April 25, 2016


Sunday 24th April 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 Shelduck, 2 Goosander, 18 AVOCET, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, c.25 Redshank 1 Black Tailed Godwit, 4 Buzzard, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 1m Wheatear, 1s Lesser Whitethroat (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 2 AVOCET, 3 Barn Owl, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER,  1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern,  1  , 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1m PINTAIL, 1 Snipe, 1 Swift, 2 LRP, 32 Shoveler, 28 Teal (Barnsley Birders and Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DON VALLEYAldwarke SF (SK4494) – 3s Whitethroat, 1s Willow Warbler, 4 Moorhen, 2p Mute Swan, 7p+1m Gadwall, 2m Mallard, 2m Tufted Duck, 2s Chiffchaff, 1p Long-tailed Tit, 1p Kestrel, 2s Blackcap, 1 Little Grebe, 5+p + 5br (17+j in total) Coot, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Song Thrush (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThorpe Marsh (SE5909Z) – 1 Pink Footed Goose, 1 LRP, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 RAVEN, 1 Barn Owl, 5 House Martin, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Blackcap, 1 WILLOW TIT (Neil Shaw)

DON VALLEYThryberghRiver Don – 5 Mute Swan, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2p Tufted Duck, 4p Gadwall, 1 Moorhen, 1 Cormorant (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2p+1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron NE @ 0957; c.50 Mute Swan, 1 Shelduck N @ 0909; 3m+1f Gadwall, 1m+1f Teal, 7m+8f Tufted Duck, 6 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk NW, 2 Kestrel, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 3p Lapwing, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Little Owl, 2 Swift, 6s Skylark, 45 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 15s Wren, 17 (12s)Dunnock, 11 (4s) Robin, 2 (1s) Song Thrush, 14 (2s) Blackbird, 10 (9m -8s) Blackcap, 2s Whitethroat, 2s Lesser Whitethroat, 5s Willow Warbler, 6s Chiffchaff, 10 Blue Tit, 3 Lesser Redpoll N, 1m+1f Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS) BT Entered.

IDLE VALLEYGringley Carr – 12 Corn Bunting, 1 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Darren Wozencroft)

IDLE VALLEYHagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) –1s Lesser Whitethroat (Ryan McClarence)

IDLE VALLEY Newington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) –1 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 2 LRP and 5 Wigeon (Lance Degnan)

POTTERIC CARR – 12 Pochard, 1b BITTERN, 1m Marsh Harrier, 1m Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 6 Lapwing, 15 LBB Gull, 25 Herring Gull, 1 GBB Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 10 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 4 House Martin,  5 CETTI’S WARBLER, 12 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 14 Blackcap, 2 Reed Warbler, 5 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush (Darren Wozencroft)

WENT VALLEYWent Ings – 1 WHITE STORK (Finder/s unknown per Birdguides). Stilll present on the 25th see Steve Furber’s photo at DONCASTER BIRDING PHOTOGRAPHS


LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy/overcast with some sunny spells, some light rain during the early hours. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally good during the early hours. Temperatures: +1.4° to +8.5°C. Wind: very light/light, variable in direction from within the NW quarter until early evening then ESE, ENE and S thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting on 1021hpa and falling through much of the day to end on 1017hPa. Fronts etc.: none.




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