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Sunday 19th March 2017

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Paul Shepherd has a 25-50 zoom eye piece for a Swarovski spotting scope if you are interested in buying it, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you to arrange transfer of Paul’s contact details.

BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 Little Egret, 6 Buzzard, 6 AVOCET, 25 Redshank, 3 Sand Martin (Gary Stones and Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 CASPIAN GULL (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2p GARGANEY, 3 GOLDENEYE (Per RBA via Rich Collis)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Shelduck, 1f PINTAIL, 4 GOLDENEYE, 8 Goosander, 5 Little Grebe, 3 GC Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 22 Chiffchaff around perimeter; 1 Jay, 1 WILLOW TIT, 1 BEARDED TIT, 1 BRAMBLING (Chris Harris per and Barnsley BSG Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 168 Wigeon, 60 Teal, 16 Shoveler, 6 Goosander over, 3 Golden Plover over, 8 Redshank, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke SF (SK4494) – 7 Mallard, 1 Song Thrush, 1p Reed Bunting, c.20 Magpie, 3 Meadow Pipit N, 1p Mute Swan, 4 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 23 Gadwall, 1 Buzzard, 1pTufted Duck, 11 WAXWING N @ 1105hrs (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Kilnhurst Ings (SK4596) – 7 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 5 Robin, 4 Chaffinch, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Bullfinch, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 6 Fieldfare, 1 Reed Bunting, 8 Gadwall, 2 Coot, 8 Jackdaw, 2 Great Tit, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Sand Martin, 5 Wren, 8 BH Gull, 3 Cormorant, 9 Woodpigeon, 3 Lapwing, 4 Magpie, Blackbird, 6 Chchaff, 2 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese, 11 Carrion Crow, 8 Goldfinch (Paul Gould)

DON VALLEY – Old Denaby Pastures (SK4798) – 18 Lapwing, 1p Kingfisher, 13 Canada Geese, 14 Greylag Geese, 16 Wigeon, 4 Carrion Crow (Paul Gould per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Rosehill/Victoria Park – 1 Stock Dove, 2 Nuthatch, 2s Goldcrest, c.10 Goldfinch, (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – the escaped Rhea was showing well again today (Tina Langford)

DON VALLEY – Thorpe Marsh NR (SE5909Z) – 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebes, 2 Shoveler, 2 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, 10 Fieldfare, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 WILLOW TIT (Neil Shaw)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 MARSH HARRIER, 1 PEREGRINE, 17 Snipe, 4 Siskin (Andy Marshall, Col Neale and Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

TORNE VALLEY – Rossington – Holmes Carr Wood (SK6198 E) – 1p G Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Treecreeper (Stuart Churchill)

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 1 GREEN-WINGED TEAL still present (Steve Furber and Chi Rhodes)

The Green-winged Teal still present today © Steve Furber 2017

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Shelduck, 2 Little Egret, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 5+ Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 Snipe, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1a Common Gull W, 1 Kingfisher, 1 WILLOW TIT, 3 Sand Martin, 3 CETTI’S WARBLER, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Meadow Pipit over; 1 Mistle Thrush over; 3 Lesser Redpoll over. CARR LODGE – c50 Wigeon, c60 Teal, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Mistle Thrush, 1 Yellowhammer over (Richard J Scott, Jenny, Kingsland, Mark Roberts) For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

STAINTON – Former Pit Tip – the 2 SHORE LARK were still present today (Mike Smethurst)

One of the two Shore Lark still at Stainton Pit Tip © Mike Smethurst 2017

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NO WEATHER REPORT TONIGHT

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Last quarter.

Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office


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