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Thursday 20th April 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands – 2 Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET circle Reserve then moved down the Dearne (HB), 2 Water Rail, 10 AVOCET, 2 Common Sandpiper, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Yellow Wagtail, 1m REDSTART (Paul Gould, Walter Aram, Ken Foundation, Heather Bennett and Gary Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings – 1 Mute Swan, 9+3y Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 8 Tufted Duck, 6 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 2 Mallard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 51+4y Coot, 310+ BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. At least 2 Grasshopper Warblers were reeling. The bird reeling to the rear of the Cormorant Hide could also have been the bird reeling 30 metres away on the TPT. A definite second Grasshopper Warbler was reeling just to the west of the hide. Also present were 1 Kestrel, 2 singing Whitethroat , 1 House Martin, 1 Bullfinch and 1 flyover Lapwing  (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag, 17 Gadwall, 17 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 5 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 6+ Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant,  17 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Kestrel, 9 Lapwing, 150+ BH Gull and 20 Herring Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings – 6 AVOCET (Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Adwick Tip – 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Whitethroat (Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT (Broomhill Flash – Bolton Ings) – 15s Willow Warbler, 10s Chiffchaff and 6s Blackcap (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor – 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1 BITTERN, 2 AVOCET, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL (Paul Gould and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Warbler Way – 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 13 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 42 Gadwall, 27 Tufted Duck, 22 Mallard, 6 Shoveler, 6 Teal, 1 Goosander, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 9 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 8+ Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 2 Avocet, 1 Common Sandpiper, 15 BH Gull, c50 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 5+ Skylark, 3 Rook, 3 Pied Wagtail and 2 Linnet. K.Fisher also had aWillow Tit Dove side and a Sedge Warbler next to the corner pond  (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Thorpe Marsh – 1c CUCKOO, 2s Reed Warbler (Ken Pearson)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 3 GC Grebe, 54 Mute Swan, 1 WHOOPER SWAN, 13 Canada Goose – 13 – inc.can /g/lag hybrid; 2 Gadwall, 1m SCAUP, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 Kestrel, 5c/m Pheasant, 8+ Moorhen, 32+ Coot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 6s Skylark, 90+ Sand Martin, 21s Wren, 14s Dunnock, 10 (4s) Robin, 5 (4s) Song Thrush, 1s Mistle Thrush, 17 (4s) Blackbird, 7s Blackcap, 1s Sedge Warbler, 1s Reed Warbler, 12 (10s) Willow Warbler, 7s Chiffchaff, 8s Great Tit, 4c Bullfinch, 5 (2s) Reed Bunting, 3 (1s) Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 3 Oystercatcher, 1 LRP, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, 1+ CUCKOO, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 WHEATEAR, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Colin Wall and Chip Rhodes)

POTTERIC CARR – 7 Shelduck, 14 Teal, 2 BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET (SB); 5 Grey Heron, 4 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 4 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 226 Woodpigeon, 9 Jackdaw, 10 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow W, 3 Reed WarbleR, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Song Thrush. BUFFER AREACarr Lodge: 4 Canada Geese, 5 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 4 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Lapwing, 4 Redshank, 2 Snipe, 1 Jay, 2 House Martin, 2 Whitethroat. Gladstones Fields: 1 Grey heron, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 ‘y’ Green Woodpecker (Sue Bird, Roger Bird, Richard Scott, visitor reports)

TORNE VALLEY – Yorkshire Wildlife Park -1 Little Egret,  2 House Martin, 10+ Swallows & Sand Martin, 2 Shoveler & Shelduck, Gadwall, nesting Coot (Stuart Churchill)

WENT VALLEY – Askern/Norton/Campsall Area – 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 3a+1j GC Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Teal, 1 Grey Partridge, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Little Owl, 1 GS Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 2s Whitethroat, 1s Sedge Warbler (David Franklin)

WEATHER REPORT

Local – Weather: mainly overcast/cloudy with some rain during the early hours; skies clearing by mid-evening. Visibility: very good/good until 6am; then poor/moderate until 10am; then very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +8.3 C to +7.1 C to +7.8 C to +6.8 C to +14.5 C to +7.4 C. Wind: very light variable in direction but wholly from the SW quarter until 2pm; then very light/light WNW and W thereafter. Surface Pressure through day: 1035hPa-1032hPa-1033hPa.

Surface pressure chart @ 12 noon

MOON PHASE – Last quarter

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