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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 GARGANEY, 2 Little Egret, 3j Moorhen, 16 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 8j Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 20+ Redshank, 35 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Snipe, 1 Little Owl, 20+ Yellow Wagtail, 4 WHEATEAR (Gary Stones, Chris Needham and Gary Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 Mute Swan, 7 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 12 Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 5 Gadwall, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 49+4y Coot, 1 Moorhen, 330+ BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Grey Heron, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Whitethroat, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER and 1 WILLOW TIT (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) –3 Mute Swan, 21 Canada Geese, 8 Greylag, 22 Gadwall, 10+ Tufted Duck, 8+13y Mallard, 6 Pochard, 4 Teal,1 Wigeon, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Little Grebe, 1 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 13 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 5 Lapwing, 4 Oystercatcher, 4 Herring Gull and 2 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS) .

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT (Old Moor-Bolton Ings) – 12s Willow Warbler, 11s Chiffchaff, 4s Blackcap and 2s Mistle Thrush. Also 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 WILLOW TIT and 2 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Shelduck, 4m Pochard, 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 1 Little Egret, 1 HOBBY, 10 AVOCET, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 41 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 10+ House Martin, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Barnsley BSG, Ian Morris and Dave Simmonite per Twitter and today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 4+ Lapwing, 3+ Redshank, 7 LRP, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 AVOCET, 1 Black Tailed Godwit and 1 Ringed Plover, 29 Greylag, 25 Canada Geese, 32 Gadwall, 12 Tufted Duck, 12 Wigeon, 11 Teal, 10 Mallard, 4 Shoveler, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 18 BH Gull, 1 Herring Gull, c50 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 2 Swallow, 6+ Skylark, 1 WHEATEAR, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit and 2 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Jeff Wragg per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1s Reed Warbler, 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, 1 Barn Owl, 2 WHEATEAR (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 53 Mute Swan, 13 Tufted Duck, c.130 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 1 Swift, 16s Wren, 17 (7s) Robin, 2s Song Thrush, 7s Blackcap, 3s Whitethroat, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 1s Reed Warbler, 10s Willow Warbler, 6s Chiffchaff, 1s Sedge Warbler, 2p Long-tailed Tit, 4p Bullfinch, 2s Reed Bunting, 5 (3s) Yellowhammer, 1c CUCKOO, 1m SCAUP (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HARWORTH COLLIERY TOP (Notts) – 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 HOBBY, 2 Sand Martin NW, 1 House Martin N, 3 (2W, 1s) Meadow Pipit, 2 WHEATEAR, 11 (7W) Linnet (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, 3 SHORT_EARED OWL, 4 WHEATEAR, 2 Stonechat (Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 4j Mallard, 3 MARSH HARRIER, 6 Buzzard, 2 AVOCET, 2 LRP, 35 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 1 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, c 200 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 4 House Martin, (Sue Bird, Roger Bird, Dave Carroll, Sheila Bury, Andy Dalton, AW () For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 17 Golden Plover W, 1 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Swift and 450+ Sand Martin (Adrian Scutt)

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy with sunny spells, mixed with periods of overcast skies with some rain during the early hours and late morning. Visibility: excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: +5.5°C to +8.8°C to +8.1°C to +11.5°C to 8.1°C to +10.9°C to +2.7°C. Wind: light mainly from the WSW/W occasionally SW until midday; then very light, moderate through strong (gusting from 39-29mph) before returning to light thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1020hPa-1011hPa-1012hPa. Fronts etc. an ENE/WSW cold front moved S over the District during the late morning/early afternoon and an occlusion swung from E/W to N/S as it passed E over the District during the late afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
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