WHAT'S ON: Wath & Manvers
OUR LADY AND ST JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY: The recent Peter Pan Dress Up Day raised £95 for Great Ormond Street Hospital. On November 4 there will be a Bags 2 School collection – parents/carers are asked to not take their bags back before this date as the school does not have any storage facilities.
RSPB RECENT SIGHTINGS: On the Mere/Wader Scrape there were sightings recently of a marsh harrier, pintail, great crested grebe, kestrel and buzzard over the woods at the back. From the Bittern Hide there were views of a water rail and in the reedbeds a sighting of a kingfisher from the screen and goldfinches from the reedbed hide. On Wath Ings there were the following sightings; six green sandpiper, two dunlin, two black tailed godwits, three ruff, a spotted redshank, 10 snipe, nine little egret, 274 golden plover and lapwing. A siskin was seen at a feeding station and a jack snipe was seen on Gypsy Marsh. The following have been seen at the centre recently: two little egret, seven-plus snipe, 51 wigeon, nine shoveler, 28 teal, 55 lapwing, four meadow pipits, a marsh harrier and 37 pochard. There has also been the first sighting this Autumn of a female goldeneye. The marsh harrier was seen at Old Moor too, flying near island number five on the Mere. Also present was the drake pintail and a little egret.
WATH WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: At the October annual meeting a new committee was voted in. The group meets on the third Wednesday in the month in St James’ Hall 7.30pm. The November meeting will be Make It for Christmas.
DEARNE VALLEY RAMBLERS: www.ramblers.org.uk/dearne-valley.