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Wednesday 24th August 2016

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 Little Egret, 4 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, c.80 Lapwing, 3 Little Owl, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1m REDSTART and 1 RED KITE depd S @ 11:20am (Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+3j Mute Swan, 96 Canada Geese, 29 Greylag, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 20 Tufted Duck, 17 Gadwall, 4 Pochard, 4 Mallard, 13 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 56 Coot, 56 BH Gull and 5 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret (dropped in at 1.20pm ), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 22 Lapwing and 2 Blackcap (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 6 Mute Swan, 46 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 63 Gadwall, 35 Teal, 31 Tufted Duck, 21 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 2 GARGANEY, 1 Pochard, 31 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Little Egret, 6 Cormorant, 59 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 5 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Sparrowhawk, 51 Lapwing, 6 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Dunlin, 67 BH Gull and 3 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 2 Sparrowhawk, 6 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1j SPOTTED REDSHANK, 6 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, c.200 Lapwing, 1 RUFF, 1 HOBBY, 1 Peregrine, 2 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 WHEATEAR, 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2+ Kingfisher, 2+ Lesser Whitethroat (Jeff Wragg, Peter Walsh and Chris Harris per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – A Chiffchaff was singing near the entrance gates to Old Moor Rspb. At 1.55pm a Curlew could be heard calling as it circled Wath Ings (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 27 Canada Geese, 13 Greylag, 20 Mallard, 10 Teal, 1 Gadwall, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 43 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank and 42 BH Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYConisbrough – 1 RAVEN E (Paul & Barbara Shepherd)

DON VALLEYRawmarshHaugh Road (SK4396) – 2 Sparrowhawk S, 10 Buzzard S, 2 Kestrel S, 1 HOBBY S @ 12.21; 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull S, 1 Swift SW, 6 Sand Martin SW, 32 Swallow SW, 21 House Martin SW, 1 Willow Warbler S, 2 Siskin SW, 3 Bullfinch N (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 5 Teal, 10 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck, 14 Little Grebe, 1p Mute Swan, c.25 Coot, 4p+2j Moorhen, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull S, 1 Yellow Wagtail S, 15 Linnet, 6 Chiffchaff, 1s Whitethroat, 2 Grey Partridge, 6 Red-legged Partridge, c.20 Pheasant, 1 Swift, c.25 House Martin, 10 Swallow, 2 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 8 Jay (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 13 Dunlin, 3+ Greenshank, 1+ HOBBY, 1 LITTLE STINT, 2+ MARSH HARRIER, 1 OSPREY, 47+ Ringed Plover, 14+ Snipe, 3 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER, 3 Stonechat, 2+ WHEATEAR, 1 WHINCHAT, 3 WOODLARK, 3+ WOOD SANDPIPER (John Wozencroft, Andy Marshall, Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 BITTERN, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 RUFF, 1 WILLOW TIT (Mark Roberts and Adrian Andruchiw). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly sunny with scattered cloud until late afternoon, then overcast thereafter, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly good/very good, occasionally moderate. Temperatures: +24.8° to +16.1°C. Wind: very light/light throughout; variable throughout the day SSE/SE until 05:00am; NW/N until midday; N/NNE until 02:00pm; ENE/NE thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1018hPa until 06:00am; 1019hPa until 6:00pm; 1029hPa until 8.00pm and 1019 thereafter. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW cold front was lying well to the West of the District throughout the day, this was joined by a parallel warm front which moved NE over the District during the late afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
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