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Tuesday 30th August 2016

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 HOBBY, 7 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 307 Lapwing, 18 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 75 Teal, 72 Gadwall, 3 Wigeon, 2 Shoveler, 4 Kingfisher, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Little Owl (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+2j Mute Swan, 10 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 20 Tufted Duck, 9 Gadwall, 7 Pochard, 3 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 9 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 71 Coot and 1 BH Gull. Also present were 3 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 5 Kestrel and a flock of c30 Goldfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 44 Canada Geese, 58 Gadwall, 39 Teal, 24 Tufted Duck, 19 Mallard, 5 Wigeon, 3 GARGANEY, 28 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Cormorant, 11 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 39 Coot, 13 Moorhen, 22 Lapwing, 3 Ringed Plover, 10+ Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk and 2 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS, David Bamforth per Twitter).

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 2 Ringed Plover, 3+ Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 1 HOBBY, 3+ Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – 1s Chiffchaff (near Old Moor entrance gates), a female Blackcap and a Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 70 Canada Geese, 12 Greylag, 38 Teal, 31 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Moorhen, 85 Lapwing, 3 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 47 BH Gull, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 singing Chiffchaff (Broomhill Park) and a flock of 70+ Goldfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 14 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Little Grebe, 26 Greylag Goose, 112 Coot, 35 Lapwing (depd E; 30 Swallow, 2 Blackcap, 21 Chiffchaff, 90+ Starling (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 BAIRD’S SANDPIPER (JW et al), 2 Curlew, 10+ Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3+ Greenshank, 3 HOBBY, 3+ LITTLE STINT, 3 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Peregrine, 1 RING-NECKED PARAKEET, 10 Ringed Plover, 2 RUFF, 3 Stonechat, 1 WHINCHAT, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER N (John Wozencroft, Col Neale, John Robinson, Mark Paine, Steve Furber). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 4 Wigeon, 4 BITTERN, 6 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 HOBBY, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruff, 2 Kingfisher, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Nuthatch (B G A Buckle, M A Bird, MW, K Lynes, H Womack, P Goacher, G Chatterton, DS, S Bird, S Bury, D Hardcastle, I Heppinstall, J Heppinstall, A Andruchiw, D Carroll). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

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WEATHER REPORTS
LOCAL – Weather: clear skies and dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good/Excellent, occasionally good at dawn. Temperatures: +11.3° to +24.0°C. Wind: very light/light SW throughout. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1024hPa until midday then falling to 1020hPa by the end of the day. Fronts etc.: none.
SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
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