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Friday 24th March 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1p GARGANEY, 2 Little Egret, 8 AVOCET, 27 Redshank, 14 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Pink-Foot Goose, 2 Grey Partridge, 1c Water Rail (Gary Stones and Gary Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Geese, 6 Greylag, 21 Tufted Duck, 7 Pochard, 6 Gadwall, 3 Mallard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 101 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 251 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) –2 Mute Swan, 22 Canada Geese, 46 Wigeon, 15+ Pochard, 15 Tufted Duck, 11 Gadwall, 10+ Teal, 8+ Mallard, 8 Shoveler, 5 GOLDENEYE, 10+ Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 31 Coot, 5+ Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 23+ Lapwing, 7 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, c300 BH Gull, 32 Herring Gull and 2 Common Gull. PWK also had c125 Pink Footed Geese over west at 7.40am and 5 Whooper Swan over west at 8.10am (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 1f PINTAIL, 9 Goosander, 1 RED KITE, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 2 Curlew W @ 6.20pm; 160+ BH Gull @ dusk, 2 Barn Owl, Sand Martin and Chiffchaff (Adam Hutt and Chris Harris per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – 1 Buzzard, 1 ‘y’ Green Woodpecker and 9s Chiffchaff (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 7 Buzzard in the air at the same time, with 3 over Cat Hill and 4 over Darfield Church. Otherwise a return to normality this morning with 61 Canada Geese, 28 Greylag, 194 Wigeon, 3 Shelduck, 10 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck, 8+ Teal, 7 Goosander, 6+ Mallard, 6 Pochard, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Coot, 8 Lapwing, 5 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 50 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 8+ Skylark, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Song Thrush and 1 singing Chiffchaff. K.Fisher also had 24 Snipe on the corner pond, 1 yaffling Green Woodpecker and 3 Linnet. (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Chris Harris per Twitter)

DON VALLEYArksey Common (SE5906) – 1 Buzzard, 1 Jay (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEYArksey Ings (SE593061) – 12 Greylag Geese, 1 Shelduck, 60+ Wigeon, c.10 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, c.70 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 3 Oystercatcher, 1p Lapwing, 2s Chiffchaff (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEYAlmholme (East) – 9 Lapwing, 2 Pied Wagtail and c.120 (37SW) Linnet (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. (SK4995) – 3 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 4s Chiffchaff, 3 Blackbird, 2 Kestrel, 3 Wren, 1s Skylark, 3 Buzzard, 4+ Chaffinch, 1p Linnet, 2m Reed Bunting, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Grey Heron, 12 Siskin, 6 Goldfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYHatfield Colliery Tip from Kirton LaneSHORT-EARED OWL still showing (Andy Lakin)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 Ringed Plover, 2 SHORT-EARED OWL, 1p Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 8 Little Grebe, 8s Chiffchaff, 2 Siskin N (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 42 Mute Swan, 2 Gadwall, 39 Tufted Duck, 1m SCAUP, 4 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 400 Black-headed Gull, 1a Common Gull, 3i Herring Gull, 9sSkylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 16 (15s) Wren, 20 (19s) Dunnock, 26 (18s) Robin, 4s Song Thrush, 1 Goldcrest, 6s Chiffchaff, 6 (3d) Linnet, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Siskin SE, 14 Bullfinch, 6 Reed Bunting, 5 (3s) Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DONCASTERGreen Lane garden – 12 WAXWING for their last day here (Per Mike Pilsworth)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 RED KITE N, 3 MARSH HARRIER, 1a MEDITERRANEAN GULL (Andy Marshall and Mark Paine). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEYHagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 2 AVOCET and 1 Dunlin (Derick Evans) (and today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

IDLE VALLEYNewington Flash (S Yorks)SK6693 – 1 GREY PLOVER behind Ship Inn (Steve Furber)

The Grey Plover at Newington Flash today © Steve Furber 2017

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: clear skies and dry throughout. Visibility: mainly good until 8am; then very good until 6pm; then good thereafter. Temperatures: +4.2°C to +1.9°C to +10.9°C to +?.?°C. Wind: mainly light, occasionally very light and moderate; variable in direction but wholly from the NE quarter mainly ENE and E. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1028hPa-10??hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office


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