Old Moor & Dearne Valley

Old Moor & Dearne Valley

Old Moor & Dearne Valley
Do you love visiting our Dearne Valley reserves? Share your thoughts with the community. Or if you're thinking about visiting and would like to find out more, ask away!
Latest blog posts
  • IX! – Sightings, 25 July

    Hi Folks! I’m still trying to take it in. Nine. Really? Yes, nine young bittern fledged this year at Old Moor. With the four adults that we know of, that’s a very lucky thirteen birds in, on and over Old Moor’s reedbeds! Just imagine...
  • The Little Pictures - Sightings, 24 July

    Hi Folks! Are you a ‘Downplayer’ or an ‘Understater’? Ask people what they’ve seen on any RSPB reserve at any time of year and often they’ll start with, “Oh, not much”. Keep them talking however, and within...
  • Little Bittern Again - July 21st

    Hello again! I was at Old Moor for a long time today and thoroughly enjoyed the sunshine, the warm weather, the insects, the birds, the chats with people and everything else. A good day! Early on at OM via the Barnsley Birders via Twitter, we had sightings...
  • Of Moths and Waders - Sightngs, 20 July

    Hi Folks! Phew, another scorcher in the Dearne Valley today with temperatures around the 29°C mark. Many visitors to the reserves sensibly carried bottles of water or made use of Old Moor’s excellent café. Either way, as the heatwave...
  • Little Bittern Heard - 19th July

    Hello, what a fab day! Very warm, dare I say hot?! I spent a couple of hours at Old Moor after work - then I wilted.. I did however hear the little bittern barking twice from the willows behind the Bittern Hide. The first time I heard it I was rather...
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