April 25, 2016


Monday 25th April 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 JACK SNIPE feeding out in open (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 3 Mute Swan, 19 Tufted Duck, 9 Pochard, 8 Gadwall, 4 Mallard, 4 Teal, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, c500 BH Gull, 3 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull, 7 Greylag, 5 Canada Geese, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Jay, a group of c50 House Martin, 6+ Sand Martin, 2s Whitethroat and 1s Sedge Warbler ( per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 2 AVOCET, 1 BITTERN, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Goosander, 1 HOBBY NW, 3 LRP, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1m PINTAIL, 1s Reed Warbler, 150+ Sand Martin, 2 Shelduck, 27 (22N) Swift, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (Adam Hutt, Jeff Wragg and Barnsley Birders per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY TPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – 10s Willow Warbler, 5s Chiffchaff, 3s Blackcap and 1s Song Thrush (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 Mute Swan, 53 Canada Geese, 11 Greylag, 5 Shelduck, 13 Tufted Duck, 9 Mallard, 8 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Coot, 6 Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Oystercatcher, 23 BH Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 6+ Skylark, 2 Mistle Thrush and 2 Willow Warbler (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. (SK4995) – 12 Mallard 2m+1f+9j); 2 Gadwall, 2 Pied Wagtail, 9 Swallow, 1s Song Thrush, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet, 4 Willow Warbler (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYFishlake Area 09:30 – the WHITE STORK which roosted last night on Went Ings was seen briefly circling between the village and the river (John Wozencroft). The bird was seen a short time later over Thorne Moors.

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 2s Reed Warbler, 8s Whitethroat, 1 Swift (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 3p+1 Great Crested Greb, 6 Cormorant, 64 Mute Swan most leaving to W; 15 Tufted Duck (9m6f); 3 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 1m Kestrel, 3p Lapwing, 2a Herring Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Swift, 1y Green Woodpecker, 5s Skylark, 190+ Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 6+ House Martin, 1 Yellow Wagtail N, 17s Wren, 19 (16s) Dunnock, 16 (7s) Robin, 2s Song Thrush, 13 (4s) Blackbird, 7m (6s) Blackcap, 3s Whitethroat, 3s Lesser Whitethroat, 1s Reed Warbler, 4s Willow Warbler, 4s Chiffchaff, 2p Bullfinch, 5 (2s) Reed Bunting, 3 (1s) Yellowhammer, 1 Common Sandpiper (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 Flava Wagtail, 1 HEN HARRIER W, 20 House Martin, 2 Kestrel, 1 LRP, 1 i/m Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, c.100 Sand Martin, 4 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, 4 WHITE WAGTAIL (John Wozencroft, Dave Hursthouse, John Robinson, Chip Rhodes, Garry Taylor). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1p+7j Greylag Geese, 1 Shelduck, f+11j Mallard, 1b BITTERN, 1m+1f Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 1m Cuckoo, 1 Kingfisher, 5 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Treecreeper and several Blackcap (AW, Adrian Andruchiw, Tina Langford and visitor reports) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

.WENT VALLEYSouthfield Res (SE6519) – 1 HOBBY N and 1 Siskin N (Adrian Scutt)

WENT VALLEY Went Ings (SE6519) – 1s Blackcap, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Little Egret, 1f type Marsh harrier (flew over the stork), 1s Sedge Warbler, 1 WHIMBREL over, 1 WHITE STORK (roosted last night and dep’d S @ 09:00), 1 WHITE WAGTAIL, 1s Willow Warbler (Steve Furber, David and Janet Franklin, Ryan McClarence, Rich Collis, Clive Featherstone).


LOCAL Weather: mainly cloudy/overcast with some sunny spells and some heavy showers of rain and hail with some occasional slight snow flurries until early evening, clear skies thereafter. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally good during the middle of the early hours. Temperatures: +10.9° to +0.2°C. Wind: very light and variable in direction from within the SW quarter until mid-morning, then light NW/WNW until early afternoon; then moderate/strong with gusts to 38mph NNE/N until late afternoon; then mainly light/very light with occasional gusts to 32mph and variable in direction though wholly from the NW quarter for the rest of the evening. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting on 1016hpa and falling steadily through the day to end on 1007hPa. Fronts etc.: two closely associated E/NW cold fronts moved S over the District during the morning and afternoon.




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