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BIRD REPORTS

BURGHWALLIS – c.50 Fieldfare over (Rich Collis)

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 GARGANEY, 1 Little Egret, 9 AVOCET, 22 Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Owl, 11+ Sand Martin, 1 WHEATEAR (Gary Stones, Heather Bennett and Paul Gould per Twitter) per today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 Mute Swan, 4 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 12 Pochard, 12 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 81 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 200+ BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Buzzard, 1 WILLOW TIT, 2 Grey Wagtail and 2 Reed Bunting. (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 29 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 40+ Wigeon, 20+ Tufted Duck, 6+ Shoveler, 5 Pochard, 5 Mallard, 4 Gadwall, 1 GOLDENEYE, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 25 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 11 Lapwing, 10 Golden Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 190+ BH Gull, 15+ Sand Martin and 1 Chiffchaff (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYDenaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Shelduck, 12 Shoveler, 18 Tufted Duck, c.40 Teal, 2 AVOCET, 8 Snipe, 2 Redshank, 2 Buzzard, 12 Chiffchaff, 2s Blackcap, 3 Treecreeper, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Sand Martin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Jay (Ken Foundation)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 2 greylag Geese, 10 Wigeon, 5 Pochard, 1 Goosander, 5 Little Grebe, 3 GC Grebe,1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 2 Dunlin through; 2 Redshank, 3 Snipe,  and 20+ Sand Martin (Per today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS and Barnsley BSG, and Chris Harris per Twitter)

Recent Ringing Recoveries from Old Moor

Cetti’s Warbler
Z076547   3 f  19/08/16   Old Moor.
v   28/09/16   Knutsford Moor, Cheshire.
70 km WSW in 40days.

Tree Sparrow
TT58529   1    10/05/16  Old Moor.
v    30/01/17  Butterfly House, North Anston
23 km SSE in 265 days (one of brood of 4)

Lesser Redpoll
Z209910   3   13/12/15  Marston, Cheshire.
v   25/10/16  Old Moor.
81 km ENE in 317 days.

Z076707   3   25/10/16   Old Moor
v   11/11/16   Clumber Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshie.
37 mm SE in 17 day

(Martin Wells per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN, 67 Canada Geese, 21 Greylag, 166+ Wigeon, 4 Shelduck, 17 Tufted Duck, 16 Shoveler, 15 Gadwall, 13 Teal, 12 Mallard, 5 Goosander, 2 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 11 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 AVOCET, 3 LRP, 2 Golden Plover, 8+ Lapwing, 6 Redshank, 1 BAR-TAILED GODWIT, 34 BH Gull, 4 Skylark, 3+ Sand Martin, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2s Chiffchaff and the sight of two young Mistle Thrush. 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 BarnsleyBSG, Chris Harris per Twitter)

DON VALLEYMexboroughDoncaster Road – c.12 WAXWING briefly (Per Birdguides)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 Shelduck N @ 07.50, 8+ Little Grebe, 9 Chiffchaff , 1 WHEATEAR, 2 Buzzard, 2 Grey Partridge (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSprotbroughSpring Lane – Blackcap heard 06.40; Chiffchaff heard, Green woodpecker heard, 2 Great spotted woodpecker over together; Skylark singing (Simon Noble)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 3 MARSH HARRIER, 1 PEREGRINE, 3 LRP, 1 Redshank, c.40 Sand Martin and 1 Corn Bunting (Chip Rhodes and Rich Collis). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

MALTBY PIT-TOP – 2 Grey Heron N, 1 Buzzard, 1m Kestrel, 2 LRP (1N); 1 Mistle Thrush, 3s+1 Chiffchaff, 4 Magpie, 1 Rook, c.15 Carrion Crow, 1p Long-tailed Tit with n/m, 3 (2s) Chaffinch (Chris Robinson)

STAINTONFormer Pit Tip – 2 Grey Partridge, 2 LRP, 1s Skylark, 2 SHORE LARK still present late afternoon (Chris Robinson).

One of the Shore Lark today © Chris Robinson 2017

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast/cloudy with rain in the morning and mid-afternoon, and very occasional sunny spells during the late afternoon. Visibility: mainly good/very good, occasionally moderate, poor and excellent. Temperatures: +10.1°C to +9.2°C to +15.1°C to +12.4°. Wind: mainly light, occasionally moderate during the late afternoon. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1018hPa-1016hPa-1019hPa-1018hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office


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