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Tuesday 5th September 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 5 Little Egret, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 8 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 430 Lapwing, 1 PEREGRINE, 22 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 1 Swift, c.200 Goldfinch (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

 

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 Little Egret. 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 HOBBY, c.120 Sand Martin, 4 Swift, 1 GREENSHANK, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff (Ken Foundation per Twitter)

 

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2+6y Mute Swan, 345 Mallard, c20 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck, 5 Pochard, 2 Teal, 17 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 71 Coot, 7 Moorhen, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Swift and 3+ Yellow Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

 

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 GARGANEY, 69 Shoveler, 215 Teal, 21 Little Egret, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 HOBBY, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Water Rail, 9 Dunlin, 4+ Green Sandpiper, 3 GREENSHANK, 3 RUFF, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 1j Green Woodpecker, 3+ Swift and c.200 Sand Martin ( Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS; per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

 

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 268 Canada Geese, 123 Greylag, 106 Gadwall, 25 Shoveler, 11 Teal, 7 Wigeon, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 5 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 68 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 1 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1c GREENSHANK, 3 BH Gull and 8 Yellow Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

 

DON VALLEY – Cusworth Park – 2j Mute Swan, 6 Tufted Duck, 4 Swallow, c.30 House Martin, 1 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff (Chris Robinson)

 

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Buzzard; 20+ House Martin; 4+ Swallow; 2 Swift; 3 Mallard; 3 Coal Tit; 3+ Goldcrest; 3 Chiffchaff; 1 Bullfinch; 15+ Linnet; 4 Goldfinch; 4 Carrion Crow (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

 

 

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 Mandarin, 2 Little Egret, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 38 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 1 TURTLE DOVE, 1j Kingfisher, 4 WOODLARK S, 5 Stonechat, 1 WHINCHAT (Chip Rhodes & Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

 

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 43 Little Egret, 1j MARSH HARRIER, 2a HOBBY, 29 Ringed Plover, 11 Dunlin, 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPER (still present this evening); 1 GREENSHANK, 9 RUFF (Lance Degnan, Rich Collis, Steve Furber, Bob Usher)

 

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks) – SK6693 – 80 Teal, 1j MARSH HARRIER (same as Hagg Lane bird?); 1j PEREGRINE, 3 LRP, 24 Ringed Plover, 11 Dunlin, 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 1 GREENSHANK, 4 RUFF (Steve Furber. Lance Degnan, Derick Evans).

 

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 200 Teal, 29 Ringed Plover (thought to be same as Hagg Lane birds), 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 GREENSHANK, 3 RUFF (Lance Degnan and Steve Furber)

IPORT AREA – 4 Shoveler, 3 Teal, c.90 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, c.30 GC Grebe, 1 LRP, 8 Snipe, 2 RUFF, 1 Common Gull, 2+ GBB Gull, c.300 LBB Gull, 1a Herring Gull, 2a Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Skylark, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Chris Robinson).

 

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1i Shelduck, c110 Gadwall, c120 Teal, 8 Pochard, c25 Tufted Duck, 3 Grey Heron, 8 (2y) Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2j MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 1 HOBBY, c100 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 9 Snipe, 4 Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 2 WILLOW TIT, c 50 hirundines – mainly Sand Martins; 4 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Bullfinch (Keith Lynes, Michael Bird, Phil Goacher, Sue Bird, Dave Carroll, Helen Womack, Sheila Bury). 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: mainly overcast with occasional brighter spells later in the day; heavy rain fell during the morning; otherwise dry. Visibility: very good through the early hours; then good/moderate through the morning; then excellent/very good, occasionally good thereafter. Temperatures: +19.0°C to +14.0°C. Wind: light/very light throughout; variable in direction but wholly from the SW quarter until early evening; then WNW/W thereafter. Surface pressure: 1012hPa-1010hPa-1013hPa. Fronts etc.: several N/S cold fronts moved E over the District through the early hours, morning and afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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