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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1m+1f GARGANEY, 1 Little Egret, 9 AVOCET, 3 Oystercatcher, a noticable decrease in Lapwing both adults and juvs, c.25 Redshank (Ken Foundation and Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 5 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 41 Tufted Duck, 4 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 2 Mallard, 48 Coot,and 163+ BH Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 30+ Swift and good numbers of hirundines low over the water (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2 Mute Swan, 19 Gadwall, 12 Tufted Duck, 7+4y Pochard, 1m Shoveler, 4 Mallard, 23 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 LBB Gull and 1 Common Tern (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYTPTBolton Ings to Wombwell Ings – 6s Willow Warbler, 2s Chiffchaff and 1s Whitethroat (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 5c Oystercatcher, 10 Mute Swan, 75+1y Canada Geese, 13 Greylag, 20 Gadwall, 19 Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck, 5 male Teal, 2 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, 21 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 5 Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 LRP, 1 Redshank, 30+ BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 5+ Skylark, 1 Mistle Thrush and 1s Song Thrush (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS).

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 1s Lesser Whitethroat and 1 Pochard (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 AVOCET, 1 Common Tern, 1 Dunlin, 1 LRP, 3ch+1 Nightjar, 1 Oystercatcher, 15 Ringed Plover, 1 SANDERLING, 2 Tawny Owl (Chip Rhodes, Daz Watson, John Robinson and Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEYNewington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 1 GLOSSY IBIS (John Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Shelduck, Mallard + 8+js; 12 Pochard, 1 BITTERN, 4 Little Egret, 1m+1f Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin, 1 (3cy) MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1s CUCKOO, 150 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, c.30 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, c60 House Martin, 5 CETTI’S WARBLER, Greenfinch nesting (Brian Buckle, Michael Bird, Keith Lynes, Dave Harden, Adrian Andruchiw, David Horncastle, Sue Bird, Dave Carroll, Helen Womack, AW, Sheila Bury) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

WENT VALLEYNorton Common Bridleway – 2 Bullfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Common Tern flew W, 2 Curlew, Grey Partridge, 2 Kestrel, Whitethroat (Ryan McClarence)

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LOCAL (00.00 – 11.00 and 21.00 23.00) Weather: overcast throughout, some rain fell during the afternoon. Visibility: very good/good occasionally strong, then very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +9.5° to +11.1°C. Wind: light/moderate, occasionally strong with gusts to 34mph; mainly NNW, occasionally N. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1018hPa and ending the day on 1022hPa. Fronts etc.: a N/S warm font moved W over the District during the afternoon.



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