April 22, 2016

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Friday 22nd April 2016

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 Shelduck, 4r Goosander, 2 LRP, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, 22 Redshank, 1 Black Tailed Godwit, 2 WHITE WAGTAIL, 11 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 WHINCHAT seen by Martin Thompson. (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 OSPREY E @ 11:12am, 3 Mute Swan, 17 Tufted Duck, 6 Gadwall, 5 Pochard, 3 Mallard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 48 Coot ( + broods of 4 and 3 ), c.500 BH Gulls, 3 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 7 Greylag, 5 Canada Geese, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Lapwing, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 3 Whitethroat and 1c Sedge Warbler (Alan Whitehouse, John Seevior and Dave Waddington per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 6 AVOCET, 5 Buzzard, 1m Goosander, 1 OSPREY E same as BI bird; 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Siskin, 6 Swift, 4 Whitethroat (Ken Foundation)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 11 AVOCET, 2 BITTERN, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 MEDITERRANEAN GULL (2a and a 3CY; 1m PINTAIL, 1 Buzzard, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, 2 Greenshank, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER. Also 9 species of Warbler seen/heard this morning and a few Swift, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 6 Tree Sparrow (Chris Harris, Barnsley Birders and Kare Williams per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – 12s Willow Warbler, 6s Chiffchaff and 1s Blackcap. Also 4 Bullfinch and 1 Song Thrush (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 52 Canada Geese, 21 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 22 Tufted Duck, 13 Mallard, 13 Gadwall, 10 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 10 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 5 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Golden Plover, 15 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 6+ Skylark, 2 Swift, 5+ Swallow, 1 Sand Martin and 1 Song Thrush (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYSandall Sewage Treatment Works (SE6006) – 1s CETTI’S WARBLER (Rich Collis)

DON VALLEY Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 Barn Owl, 6s Whitethroat, 6s Blackcap, 7s Chiffchaff, c.15s Willow Warbler, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear, 4 Swallow, 12 Sand Martin, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 2p Grey Partridge (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 1 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron W, 8 Greylag Goose (1N+3S), 18 Canada Geese, 4 Gadwall, 14 Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard W, 1 Kestrel S, 8s Skylark, 11 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 22 (18s) Wren, 22 (18s) Dunnock, 19 (9s) Robin, 2s Song Thrush, 3 (1s) Mistle Thrush (2N), 12 (3s) Blackbird, 9 (7s) Blackcap, 1s Whitethroat, 4s Lesser Whitethroat, 8s Willow Warbler, 6s Chiffchaff, 11 Great Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 1p Long-tailed Tit, 5p Magpie, 2 Jay N, 12 Carrion Crow, 12 Chaffinch, 14 Goldfinch, 5 Bullfinch, 7 (3s) Reed Bunting, 5 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 6 House Martin, 4 Ringed Plover, 14 Shelduck, 1 Stonechat, 1 Swift, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 WHIMBREL, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Yellow Wagtail (John Wozencroft and Dave Aamson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEYHagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 5 AVOCET and 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1b BITTERN, 1f Marsh Harrier. Carr Lodge – 3 Tufted Duck and 1 Wheatear (Richard Scott, Ian Heppenstall and Janet Heppenstall) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

WENT VALLEYAskern/Campsall/Norton areas – 1s GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (Sutton Rd), 2s Lesser Whitethroat, 1s Whitethroat, 7+s Blackcap, 7+s Willow Warbler, 9+s Chiffchaff, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Little Owl, 2 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel, 1 Curlew, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 House Martin, 7+ Swallow, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe (David Franklin and Ryan McClarence)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy, occasionally overcast but dry throughout. Visibility: mainly good/moderate until mid-morning, then very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +11.2° to +4.0°C. Wind: very light/light throughout; mainly NE/NNE, occasionally ENE/E. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting on 1027hpa and falling throughout to end the day on 1020hPa. Fronts etc.: an E/W cold front moved S over the District during the morning.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

See today’s DONCASTER BIRDING PHOTOGRAPHS

MOON PHASE – Full.

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