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BIRD REPORTS

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. (SK4995) – 4 Goldfinch (1 with n/m); 2s Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Robin, 4 Dunnock, 2 Pheasant, 3 Chaffinch, 1p Wren, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 15 Woodpigeon, 4s Willow Warbler, 4 (2s) Blackbird, 2 Mute Swan, 1 WILLOW TIT, 4 Blue Tit, 5 Bullfinch, 1 Tawny Owl, 9 Swallow, 1m Mallard, 2 Coot, 1 Lapwing, 2 Magpie, 8 Linnet, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1s Song Thrush (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS

DON VALLEYSandal Park – 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Tina Langford)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1s Reed Warbler, 1 Yellow Wagtail N and 3 House Martin (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 1 Wheatear, 11 Great Crested Grebe, 29 Mute Swan, 1m Gadwall, 13 Tufted Duck, 2 Buzzard (1S, 1E), 3 Kestrel (2E, 1S), 2a Herring Gull, 2 Little Owl, 2y Green Woodpecker, 5+s Skylark, 40 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 2 Yellow Wagtail (1N, 1 down), 18 (17s) Wren, 15 (10s) Dunnock, 20 (10s) Robin, 1s Song Thrush, 1f Wheatear, 6s Blackcap, 1s Whitethroat, 3s Lesser Whitethroat, 6s Willow Warbler, 3s Chiffchaff, 2 Long-tailed Tit n/b, 2 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS and Paul Gould per Twitter)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Cuckoo, 1 JACK SNIPE (DH), 3 Lesser Redpoll, 2 LRP, 1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Redshank, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Siskin W, 2m Stonechat, 2 Swift N, 1 Wheatear, 3 WHITE WAGTAIL, 19 Yellow Wagtail (John Wozencroft, John Robinson, Dave Hursthouse, Col Neale and Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3p Greylag Geese – 3 with young; 3 Shelduck, 1p Mallard with 6 young; 8 Pochard, 1b BITTERN, 1m+1f Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, 8+ Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 2 Snipe, 34 LBB Gull, 16 Herring Gull, 1 Cuckoo, 3 Swift, 2 Rook N, c100 Sand Martin NW, c20 Swallow NW, 3 House Martin, 8 CETTI’S WARBLER, 10 Chiffchaff, 14 Willow Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Song Thrush, 3 Mistle Thrush (Richard Scott, Michael Bird and Brian Buckle) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

WENT VALLEYAskern/Campsall CP/Norton Common – 2 Bullfinch, 2 Buzzard, 4 Curlew, 1s Sedge Warbler (Campsall CP clay pits), 3 (1s) Lesser Whitethroat, 1s Whitethroat, 15+s Blackcap (at least 12 in Campsall CP), 22+ Chiffchaff, 5+s Willow Warbler, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 pr Great Crested Grebes both with occupied nests; Goldcrest, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, Grey Partridge, Jay, 2 Kestrel, 8 Lapwing, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, Peregrine (E over Fenwick Lane), 6 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, 2 Tree Sparrow, 6 Whitethroat (David Franklin and Ryan McClarence)

WENT VALLEYSouthfield Res (SE6519) – 1 ARCTIC TERN and 1 Common Sandpiper (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCAL – Weather: mainly sunny, with cloud building through the afternoon and overcast with some rain during the evening. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally good. Temperatures: +0.6° to +9.8°C. Wind: very light/light, occasionally moderate; mainly NNW, occasionally N, NW until early evening then NNE/NE thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting on 1022/1021hpa throughout. Fronts etc.: a trough moved over the District during the late afernoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

See today’s DONCASTER BIRDING PHOTOGRAPHS

MOON PHASE – Full.

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