SOUTH YORK­SHIRE

Bird Watching (UK) - - Uk Bird Sightings -

OLD MOOR: Lit­tle Egrets peaked at 14 (5th), a new site record for Fe­bru­ary. There was a Marsh Har­rier (5th), and 10 Black-tailed God­wits plus 15 Whooper Swans (27th). The Mediter­ranean Gull, Stonechat, Cetti’s War­bler and three Bearded Tits re­mained through­out the month. Four Waxwings (4th) were fol­lowed by three more (22nd). Star­ling num­bers built up to 20,000. A Com­mon Scoter was recorded at Broomhill Flash (10th). OTHER SITES: Four White-fronted Geese were at Ad­wick Wash­lands (1st) with one re­main­ing all month. A fur­ther 35 were at Ing­birch­worth through­out. Ad­wick had a Marsh Har­rier (5th). The Bean Goose re­mained at Or­g­reave/ul­ley Reser­voir. Waxwings in­cluded 150 at Burn­g­reave Green (3rd), 115 at Bird­well (8th), 58 at Goldthorpe (9th), 200 at Monk Bret­ton (11th) and 230 at Cud­worth (12th). The Bit­tern re­mained at Carl­ton Marsh. A Hen Har­rier was at Hat­field Moors (26th). Ten Ringed Plovers were seen at Cud­worth Com­mon (17th), with a Red Kite there (21st). Two Short-eared Owls were at Hat­field Pit Tip (4th) with three at Sil­ver­wood La­goons (21st). Two Ice­land Gulls were at Ham­pole/skel­brooke (2nd), with others at Fo­ley Street/war­ren Street Sheffield (7th), Lake­side, and Or­g­reave (24th). A Kit­ti­wake was at Lake­side (16th). Pot­teric Carr held three Bit­terns, two Scaup (5th), eightcetti’s War­blers, a Marsh Tit and two Marsh Har­ri­ers. Nigel Smith (nigel­smith994@gmail.com)

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