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Saturday 29th April 2017

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Pink-footed Goose, 3 Wigeon, 2m+1f GARGANEY, 1 Pochard, 1 Little Egret, 1 OSPREY NW @ 9.30am (NS and TH from Old Moor); 1 Water Rail, 18 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 LRP, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 1 WHINCHAT, 1 WHEATEAR, 1 Little Owl, 2 Sedge Warbler (Nigel Smith and Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 6 Shelduck, 6 Teal, 1 BITTERN, 3 Little Egret, 4 AVOCET, 8 Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 1 KNOT, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 2 WHIMBREL, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, (Kare Williams, Chris Harris, Barnsley BSG and Tom Hibbert per Twitter)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE – f+5j Mallard, 1 i/m COMMON SCOTER, 1 Swallow and 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Sue & Roger Bird)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 5 Mallard, 1p Gadwall, 4 Greylag Geese, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel, 4 Blackcap, 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, 6 Willow Warbler, 9+ Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 WILLOW TIT, 1m Reed Bunting, 25+ Linnet, 30+ Goldfinch, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Tree Sparrow, 1p Pheasant, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Lapwing, 3 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silver Wood (SK4893) – 2 Treecreeper, 7s Willow Warbler, c.10s Blackcap, 2s Garden Warbler, 5s Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 6s Chiffchaff, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Swallow, 1 Grey Heron, 2a+2j Moorhen, 3s Song Thrush (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 3s Reed Warbler, 1s Sedge Warbler, 4s Reed Bunting, c.15s Whitethroat, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, 1m WHINCHAT, 2 Swallow, c.12s Willow Warbler, 2p Lapwing, 3s Song Thrush, 1 Oystercatcher W at 07.30; 3s Meadow Pipit, 2 Jackdaw N, 2 Jay (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2 Great Crested Grebe, 29 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Gadwall, 14 Tufted Duck, 1m SCAUP, 7 Herring Gull, 1 Swift, 16s Wren, 17 (13s) Dunnock, 13 (10s) Robin, 3 (2s, 1n/b) Song Thrush, 12 (9s) Blackbird, 8 (6s) Blackcap, 2s Whitethroat, 1s Sedge Warbler, 2s Reed Warbler, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 14s Willow Warbler, 8s Chiffchaff, 9 (3p/n) Carrion Crow, 4 Reed Bunting, 3 (2s) Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FRICKLEY CP + WATER TREATMENT WORKS (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) – 1 RING OUZEL morning only (Kev Wakelam). 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Jonathan Holliday)


IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 WHINCHAT, 3 WHEATEAR, 1M RING OUZEL (Steve Furber)

The Ring Ouzel at Slaynes Lane today © Steve Furber 2017

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Shelduck, 1 BITTERN, 4 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Buzzard, 1 Oystercatcher, 3 AVOCET, 1 Snipe, 20 Jackdaw, 50+ Sand Martin, 7 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2 Song Thrush, BUFFER AREA – 1 Kingfisher, 3 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 15 Starling (Michael A Bird, Sue Bird, Roger Bird () For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

STAINTON PIT TIP – 1 i WHITE-TAILED EAGLE flew NW at 10.40am; 1 WHEATEAR, 2 GRASSHOPPER WARBLER,. 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 15 Whitethroat, 12 Willow Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Jon O’Malley). A credit to working a regular patch, congratulations on yet another great find for the area Jon.

TORNE VALLEY – Rossington Pit Tip – 3 WHEATEAR and 1 Sedge Warbler (Stuart Churchill)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1 (2cy/m) LONG-TAILED DUCK (AS), 1 Curlew, 1 Common Tern, 1 Swift, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Adrian Scutt, Rich Collis, Chris Robinson, Tina Langford and Danny Fardell). I understand per Rich Collis that this is the first LTD at the Res. and the District since 1999; it is believed to be the 8th District record of the species.

The 2nd cy male Long-tailed Duck in fading light this evening © Chris Robinson 2017

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LOCAL – Weather: mainly overcast with occasional brighter spells and occasional clear skies, dry throughout. Visibility: excellent/very good until 2am; then good until 8am; then very good until 11am; then mainly excellent occasionally very good until 6pm; then good/very good thereafter. Temperatures: +7.4°C to +6.5°C to +12.8°C to +12.3°C to 13.0°C to +9.5°C. Wind: very light SE/SSE until 6am; then light mainly SSW until 2pm; then light/very light S until 6pm; then very light/light E/ESE occasionally SE thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1016hPa-1012hPa. Fronts etc. none.


MOON PHASE – Waxing crescent
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