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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+2j Mute Swan, 41 Greylag, 39 Canada Geese, 20 Gadwall, 18 Tufted Duck, 6 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 13 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 59 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 2 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 5 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 31 Lapwing, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Blackcap and c80 Goldfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 36 Canada Geese, 30 Tufted Duck, 28 Gadwall, 24 Mallard, 21 Teal, 6 Wigeon, 31 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 12 Little Egret, 23 Coot, 15 Moorhen, 10+ Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 18 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 4 Red Legged Partridge, 12 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, and 2 Yellow Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYDenaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 1 OSPREY @ 09.15, 3 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk (Ken Foundation)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 GREY PLOVER, 2 Ringed Plover (Dave Simmonite per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 58 Canada Geese, 13 Greylag, 29 Mallard, 20 Teal, 11 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 7 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Moorhen, 41 Lapwing, 44 BH Gull, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Blackcap and 1 singing Chiffchaff (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 BAIRD’S SANDPIPER, 10+ Dunlin, 3+ Greenshank, 1 HOBBY, 1 LITTLE STINT, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 10 Ringed Plover, 2 RUFF, 1 Stonechat, 1 WHINCHAT, 2 WOODLARK, 1 Grasshopper Warbler (Dave Hursthouse, John Wozencroft, Col Neale, Justin Carr, Chris Harris, Tina Langford, Jim Clarke, Garry et al ). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

 

 

 

Baird's Sandpiper © Jim Welford 2016
Baird’s Sandpiper © Jim Welford 2016
Baird's Sandpiper on Hatfield Moors today © Paul Thomas 2016
                                    Baird’s Sandpiper on Hatfield Moors today © Paul Thomas 2016

 

 

Another of the Baird's © Paul Thomas 2016
                                             Another of the Baird’s this evening © Paul Thomas 2016
Another shot of the Baird's Sandpiper © Jim Welford 2016
And finally, the Baird’s Sandpiper © Jim Welford 2016

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 Little Egret, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Yellow Wagtail over (Richard J Scott). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with occasional scattered cloud during the afternoon and evening, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good/Excellent, occasionally good during the early hours and early morning. Temperatures: +12.5° to +22.3°C. Wind: mainly very light/light, occasionally moderate during the late afternoon, then very light again during the evening, variable from within the SW quarter until late afternoon, then variable from within the NW quarter thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1020hPa then falling to 1017hPa by mid-afternoon, then rising back to 1020hPa by the end of the day. Fronts etc.: a NNE/SW cold front moved E over the District during the afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

3108mapMOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
Crown copyright 2016, the Met Office


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