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Thursday 24th August 2017

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*** Please note that the 22nd, 23rd and 24th have been updated.

BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+3y Mute Swan, 4 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 10 Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck, 5 Mallard, 2 Pochard, 10 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 BITTERN, 2 Cormorant and 58 Coot. Also present were 2 Kestrel, 2 Swift 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, 113 Canada Geese, 16 Greylag, 107 Gadwall, 56 Mallard, 17 Tufted Duck, 7 Pochard, 6 Shoveler, 23 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 141 Coot, 7 Moorhen, 2 Buzzard, 23 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 41 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 3+ Yellow Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 3 Wigeon, 1 GARGANEY, 3 Little Egret (inc FJ), 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Curlew, 1 RUFF, 2 Snipe, 2 GREENSHANK, 2 Redshank, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2+ Kestrel, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 HOBBY, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (KP), BEARDED TIT heard only (Karen Parkes, Ian Morris, Chris Harris per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 9 Canada Geese, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 2 Mallard, 2 Pochard, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Moorhen, 2 Sparrowhawk, 185 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 1 Curlew, 1 Golden Plover, 24 BH Gull, c50 Goldfinch and 9 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Cusworth Park – Late afternoon – 7 Swift SW in 1 hr, c.70 Swallow (c.60SW in 1hr), c40 House Martin SW in 1hr, 2 Mistle Thrush W, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Greenfinch W, c.50 Goldfinch W in 1hr (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Haugh Road – 4 Buzzard, 10 Swift, 1i WHEATEAR on playing field @ 08.55 (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 25 Canada Goose, 1 Snipe, 1 Grey Partridge, 1 TREE PIPIT S; 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Swallow, 2 Swift, c.25 House Martin, 1s Chiffchaff, 4 Jay (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1a Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron W, 46 Mute Swan (4 left W); 51 Tufted Duck, 4 Buzzard, 50+ Lapwing, 500+ Black-headed Gull, 1a Lesser Black-backed Gull W, 1 Common Sandpiper, c.30 Swift, 8 Swallow, 17 Robin, 4 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 23 Chiffchaff, 40 Carrion Crow, 2 Tree Sparrow, 134 Linnet, 120+ Goldfinch, 7 Bullfinch, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Golden Plover N (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 OSPREY (Rich Collis). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 GREENSHANK, 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Lance Degnan)

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash behind Ship Inn only (S Yorks) – 2 GREENSHANK, 1 Green Sandpiper, 30 Yellow Wagtail (Lance Degnan)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 300 Gadwall, 10 Little Egret, 1 RED KITE over towards Barrow Hills; 1 GREENSHANK (Lance Degnan) Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-RECENT SIGHTINGS). All entered on Birdtrack.

IPORT AREA – 5 Shelduck, 7 Shoveler, 4 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 1 LRP, c.40 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 GREENSHANK, 2 Curlew NE, 18 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Linnet, Goldfinch, Greenfinch (Chris Robinson).

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – c5 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 12 Grey Heron, 1 HOBBY, 1 Water Rail, 500+ Lapwing, 3a+7j) Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 1 Swift, 10+ Blackcap, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 3 Whitethroat, 1j Song Thrush, 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER, 1 Bullfinch (Barry Wardley, Andy Dalton, GJo, Richard Scott, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WENT VALLEY – Askern/Norton Common area – 9 Grey Partridge, 1 WHEATEAR (Hayworth Lane), 1 Whitethroat (David Franklin)

WILSIC AREA – 8+ SPOTTED FLYCATCHER – largest count this year (Keith Rich)

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: clear skies until 10am; then bright with scattered cloud, occasionally overcast until 9pm; then clear skies thereafter. Visibility: very good until 10am; excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +10.3°C to +19.2°C. Wind: very light/light throughout, variable in direction but wholly from within the SW quarter. Surface pressure: 1013hPa-1016hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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