March 22, 2016


Tuesday 22nd March 2016

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BAWTRY FOREST – c.40 mixed Redpoll/Siskin mainly the latter, 5 Redwing (Alan Marshall)

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Stonechat, 14 AVOCET, 15+ Redshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin, 100+ Lapwing, 3 Pink-footed Geese (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 8 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 25 Tufted Duck, 10 Gadwall, 6 Mallard, 4 Pochard, 6 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 73 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 171 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Wagtail and a Chiffchaff (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 BITTERN, 1 Chiffchaff, 29 Cormorant, 4 Goldeneye, 13r Goosander, 2 GC Grebe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 4r Little Egret, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 3 Pink-footed Geese presumed same as Adwick birds), 3 Sand Martin, Tawny Owl, 1+ Water Rail (Adam Hutt and today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 57 Canada Geese, 15 Greylag, 3 Shelduck, c200 Wigeon, 16 Mallard, 12 Tufted Duck, 12 Shoveler, 9 Teal, 5 Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 7 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 24 Golden Plover, 4 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 1 BAR-TAILED GODWIT, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Song Thrush, 8 Redwing, 4+ Skylark and 4 Pied Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Gary Stones per Twitter)

DON VALLEYRawmarshHaugh Road – 1 Greylag Goose N, 2 Buzzard, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull N, 3 Great Black-backed Gull N, 1y Green Woodpecker, 37 Meadow Pipit in 2 hrs., 3 Pied Wagtail N, 45 Redwing E, 1 Kestrel, 17 Fieldfare E, 2 Linnet N, 1m Reed Bunting N @ 08.15 (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSPROTBROUGH (NEWTON) INGS (SE5501 and SE5502) – 1 Common Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Herring Gull, 4 JACK SNIPE, 1 LBB Gull, 2 Moorhen, 2m Shoveler, 6 Snipe (Rich Collis and Chris Robinson).

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area – 2 Chiffchaff (John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEYNewington Flash (S Yorks SK6693) – 2 AVOCET, 2 Little Egret, 8 Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 39 Shelduck, 10 Shoveler, 150 Teal, 400 Wigeon (Steve Furber and Alan Marshall)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5900) – 2 WHOOPER SWAN N (CN), 1 Greylag x Canada Goose hybrid (‘Granada Goose’), 25 Wigeon, 15 Pochard, 2+b BITTERN, 4 Little Egret, 6 Little Grebe, 5 Great Cested Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 6 Snipe, c.1000 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 26 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 WILLOW TIT, 7 Cetti’s Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Redwing, 1 Siskin (B. G A Buckle, M A Bird, D Harden, G Chatterton, P. Goacher, K. Lynes, H. Hunt, D. Carroll, S. Bury, D. Horncastle, A. Elliott, K. Woolley, M. Bellas, Col Neale). For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

WENT VALLEYCampsall Church Field – 1s Chiffchaff, 2 Sparrowhawk (David 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 clear through the early hours, then overcast but dry for the rest of the day. Visibility: good/moderate until 1000UTC, then very good until 1600UTC, good until mid-evening, moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +1.1° to +9.6°C. Wind: very light throughout, WSW/W/NW/NNW/N/NNE as the day proressed. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1020hPa falling to 1016hPa by late afternoon, then rising slowly to end on 1017hPa. Fronts etc.: none.



MOON PHASE – Waxing gibbous.

Crown copyright 2016, the Met Office

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