on but I won't ...
I could go on but I can't !!
That's all I have !!
Not so much a torrent .. more of a drip ..
Obviously there is still plenty to see with the various flavours of ducks, grebes, geese, finches, warblers, gulls, volunteers etc ..
So despite todays offering being of 'microscopic' proportions Old Moor will never disappoint you !!
And the Cafe is great too !!
Hey .. I might get a free bun for saying that !!
Night friends !!
Greetings everyone !!
I hope that today finds you all happy and well ..
Having spoken to Ali to get the recent sightings I can't help but think that this is going to be a pretty quick read for you guys ..
So without further ado, I will spread among you today's stuff !
All from Old Moor ..
On the Wader Scrape were a little egret and a wigeon who were evidently in deep in conversation according to Ali ...
Over on Wath Ings were a pintail and a green sandpiper .. probably discussing the egret and the wigeon ...
Other reports were of a common tern and a lesser whitethroat but we don't know where they were or if they were together ?
If they were together, it could be that they were discussing the pintail and the green sandpiper and the reasons why the two of them were discussing the egret and the wigeon ...
Or maybe ...
Its no good .. I can't stretch this out any more :-)
Have a great evening viewers !
Another day, another dollar ..
Soon be Friday again ..
Goodies as follows:
Edderthorpe Flash was fair brimming over again with waders !
Reported from here were a ruff, 14 dunlins, 2 green sandpipers, 2 common sandpipers, 11 ringed plovers, 5 little-ringed plovers, 2 yellow wagtails and 6 lesser black-backed gulls ..
Back on Old Moor were a sparrowhawk, a whitethroat, a willow tit, sand martins, common terns, a wren !!, little grebes, goldfinches, an oystercatcher ad a little egret !
No locations or numbers were submitted for these so you will have to gather around the dining room table and play the usual game !!
No news on the 'Birding For Singles' yet but Nicola was saying that one reserve even has a 'Singleton' Hide !!
Maybe we could end up with reports like:
"Seen in front of 'Lover's Lean To' today were 6 redshanks, 2 greenshanks and a cormorant !!"
Or maybe ..
"Todays report is from Snogger's Screen ... !!"
Well you never know !!
Enjoy your evenings friends !!
Bert (still with a 'B') xxx