Thursday 21st April 2016

BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 5 Greylag, 25 Tufted Duck, 9 Mallard, 9 Gadwall, 7 Pochard, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 47 Coot(+4chicks – first brood of year ), 2 Moorhen, c600 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull. Also present were 11 Canada Geese, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Lesser Redpoll (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 3 Swift N (Barnsley Bird Sightings per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYWarbler Way – 13s Willow Warbler, 11s Chiffchaff, 4s Blackcap, 3s Lesser Whitethroat, 2s Whitethroat and 1s Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 56 Canada Geese, 32 Greylag, 2 Pink Footed Geese, 5 Shelduck, 17 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 7 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 9 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 2 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 18 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 6 Skylark, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Blackcap (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1s Whitethroat, 4 Swallow, 1 Long-tailed Tit o/n (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 3p+1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 67 Mute Swan dep W, 5 Greylag Goose, 15 Canada Goose, 1m Gadwall, 13 Tufted Duck, 6 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 40+ Coot – (8+n occupied), 3 Stock Dove, 3 Swift, 1y Green Woodpecker, 7s Skylark, 15s Wren, 22 (17s) Dunnock, 19 (7s) Robin, 3s Song Thrush, 15 Blackbird, 7s Blackcap, 1s Whitethroat, 3s Lesser Whitethroat, 6s Willow Warbler, 3s Chiffchaff, 3p Carrion Crow at n; 4 (3s) Reed Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1b BITTERN, 1p Lapwing, 1 CUCKOO, 4s CETTI’S WARBLER, 2 Reed Warbler, 1f Wheatear (SM, Dave Carroll and Andy Dalton) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

WENT VALLEYAskern Moss Road – 2 House Martin (Ryan McClarence)

WENT VALLEYMoss Fenwick Lane – 1s Lesser Whitethroat (Ryan McClarence)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with warm sunshine through most of the day. Visibility: moderate/good until mid-morning, then very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +0.9° to +13.9°C. Wind: very light/light throughout; mainly E, occasionally ENE, ESE, NNE and NE. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting on 1030hpa and falling to 1025hPa by early evening, then recovering slightly to end the day on 1026hPa. Fronts etc.: an E/NW weakening cold front was lying over the District by late evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

See today’s DONCASTER BIRDING PHOTOGRAPHS

MOON PHASE – Full.

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