Old Moor & Dearne Valley

Old Moor & Dearne Valley

Old Moor & Dearne Valley
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Latest blog posts
  • Of Little Bittern, Bittern and Wasp Builders, 6 June

    Hi Folks! A beautiful morning gave way to a dreary afternoon but, in sun or rain, watchers were out in force at Old Moor today. In fact, the car park had burst its banks by nine or so this morning! What was all the fuss about? Yes, well 'bittern...
  • “Half a heron” – Sightings, 5 June

    Hi Folks! The little bittern sightings continue as the bird seems to be making itself at home at Old Moor - and who wouldn’t? This morning, at 6.50am many visitors had truly excellent views as the bittern flew over the reedbeds in front of the Bittern...
  • What a MEGA Day!

    Hello! Well I was going to go elsewhere today and not blog but after hearing all the news this morning I changed my plans. 'MEGA' is the birdy term for something very rare. The little bittern is a MEGA and we had another bird arrive today that...
  • Little, Big, Kings and a bit of Humming!

    Hello again, it's been another exciting day sightings at Old Moor. As you can no doubt work out from the title, we've had sightings of the little bittern, bittern, kingfishers and a humming bird hawk moth today!...and a few other things too...
  • 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...
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