April 23, 2017


Saturday 22nd April 2017

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 GARGANEY, 3 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 14 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 LRP, 2 Common Sandpiper, 20+ Redshank, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 2 WHEATEAR (Gary Stones and Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 Whitethroat, 1s CETTI’S WARBLER and 2 WILLOW TIT (Kare Williams per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 FULMAR through, 1 BITTERN, 11 AVOCET, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 (3cy) ICELAND GULL, 1 CUCKOO, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER (Barnsley BSG, Tom Hibbert and Jeff Wragg per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 G C Grebe, 16 Wigeon, 30 Gadwall, 29 Tufted Duck, 2 Shelduck, 2 LRP, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 2 AVOCET in at 9am, 1 Little Egret (John Seevior per Twitter)


DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 9s Whitethroat, 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Snipe, 1 WHEATEAR, 2 Swallow (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thorpe Marsh NR (SE5909Z) – 1 CUCKOO (Bob Usher)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron N, 39 Mute Swan, 2 Wigeon W, 3 Gadwall, 15 Tufted Duck, 1m SCAUP, 2 Buzzard, 2 (1m/d) Kestrel, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 7m/c Pheasant, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Swift, 10+ Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 14 (13s) Wren, 12s Dunnock, 12 (5s) Robin, 2s Song Thrush, 1s Mistle Thrush, 10 (7s) Blackbird, 6s Blackcap, 1s Whitethroat, 1s Sedge Warbler, 12s Willow Warbler, 8s Chiffchaff, 1s Reed Warbler, 6 House Sparrow, 2p Bullfinch, 4 (2s) Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FINNINGLEY GP – 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 2+ LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 WHOOPER SWAN, 4 Grey Partridge, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 4 Kestrel, 1 HOBBY, 1 PEREGRINE, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 LRP, 10 Ringed Plover,3 Dunlin, 1 WHIMBREL, 1 Curlew, 2 SHORT-EARED OWL, 3 CUCKOO, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 6 WHEATEAR, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler (Bob Usher, Daz Watson, Chip Rhodes, John Robinson, Col Neal and John Wozencroft). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks) – SK6693 – 1 Greenshank and 1 RUFF (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 CUCKOO and 2 WHEATEAR (Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 Shelduck, 3 Wigeon, 3 Goldeneye, 4 BITTERN, 4 Little Egret, 5+ BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 4 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, c.10 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 AVOCET, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 5 Stock Dove over, 1 ‘dr’ Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Rook over, c15 Swallow through; 10+ CETTI’S WARBLER, 8 Whitethroat, 14 Reed Warbler, 3j Song Thrush, 1f Stonechat, 1 Linnet. BUFFER AREAS: Bridlepath/Bessacarr fields: 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Whitethroat. Rossington Fields: 18 Greylag Geese, 6 Canada Geese. IPort: 1 AVOCET, 10 Sand Martin (Michael Bird, Richard Scott, Dave Carroll, Steve Furber, Darren Wozencroft, Sue Bird, Roger Bird) For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEY – Askern/Norton Common/Campsall CP – 1 Cormorant, 2 ad Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Teal, 1 Grey Partridge, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Little Owl, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 WHEATEAR, 2 Fieldfare (my latest on patch by 11 days), 2s GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 2s Whitethroat, 4s Reed Warbler, 3s Sedge Warbler (David Franklin and Ryan McClarence)

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LOCAL – Weather: mainly overcast with a prolonged spell of brighter skies with some cloud and sunny spells from 1-7pm; some light rain during the very early hours. Visibility: variable throughout, starting the day moderate, then very good/good/moderate until 5am; then mainly good until 1pm; then very good until 6pm; then excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +7.1°C to +6.2°C to +8.9°C to +8.8°C to 11.4°C to +11.2°C to +11.4°C to +7.0°C. Wind: mainly very light, occasionally light; very variable in direction E until 3am; then S; then variable from within the NW quarter until 8am; then variable mainly from within the NE quarter until 10pm; then SSE thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1029hPa-1030hPa-1028hPa-1029hPa. Fronts etc. an ESE/WNW cold front moved S over the District during the late evening.



MOON PHASE – Last quarter.
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