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Wednesday 23rd August 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 GARGANEY, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 GREENSHANK, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 WHIMBREL W, 5+ Snipe, 15+ Yellow Wagtail, c.150 Goldfinch (Jonathan Holliday per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+2y Mute Swan, 92 Canada Geese, 41 Greylag, 9 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 7 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 47 Coot, 2 Moorhen and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 2 Lapwing, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5 Swift and 2 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2+6y Mute Swan, 138 Canada Geese, 21 Greylag, 127 Gadwall, 97 Mallard, 11 Tufted Duck, 8 Shoveler, 5 Pochard, 25 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 132 Coot, 7 Moorhen, 18 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper and 3+ Yellow Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 3 GARGANEY, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Dunlin + 1W, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 10 Green Sandpiper, 5 GREENSHANK, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Curlew, 4 RUFF, 2 Kingfisher, 3+ Swift, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Chris Needham, John Law, Chris Harris and Jeff Wragg per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 3 Mute Swan, 165 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 31 Gadwall, 11 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 4 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 2 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 3 Moorhen, 198 Lapwing, 5 Dunlin, 3j Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 GREENSHANK, 1 Common Sandpiper, 7 BH Gull and 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Chris Needham per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Haugh Road – 2 Cormorant NE @ 14.05; 7 Buzzard – circling @ 14.30; 2 HOBBY circling high over Stubbin Old Pit Site @ 15.03; 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull S, 1 Swift SW, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker SW @ 15.24; 1 Grey Wagtail SW (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Rd/York Rd – 13 Swift lowered by rain shower late morning (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 4 BLACK TERN S @ c.9am (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 HOBBY, 2+ PEREGRINE, 8+ LRP, 21+ Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2+ Redshank, 8 Curlew, 5 Snipe, 2 NIGHTJAR, 1+ Yellow Wagtail, 1 WHEATEAR, 3 Stonechat (John Robinson, Andy Marshall and Stuart Churchill). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Entered on Birdtrack.

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash – 6 Green Sandpiper (Lance Degnan)

IPORT AREA – 3 Shelduck, 7 Shoveler, 3 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 LRP, c.200 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 1 WHEATEAR (Chris Robinson).

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2+ BITTERN, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 1a HOBBY, 450+ Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 3+ LESSER WHITETHROAT (Richard Scott, Joe Angus, Paul Paddock, Andy Dalton, VC logbook). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WENT VALLEY – A central Askern garden – 1c Tawny Owl (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: mixture of overcast/cloudy but brighter skies until mid-afternoon with some light rain falling during the early hours and late morning; then brighter with sunshine until dark. Visibility: moderate/poor, occasionally good until 2pm; then very good thereafter. Temperatures: +20.9°C to +??.?°C. Wind: very light, occasionally light; variable in direction but wholly from the SE quarter until 10am; then mainly from within the SW quarter until 5pm; then mainly from the NW quarter thereafter. Surface pressure: 1016hPa-1011hPa-10??hPa. Fronts etc.: a NNW/S cold front moved slowly E during the morning and early afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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