Tuesday 26th April 2016


BESSACARR a garden – 1 Whitethroat a new bird for the garden (Richard Scott)

DEARNE VALLEY Adwick Washlands – 2 Shelduck, 2m Goosander, 14 AVOCET, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 LRP, 2 Oystercatcher, c.25 Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 5 Yellow Wagtail (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 Mute Swan, 3 Greylag, 16 Tufted Duck, 9 Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 3 Mallard, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 32 Coot, 448 BH Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 6 Canada Geese, 1 Kestrel, 1 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Whitethroat and 1s Sedge Warbler ( per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 2 AVOCET, 1 BITTERN, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 PINTAIL, 2 Shelduck, (per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – 11 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap and 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 62 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 10 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 8 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 7 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Greeenshank, 13 BH Gull, 3 LBB Gull, 1 Mistle Thrush and 1 Chiffchaff (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 3p Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 54 Mute Swan (most leaving to W); 5 Greylag Goose, 10 Canada Goose, 13 Tufted Duck, 4 Buzzard (1W); 1m Kestrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull NW, 6s Skylark, 2 Swift, 2 Little Owl, c.450 Sand Martin, 6+ Swallow, 7+ House Martin, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 12s Wren, 12 (9s) Dunnock, 13 Robin, 1s Song Thrush, 10m (9s) Blackcap, 2s Whitethroat, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 1s Reed Warbler, 6s Willow Warbler, 3s Chiffchaff, 3p Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FRICKLEY CP – 1s GRASSHOPPER WARBLER and 2 Wheatear (Jonathan Holliday). All records including the above have been entered on Birdtrack.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 3 Common Sandpiper, 1m Marsh Harrier, 2 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 1m Stonechat, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Chip Rhodes and John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG All records including the above have been entered on Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1b BITTERN, 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 2m Cuckoo, 7 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Brian Buckle, Michael Bird, Keith Lynes, Dave Harden, Geoff Chatterton, Andy Dalton, Richard Scott, Mark Roberts) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS All records including above highlights put on Birdtrack.

WENT VALLEYAskern/Campsall CP/Norton Common – 2 Little Ringed Plover (just N of Norton Common Road bridleway), 1s CUCKOO, 1s GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (same location as Friday), 2s Reed Warbler, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 2s Whitethroat, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk (David Franklin and Ryan McClarence). All records put on Birdtrack by obs.


LOCALWeather: mainly bright with some snow, hail and rain showers during the morning and afternoon. Visibility: mainly excellent, occasionally moderate. Temperatures: +1.5° to +7.8°C. Wind: mainly light with a period of moderate/strong with gusts from 29-37mph from early morning to late afternoon; NNW/NW throughout. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting on 1006hpa and rising very slowly through the day to end on 1009hPa. Fronts etc.: none.



MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.

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