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Monday 22nd August 2016

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 16 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 1j Shelduck, 39 Moorhen, 18 Coot, 51 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 10 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 193 Grey Lag Geese, 16 Canada Goose, 203 Mallard, 42 Teal, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Shelduck, 1 Redshank, 7 Snipe, 9 LBB Gull, 19 Black Headed Gull, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Little Owl (Walter Aram and Nigel Smith per Twitter)

 

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+1j Mute Swan, 149 Canada Geese, 18 Greylag, 20 Tufted Duck, 14 Pochard, 11 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 7 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 79 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 9 BH Gull and 3 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Lapwing and 1 Bullfinch, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 14 Canada Geese, 45 Gadwall, 31 Tufted Duck,15 Mallard, 10 Teal, 1 Pochard, 2 Cormorant, 10 Little Egret, 28 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 83 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 18 Lapwing, 7 Snipe, 6 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 18 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull, 1 WHIMBREL, 1 GARGANEY, 1 Buzzard (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS).

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 Pink-footed Goose with Canada Geese, 1j Shelduck, 2 Ruff, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 5 Common Sandpiper, 7 Green Sandpiper, 5 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, c.60 Sand Martin, 1 HOBBY, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Snipe, 5 Wigeon, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Jay (Paul Gould and Ken Foundation per Twitter, Richard Scott and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 62 Teal, 41 Gadwall, 35 Mallard, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 24 Lapwing, 4 Dunlin 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel (flew west at 9.10am), 31 BH Gull, 3 Pied Wagtail and 2 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 14 Great Crested Grebe (2a+2j+2a+4y+4a); 5 Little Grebe (3a+2j); 1f Gadwall, 40+ Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret depd NW; 3 Swift, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher depd E; 6 Blackcap, 1s Willow Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1 Common Sandpiper, 45 Curlew, 8+ Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1a+1j LRP, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 66+ Ringed Plover, 3 RUFF, 7 Shoveler, 1 WHEATEAR, 1 WHINCHAT (Chip Rhodes, John Robinson, John Wozencroft, Col Neale, Andy Marshall, Bob Usher, Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 1 GLOSSY IBIS, 2 RUFF, 13 Common Tern, 1 HOBBY, c.15 Yellow Wagtail (Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Dunlin NW (Mark Roberts). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with some occasional brighter/sunny spells later during the afternoon and early evening; and some rain during the early hours, morning and early afternoon. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally good and moderate. Temperatures: +16.1° to +22.2°C. Wind: mainly moderate, becoming light during the evening; SW/WSW throughout. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1016hPa and rising through the day, to end on 1023hPa. Fronts etc.: a mixed E/W front was over or near the District through much of the year.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
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