April 29, 2016


Thursday 28th April 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 5+ s. Willow Warbler, 50+ Black-headed Gull, 1 REDSTART (Ian Stubbs and John Law per Twitter). Evening – 1 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck, 2 Goosander, 21 AVOCET, c.25 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 LRP, 1 Ringed Plover (Nigel Smith per Twitter) All entered on Birdtrack

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1 Mute Swan, 19 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 8 Pochard, 1 drake Pintail, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 46 Coot, c500 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 7 Greylag, 5 Canada Geese, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap and 1 Chiffchaff (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter). BNG entered on Birdtrack

DEARNE VALLEYDenaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 2 AVOCET, 21 Black-headed Gull, 1f Mallard + 4y, 1f Mallard +7y, 5 Teal, 4 Gadwall, c.50 House Martin, 15+ Swallow, 7+ Sand Martin and 1 Buzzard (Ian Stubbs) Entered on Birdtrack.

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 6 AVOCET, 1 Little Egret, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 HOBBY (Barnsley Birders per Twitter). Entered on Birdtrack.

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – 1y Green Woodpecker, 9s Willow Warbler,5s Chiffchaff, 3s Blackcap, 1s Whitethroat (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 51 Canada Geese, 12 Greylag, 3 Shelduck, 16 Mallard, 11 Gadwall, 11 Tufted Duck, 8 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 10 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 5 Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Swift, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush,2 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Yellow Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS). Highlights only entered on Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 2s Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Snipe, 4 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 2 Tree Sparrow, 1m Kestrel, 1p Gadwall, 12 Swallow, 4 Sand Martin (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). All entered on Birdtrack.


DON VALLEYRawmarshHaugh Road – 1 HOBBY NW @ 12:00 (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Entered on Birdtrack

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 TREE PIPIT N @ 07:05 (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Entered on Birdtrack

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron SE, 35 Mute Swan – 35 – most dep W, 1m Gadwall, 6p Tufted Duck, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank W @ 0655, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull E, 2 Little Owl, 1 Swift, 1y Green Woodpecker, 7s Skylark, 250+ Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 18s Wren, 21 (11s) Dunnock, 16 Robin (3+p with young); 2s Song Thrush, 14 Blackbird, 6s Blackcap, 4 (3s) Whitethroat, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 1s Reed Warbler, 6s Willow Warbler, 4s Chiffchaff, 5p Great Tit, 5p Blue Tit, 1p Long-tailed Tit (nest magpie predated); 1 Jay NW, 1p Bullfinch, 5 (3s) Reed Bunting, 1m Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Highlights entered on Birdtrack

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 3 Dunlin, 9 Ringed Plover, 1 TREE PIPIT, 6 Wheatear (Chip Rhodes). 1f REDSTART (Lukas Rowe) For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Entered on Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1b BITTERN, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Snipe, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Jay, 10+ Chiffchaff, 10+ Willow Warbler, 16 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 1 GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, 4 Reed Warbler, 1m Marsh Harrier, 2 Mistle Thrush (GJo, Adrian Andruchiw) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS. All records put on Birdtrack.

WENT VALLEYAskern Cemetery – 1 OSPREY S @ 14:25 (David Franklin)


LOCALWeather: overcast throughout with light but persistent rain from early afternoon onwards. Visibility: poor/moderate until early morning, good until mid-morning, excellent until mid-afternoon, moderate/poor until early evening; mainly excellent, occasionally good thereafter. Temperatures: -2.3° to +8.6°C. Wind: mainly very light /SSWSW/WSW occasionally very light S. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting on 1013hpa and falling through much of the day and ending on 1005hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/SE occluded front moved NE over the District during the afternoon.



MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.

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