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Monday 27th March 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 GARGANEY, 3 Goosander, 2 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 5 AVOCET, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover, c.25 Redshank, 15 Snipe, 1 Little Owl, 4 Meadow Pipit (Gary Stones and Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 12 Gadwall, 11 Tufted Duck, 9 Pochard, 7 Shoveler, 4 Mallard, 1 Wigeon, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 87 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 169 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Buzzard, 12 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Sand Martin (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Chris Needham per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 15 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 70+ Wigeon, 25 Tufted Duck, 16 Pochard, 8 Gadwall, 7+ Shoveler, 4+ Teal, 3 GOLDENEYE, 3+ Mallard, 7+ Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 25 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 2 Kestrel, 8 Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 3 Sand Martin, 180+ BH Gull and 5 Herring Gull  (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYDenaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 2 AVOCET, 2 Redshank 3 Snipe, 2 Goosander, 4 Shelduck, 1 Green Woodpecker (Paul & Barbara Shepherd)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 2 Shelduck, 1 PINTAIL, 3 Goosander, 2+ BITTERN, 11 Little Egret left roost, 1 Buzzard, 1 PEREGRINE, 5 Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 6 Snipe, 20 Herring Gull, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Goldcrest, 1m BEARDED TIT, 1f BRAMBLING (Per today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS and Andrew Leggett and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – 9s Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush and 2 Jay (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan,73 Canada Geese, 31 Greylag, 3 Shelduck, 181 Wigeon, 17 Shoveler, 17 Mallard, 16 Tufted Duck, 14 Teal, 10 Gadwall, 9 Pochard, 2 Goosander, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 11 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 8+ Lapwing, 4 Oystercatcher, 4 Redshank, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 48 BH Gull, 4+ Skylark, 4+ Meadow Pipit,1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Pied Wagtail. (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Chris Harris per Twitter)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 100 BH Gull  but sadly no Little Gulls(Richard Scott)

DON VALLEYSprotbroughNorthfield Road – 1m PEREGRINE S @ dusk (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEYStainforth/Hatfield Pit Tip – 1 SHORT-EARED OWL from Kirton Lane again this evening (Andy Lakin).

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 4 Great Crested Grebe (1p/d); 67 Mute Swan, 40 Tufted Duck, 1m SCAUP, 1f Sparrowhawk S; 2 Water Rail, 12 Moorhen (1 sitting); 50+ Coot, 40 Black-headed Gull, 1 (2cy) Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull S, 6s Skylark, 17 (16s) Wren, 18 (17s) Dunnock, 18 (16s) Robin, 2s Song Thrush, 21s Blackbird, 8s Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 13 Blue Tit, 4m+4f Bullfinch, 9 (3s) Reed Bunting, 8 (3s) Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 HEN HARRIER, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe (Colin Wall and Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEYMissonSlaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – c250 Wigeon, 4 Oystercatcher + Pink-footed & Barnacle Goose of unknown origin (Derick Evans)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 8 Shelduck, 2 BITTERN, 5 Little Egret, 3 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 4 Buzzard, 2 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, 8 Lapwing, 1 Curlew SW, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1a Common Gull (Sue Bird, Roger Bird, AW). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

STAINTONFormer Pit Tip – 2 SHORE LARK still present (Per Birdguides).

WENT VALLEYAskern/Norton/Campsall areas – 1 Curlew, 2 Barn Owl, 1 Little Owl (David Franklin)

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with some sunny spells during the afternoon, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly good, with prolonged periods of moderate and very good. Temperatures: +6.3°C to +5.2°C to +5.4°C to +5.1°C to 9.4°C to 5.8°C. Wind: very light throughout; mainly E, occasionally, ENE, ESE and SE. Surface pressure at 1200UTC: 1027hPa-1022hPa-1023hPa-1022hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – New.
Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office


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