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Friday 21st April 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 Wigeon, 2 GARGANEY, 2 Little Egret, 16 AVOCET, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 20+ Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 LRP, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Owl, 1 WHEATEAR, 6+ Yellow Wagtail, (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – Cetti’s Warbler, we were fortunate to see a fly through HOBBY (12.10pm ); 1 Mute Swan, 4 Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 8 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 5 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 31 Coot and 300+ BH Gull. Also present were 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Jay, 3 Swift, 1 GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 25 Canada Geese, 18 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 14 Tufted Duck, 7 Pochard, 4 Teal, 1 Gadwall, 1 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 9+ Little Grebe, 17 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 5 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 20+ Herring Gull and 2 Swift (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS) .

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT (Old Moor-Bolton Ings) – WHIMBREL flying west. Singing males included 17 Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 1 Mistle Thrush and 1 ‘y’ Green Woodpecker. (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 HOBBY, 1 Swift (Adam Hutt per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 31 Greylag, 29 Canada Geese, 3 Shelduck, 44 Gadwall, 21 Tufted Duck, 14 Mallard, 14 Wigeon, 9 Shoveler, 7 Teal, 2 Goosander, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 8 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 6 AVOCET, 4+ Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 23 BH Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 4 Skylark, 2 Rook, 3 Pied Wagtail and 2 Linnet. A WILLOW TIT on Dove side and a Sedge Warbler on the corner pond were seen by K.Fisher. (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Silver Wood (SK4893) – 1 Reed Warbler (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

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

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 30 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Geese, 3 Canada Goose plus 1 Canada/Greylag hybrid; 2 Gadwall, 10 Tufted Duck, 1 Kestrel, 1 (2cy) Herring Gull, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker, 8s Skylark, c.50 Sand Martin, 1+ Swallow, 1 House Martin, 17s Wren, 13s Dunnock, 12 (9s) Robin, 4s Song Thrush, 6s Blackcap, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 11s Willow Warbler, 8s Chiffchaff, 1s Reed Warbler (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Egyptian Goose, 4 MARSH HARRIER, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 LRP, 2 Redshank (Adrian Andruchiw, Richard Scott) For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEY – Norton Common – 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1s Reed Warbler, 1s Whitethroat (David Franklin)

WENT VALLEY – Askern area – early am- 5s Blackcap,10+s Chiffchaff, 1 Curlew, 2s GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, 1-2s Whitethroat, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 1-3s Sedge Warbler,10+s W Warbler (Ryan McClarence and David Franklin)

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies through the early hours; then overcast/cloudy thereafter; mainly dry but some rain fell during the evening. Visibility: good until 10am; then excellent/very good occasionally poor thereafter. Temperatures: +6.4°C to +6.3°C to +7.5°C to +5.8°C to +13.6°C to +13.1°C to +13.5°C to +7.8°C. Wind: very light/light throughout; mainly W, occasionally WSW, WNW and NE. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1032hPa-1028hPa-1029hPa. Fronts etc. an ESE/WNW cold front moved S over the District during the late evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Last quarter.
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