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Thursday 13th April 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

BRODSWORTH COMMUNITY WOODLAND – 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel,  2 Snipe, 3+ Swallow, 3 (1s) Skylark, 1 Meadow Pipit, 6s Blackcap, 11s Willow Warbler, c.15s Chiffchaff, 1 Redpoll N (Chris Robinson)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 Little Egret, 14 AVOCET, c.25 Redshank, 2 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 LRP, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 WHEATEAR, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Little Owl, 2 Grey Partridge, 4 Shelduck (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 11 Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 6 Mallard, 6 Pochard, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 54+3y Coot, c220 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, c40 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 1 Jay, 1 Grey Wagtail and 3 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 22 Canada Geese, 13 Wigeon, 17 Tufted Duck, 11 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 5 Pochard, 3 Teal, 4+ Little Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Little Owl, 23 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 9 Lapwing, 2 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin, 4+ Redshank,c160 BH Gull, 83 Herring Gull, 15 Swallow, c20 Sand Martin, 1m WHEATEAR and 2 Mistle Thrush. Two Willow Warbler and 1 Whitethroat were singing in the carpark area (Alan Whitehouse, John Seevior and Peter Kent per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT (Old Moor-Bolton Ings) – Singing males 13 Chiffchaff, 12 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap and 1 Song Thrush. Also a Sparrowhawk. (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 Goosander, 1 Little Egret, 4 AVOCET, 7 Black-tailed Godwit (presumed same as at Adwick Wash), BH Gull with green Darvic ring J3K1 apparently ringed in Norway; 135 Herring Gull, 16 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 1 (3cy) Yellow Legged Gull, 2 Barn Owl, 1 SEDGE WARBLER (Barnsley BSG, Peter Walsh and Jeff Wragg per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 35 Canada Geese, 13 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 27 Gadwall, 18 Tufted Duck, 17 Shoveler, 11 Teal, 11 Mallard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Red Legged Partridge, 7 Coot, 2 Golden Plover, 6 Lapwing, 4 AVOCET, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 4 LRP, 8 BH Gull, many Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, several Swallow, 2 WHEATEAR, 6+ Skylark, 1 Meadow Pipit and 3 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Matthew Capper per twitter)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 3 Great Crested Grebe, 37 Mute Swan, 2 Gadwall, 18 Tufted Duck, 3 Buzzard, 1 Oystercatcher dep. E; 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 (2cy) Herring Gull, 340+ Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 16 (15s) Wren, 6s Blackcap, 1s Reed Warbler, 1s SEDGE WARBLER, 7s Willow Warbler, 9s Chiffchaff c/nm; 7 (5s) Great Tit, 12 (6p) Blue Tit, 8 (4p) Bullfinch, 1m SCAUP, 1 Egyptian Goose (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN, 13 Pink-footed Geese, 1+ MARSH HARRIER, 2 Kestrel, 2 PEREGRINE, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Little Owl, 2m Stonechat, 12 WHEATEAR, 1 CORN BUNTING (John Robinson, Rich Collis, Col Neale and Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 Barn Owl and 4 Yellow Wagtail (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 BITTERN, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, c200 Sand Martin, 1 SEDGE WARBLER. BUFFER AREA (Carr Lodge) – 4 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 5 Willow Warbler, 2s Song Thrush, 1f WHEATEAR (Richard Scott and Andy Dalton) For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEY – Askern/Norton Common area – 2 Sand Martin (flew through north), 1 Swallow, 1s Reed Warbler (my earliest ever locally by 8 days), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel (David Franklin)

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies until 11am; then mainly cloudy with sunny spells, occasionally overcast thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: +5.8°C to +3.8°C to +4.6°C to +2.0°C to +12.0°C to +7.7°C. Wind: very light/light throughout, variable in direction mainly WNW and W, occasionally SW and S. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1016hPa-1017hPa-1016hPa-1017hPa. Fronts etc. none:.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office


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