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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 1s BLACKCAP (the first non-wintering) migrant of the year (Ken Foundation)

DEARNE VALLEY – Manvers Lake – 1s WILLOW WARBLER just W of Lake – the first in the District this year (Nick Addey and Shaun Roebuck per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 36 WHOOPER SWAN, 1m SCAUP, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 6 Oystercatcher, 4 Redshank, 65 Shoveler, 2 kingfisher, 5 Little Egret, 4 Shelduck, 12 Water Rail, BEARDED TIT heard only (Barnsley BSG, RSPB_Old Moor and P Gould per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 3 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 4 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 1 Lapwing, 1 WOODCOCK, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Pied Wagtail, 5s Chaffinch, 10+ Linnet, 2m Yellowhammer, 1 Skylark, 1 Treecreeper (nm); 1 Goldcrest, 1s Song Thrush, 5s Chiffchaff, 1 Stock Dove (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Chapel Walk – 15 WAXWING (D Stables per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silver Wood (SK4893) – 8 Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 Stonechat (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Stainforth/Hatfield Pit Tip – 1 SHORT-EARED OWL still, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 12 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, Song Thrush, 5 Lapwing and 9 WHOOPER SWAN through late afternoon (Andy Lakin).

FINNINGLEY GP – Evening – 14 Shelduck, 38 Wigeon, 3p Gadwall, 4 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 GC Grebe, 1 BITTERN flushed from Deeps Drain depd ESE, 2 Buzzard, 1 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 LRP, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 30+ WHOOPER SWAN, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 4 Kestrel, 6+ Lapwing, 1 JACK SNIPE, 2 Stonechat (Col Neale, Rich Collis and Daz Watson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 5 Shelduck, 1 Wigeon, 83 Teal, 1p/cop. + other Pochard, 2 BITTERN, 5 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 3 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1f+1cc MARSH HARRIER, 1d Sparrowhawk, c.10 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Snipe, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 2 Common Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 1c BEARDED TIT, 6 Sand Martin W, 6 CETTI’S WARBLER, c.30 Chiffchaff, 1 Treecreeper, 1s Mistle Thrush, 2 Siskin over, BUFFER AREA – 35 Greylag Geese, 7 Canada Geese, 2 Shelduck, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2d Great Crested Grebe, 2 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Redshank, 5 Chiffchaff, 2s Mistle Thrush, 1p Bullfinch, 3 Linnet (M A Bird, S Bird, R Bird, R J Scott, D Wozencroft, P K Grieves, A Andruchiw). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

STAINTON – Former Pit Tip – 2 SHORE LARK still present (Per RBA and Birdguides).

WENT VALLEY – Askern/Norton/Campsall areas –40 WHOOPER SWAN N @ 0920, 2 Curlew, 2 Snipe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1p/d Sparrowhawk, 2 Little Owl, 7 Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Linnet (David Franklin)

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: clear skies, dry throughout with some frost during the early hours/early morning. Visibility: very poor, poor and moderate until mid-morning; the mainly excellent, occasionally very good thereafter. Temperatures: +0.3°C to -0.8°C to +13.9°C to +2.9°C. Wind: very light throughout; variable in direction but mainly from within the NE quarter, occasionally NNW. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1036hPa-1034hPa-1035hPa-1034hPa-1035hPa-1029hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
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