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Monday 21st March 2016

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A BURGHWALLIS GARDEN – 2 Brambling (Per David Franklin)

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 14 AVOCET, 17 Redshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret, Snipe, 100+ Lapwing, 2 Shelduck, Shoveler, 55 Teal (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 16 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 7 Pochard, 2m+3f Goldeneye, 4 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 5 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 79 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 223 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 6 Greylag, 4 Canada Geese, 1 Cormorant, 3 Buzzard, 5 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 1m Brambling, 6 Goldeneye, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Little Egret, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 8 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 1+ Water Rail (Per today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWarbler Way – 1s Chiffchaff (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY TPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – 2 Siskin (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 92 Canada Geese, 9 Greylag, 3 Shelduck, 133 Wigeon, 15 Mallard, 11 Shoveler, 11 Tufted Duck, 10 Teal, 5 Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 1f Goosander, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 8 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 24 Golden Plover, 8 Lapwing, 1 BAR-TAILED GODWIT, 1 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 41 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 10 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush and 1 Goldcrest ( and Barnsley Birders per Twitter)

DON VALLEYSilver Wood (SK4893) – 1s Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSPROTBROUGH (NEWTON) INGS (SE5501 and SE5502) – 12 BH Gull, 8 Canada Geese, 4 Coot, Gadwall, 6 Greylag Geese, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Herring Gull, 6 JACK SNIPE, 1 LBB Gull, 13 Magpie, 4p Mallard, 2 Moorhen, Mute Swan, 1 Reed Bunting, 2m+1f Shoveler, 9 Snipe, Teal, 1p Tufted Duck, Wigeon, c.50 Woodpigeon (Chris Robinson).

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 65 Mute Swan, 2 Teal, 41 Tufted Duck, 3 Buzzard, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Water Rail, 6 (3d/p) Lapwing, 100 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 8s Skylark, 12s Wren, 24 Dunnock, 21 Robin, 2s Song Thrush, 1s Mistle Thrush, 1s Chiffchaff, 7 (3p+1) Long-tailed Tit, 4+ Tree Sparrow, 12 (5s) Chaffinch, 12 Goldfinch, 1f Siskin, 9 Bullfinch (4m5f), 9 (5s) Reed Bunting, 6 (1s) Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY Thrybergh Tip (SK4596 and SK4696) – 1s Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 Curlew over, 1f Peregrine, 1 Sand Martin, 1m Stonechat,  (Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

WENT VALLEYAskern0925UTC – 1 Oystercatcher N (Janet Franklin)

“Say No to the New Build YWT’s New Visitor Centre” #keepspurnwild

Spurn is an are of natural beauty, please protect this national and unique treasure for ALL of us to enjoy – visitors, residents and future generations.
The YWT should use their existing visitor centre ‘the Blue Bell Visitor Centre’ which was given to them NOT a new-build!
Why would you wish to spoil the fantastic view down the peninsula with a 2 store building over six and a half metres tall and a large car park?
Spurn Bird Observatorry publicly announce their strong opposition to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s plans. A strong statement that the proposed visitor centre is in totally the wrong location from a conservation, recreational disturbance & bird welfare point of view.
To sign the ipetition objecting to the proposal go to GAZPICSVIEW.WORDPRESS.COM


Spurn Bird Observatory opens it doors for the first time on Sunday March 27 2016. To be one of the first to stay at the new observatory building call Paul or Rael on 01964 650479 and book a bed for the night.

Charge out rates can be found on our website Free Wi Fi is included plus access to the bird observatory garden.



LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy/overcast with some brighter intervals particularly during the early hours and afternoon, dry throughout. Visibility: good/moderate occasionally poor during the early hours and first 2/3 of morning, then very good thereafter. Temperatures: +1.5° to +10.0°C. Wind: very light until mid morning, then light very light thereafter, WSW occasionally SW during the early hours; WNW until 0800UTC, then W until midday then variable from within the NW quarter until for the rest of the day. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1024hPa and falling through much of the day to end on 1020hPa. Fronts etc.: a weakening NNE/SSW occlusion moved NW over the District during the afternoon.



MOON PHASE – Waxing gibbous.

Crown copyright 2016, the Met Office

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