February 26, 2017


Sunday 26th February 2017

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BRODSWORTH COMMUNITY WOODLAND/WOODLANDS PARK ALLOTMENTS (SE5207) – 1 Kestrel, 2c Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 1 JACK SNIPE, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Meadow Pipit, 20+ Magpie, 1 Yellowhammer, 4 Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson)

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 Little Egret, 1j WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 2 Shelduck, 2 Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Buzzard, 1 Stonechat (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 8 Little Egret, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 PINTAIL, 68 Shoveler, 2 GOLDENEYE, 8 Oystercatcher, 8+ Snipe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1f Stonechat, 3m BEARDED TIT, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Goldcrest, 1m BRAMBLING (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYAldwarke SF (SK4494) – 4 Herring Gull SW, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Coot, 11 Tufted Duck, 2p Gadwall, 1 Song Thrush, 7 Teal, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Cormorant NE (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThryberghBluebell Wood – 1 ‘dr’ Great Spotted Woodpecker (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 10 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 15 Mute Swan, 10 Canada Goose, 3 Gadwall, 10 Pochard, 30 Tufted Duck, 1i/m SCAUP, 4 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 14 Moorhen, 180 Lapwing, 250+ Black-headed Gull, 1a Common Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 1 ‘y’ Green Woodpecker, 12 (8s) Skylark, 12s Wren, 20 (14s) Dunnock, 23 (14s) Robin, 3p Long-tailed Tit, 25 Blackbird, 16 Bullfinch, 3 Reed Bunting, 6 (3s) Yellowhammer – 6 – 3sing (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh Tip (SK4596 and SK4696) – 1f PINTAIL, 1p Mute Swan, 2s Reed Bunting, 2 ‘sh’ Water Rail, c.30 Teal, c.40 Goldfinch, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1s Mistle Thrush, 1 Jay, c.10 Long-tailed Tit, 1+ Goldcrest, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Cormorant SW, 1 Common Buzzard W, 3 Kestrel, 1 Greylag Goose SW, then back N; 1 Grey Heron, 3s Bullfinch, 1 Pheasant, 6 (3s) Song Thrush, 2 Mute Swan SW @ 0715hrs; 3 Greylag Geese (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

FRICKLEY CP (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) – 11 Gadwall, 6 Teal, 3 Buzzard, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Stonechat (Jonathan Holliday)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1m HEN HARRIER, 4 COMMON (MEALY) REDPOLL, c.40 Lesser Redpoll (Birdguides). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEYMissonSlaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 2 (a+2cy) RUSSIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard (Steve Furber and Derick Evans)

                 The two Russian White-fronted geese at Slaynes Lane today © Steve Furber 2017

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1m HEN HARRIER (Andy Marshall).

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 6 Shelduck, 3 Little Egret, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard, 1 Snipe, 3 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Coal Tit, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Greenfinch (Richard Scott). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

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LOCALWeather: overcast/cloudy throughout, with some occasional light rain. Visibility: excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: +9.2°C to +9.5°C to +7.0°C to 10.6°C to 10.5°C to 10.6°C to +8.1°C. Wind: very light through light to moderate, gusting from 29-39mph from late morning, through the afternoon and early evening. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1004hPa-1002hPa-1004hPa-996hPa-997hPa. Fronts etc.: two NE/SW moved SE over the District during the early hours/morning, followed by a third during the afternoon.


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