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Tuesday 23rd August 2016

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 5 Little Egret, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Snipe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 106 Lapwing, 1j Shelduck (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+5j Mute Swan, 326 Canada Geese, 8 Greylag, 1 Pink Footed Goose, 19 Tufted Duck, 12 Pochard, 10 Gadwall, 3 Mallard, 9 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 61 Coot, and 2 Moorhen. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel and 1 WILLOW TIT (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 GARGANEY, 1 WHEATEAR, 2 Mute Swan, 72 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 56 Gadwall, 29 Tufted Duck, 20 Mallard, 4 Teal, 1 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 38 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 10+ Little Egret, 57 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 113 Lapwing, 12 Snipe, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 HOBBY, 32 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS, Richard Scott and John Seevior per Twitter).

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 4 Wigeon, 1 GARGANEY, 25r Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 21r Cormorant, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 RUFF, 5 Common Sandpiper, 10 Green Sandpiper, 1 Curlew, 2 Snipe, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1j WILLOW TIT, 1 WHEATEAR (Keith Saunders, Richard Scott, Peter Walsh and Jeff Wragg per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 59 Canada Geese, 27 Greylag, 28 Mallard, 17 Teal, 13 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 76 Lapwing, 3 Dunlin, 2 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 32 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1s Willow Warbler along the Bulling Dyke. J. Thompson also had 4 Grey Wagtail on the R.Dearne near the bridge and 3 Yellow Wagtail+2 Pied Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Arksey Common (SE5906) – 2 Grey Heron, 3 Jay, 5+ Willow Warbler and 4 Yellow-legged Gulls S (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEYRawmarshHaugh Road (SK4396) – 3 Little Egret N @ 08.27; 1 Lapwing S, 23 Swift S in 4 hrs; 59 Sand Martin S (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThorpe Marsh (SE5909Z) – 1 BITTERN (seen on four separate occasions), 1 RED KITE going S about 16.30, 1 Peregrine, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 WILLOW TIT (Neil Shaw)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 13 Great Crested Grebe (2a+2j+2a+4y+3a); 5 Little Grebe (3a+2j); 11 Cormorant, 9 Mute Swan (2a+6j+1a); 48 Canada Goose, 100+ Tufted Duck, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6+ Moorhen, c.100 Coot, c.40 Lapwing, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull S, 6 House Martin S, 13 (4s) Robin, 6c Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 21c Chiffchaff, 8+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 9 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 1 HOBBY, 6 Kestrel, 2 LITTLE STINT, 1 MANDARIN, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 OSPREY, 52 Ringed Plover, 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER, 12 (twelve) TURNSTONE depd S, 1 WHEATEAR, 1 WHINCHAT, 1 WOODLARK, 3 WOOD SANDPIPER (John Wozencroft, Andy Marshall, Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG) All on Birdtrack

IDLE VALLEYHagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 6 Little Egret, 2a+2j Great Crested Grebe, 2a+3j Little Grebe, 2ad+4duckling Tufted Duck (Carl Cornish)

IDLE VALLEYNewington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 6 Little Egret, 3 RUFF, 2+ Yellow Wagtail (Carl Cornish)

IDLE VALLEYMISSONSlaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 MARSH HARRIER E, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Greenshank (Carl Cornish)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 (1j) Shelduck, 3 Wigeon, 21 Pochard, 2 BITTERN, 5 Little Egret, 1f+1cc MARSH HARRIER, 1j Sparrowhawk, 10 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, c.600 Lapwing, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 6 Swift, 4 Kingfisher, 3 Jay, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Swallow E, 2s CETTI’S WARBLER, 8c Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 7c Blackcap, 8 Whitethroat, 1c Nuthatch, 2 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (BGAB et al and DW); 1 Grey Wagtail over, 2 Bullfinch. CARR LODGE – 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Kestrel, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 REDSTART (AD) (B G A Buckle, M A Bird, K Lynes, A Andruchiw, D Harden, P Goacher, H Womack, S Bury, S Bird, D Carroll, D Wozencroft). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEYNorton Common – 1 CORN BUNTING, my 115th bird for the area this year; also 150 Swallow together on wires (David Franklin)

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: overcast/cloudy through the early hours, mainly clear skies with warm sunshine, occasional scattered cloud, dry throughout. Visibility: very good/good throughout. Temperatures: +17.6° to +28.1°C. Wind: very light throughout, occasionally SSW but mainly variable from within the SE quarter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1023hPa and remaining so until 11:00 then falling thereafter to end on 1018hPa. Fronts etc.: a W/ESE warm front moved N over the District during the early hours.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
Crown copyright 2016, the Met Office


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