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  • Blog Post: A Whole Lotta Darter ....

    Hi readers :-) It's looking like the best bit of the day has arrived now that I'm back in the house again !!! Them there moors can be a bit wild you know !! Anyway .. Here is today's news from the Sacred A4 .. An early report was of a juvenile little gull which was seen at Wombwell...
  • Blog Post: Friday At Last !

    I went to look for the wood sandpiper today on Wombwell Ings but it had heard that I was on my way .... I did manage 2 greenshanks, 2 little-ringed plovers, a common sandpiper a black-tailed godwit and at least 4 redshanks though to make up for it . There were 2 little gulls and a cuckoo reported...
  • Blog Post: Whooper Duper !!

    Hello fans ... Time for Bertie's Birdies again ! Firstly Edderthorpe Flash had 3 whooper swans all the way from Iceland !! Always nice to see.. Old Moor; The Wader Scrape had a greenshank, green sandpipers, snipe, 2 spotted redshanks, 3 female goosanders and goldeneyes. Wath...
  • Blog Post: More Gossip !

    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...
  • Blog Post: Stoats And Weasels !!

    Evenin all ... Bertram here again to bring today's goodies to you .. That's goodies as in birds .. Not as in Bill Oddie and the like .. So .. All from Old Moor today .. Wath Ings had 3000+ golden plovers, some of whom were being harassed by a juvenile peregrine !! .. Also here...
  • Blog Post: Who Counted That Lot ???

    Greetings fans ... Friday at last !! A decent list for you tonight starting with Edderthorpe Flash. Present here were: 3 whooper swans, 2 pintails, 14 dunlins, 4000 golden plovers !! , 200 lapwings, 38 pochards, 118 shovelers, 140+ teals, 160 greylags, a Ross's goose, 120+ wigeons and...
  • Blog Post: Dark Already !!!!

    Good evening !! That's 1 less Monday to work before I retire ... Cool !! Today's report is of medium proportions in comparison to some which we have had .. but in huge proportions compared to some of the others :-) Just so as you know .. Anyway .. here it is ... Old Moor first...
  • Blog Post: Is It Summer ???

    Hello friends :-) Never mind Spring .. Summer is here now !! Soon be Xmas at this rate !! Best start my diet ... Here is today's news from a very 'Summery' Old Moor .. Seen on the Mere were black-headed gulls, 2 wigeons, tufted ducks, 8 little grebes, 18 cormorants and a...
  • Blog Post: Smelly Whinchat !

    Evening chaps !! I skillfully managed to miss the white-winged black tern yesterday as it had already scarpered the previous evening .. To make myself feel better I ate a full packet of dark chocolate digestives while sitting in the Wath Ings Hide ... Just thought I'd tell you that ... Back...
  • Blog Post: A Yellowhammer ...

    Greetings chaps !! Today's recent sightings were more or less covered in the title ... But for those of you who can't get enough of a good thing .. Here it is again ... A yellowhammer !! There .. all done ... It was spotted (not literally) in the Tree Sparrow Farm .. Obviously...
  • Blog Post: Elementary I Guess !

    Greetings fans ! Brenda's Birdies here again.. Due to a stocktake I was unable to contact the Visitor Centre today but a quick phonecall did come up with a few things to report .. So ... Old Moor today .. A peregrine falcon was seen hunting again today .. Wath Ings had 2 little stints...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings for 31/03/2010

    Not too much reported today on Old Moor but here's what I have .. There were one or two swallows over the Mere who were obviously 'enjoying' our summer .. Wath Ings had 2 green sandpipers and there were 4 ringed plovers on the Wader Scrape.. The Field Pool had snipe reported and...
  • Blog Post: A very Bare A4 ....

    Hallo !! The good news today is that Spring still seems to be here .... The other news is very brief ..... Extremely brief even !! Here goes .. Brace yourselves .. On the Wader Scrape were 2 ringed plovers, 2 oystercatchers, a little egret, 3 goldeneys and 4 goosanders .. There were...
  • Blog Post: Little Owl Still There !!

    Hello !! Friday once more .. Wahoooo !! Having just spoken to my friend Tree Sparrow I can now bring you today's news :-) The Bird Garden was 'fair stuffed' again (as I will be later) .. Reported from here were tree sparrows, bullfinches, greenfinches, great tits, blue tits. a willow...
  • Blog Post: Could This Be Spring ?

    Evenin all .... Today's sightings come from our resident Great White Hunter ... Or as he is also known .. Titchers ! He was out capturing stuff again and managed 3 field voles .. No leopards today .. Just field voles .. Apparently he hides in a bush and pounces on them as they walk past...
  • Blog Post: Bertie Had A Little Lamb !

    Hello hello hello .. What do we have here then ? Recent sightings eh ? ... Well you better get on with it then !!! I always talk to myself you know .. Its what you get when you live on your own for too long !! My excuse is that its the only way I can be sure of intelligent conversation ....
  • Blog Post: Busy Bittern !!

    Hello ;-) .. Friday at last !!!! Today's sightings are of 'monumental' proportions in comparison to the last few days ;-) Our female bittern has been busy again tending to her 3 demanding chicks and has been seen a few times today as she searched for food in the reedbeds :-) The kingfisher...
  • Blog Post: Friday Once More ..

    Hello !!! It's Friday!! .. it's 5 to 5 !! .. and it's!! ... Oh hang on .. The clock has changed to 4 to 5 ... Forget it .. Old Moor today .. Wath Ings had a spotted redshank, a curlew, a garganey, greenshanks, common sandpipers, green sandpipers, dunlins, golden plovers, lapwings...
  • Blog Post: Loadsa Swifts !!

    Hello friends .. Friday Eve cometh once more .. And a day's holiday cometh for me tomorrow !! A trip to Spurn for myself and Treespers to see if the 'special visitor' is still loitering !! Speaking of special visitors .. Here are today's sightings ;-) All from Old Moor today...
  • Blog Post: Mrs Marsh !!

    Hello readers ;-) I hope that you are all very well today ? Quite a lot of today's news is of 'no-fixed abode' so it's time to get out the 'Where The Heck Was It?' game again .... A good first report was of a female marsh harrier !! A further report told of 2 redshanks...
  • Blog Post: Once More Ye Recent Sightings !!

    Hello friends !! T'is I .. Fatbert ... I issue forth news from Ye Olde Moore ... (unrolls his scroll at this point) ... Forsooth !! ... 13 waxwings and 4 fieldfares were near to Ye Mere Hide ! Zounds !! ... Ye 'Med' gull is also still yonder ! Yoiks !! ... Redwings...
  • Blog Post: Heronless ....

    Hello readers ;-) How are you all today ? .. It's Friday at last !! Frivolities will be following shortly .. Today's report is of skeletal proportions which is more than can be said of myself nowadays .. Probably due to the aforementioned frivolities ;-) So .. Here it is .. ...
  • Blog Post: Anyone Seen Any Oysters ?

    Hi fans .... Fatbert here, accompanied by the recent sightings for today at Cold Moor ... Nice !! The Tree Sparrow Farm had a song thrush, 2 bramblings, yellowhammers, reed buntings, siskins, bullfinches, tree sparrows and a willow tit. The garden feeders had a male great spotted woodpecker...
  • Blog Post: What's That Fishy Smell ??

    Hello everyone ;-) I keep thinking that Spring is in the air .. Must be pretty close judging on the behaviour of the birds around my place .. I wonder if Spring was in the Dearne Valley today ? Here are the results of today's occurrences .. Old Moor to begin .. In the Tree Sparrow...
  • Blog Post: Shovels At The Ready !!

    Hi friends :-) T'is Friday once more !!! And here is the news for today .. I'll start with Old Moor .. There was a green woodpecker seen near to the Wildlife Ponds along with redwings and fieldfares .. Seen on the Mere were 9 snipe ... Snipe are cool !! In this weather everything...