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Monday 21st August 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 5 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Moorhen, 2 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 1 GREENSHANK, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Snipe, 15 Yellow Wagtail, 2 WHINCHAT, 2 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Gary Haywood, Gary Stones and Walter Aram per Twitter)

One of today’s Whinchat at Adwick Washlands © Gary Stones 2017

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1+1y Mute Swan, 10 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 10 Gadwall, 7 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 2 Pochard, 15 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron and 49 Coot. Also present were 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Swift, 5 LBB Gull and 60+ Goldfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) –2+6y Mute Swan, 39 Canada Geese, 29 Greylag, 150+ Gadwall, 70 Mallard, 9 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 23 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 117 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 18 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 10+ Yellow Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 245 Greylag Geese, 45 Shoveler, 1 BARNACLE GOOSE, 4 GARGANEY, 3 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1m Sparrowhawk, 1 PEREGRINE, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 100 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 6 Green Sandpiper, 2 GREENSHANK, c.200 Swift, 8 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 TREE PIPIT, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Blackcap, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1j Goldcrest, 1+ WILLOW TIT, 1 BEARDED TIT (Barnsley BSG, Chris Harris and Adam Hutt per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 3 Mute Swan, 27 Canada Geese, 20 Mallard, 15 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 3 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, 214 Lapwing, 8 Black Tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Golden Plover, 31 BH Gull and 2 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Chris Needham per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 1j Little Grebe, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Cormorant, 42 Mute Swan, 2p Gadwall, 49 Tufted Duck, 3 Buzzard, 60+ Lapwing, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Tern, 3 Swift, 70 Sand Martin S, 58 (48S, 10W) House Martin, 7 Swallow S, 20 Robin, 1 Song Thrush, 16 Blackbird, 6 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Reed Warbler, 29 Chiffchaff, 9 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 OSPREY, 1 Kestrel, 1 HOBBY, 5 LRP, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 1 GREENSHANK, 2 Snipe, 1 TURTLE DOVE, 3 NIGHTJAR, 3 Stonechat (Andy Marshall, Col Neale and Paul Shawcroft). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Entered on Birdtrack.

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 3 Green Sandpiper, Redshank and 2 Snipe (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-SIGHTINGS)
IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks) – SK6693 – Morning – 15 Little Egret, 1 HOBBY, 2 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Tern, 10 Swift (Steve Furber).

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Kingfisher, 1 RAVEN (Allen Holmes). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

Tickets for the 2017 Spurn Migration Festival

Migfest 2017 (8th – 10th September) Tickets go on sale on 29th May and can be obtained via the Migfest website at http://spurnmigfest.com/ or by phone from the BTO on 01842 750050

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainy cloudy but bright with occasional sunny spells until early afternoon; then overcast thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good/good; very occasionally moderate. Temperatures: +10.3°C to +19.0°C. Wind: very light throughout; mainly variable from within the SE quarter, occasionally SW. Surface pressure: 1022hPa-1021hPa-????hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/SE upper warm front moved NE over the District during the late afternoon/early evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – New.
Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office


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