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Monday 4th September 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+4y Mute Swan, 16 Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 3 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard, 1 HOBBY, 7 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe and 61 Coot. Also present were 4 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 63 Lapwing, 2 GREENSHANK, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 yaffling Green Woodpecker, 2 LESSER WHITETHROAT and 1 singing Chiffchaff (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior and Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2+6y Mute Swan, 386 Mallard, 40 Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck, 4 Teal, 3 Pochard, 3 Shoveler, 21 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 5 Little Egret, 72 Coot, 8 Moorhen, 14 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher and 1 Swift (Alan Whitehouse and John Seevior per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 9 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret (inc FJ), 1 BITTERN, 1 OSPREY, 1 HOBBY, 4 Snipe, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 GREENSHANK, 5 RUFF, 4 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 PEREGRINE, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 3+ Swift, 1 BEARDED TIT, 1 Yellow Wagtail (David Bamforth and Paul Gould per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) –3 Mute Swan, 123 Greylag Geese, 597 Canada Geese, 83 Gadwall, 31 Teal, 11 Shoveler, 7 Wigeon, 4 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 2 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 OSPREY over (here before moving off to Old Moor), 1 Moorhen, c200 Lapwing, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 3 BH Gull and 2 Yellow Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Haugh Road – 1 Snipe high to SW @ 18.42; 13 Lesser Black-backed Gull S @ 19.35; 2 Swift SW. 1@ 16.00 & 1 @ 18.40 (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Thorpe Marsh NR (SE5909Z) – 1 Little Egret, 2a+1j Kestrel, 1 WILLOW TIT (Neil Shaw)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 7 Great Crested Grebe; 4a+2j Little Grebe; 42 Mute Swan; 1 Gadwall; 61 Tufted Duck;1m Sparrowhawk; 7+ Moorhen; 70+ Coot; 95 Lapwing; 60+ Black-headed Gull; 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1 Stock Dove; 1 Kingfisher; 1c Great Spotted Woodpecker; 70+ Sand Martin; 25 Swallow; 8 House Martin; 24 Robin; 4 Blackcap; 1 Whitethroat; 1 Willow Warbler; 25 Chiffchaff; 1 Goldcrest; 6+ Long-tailed Tit with 8 of the Chiffchaff; 50+ Starling; 200+ Linnet; 50+ Goldfinch; 8 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 Mandarin, 3 Little Egret. 1m MARSH HARRIER, 1j HOBBY, 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 26 Ringed Plover, 37 Lapwing, 6 Dunlin, 2 Snipe (Chip Rhodes, Colin Wall, Mark Paine). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 38 Little Egret, 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPER (LJD) (Lance Degnan, Steve Furber and Col Neale)

                                  One of the two Pectoral Sandpiper found by Lance Degnan on Hagg Lane Flash © Steve Furber 2017

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks SK6693) – 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPER relocated here then returned to Hagg Lane by late evening, 2 LRP, 2 GREENSHANK (Derick Evans).

     The second Pectoral Sandpiper today on Hagg Lane Flash and Newington Flash photographed here on Hagg Lane © Steve Furber 2017

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 6 Wigeon, 3 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 5 Grey Heron, 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, c400 Lapwing, 1j Green Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Swallow, 1s CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Reed bunting (Sue Bird, Roger Bird, Mark Roberts, Ian Heppenstall, Janet Heppenstall, AW). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

 

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 rain during the early hours/early morning, otherwise dry. Visibility: poor/moderate through the early hours and much of the morning; then good until midday; then mainly very good. Occasionally excellent and good thereafter. Temperatures: +12.3°C to +21.3°C. Wind: very light throughout; mainly SSE/SE, occasionally S until 10am; then SSW/S/SW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1010hPa-1009hPa-1011hPa-1010hPa-1012hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/SE occlusion and a NW/SE warm front moved E over the District during the early hours and morning respectively.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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