Old Moor & Dearne Valley

Old Moor & Dearne Valley

Old Moor & Dearne Valley
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  • Visitor Centre and Cafe closed - Monday 6th October

    Please note that the Visitor Centre and Cafe will be closed on Monday 6th October between 9.30 am and 11.30 am for a staff meeting. Entry to the reserve will be via the side gate during this time. The cafe will re-open at 11.30 with a reduced menu...
  • After work sightings again....

    Hello, the sightings today are once again taken from the Barnsley Birders via Twitter. The roost at Old Moor last night had 600+ golden plover, 10 black tailed godwits, 3 ruff, 3 spotted redshank, 3 green sandpiper, 7 grey herons, 21+ cormorants, 9...
  • A lovely warm Sunday....and the sightings.

    Hello, it's been a lovely warm sunny day at Old Moor...some even said hot! The sightings are pretty much as for yesterday so here are a few highlights instead. Hobbies were still around, there were 2 mid afternoon flying over the reeds at the...
  • But there were actually five!

    Hello, in an update to the sightings yesterday, it seems there were 5 hobbies! Two adults & 3 juvs... amazing! There have been quite a few highlights for me and many others today.... the magical sparkly world of early morning spiders webs, still...
  • Three or even four of them!

    Hello, the stars of Old Moor today must be the hobbies on Wath Ings. The book reports 3 and the Barnsley Birders via twitter report 3 juvs and an adult earlier on which must mean four of them! From the book today ... Wath Ings - 3/4 hobbies, a kestrel...
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