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Thursday 23rd March 2017

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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1p GARGANEY (Gary Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag, 11 Tufted Duck, 3 Mallard, 3 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 2 Goosander, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant 105 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 230+ BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull ( with a pink dyed rump?). Also present were 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Grey Wagtail and 1 WILLOW TIT (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 2 WHOOPER SWAN (same as Wombwell Ings), 16 Canada Geese, 46 Wigeon, 27 Tufted Duck, 17 Pochard, 6+ Teal, 5 Shoveler, 4 Goldeneye, 4 Gadwall, 3 Mallard, 7+ Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Kestrel, 25 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 16 Lapwing, 2 Avocet, 2 Golden Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 150+ BH Gull and 35 Herring Gull. (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 15 Goosander, 7 Little Egret, 1p BEARDED TIT, (per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – The 2 WHOOPER SWAN and 2 Avocet were probably the birds flushed off of Broomhill Flash, as seen by PWK. Also present were 91 Canada Geese, 25 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 154 Wigeon, 14 Shoveler, 11 Gadwall, 10+ Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 4 Goosander, 3 Pochard, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron.12 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 8 Lapwing, 4 Redshank, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 28 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 8 Skylark, 12 Meadow Pipit and 3 singing Chiffchaff. K.Fisher also had a Willow Tit on Dove side and 3 Linnet. (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Chris Harris per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 28 Mute Swan, 40 Tufted Duck, 1m SCAUP, 4c Pheasant, 2 Water Rail, 2 Redshank dep.S @ 0940; 190 Black-headed Gull, 3 (2cy) Herring Gull, 7s Skylark, 13 Sand Martin N, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 20 (17s) Wren, 24 (19s) Dunnock, 18 (11s) Robin, 2s Song Thrush, 1s Mistle Thrush, 18 (2s) Blackbird, 6 (5s) Chiffchaff, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 12 Blue Tit, 10 Bullfinch, 6 (4s) Reed Bunting, 3s Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 47 WHOOPER SWAN, c.50 Pink-footed Geese NW, 25 Shoveler, 3 MARSH HARRIER, 4+ Kestrel, 2 WHITE WAGTAIL and 1m WHEATEAR (Chip Rhodes, Dave Adamson, Mark Paine, John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 Shelduck, 2p Greylag Geese, 2p Canada Geese, 1p Mallard, 5 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 3 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1a Mediterranean Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 75 Woodpigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Goldcrest, 2s Coal Tit, 6s CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Treecreeper, 3 Mistle Thrush (Sue and Roger Bird). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

ROSEHILL CEMETERY – 20+ WAXWING. The birds were roosting in tall Poplars directly behind the crematorium building, and dispersed towards Cantley shops just before 8.00 am (Ian Stubbs)

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LOCAL – Weather: overcast briefly during the early hours, then mainly clear skies with scattered cloud, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly good/very good, occasionally very good and poor. Temperatures: +3.1°C to +2.5°C to +5.4°C to +5.0°C to +10.7°C to +4.7°C. Wind: very light/light from within the NE quarter until late morning; then moderate/strong gusting from 29-32mph again variable in direction but wholly from within the NE quarter until 6pm; then light NE thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1013hPa-1028hPa. Fronts etc.: none.


MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
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