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Tuesday 18th April 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 Little Egret, 2 GARGANEY, 18 AVOCET, 1 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 25+ Redshank, 4 Snipe, 2a MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 Little Owl, 2c Water Rail, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 JACK SNIPE, 2 WHEATEAR, 6+ Yellow Wagtail, 1s Sedge Warbler (Gary Stones and Barnsley BSG per Twitter and Birdguides per Ray & Diane Priestley)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 Mute Swan, 6 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 13 Tufted Duck, 6 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 3 Mallard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 45+3y Coot, 1 Moorhen and 320+ BH Gull. Also present were 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1s Whitethroat (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 3 Mute Swan, 36 Canada Geese, 10 Greylag, 14+ Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 5 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 3 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4+ Little Grebe, 16 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 8+ Lapwing, 1 AVOCET, 1 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 150+ BH Gull, 18 Herring Gull, 2 Buzzard and 1 Kestrel (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS) .

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT (Old Moor-Bolton Ings) – 13s Willow Warbler, 12s Chiffchaff, 6s Blackcap and 2s Mistle Thrush (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 5 Little Egret, 4 AVOCET, 1 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 21 Greylag, 7 Canada Geese, 2 Shelduck, 35 Gadwall, 16 Tufted Duck, 16 Mallard, 10 Teal, 9 Wigeon, 9 Shoveler, 6 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 4 Lapwing, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 PEREGRINE over at 8.45am, 6+ Skylark, 4 Rook amongst the Crows in the back field, 4 WHEATEAR, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 WHITE WAGTAIL, 1 Meadow Pipit and 4 Linnet. Hirundines were more evident today with 30+ Sand Martin, 5 +Swallow and 2 House Martin over the sewage works in the north east corner (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 2 Coot, 1p Gadwall, 3 Mallard, 1m Tufted Duck, 1c Buzzard. 1p Kestrel, 1 Tawny Owl, 1c Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1s Blackcap, 2m Reed Bunting, 20+ Linnet, 3 Bullfinch, 5 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Snipe, 4 Lapwing, 2s Chaffinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS

DON VALLEY – Stainforth/Hatfield Pit Tip – 2 SHORT-EARED OWL again from Kirton Lane (Andy Lakin).

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 42 Mute Swan, 20 Tufted Duck, 1m Kestrel, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 5 Herring Gull depd NE; 1 Swift, 150+ Sand Martin, 1 Yellow Wagtail N, 1 WHEATEAR, 5s Blackcap, 1s Reed Warbler, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 9s Willow Warbler, 7s Chiffchaff, 6 Carrion Crow (3n); 6 House Sparrow (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN, 1 OSPREY N (JW), 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 PEREGRINE, 4 Kestrel, 3 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 11 Swallow, 1m Stonechat, 1s Whitethroat (John Robinson, Col Neale, John Wozencroft). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

MALTBY PIT-TOP – 4 Canada Geese NW, 2p Gadwall, 4+ Buzzard, 1 PEREGRINE over, 1p LRP, 1 Flava Wagtail N, 1m REDSTART, 4 (3s+f) Blackcap, 1s Whitethroat, 10+s Willow Warbler, 5s Chiffchaff (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 4j Greylag Geese, 2 Shelduck, 44 Gadwall, c.50 Teal, 10j+4j Mallard, 28 Shoveler, 5 Pochard, 35 Tufted Duck, 1 BITTERN, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 8 Little Grebe, 4 Great crested Grebe, 5 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 4 Marsh Harrier, 11 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 3j Coot, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, c.40 Sand Martin, c.13 Swallow, 7 CETTI’S WARBLER, 12 Chiffchaff, 8 Willow Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler (Keith Lynes, Michael Bird, Ian Heppenstall, Janet Heppenstall, Sue Bird, Roger Bird, Dave Carroll, Sheila Bury) For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Little Owl, 1 WHEATEAR, 1 WHITE WAGTAIL, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 8 Yellowhammer (Per today’s href=http://www.nottsbirders.net/latest_sightings.html>NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-SIGHTINGS</a>)

WENT VALLEY – Norton Ings – 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Kestrel, 7 Willow Warbler (Ryan McClarence)

WENT VALLEY – Norton Sewage Treatment Works – 2 Sand Martin, 10+ Swallow, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Ryan McClarence)

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies or with scattered cloud with a light frost during the early morning, overcast from early evening onwards, dry throughout. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +6.0°C to -0.4°C to +10.2°C to +4.5°C. Wind: very light/light variable in direction from the NE quarter until 10am; then light/very light variable in direction but wholly from the NE quarter, mainly E. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1027hPa-1036hPa. Fronts etc. none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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