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Tuesday 21st March 2017

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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 LRP (Jonathan Holliday and Ken Foundation)

DEARNE VALLEY Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 Mute Swan, 3 Greylag, 13 Tufted Duck, 8 Wigeon over, 5 Mallard, 3 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 105 Coot, 175 Bh Gull, 1 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 4 Canada Geese, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Song Thrush and 3 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse, John Seevior and Ken Foundation per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 GARGANEY were seen occasionally but they were reported flying off high east at midday. Also noted were 2 Mute Swan, 48 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag, 46 Wigeon, 25+ Tufted Duck, 21 Pochard, 7 Mallard, 4 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 30+ Coot, 5 Moorhen, 16 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 1 GLAUCOUS GULL arrived @ 1pm and depd W @ 1.15pm (KF et al) and 1 Sand Martin (through at 10.45 am). (Alan Whitehouse, Keith Follows, John Seevior and V Wheeler per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYDenaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 2 G C Grebe, 4 Shelduck, 8 Shoveler, 26, Tufted Duck,3 Buzzard, 1 PEREGRINE, 10 Chiffchaff (Ken Foundation)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 6 Little Egret, 10 Goosander, 4 GOLDENEYE, 1 PINTAIL, 8 Oystercatcher (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – 1 Buzzard and 5s Chiffchaff (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 115 Canada Geese, 17 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 175+ Wigeon, 14 Tufted Duck, 8 Teal, 7 Shoveler, 7 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 6 Mallard, 3 Goosander, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 11 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 5 Redshank, 3 Lapwing, 82 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Skylark, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1s Chiffchaff and 1 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 82 WHOOPER SWAN, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 4+ Kestrel, 1m MERLIN, 2 Stonechat (John Robinson, Mark Paine and Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEYHagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 1 GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 7 Redshank, 1 Sand Martin (Steve Furber, Rich Collis, Col Neale and today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

IDLE VALLEYNewington Flash (S Yorks) – SK6693 – 4 AVOCET (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEYMissonSlaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 GREY PLOVER (Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 Shelduck, c.50 Gadwall, c.70 Shoveler, 11 Pochard, 41 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 10 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, (TR, PG), 1f MARSH HARRIER, 3 Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1a MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 4 Sand Martin NW, 8s CETTI’S WARBLER, c.9s Chiffchaff, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Redpoll, 12 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin, 3 Reed Bunting. BUFFER AREA – 2 Mistle Thrush (Keith Lynes, Michael A Bird, T Rhodes, Sue Bird, Dave Carroll, Sheila Bury, Phil Goacher, Dave Harden, D S) For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SCAWTHORPEGreen Lane – 30 WAXWING in a garden (Mike Pilsworth)

STAINTON Former Pit TipEvening – the 2 SHORE LARK were joined by 2 WHEATEAR and another cracking record of 4 SNOW BUNTING flying W (Jon O’Malley).

The two Shore Lark at Stainton (photo taken on 20th March) © Mike Smethurst 2017

WENT VALLEYAskern/Campsall/Norton area – 4 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Grey Heron, multiple singing Chiffchaff, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (David Franklin)

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LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with occasional light cloud, but becoming overcast during the late evening, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly excellent, occasionally very good. Temperatures: +4.6°C to +2.2°C to +8.4°C to +8.2°C to +9.6°C to +4.3°C to +4.7°C. Wind: light and mainly WSW until 7am; then moderate/strong gusting from 34-40ph from the WSW until 2pm; then moderate/strong gusting from 39-31mph and variable in direction but wholly from within the SW quarter until 6pm; then light/very light and again variable in direction from the SW quarter thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1001hPa-1006hPa-1001hPa. Fronts etc.: none.


MOON PHASE – Last quarter
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