SOUTH YORK­SHIRE

Bird Watching (UK) - - Uk Bird Sightings -

HIGH­LIGHTS: An Amer­i­can Golden Plover was on Hat­field Moors (1st). A Pal­lid Har­rier was at Pot­teric Carr (14th). Two Yel­low-browed War­blers were at North An­ston Pit Top (4th), with singles at Broomhill New Park (8th), Pot­teric Carr (8th-18th), Hat­field Moors (11th) and a Fish­lake gar­den (15th). OLD MOOR: A Wood Sand­piper was present (1st-16th). Stonechats peaked at three and Bearded Tits at 14. There was a Great White Egret (8th-12th & 31st). Fly­overs in­cluded two Rock Pip­its (13th), Hawfinch (16th) and four Cross­bills (20th). A Great Grey Shrike was at Broomhill Flash (21st). A Long-eared Owl was in a Broomhill gar­den (20th). Two Ravens flew over Broomhill (29th). Twenty Com­mon Scot­ers were on Broomhill Flash (31st). Over 5,000 Star­lings roosted at Old Moor. OTHER SITES: Stonechats in­cluded two at Blacker Hill (1st), three at Ad­wick Wash­land (1st), one at Bol­ster­stone (1st) and six at Ew­den Cabin (3rd). Short-eared Owls were at Ing­birch­worth (7th) and Ad­wick (10th). Hen Har­ri­ers were at Ew­den Height/low Moor (9th, 23rd & 25th). Four Cranes flew over Sil­ver­wood La­goons (8th), with four over Hat­field Moors and Pot­teric Carr (15th). Twelve Bearded Tits were at Pot­teric Carr. Two Whin­chats were at Broad­stone Reser­voir (12th). A late Tree Pipit was over Har­den Quar­ries (16th). Or­g­reave (16th) had eight Com­mon Scot­ers and two Twite. Two Bit­terns were at Carl­ton Marsh (from 9th). A Red-breasted Mer­ganser was at Royd Moor/ing­birch­worth/scout Dyke (19th-29th). A Great White Egret was at Pot­teric Carr (18th) and Ad­wick (22nd). Two Waxwings were at Rivelin Rocks (24th). A White-fronted Goose was at Ed­derthorpe Flash (25th-31st). A Snow Bunt­ing was at Broom­head Moor (28th-31st). Sixty Bram­blings were at Ing­birch­worth (31st). Nigel Smith (nigel­smith994@gmail.com)

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