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BIRD REPORTS

CUSWORTH PARK – c30 Swallow (Ian J Stubbs)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 Little Egret, 2 GARGANEY, 14 AVOCET, 5 WHEATEAR, 6+ Yellow Wagtail, 33 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Grey Partridge, 1 Water Rail (Gary Stones and Danny Fardell per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 Mute Swan, 4 Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 10 Gadwall, 10 Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 40+1j Coot, 1 Moorhen, 280+ BH Gull and 3 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Lapwing over, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 ‘y’ Green Woodpecker and 2s Whitethroat (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 19 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 16 Gadwall, 14 Tufted Duck, 6 Pochard, 4 Mallard, 2 Teal, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Little Grebe, 14 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 6 Lapwing, 8 Herring Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Swift (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS) .

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT (Old Moor-Bolton Ings) – 12s Willow Warbler, 8s Chiffchaff, 4s Blackcap and 1s Mistle Thrush. On the return walk, a group of 20+ House Martins and 5+ Swallows (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 6 AVOCET, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 LRP, 1 Common Sandpiper, c.400 Sand Martin, 1 ICELAND GULL on Mere at dusk, also 87 Herring Gull, 24 LBB Gull, 1 GBB Gull, 1 Common Gull (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

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

DON VALLEY – Swinton – Creighton Woods – 1 Tawny Owl (Paul Gould)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 6 Shoveler, 2 Kestrel, 4 Redshank, 1 Swift, 1 CUCKOO, 1 WHITE WAGTAIL, 1s GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (John Robinson and Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks) – SK6693 – 10 LRP, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 RUFF (Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 4 Shelduck, 28 Gadwall, 1 BITTERN, 3 Little Egret, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 4 Buzzard, 1c Water Rail, 4 AVOCET, 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Lapwing, 1 LRP, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 7 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, Sand Martin (continual movement W and NW), 2 Swallow through, 3 House Martin, (Sue Bird, Dave Carroll, Keith Lynes, Michael A Bird, Ian Heppenstall) For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

STAINTON PIT TIP – The 2 SHORE LARK were still present this afternoon (Jon O’Malley)

WENT VALLEY – Campsall CP/Norton Common – 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 6s Reed Warbler, 5s Whitethroat, 1 WHEATEAR (David Franklin)

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WEATHER REPORTS
LOCAL – Weather: clear skies until late morning; then mainly cloudy occasionally overcast with sunny spells and occasional showers some wintery during the afternoon. Visibility: excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: +2.4°C to -1.2°C to +8.4°C to +5.2°C to 6.5°C to +2.8°C to +3.3°C to +2.7°C to +3.0°C to +2.5°C. Wind: mainly light/moderate, occasionally very light and strong with gusts from 30-34mph throughout the afternoon. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1012hPa-1011hPa-1016hPa. Fronts etc. a trough moved E over the District during the afternoon.
SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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