Tuesday 28th March 2017


BENTLEY COMMUNITY WOODLAND AND SHAFTHOLME – 11 Mute Swan, c.15 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 1 GC Grebe, 3c Water Rail in drain between The Avenue Car Park and main Lake, 3+ LRP, 1 JACK SNIPE flushed from margin of reedbed at SW end of main Lake, c.40 BH Gull, 4 Common Gull, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Siskin N, 1m Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson)

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 GARGANEY, 4 AVOCET, 20 Redshank, 6+ Snipe, 8+ Sand Martin. 2 Swallow, 1 Little Owl (Paul Gould, Heather Bennett and Danny Fardell per today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 9 Canada Goose, 4 Greylag, 17 Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard, 7 Gadwall, 6 Mallard, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 88 Coot, 110+ BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. A light coloured Buzzard was on its usual perch on the fourth set of double poles whilst a Kingfisher and a Grey Wagtail were visible from the bridge (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Shelduck, 3 GOLDENEYE, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Mute Swan, 17 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 60+ Wigeon, 20+ Tufted Duck, 16 Pochard, 10+ Teal, 15+ Shoveler, 14 Gadwall, 4 Mallard, 15 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 15+ Lapwing, 2 Redshank,200+ BH Gull, 48 Herring Gull, 1 Kestrel and 7+ Sand Martin. (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Shelduck, 1f PINTAIL, 8 Pochard, 1m COMMON SCOTER, 2 Goosander, 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 9 Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 8 Snipe, 1 (2cy) LITTLE GULL (CH), 12 Herring Gull, 24 Sand Martin, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1s Willow Warbler in Canyon; 1s Goldcrest, 1 BEARDED TIT (Per today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS and Barnsley BSG, Tom Hibbert, Chris Harris and Karon Parkes per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – 14s Chiffchaff between Old Moor RSPB entrance gates and the Cormorant Hide plus a ‘dr’ Great Spotted Woodpecker (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 6 Redshank, 3 LRP, and 1 WHITE WAGTAIL (Tom Hibbert per Twitter). 2s Chiffchaff and the sight of two young Mistle Thrush. 8+ Lapwing, 6 Redshank, 3 LRP, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 AVOCET, 67 Canada Geese, 21 Greylag, 166+ Wigeon, 3 Shelduck, 17 Tufted Duck, 16 Shoveler, 15 Gadwall, 13 Teal, 12 Mallard, 2 Goosander, 2 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 11 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 34 BH Gull, 4 Skylark, 3 Sand Martin, 4 Meadow Pipit and 2 Pied Wagtail. K.Follows also had 2 adult Mistle Thrush and a Song Thrush in Broomhill Park and a singing Blackcap near the Dearne Bridge (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Tom Hibbert per Twitter)

DONCASTER ROBIN HOOD AIRPORT – 1p/d Curlew for last week (MSh per Twitter)

DON VALLEYConisbrough SW (SK5197 D) – 1 RED KITE flushed from a dead rabbit on Park Lane Bridleway, flew off towards Silverwood; 1 Barn Owl (Rob Harker)

DON VALLEYSprotbrough Flash/Pot Ridings Wood (SE5300F) – 6 Sand Martin, 1s Blackcap, c,10 Redwing, 2+ Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, several Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Goldcrests and 2 Buzzard (Tina Langford)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 4 (1p/d) Great Crested Grebe, 60 Mute Swan (13SW); 8 Greylag Goose, 1m Gadwall, 40 Tufted Duck, 6c/m Pheasant, 2c Red-legged Partridge, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 ‘y’ Green Woodpecker, 7s Skylark, 4 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 8 (7s) Chiffchaff, 1s Goldcrest, 2d Long-tailed Tit, 8 Bullfinch, 5 Reed Bunting, 6 (3s) Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 LRP, 8 Sand Martin, 2 HOUSE MARTIN, 1 Stonechat, 42 Fieldfare (Chip Rhodes and Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEYGringley on the Hill – 5 WAXWING down then left N (Ryan McClarence)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 5 Shelduck, 37 Gadwall, c.45 Teal, c.100 Shoveler, 5 Pochard, c.50 Tufted Duck, 1 BITTERN, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Little Grebe, 11 Great Crested Grebe, 3 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 2d Sparrowhawk, 2d 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1s Goldcrest, c.20 Sand Martin, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1p Long-tailed Tit, 16 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Mistle Thrush, 12 Bullfinch (Keith Lynes, Brian G A Buckle, Michael A Bird, Chip Rhodes, Sue Bird, Roger Bird, Dave Carrol, Helen Womack). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

TORNE VALLEYParrots Corner – 1 Little Egret regularl by river (MSh per Twitter)

UPTON – 1 Barn Owl (Jonathan Holliday)

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LOCALWeather: mainly overcast/cloudy with some sunny spells during the afternoon, some light rain during the late afternoon. Visibility: very variable from very poor to very good. Temperatures: +5.6°C to +5.2°C to +4.9°C to +12.5°C to 12.2°C to 13.1°C to +10.0°C to +10.2°C. Wind: mainly very light, occasionally light; variable in direction but wholly from the SE quarter until mid-afternoon; then SSW/SW thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1022hPa-1017hPa-1018hPa. Fronts etc.: a W/SE trough moved NE over the District during the late afternoon/early evening.


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