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Saturday 15th April 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 GARGANEY, 2 Little Egret, 14 AVOCET, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 LRP, 4j+3j Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 4m WHEATEAR, 6+ Yellow Wagtail (Gary Haywood and Gary Stones per Twitter). The Redshank below which has been at Adwick Washlands for the last week was ringed on 24/2/2017 at Levington Lagoon, Orwell Estuary, Suffolk per Col Neale (Gary Stones)

The colour-ringed Redshank at Adwick Washlands by Gary Stones 2017

 

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 3 Snipe, 2 AVOCET, 2 Redshank, 5 Shelduck, 1 Little Egret, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 100+ Hirundines mostly Swallow & Sand Mart + a few House Martins on Cadeby Flash (Paul & Barbara Shepherd)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 ‘b’BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 7 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 15 Wigeon, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 LRP, 5 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 4 Redshank (Kare Williams per twitter)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1p Gadwall, 3 Mallard, 1 Coot, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Snipe, 1m Tufted Duck, 4 Lapwing, 1 Buzzard, 1m Kestrel, 1 Tawny Owl, 20+ Carrion Crow, 2 Magpie, 2 Jay, 4 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 6 Chiffchaff, 3s Willow Warbler, 1c Whitethroat, 2 Robin, 4 Reed Bunting, 2 Bullfinch, 20+ Linnet, 3 Skylark, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Little Owl, 5 Stock Dove (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Kilnhurst (SK4598) – 2 Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 10 Wren, 1 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Gadwall, 3 Pied Wagtail (Paul Gould)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 48 Mute Swan inc.15- 2cy ; 1 (2cy) WHOOPER SWAN, 2 Gadwall, 23 Tufted Duck, 1m SCAUP, 3 Buzzard, 2 (2cy) Herring Gull, 420+ Sand Martin, 5 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 14 (13s) Wren, 8 (6s) Dunnock, 12 (7s) Robin, 3s Song Thrush, 2s Blackcap, 1+s Reed Warbler, 7s Willow Warbler, 10 (9s) Chiffchaff, 3p Bullfinch, 6 (2s) Reed Bunting, 7 (2s) Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 Goosander, 1f MARSH HARRIER, 6 Kestrel, 2 PEREGRINE, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 3 Swallow and 2 House Martin (John Robinson and Mark Smedley). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Shelduck, 1 BITTERN, 4 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 4 MARSH HARRIER, 5+ Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 LRP, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 1 ARCTIC TERN NW(AD); 3 Stock Dove, c190 Woodpigeon, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c50 Sand Martin, c.20 Swallow, 2 Song Thrush, BUFFER AREA (Carr Lodge) – 5 Greylag goose, 7 Canada Geese, 8 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 2 Mallard, 2 Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 9 Lapwing, 1 Stock dove, 1f WHEATEAR (Michael Bird, Richard Scott, Adrian Andruchiw, Andy Dalton, DR) For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEYSouthfield Res. – 1 Common Sandpiper and 1m Grey Wagtail (Adrian Scutt)

WENT VALLEYWent Ings – 2 WHITE WAGTAIL (Adrian Scutt)

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: overcast until 2am and again briefly at 6pm; otherwise clear skies or cloudy but bright with sunshine through much of the day, dry throughout. Visibility: excellent/very good through most of the day, very occasionally good. Temperatures: +8.4°C to +5.0°C to +12.5°C to +11.5°C to +12.8°C to +?.?°C. Wind: very light/light W/WNW until 9am, moderate/strong gusting from 29-34mph W/WNW until 6pm; then light/very light W/WNW thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1013hPa-????hPa. Fronts etc. none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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