August 28, 2017

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Monday 28th August 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) –2+4y Mute Swan, 6 Greylag, 12 Tufted Duck, 11 Gadwall, 8 Mallard, 4 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 12 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe and 47 Coot. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Swift and 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2+6y Mute Swan, 139 Canada Geese, 41 Greylag, 1j Shelduck, 1 Wigeon, 127 Gadwall, 83 Mallard, 11 Tufted Duck, 6 Shoveler, 5+ Teal, 3 Pochard, 21 Little Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 121 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 55 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 41 BH Gull and 1 Yellow Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Michael Rushton per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 707 Lapwing, 3 GREENSHANK, 2 RUFF, 2 Green Sandpiper, Redshank, Dunlin, 2 GARGANEY, 5 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and BEARDED TIT heard only (Tom Hibbert per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 3 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 73 Lapwing, 25 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, c30 House Martin, 1 WHEATEAR, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT and 2 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Chris Needham per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash – 1 Water Rail and 1 Kingfisher (Tina Langford)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 54 Mute Swan, 49 Tufted Duck, 2 Kestrel, 80 Lapwing, 1a Common Sandpiper, 40+ Black-headed Gull, 1j Lesser Black-backed Gull S, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15+ Swift, 12 Swallow S, 2 House Martin S, 23 Robin, 3 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 22 Chiffchaff, 26 Linnet, 90+ Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 OSPREY, 3+ MARSH HARRIER, 2 Kestrel, 3 HOBBY, 1 PEREGRINE, 26 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 2 GREENSHANK, 1 WHIMBREL, 1 Curlew, 21 Snipe, 1 TURTLE DOVE, 4+ Stonechat, 3+ WHEATEAR (Col Neale and Paul Shawcroft). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

                                                                 Two of the Wheatear on Hatfield Moors this evening © Bob Usher 2017

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 2 GREENSHANK, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 RUFF, 3 Swift (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks) – SK6693 – 9 GREENSHANK, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 30 Yellow Wagtail (Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Wigeon, 28 Cormorant, 1m+2f MARSH HARRIER, 3 Sparrowhawk, 7 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, c400 Lapwing, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, c40 Lesser Black-backed Gull W, 21 Swift S, 1 Kingfisher, c50 Sand Martin, 15 Swallow S, 1 House Martin S, 14 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 1 Reed warbler (Richard Scott, Darren Wozencroft, Sue Bird, Roger Bird). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

TORNE VALLEY – Over Rossington – 12 Swift (Stuart Churchill)

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: mainly clear skies and dry throughout. Visibility: good/moderate from 4am to 11am; otherwise very good. Temperatures: +12.6°C to +26.5°C. Wind: very light from within SE quarter until 8am; then very light/light/moderate from within SW quarter until 3pm; then light/very light thereafter. Surface pressure: 1019hPa-101?hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waxing crescent.
Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office


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