March 25, 2016


Thursday 24th March 2016

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BRODSWORTH COMMUNITY WOODLAND (SE5207) – 5 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel and 6 Siskin (Keith Lynes)

CANTLEYRosehill Cemetery – 7+ Siskin (Ian Stubbs)

CARCROFTFormer Bullcroft Colliery Spoil Heap and Adwick-le-Street Flood Pond – 1 Buzzard over, 1s Chiffchaff, 1 Cormorant, 46 Jackdaw over, 1p Little Grebe, 5 Mallard, 2 Meadow Pipit W, 1p Mute Swan, 2m+1p Reed Bunting, 1p (1s) Skylark, 1p Teal, 3 (2s) Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson)

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands – 1 SWALLOW (Malc Gough per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 4 Mute Swan, 18 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 19 Tufted Duck, 6 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 5 Pochard, 2 Teal, 1m+1f Goldeneye, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 71 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 243 BH Gull and 2 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Wigeon, 3 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher (Alan Whitehouse and S Roebuck per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 6 Little Egret, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Shelduck, 1 Dunlin, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Sand Martin over here and Bolton Ings (Adam Hutt and Barnsley Birders per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYWarbler Way – 3 Chiffchaff (S Roebuck per Alan Whitehouse on today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – c.20 Siskin (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 96 Canada Geese, 13 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 126 Wigeon, 16 Mallard, 14 Shoveler, 8 Tufted Duck, 7 Teal, 4 Gadwall, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 5 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 5 Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 BAR-TAILED GODWIT, 1 Snipe, 1 Golden Plover, 4+ Skylark, 3 Song Thrush, 6 Pied Wagtail and 2 Sand Martin (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 1m Goosander, Low 100’s BHG, 14 Common Gull, <10 Herring Gull (Richard Scott)

DON VALLEYRawmarsh Haugh Road – 1 Greylag Goose SE @ 08.12, 1 Shelduck SE @ 08.50, 1a/m Peregrine E @ 12.45 (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYStubbin Hill Old Pit site – 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 90 Fieldfare SE, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Jay, 1 Lesser Redpoll N (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron S, 58 Mute Swan, 2 Teal, 46 Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard, 2 Grey Partridge, 1 Water Rail, 10+ Moorhen, 79 Coot, 4 Oystercatcher dep N @ 0934, 3d/p Lapwing, 250+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 7s Skylark, 16 (15s) Wren, 27 (20s) Dunnock, 19 (7s) Robin, 1s Song Thrush, 1s Mistle Thrush, 4 Redwing, 2s Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 2p Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jay, 5+ Tree Sparrow, 12 (3s) Chaffinch, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 18 Goldfinch, 5 Bullfinch, 5 Reed Bunting, 5 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1m Brambling, 1 Chiffchaff, 200 Fieldfare, 12+ Lesser Redpoll, 2 Oystercatcher, 45 Redwing and 22 Whooper Swan (John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEYHagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 7 Redshank and 1 Ringed Plover

POTTERIC CARR (SE5900) – 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 3 Cetti’s Warbler and 3 Chiffchaff (Adrian Andruchiw). For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

“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: cloudy/overcast but mainly dry but a light shower during the early afternoon. Visibility: moderate/ good until early afternoon, then very good/excellent until early evening, then good/moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +1.9° to +9.1°C. Wind: very light/light throughout, SSW/SW all day. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1014hPa falling through the day to end on 1006hPa. Fronts etc.: a couple of occluded and a warm front moved ENE over the District through the course of the day.




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