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Tuesday 29th August 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

CLIFTON BEACON – 1j Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, c.25 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin S, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest (Chris Robinson)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 GREENSHANK; 1 Green Sandpiper; 3 Yellow Wagtail; 3 Little Egret; 3 Kestrel; 1 Sparrowhawk (Pat Heath per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+4y Mute Swan, 2 Greylag, 14 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 7 Tufted Duck, 5 Pochard, 3 Shoveler, 8 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 LBB Gull and 57 Coot, 4 Cormorant, 1 BITTERN, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 17 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 juvenile Green Woodpecker, 2 Swift, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

 

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2+6y Mute Swan, 43 Canada Geese, 34 Greylag, 115 Mallard, 85 Gadwall, 13 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 25+ Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 127 Coot, 13 Moorhen, 2 Buzzard, 25 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 15 BH Gull and 1 Swift (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 321 Greylag Geese left roost, 4 Wigeon, 58 Shoveler, 4 GARGANEY, 32 Cormorant left roost, 25 Little Egret left roost, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 HOBBY, 1j PEREGRINE, 1 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 3 GREENSHANK, 5 Snipe, 2 RUFF, 4 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 REDSTART, 3 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 2 BEARDED TIT (Barnsley BSG, Peter Walsh, Ian Morris and Chris Harris per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

 

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 3 Mute Swan, 208 Canada Geese, 6 Greylag, 45 Mallard, 28 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 127 Lapwing, 1 calling GREENSHANK and 33 BH Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

 

FINNINGLEY GP (S Yorks) – 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Skylark (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 PEREGRINE, 1 HOBBY, 36 Ringed Plover, 8 Lapwing, 5 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 GREENSHANK, 1 WHEATEAR, 4 Stonechat, 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Colin Wall & Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

 

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 2 Mute Swan, 4 Gadwall, 2 Mallard, 3 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 15 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 19 Coot, 39 Lapwing, 3 Black-tailed godwit, 7 GREENSHANK, 2 Dunlin, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 9 Snipe, 2 RUFF, 16 BH Gull, 2 Swift, 23 Pied Wagtail and 14 Yellow Wagtail (Derrick Evans & Carl Cornish)

 

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks) – SK6693 – 5 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Goose, 3 Gadwall, 3 Mallard, 104 Teal, 2 Grey Heron, 23 Little Egret (movement between here & Hagg Lane 27 birds in total); 1 HOBBY, 1 Kestrel, 111 Lapwing, 17 Snipe, 2 Dunlin, 15 Yellow Wagtail again movement between sites total count 18 across the two sites (Carl Cornish).

 

 

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – c140 Gadwall, c35 Teal, c40 Pochard, c15 Tufted Duck, 9 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 6 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebe, 6 (2y) Great Crested Grebe. 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 HOBBY, c350 Lapwing, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, c25 Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c150 hirundines (mainly Sand Martins but also a few Swallows and House Martins); 2 CETTI’S WARBLER (Keith Lynes, Brian Buckle, Michael Bird, Phil Goacher, Dave Harden, Geoff Chatterton, Gary Dyson, David Horncastle). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

 

WENT VALLEY – Norton Ings – Bullfinch, 4 Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, Jay, 2 Kestrel, Kingfisher, 3 Sand Martin, Water Rail, 2 Whitethroat (Ryan McClarence)

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 overcast with some very light rain during the morning. Visibility: good from 3am until 9am; and moderate/good until noon; otherwise very good. Temperatures: +17.5°C to +12.5°C. Wind: very light from within SW quarter until 10am; then very light from within NW quarter thereafter. Surface pressure: 1014hPa-1013hPa-1014hPa. Fronts etc.: two NE/SW cold fronts moved SE over the District, the first during the late morning and the second during the late evening..

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – First quarter.
Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office


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