Wednesday 20th April 2016

BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 15+ Yellow Wagtail, 1 WHITE WAGTAIL, 2 Wheatear, 1 Common Sandpiper (Jeff Wragg and Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 29 Tufted Duck, 9 Mallard, 9 Pochard, 5 Gadwall, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 42 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 600+ BH Gull,1 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 6 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag, 1 Cormorant, 3 Oystercatcher, 6 Sand Martin, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Whitethroat and 1 Willow Warbler (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 BITTERN, 1 Buzzard, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 Peregrine, 1 Redpoll, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2+ Water Rail (Barnsley Bird Sightings per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWarbler Way – 12s Willow Warbler, 11s Chiffchaff, 4s Blackcap, 2s Whitethroat, 2s Lesser Whitethroat and 2s Song Thrush. Also noted were 2 Lapwing and 1 Lesser Redpoll (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 45 Canada Geese, 24 Greylag, 2 Pink Footed Geese, 2 Shelduck, 12 Mallard, 11 Tufted Duck, 7 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 11 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 8 Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 12 BH Gull, 6+ Skylark, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush , 1s Willow Warbler and 1 calling Great Spotted Woodpecker (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYBentley Common – 1 Buzzard, 2s Chiffchaff, 3 Fieldfare, 1 Kestrel, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2s Reed Bunting, 1s Whitethroat, 4s Willow Warbler, 3 Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEYRAWMARSHRockcliffe Road – 1s Blackcap (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1f Wheatear, 13s Willow Warbler, 1s Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 10 Linnet, 7 Dunnock, 9s Skylark (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 4 Curlew, 1 Dunlin, 1s Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Kestrel, 21 Lapwing, 6 Little Ringed Plover, 1 LONG-EARED OWL, 17 Oystercatcher, 6 Redshank, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Sedge Warbler, 18+ Shelduck, 9 Shoveler, 4 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 3 WHITE WAGTAIL, 3 Whooper Swan, 12+ Yellow Wagtail (John Wozencroft, Col Neale, Bryan Wainwright, Tina Langford, Justin Carr and Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEYScrooby (SK6590K) – 3 SHORT-EARED OWL (Derick Evans per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-SIGHTINGS)

POTTERIC CARR – 2 Goosander, 1b BITTERN, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Goldcrest, 1 WOOD WARBLER (BBu). A description has been received for this rare bird which was last seen on the reserve in 2001; 2 Sedge Warbler (Bob Burgess, MW and Paul Paddock)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with warm sunshine through the daylight hours. Visibility: moderate/good until mid-morning, then very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: -0.2° to +13.7°C. Wind: very light throughout; mainly E/ESE occasionally SE/SSE. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting on 1032hpa and rising to 1033hPa by late morning; then falling to end the day on 1030hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

See today’s DONCASTER BIRDING PHOTOGRAPHS

MOON PHASE – Waxing gibbous.

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