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Thursday 30th March 2017

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BIRD REPORTS 

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Little Egret, 2 GARGANEY, 5 AVOCET, 31 Redshank, 1 LRP, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Snipe, 1 Little Owl, 3 WHEATEAR (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 Mute Swan, 5 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 10 Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck, 5 Gadwall, 4 Mallard, 1f Goosander, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 72 Coot, 180+ BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk,1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1s Blackcap. 10+ Chiffchaff, 1s CETTI’S WARBLER (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 47 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 40+ Wigeon, 19 Tufted Duck, 12 Gadwall, 12 Pochard, 7 Mallard, 6 Shoveler, 6 Teal, 1 GOLDENEYE, 6+ Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 17 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 10 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 210+ BH Gull and 3 Herring Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – 12s Chiffchaff, 1 ‘y’ Green Woodpecker, 3 Buzzard and 1 Jay (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 52 Canada Geese, 29 Greylag, 3 Shelduck, 175 Wigeon, 17 Gadwall, 15 Mallard, 14 Tufted Duck, 13 Shoveler, 8 Teal, 1 Goosander, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 18 Golden Plover over, 6 Lapwing, 35 BH Gull, 3 Redshank, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 GREENSHANK, 1 LRP, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6 Skylark, 12 Meadow Pipit and 2 singing Chiffchaff. A WHEATEAR was reported late morning. K.Fisher had a calling Grey Partridge at 5.45am on the ings and a Blackcap on Old Pontefract Road (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 4 Great Crested Grebe, 16 Mute Swan, 8 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 45 Tufted Duck, 1m SCAUP, 2c Red-legged Partridge, 6c/m Pheasant, 70 Black-headed Gull, 2a Herring Gull, 7s Skylark, 12 Sand Martin, 22 (20s) Wren, 20 (15s) Dunnock, 18s Robin, 3s Song Thrush, 16c/s Redwing, 14 (2s) Blackbird, 10s Chiffchaff, 14 Blue Tit (lots of disp); 10 Bullfinch, 6 (3s) Reed Bunting, 6 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 MERLIN, 2 PEREGRINE, 1 LRP, 1 Green Sandpiper, 12 Sand Martin, 2 Willow Warbler, and 2 Stonechat (Andy Marshall, Chip Rhodes. Martin Warne and Jason King). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEYScrooby – Old Orchard – 5 WAXWING presumably the same that were at Gringley-on-the-Hill a couple of days ago (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 5 Shelduck, 137 Shoveler, 1 BITTERN, 1r Little Egret, 3 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER, 4 Buzzard, 5 Snipe (left after dusk); 2 Kingfisher, 9 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2 Stock Dove, c.300 Jackdaw, c.100 Sand Martin (P K Grieves, S Bird, R Bird, D Carroll, S Bury). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

ROSEHILL CEMETERY (SE6102 B) – 20+ WAXWING (Chris Tucker per Ian Stubbs)

WENT VALLEYAskern/Norton/Campsall areas – 1s Blackcap, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5+ Cormorant, 5 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck. 1 Redwing (David Franklin)

RINGING NEWS

Lesser Redpoll ringed on Hatfield Moors on 04/10/2015 as a 3 ( hatched same year ) has been controlled on the 11/03/2017 at Brandon Suffolk and confirmed to be 2yr male (Paul Shawcroft)
A Lesser Redpoll ringed on Hatfield Moors 23/10/16 aged as a 3 controlled 28/03/17 at Swindon Wiltshire (Paul Shawcroft)
Thanks Paul for the above news

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but bright with some sunny intervals and occasionally overcast. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +12.8°C to +13.2°C to +12.3°C to +19.7°C to 15.7°C. Wind: light, occasionally moderate gusting in places from 33-30mph from 4am-6am and from 32-30mph from 10am to 5pm. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1018hPa-1016hPa-1017hPa-1012hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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