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Tuesday 22nd August 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 GARGANEY, 4 Little Egret, 8 Grey Partridge, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 4 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 GREENSHANK, 11+ Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 LITTLE OWL, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 1 WILLOW TIT (Walter Aram, Gary Stones and Pat Heath per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+4y Mute Swan, 6 Greylag, 27 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 10 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 51 Coot and 1 Moorhen. Also present were 1 Buzzard, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 4 Lapwing, 2 Jay and 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) –2+6y Mute Swan, 48 Canada Geese, 35 Greylag, 130+ Gadwall, 80+ Mallard, 10 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 20 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 119 Coot, 9 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, 23 Lapwing, 5 Black Tailed Godwit, 5 Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Red Legged Partridge and 12+ Yellow Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 1 Common Tern, 1 Kingfisher (Paul & Barbara Shepherd)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – Mute Swan, 2 GARGANEY, 1 BITTERN, Little Egrets, 5+ Grey Heron, 3+ Kestrel, 1 HOBBY, 1 PEREGRINE, Great Crested Grebe, Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 4+ Common Sandpiper, 1+ Green Sandpiper, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 1 GREENSHANK, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 7+ Snipe, Kingfisher, 1 BARN OWL, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 WILLOW TIT, 4 BEARDED TIT, Linnet, Goldfinch (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 3 Mute Swan, 83 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 41 Gadwall, 6 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, 154 Lapwing, 9 Black Tailed Godwit, 5 Dunlin, 1 GREENSHANK, 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 BH Gull, 1 WHEATEAR, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Chris Needham per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Arksey Common (SE5906 & SE6006) – 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 WILLOW TIT, c.25 Linnet (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Conisbrough – TPT – 100+ Goldfinch (Paul & Barbara Shepherd)

DON VALLEY – Kilnhurst Ings (SK4596) – 6 Yellow Wagtail (Paul Gould)

DON VALLEY – Old Ravenfield – c.60 Linnet, c.12 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HATFIELD VILLAGE – Doncaster Rd near Mile End Ave – 1 HOBBY S (Ryan McClarence)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 Shoveler, 1 OSPREY, 1j MARSH HARRIER, 1 Kestrel, 2+ HOBBY, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 5+ LRP, 7+ Ringed Plover, 2+ Redshank, 19 Snipe, 1 TURTLE DOVE, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 WHEATEAR (Andy Marshall, Chip Rhodes, John Robinson, Mark Smedley and Colin Wall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Entered on Birdtrack.

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) –10 Little Egret, 2 GREENSHANK, 4 Green Sandpiper, 8 Snipe (Steve Furber per Twitter)

IPORT AREA – 9 Mute Swan inc grounded bird, which can fly weakly; c.40 Canada Geese, c.25 Gadwall, c.20 Mallard, c.60 Tufted Duck, 12 Shoveler, 5 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 24 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 1 LRP, 1 Ringed Plover, c.130 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Snipe SE, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Chris Robinson).

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – Mute Swan – a grounded bird on the M18 caused tailbacks on the westbound carriageway early morning! (per BirdGuides); c100 Gadwall, c60 Teal, 26 Pochard, 21 Tufted Duck, 1 BITTERN, 3 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET – seen flying north over M18 early morning (per BirdGuides). Later seen on Willow Pool and the Lagoon; 6 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 5 (1y) Great Crested Grebe, 1m Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, c450 Lapwing, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 90 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER (Keith Lynes, Brian Buckle, Michael Bird, Mark Roberts, Darren Wozencroft, BirdGuides). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WENT VALLEY – Askern/Norton Common Area – 3 Teal, 1j Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 10 Grey Partridge, 38 Lapwing, 2 Kingfisher,  1 Green Woodpecker, 1 WILLOW TIT worryingly 1st of year for patch (David Franklin)

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: overcast with some brighter intervals during the afternoon; occasional light showers. Visibility: good/moderate until 2pm; very good thereafter. Temperatures: +10.3°C to +19.0°C. Wind: very light throughout from within the SE quarter. Surface pressure: 1020hPa-1016hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/SE weakening occlusion and a NW/SE warm front moved NNE over the District as the day progressed.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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