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Wednesday 27th April 2016

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 REDSTART (Heather Bennett per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1s GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, 9s Willow Warbler, 7s Chiffchaff, 5s Blackcap and 1s Whitethroat. On the open water were 2 Mute Swan, 5 Greylag(+brood of 5 goslings), 19 Tufted Duck, 7 Pochard, 7 Gadwall, 2 Mallard, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 44 Coot, 1 Moorhen, c500 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 2 Bullfinch and 1 WILLOW TIT (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 8 AVOCET, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 HOBBY, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 LRP, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 PINTAIL, 1 Ruff, 2 Whitethroat (Barnsley Birders, Adam Hutt and Dave Simmonite per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – 9s Willow Warbler, 7s Chiffchaff, 5s Blackcap and 1s Whitethroat (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 41 Canada Geese, 18 Greylag, 5 Shelduck, 10 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 7 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 10 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 12 BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull. In Broomhill Park were 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush and singing Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Blackcap (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 1m Blackcap, 20 House Martin, 400 Sand Martin, 5m+3f Pochard, 10 Swallow, 1 WHITE WAGTAIL and 1s Willow Warbler (Richard Scott, Col Neal end Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 2s Reed Warbler, 1s Sedge Warbler, 1 Yellow Wagtail N, 2 Swallow, c.10s Whitethroat, 1 Dunlin, 8s Blackcap (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FRICKLEY CP (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) – 2 Wheatear, 1 GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, 1 LRP, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Jonathan Holliday)

One of Jonathan’s photographs of one of the Wheatears can be seen at DONCASTER BIRDING PHOTOGRAPHS

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies until late morning, then cloudy but bright until late afternoon when a thunderstorm occurred and heavy snow fell for approximately 20 mins, after which the sky cleared once more to give a bright but very cold evening. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally moderate during the evening. Temperatures: +9.0° to +0.1°C. Wind: light NNW/NW until early afternoon; then light/very light and very variable in direction for the rest of the day. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting on 1010hpa and rising very slowly through the day to end on 1014hPa. Fronts etc.: a trough moved NE over the District during the morning and a second did the same during the afternoon..

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

See today’s DONCASTER BIRDING PHOTOGRAPHS

MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.

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