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Sunday 16th April 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1m GARGANEY, 1 Little Egret, 18 AVOCET, 25+ Redshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Snipe, 1 Little Owl, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 5 WHEATEAR, 1 REDSTART (GS) (Gary Stones and John Law per Twitter).

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 BITTERN, 6 AVOCET, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 (2cy) LITTLE GULL, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 SWIFT, 4 CETTI’S WARBLER (Chris Harris per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke SF (SK4494) – 5 (3s) Chiffchaff, 4 (2s+1p) Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Stock Dove, 2 Swallow N, c.40 Black-headed Gull, 1s Whitethroat, 3 (2s) Song Thrush, 3 (1p+1m) Gadwall, 11+(2j+3j+4j) Coot, 1p Reed Bunting, 1p Mute Swan, 4 Moorhen, 1 ‘tr’ Little Grebe, 1c LRP N, 1 Sand Martin, 1m Teal, 1p Bullfinch, 2 Sparrowhawk over together (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 3 Great Crested Grebe, 46 Mute Swan, 1 WHOOPER SWAN (2cy left W); 4 Greylag Goose, 2 Gadwall, 26 Tufted Duck, 1m SCAUP, 6 Buzzard, 1m Kestrel S; 1c LRP, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 350+ Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 14s Wren, 11 (10s) Dunnock, 2s Song Thrush, 4s Blackcap, 1s Reed Warbler, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 10s Willow Warbler, 8s Chiffchaff, 3p Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh Tip (SK4596 and SK4696) – 5 Cormorant (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 6 Buzzard, 1f Sparrowhawk, 2 PEREGRINE, 2 AVOCET N, 2 Oystercatcher N, 2 LRP N, 3 Ringed Plover N, 2 Curlew N, 2 SHORT-EARED OWL, c.50 Swallow N,  c.200 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 1m Stonechat (Col Neale, John Wozencroft, Tony Mason, Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 4 Wigeon, 54 Teal, 1 Mandarin, 1 LRP, 6 Redshank (Per today’s href=http://www.nottsbirders.net/latest_sightings.html>NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-SIGHTINGS)

MALTBY PIT-TOP – 4 Greylag Geese NW, 5 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2s Red-legged Partridge, 1 Swallow NW, 3s Skylark, 2s Meadow Pipit, 2 WHEATEAR, 5s Blackcap, 1+s Whitethroat, 8s Chiffchaff, 15s Willow Warbler (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Shelduck, 5 Pochard, 49 Tufted Duck, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 3 BITTERN, 6 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 3 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, c.10 Buzzard, 1 OSPREY circled @ 9.40am then depd NW (RJS); 1 Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Snipe, 1 SANDWICH TERN @ 9.25am (RJS); 1 (2cy) MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 2 Stock Dove over; 1 Kingfisher, c.100 Sand Martin some passing through NW; 15+ Swallow passing through NW, 1 House Martin over; 10+ CETTI’S WARBLER, c.15 Willow Warbler, 1c Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Linnet (Richard Scott, GJo, AF) For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

STAINTON – Former Pit Tip – 2 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover but no sign of Shore Larks (Chris Robinson)

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy with some clear skies through the early hours, then mainly overcast thereafter, with some rain during the late morning and afternoon. Visibility: mainly very good, occasionally moderate and good durin the afternoon and evening. Temperatures: +4.7°C to +2.6°C to +10.2°C to +8.0°C to +10.3°C to +?.?°C. Wind: very light, mainly W occasionally WNW until 8am; then light WNW occasionally W until 1pm; then very light/light, mainly W, occasionally WSW, SW and SSW thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1020hPa-1021hPa-1017hPa-????hPa. Fronts etc. a complex series of mixed fronts were over the District during the morning and afternoon, gradually weakening and many disappearing as the day progressed.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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