Old Moor & Dearne Valley

Old Moor & Dearne Valley

Old Moor & Dearne Valley
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  • Little Bittern Still...

    Hello! The exciting news in the sightings today is that the little bittern is still at Old Moor! It was seen several times very early this morning with fewer sightings during the day....8.15am, and 11am with no further sighting that I know of as yet today...
  • All Bitterns Great and Small, Sightings 1 July.

    Hi Folks! Another exciting day of bittern watching and, in what promises to be my shortest blog entry ever, the news from the sightings book is that a bittern ( Botaurus stellaris ) was seen flying over the reedbeds at 13.02 today. The little bittern...
  • Little Bittern!

    Hello, what a lovely day it's been today and I'm sure that all of you who were lucky enough to get to OM today will have had a wonderful time in the sunshine. T he MASSIVE news today is that a little bittern has been seen once in flight in...
  • Ice Cream and Sightings, 29 June.

    Hi Folks! With the forecast heatwave building nicely and some very welcome sunshine, there was a languid atmosphere today at Old Moor. Rather than bustle from hide to hide, visitors stopped to chat and the main topic was this ‘beautiful day’...
  • Bugs and Roses - Sightings, 28 June.

    Hi Folks! Well, it turned out warm and sunny in the end just as predicted by those nice people at the Met Office. As I left Old Moor this afternoon, the car park was just filling nicely and it was heartening to see so many people enjoying the sights....
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