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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Little Egret, 12 AVOCET, 21 Redshank, 38 Snipe, 2 Ringed Plover, Buzzard, 2 JACK SNIPE, 2p Grey Partridge (Gary Stones per Twitter)


DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 10 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag, 15 Tufted Duck, 11 Gadwall, 6 Mallard, 4 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 117 Coot, 145+ BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Willow Tit and 2 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Geese, 51 Wigeon, 2p GARGANEY, 3 Shoveler, 21 Tufted Duck, 18 Pochard, 2 GOLDENEYE, 2 Little Grebe, 31 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 180+ BH Gull and 2 Sand Martin (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Michael Rushton & Gary P Dixon per Twitter)


DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 3 Shelduck, 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1f PINTAIL, 1p Pochard, 5 GOLDENEYE, 3 Goosander, 4 Sand Martin, 1 Curlew, 4 Redshank, 10+ Snipe, 4 Sand Martin (Barnsley BSG, Peter Walsh, Chris Harris per and Barnsley BSG Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)


DEARNE VALLEY – TPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – 1 ‘y’ Green Woodpecker and 5s Chiffchaff (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 Mute Swan, 68 Canada Geese, 12 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 191 Wigeon, 17 Tufted Duck, 14 Shoveler, 14 Pochard, 12 Teal, 11 Gadwall, 10+ Mallard, 1 Goosander, 1 Little Egret, 11 Coot, 7 Moorhen, 4 Redshank, 4 Oystercatcher, 48 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 6+ Skylark, 5+ Pied Wagtail, 4+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Reed Bunting. K.Fisher also had 42 Redwing and 4s Chiffchaff in the canyon and 1 Dunlin over (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)







DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 1p Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 41 Mute Swan, 45 Tufted Duck, 1m SCAUP, 2 Water Rail, 50+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull SW, 8s Skylark, 11s Wren, 18 (11s) Dunnock, 23 (12s) Robin, 3s Song Thrush, 2s Mistle Thrush, 1 Fieldfare S, 1s Chiffchaff, 1 Siskin W, 8 (4s) Reed Bunting, 2 (1s) Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)


FINNINGLEY GP – 1p Mute Swan, 4p Shelduck, c.160 Wigeon, c.10 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 2 GC Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 4p Oystercatcher, 1 AVOCET, 1 LRP, 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 5+ Curlew, c.10 Pied Wagtail, c.10 Meadow Pipit (Tina Langford, Danny Fardell and Chris Robinson)

IDLE VALLEYHagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 3p Shelduck, 1 GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 2 Little Egret, 3 Dunlin, 5 Redshank ().

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 MARSH HARRIER and 3 Sand Martin (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-SIGHTINGS)

SKELBROOKEFields by Public Footpath off Hazel Lane (SE5012) – 1 (4cy or adult) ICELAND GULL (Jonathan Holliday)

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

WENT VALLEYNorton/Campsall area – 1s CETTI’S WARBLER (Ryan McClarence)

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LOCALWeather: mainly overcast/cloudy with prolonged rain falling during the morning and early evening with some sunny intervals during the afternoon. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally good, moderate and poor during the late morning. Temperatures: +10.4°C to +10.3°C to +10.4°C to +9.9°C to +10.9°C to +8.0°C to +9.6°C to +4.4°C to 6.0°C to +4.8°C. Wind: very light/light SW until 10am; then mainly light with occasional gusts to 29mph mainly W, occasionally WSW and WNW until 7pm; then SW/WSW thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1004hPa-997hPa-1001hPa. Fronts etc.: two closely parallel NE/SW cold fronts moved SE over the District during the morning/early afternoon.


MOON PHASE – Last quarter.
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