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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 Little Egret, 1 RED KITE (JWr) 8 AVOCET, 28 Redshank, 17 Snipe, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin (Gary Stones and Jeff Wragg per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) –3 Mute Swan, 16 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 50+ Wigeon, 23 Tufted Duck, 20+ Pochard, 15 Shoveler, 11 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 2 GOLDENEYE, 6+ Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 25+ Cormorant, 9 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 160+ BH Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 1 (2cy) GLAUCOUS GULL, 3 Sand Martin and a singing Chiffchaff in the car park (Alan Whitehouse, Keith Follows, John Seevior and V Wheeler per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 25 WHOOPER SWAN NW @ 7.24am; 1 BEAN GOOSE NW @ 7.24am; 2 GOLDENEYE, 2 Goosander, 8 Little Egret left roost; 2 Dunlin, 7 Herring Gull, 1 CASPIAN GULL, 3 Redshank, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1m WHEATEAR, 1f BRAMBLING (Chris Harris per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 GLAUCOUS GULL flew in at 7.30 am and gave good views until lunchtime to a steady stream of birdwatchers. It was originally picked up by PWK (name unknown) on Broomhill Flash at 7.20am, where it stayed for five minutes before flying over to the Ings, where it stayed until noon when it left WNW. Also 3 Mute Swan, 41 Canada Geese, 22 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 146 Wigeon, 8 Shoveler, 7 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 6 Teal, 5 Tufted Duck,5 Mallard, 4 Goosander, 1 Little Egret, 12 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 16+ Golden Plover, 4 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 LRP, 2 Lapwing, 1 Sand Martin through; 4+ Skylark, 3+ Meadow Pipit and 2s Chiffchaff. K.Fisher also had 25 WHOOPER SWAN (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Chris Harris per Twitter)

2cy Glaucous Gull @ Wombwell Ings today © Chris Harris 2017
The same 2cy Glaucous Gull @ Wombwell Ings today © Chris Harris 2017

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 1 (2cy/m) SCAUP (Per today’s Birdguides Birdmap)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 RED KITE E @ 3.52pm (Adrian Scutt).


SCAWTHORPEScawsby Lane/Green Lane junction (SE5305) – 29 WAXWING (Justin Carr, Tina Langford, Danny Fardell and Chris Robinson)

SOUTH ELMSALLHillfold – c.80 WHOOPER SWAN N @ 8am (Jonathan Holliday)

UPTON – 51 + 22 WHOOPER SWAN N at 7.30am and 8.00am (Jonathan Holliday)

WENT VALLEYSouthfield Res (SE6519)Morning – 56 WHOOPER SWAN through, 1 MARSH HARRIER (Adrian Scutt)

WENT VALLEYWent Ings (SE6519)Evening – 1 WHOOPER SWAN, 11 Little Egret, 1 Redshank, 2 Tawny Owl (Adrian Scutt)

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LOCALWeather: mainly overcast but brightening a little from 6pm onwards; rain from early until late afternoon. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally moderate and good. Temperatures: +5.1°C to +4.1°C to +7.8°C to +6.3°C to +7.2°C to +5.7°C to +6.0°C to +3.9°C. Wind: very light/light/moderate/light/very light through the course of the day, gusting from 29-32mph during the late morning/early afternoon; mainly SE/SSE, occasionally E, S and ESE. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1006hPa-1004hPa-1012hPa. Fronts etc.: a N/S warm front moved slowly NE over the District during the afternoon.


MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
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