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Thursday 19th April 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

Lance Degnan’s PALLID HARRIER on Gringley Carr on 13 November 2016 has been accepted by BBRC. Thanks Rich Collis for the info.

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1s GRASSHOPPER WARBLER behind the hide. 1 Mute Swan, 4 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 15 Tufted Duck, 10 Pochard, 8 Gadwall, 3 Mallard, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 49+1y Coot, 1 Moorhen and c300 BH Gull. Also present were 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 AVOCET through at 12.20pm, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Whitethroat (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 9 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 23 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 5 Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 1 Barn Owl, 18 Coot, 7 Moorhen, 5 Red Legged Partridge, 7 Lapwing, 160+ BH Gull and 14 Herring Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS) .

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT (Old Moor-Bolton Ings) – 15s Willow Warbler, 14s Chiffchaff, 6s Blackcap, 1s Mistle Thrush and 1 ‘y’ Green Woodpecker. A LESSER WHITETHROAT was singing near the entrance gates to Old Moor RSPB (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 5 AVOCET, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 LRP, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 ICELAND GULL, 1 GBB Gull, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT (Paul Gould and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 Mute Swan, 31 Canada Geese, 28 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 31 Gadwall, 27 Tufted Duck, 15 Wigeon, 12 Mallard, 11 Teal, 9 Shoveler, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 8 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, 7 Lapwing, 4 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 AVOCET, 2 LRP, 15 BH Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 WHITE WAGTAIL, 2 Rook and 3 Linnet. K.Fisher had a Curlew over at 8.10am and his latest ever Spring record for a Fieldfare on Doveside (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh Cemetery – 1 Tawny Owl, 1s Blackcap (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, 3s Whitethroat (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IDLE VALLEY – Scrooby – 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-SIGHTINGS)

MALTBY PIT-TOP – 13+ Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel, 2+ LRP, 2 Tawny Owl, 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, 6 (5s+1f) Blackcap, 12+s Willow Warbler, 6s Chiffchaff, 1s Greenfinch, 2p Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 4 BITTERN, 3 Little Egret, 3 MARSH HARRIER, 2 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, (Paul Paddock) For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEY – Askern/Moss – 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 2 Barn Owl, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 1 Nuthatch (Ryan McClarence)

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCAL – Weather: mainly overcast until 3am; then cloudy but bright and clear skies until 3pm; then mainly overcast thereafter. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally good during the very early hours. Temperatures: +4.5°C to +2.7°C to +3.6°C to +2.4°C to +11.8°C to +9.8°C. Wind: very light throughout; from SE quarter until 5am; then from SW quarter until 8pm; then SSE thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1036hPa-1038hPa-1035hPa. Fronts etc. none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Last quarter.
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