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DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+3y Mute Swan, 41 Canada Geese, 22 Greylag, 27 Pochard, 18 Gadwall, 12 Mallard, 10 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, 3 Cormorant, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 83 Coot, 1 Moorhen and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 2 Grey Heron, 1 Lapwing and 1 Kingfisher (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Geese, 40 Gadwall, 8 Mallard, 6+25y Tufted Duck, 5 Pochard, 19 Little Grebe, 1+1y Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 105 Coot, 16 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 91 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe and 5 BH Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 7 broods of Gadwall, 17 broods (110j) Tufted Duck, 2a+1j GC Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 12r Cormorant, 12r Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 1 HOBBY, 2 Greenshank, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 5 Oystercatcher, 3j LRP, 2j Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 3 Snipe, 10 Common Tern, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Barn Owl, 1 Tawny Owl (Barnsley BSG, Nigel Smith and Peter Walsh per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – 1s Chiffchaff and 1s Blackcap. Also 1 Jay (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 7 Mistle Thrush in Broomhill Park. Also present on the Ings were 38 Canada Geese, 11 Greylag, 54 Mallard, 1 GARGANEY, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 25 Lapwing, 6 Black Tailed Godwit, 2+2j Ringed Plover, 3j LRP, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Pied Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1s Willow Warbler, 2 Linnet and a flock of 30+ Goldfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 6 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 94 Tufted Duck, 1 Kestrel, 104 Coot, 10 Lapwing, 41 Black-headed Gull, 34 Swift, 2 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin S, 2 Pied Wagtail, 12 (8s) Wren, 9 (3s) Dunnock, 16 Robin inc family of c.6); 2 (1s) Song Thrush, 21 Blackbird, 6 Blackcap (inc. family of 5); 3 Whitethroat, 5+ Reed Warbler, 5 (1s) Chiffchaff, 12+ Long-tailed Tit, 1c Jay, 50+ Starling, 50+ House Sparrow, 20+ (8+j) Tree Sparrow, 114+ Goldfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DUNSVILLE QUARRY – 1a Little Egret, 1f+4wgj Mallard, 1f+3yj Tufted Duck (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE (JW), 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, 2 Corn Bunting, 1 Dunlin, 2 Little Egret, 14j LRP, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 2 Snipe, 1 WHINCHAT (JW), 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Yellow Wagtail (John Wozencroft, Andy Marshall, Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

IDLE VALLEYNewington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 1 PINTAIL, c20 Little Egret, 1j LRP, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 RUFF, 1 Peregrine (Steve Furber)

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LOCALWeather: mainly overcast/cloudy with some sunny spells during the morning and some rain during the afternoon. Visibility: mainly good and very good occasionally moderate through the early hours; then very good/excellent threafter. Temperatures: +10.6° to +18.2°C. Wind: very light/light throughout, variable from within the SW quarter until mid-afternoon; then variable in direction but wholly from SE thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1015hPa falling through the day to end on 1009hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/S warm front moved NE over the District during the morning; followed by two N/SW cold fronts during the afternoon.



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