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Wednesday 12th April 2016

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 GARGANEY, 1c Water RailAVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, Redshank, 1 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, first 4j Lapwing, 1 Little Owl (Danny Fardell, Tina Langford, Ken Foundation, Chris Robinson)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 Mute Swan, 4 Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 13 Pochard, 12 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 46 Coot +4 young, 260+ BH Gull and 3 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, and 1 WILLOW TIT (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 33 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag,16 Tufted Duck, 11 Pochard, 8 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 3 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 9 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 12 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 GREY PLOVER, 1 Curlew, 160+ BH Gull. 88 Herring Gull, 4 LBB Gull, 66 Sand Martin and 3 House Martin. Two Willow Warbler and 1 Mistle Thrush were singing in the carpark(Alan Whitehouse and Peter Kent per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS) .

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT (Old Moor-Bolton Ings) – 15s Chiffchaff, 9s Willow Warbler and 5s Blackcap (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 LRP, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 3+ Snipe (per today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 31 Canada Geese, 11 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 25 Gadwall, 17 Tufted Duck, 16 Shoveler, 11 Mallard, 12 Wigeon, 8 Teal, 3 Pochard, 6 Coot, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Lapwing, 4 Golden Plover in breeding plumage, 4 Redshank, 4 LRP, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Curlew over 9.10 am, 6 Skylark, 7 Sand Martin, 4 WHEATEAR, 3 Pied Wagtail and 2 Linnet. Singing in the park were Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Blackcap (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Peter Walsh and Danny Fardell per twitter)


DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – c.8 (c.7m, 1f) Blackcap, c.400 Sand Martin, c.40 Swallow, 5s Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 1m SCAUP (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN, 14 Shoveler, 2 Kestrel, 2 PEREGRINE, 2 Curlew, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL, 33s Willow Warbler, 10+ WHEATEAR (Col Neale and Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 38 Teal, 1f+10j Mallard (Loversall Pool); 1 BITTERN, 4 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2 Oystercatcher, 8 Lapwing, 3 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, c60 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 5 CETTI’S WARBLER, 6 Willow warbler (Sue Bird) For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

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LOCALWeather: overcast until 5pm; then cloudy but bright until 6pm; then clear skies thereafter. Visibility: excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: +8.9°C to +8.6°C to +9.2°C to +8.8°C to +12.0°C to +11.6°C to +12.5°C to +6.9°C. Wind: mainly light/moderate, occasionally strong (gusts from 29-37mph during the late afternoon/early evening) WSW until 3am; mainly W until 4pm; then WNW/W until 8pm; then NW/WNW/WNW thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1020hPa-1014hPa-1016hPa. Fronts etc.: an ENE/W cold front moved S over the District during the afternoon.


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