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BIRD REPORTS 

CADEBY TO HIGH MELTON – 1f Stonechat (Ken Foundation)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – WeBS+ – 4+4j Mute Swan, 20 Canada Goose, 142 Mallard, 39 Teal, 1 PINTAIL, 5 Wigeon, 12 Shoveler, 92 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 1 OSPREY (same as Old Moor bird) E, 1 HOBBY, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 9 Little Grebe, 32 Coot, 44+5j Moorhen, 335 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 RUFF, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – WeBS – 3+1j Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 40 Gadwall, 17 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 14 Tufted Duck, 7 Pochard, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 BITTERN, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER (same as Old Moor bird), 17 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 168 Coot, 56 Lapwing (Karen Williams per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – WeBS+ – 8 Mute Swan, 687 Canada Goose, 187 Grey Lag Goose, 315 Mallard, 25 Teal, 56 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 9 PINTAIL, 16 Tufted Duck, 3 Buzzard, 1 HOBBY, 1 PEREGRINE, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 18 Little Grebe, 79 Coot, 19 Moorhen (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Village – 1 NUTHATCH (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Park – 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Manvers Lake – WeBS – 2+4j Mute Swan, 15 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 4 Gadwall, 10 Tufted Duck, 15 Mallard, 21+3j Coot, 20+4j Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 6+4j Great Crested Grebe, 4 Kingfisher (Karen Williams per Twitter) (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – WeBS+ – 5 Mute Swan, 45 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 21 Mallard, 7 PINTAIL, 3 Wigeon, 3 Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 OSPREY, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 2 HOBBY, 1 PEREGRINE, 11 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Water Rail, 19 Moorhen, 58 Coot, 2 Ringed Plover, 22 Golden Plover, 1 Dunlin, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 10 RUFF, 1 WHEATEAR, 6 Swift S, 2 Jay, 2+ BEARDED TIT, 245 Meadow Pipit S, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Barnsley BSG, RSPB_Old Moor and Jeff Wragg per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 OSPREY same as Old Moor and Adwick Washlands bird (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 Yellow Wagtail S; c.60 Meadow Pipit mostly south, a few scattered round pit top; 52 Canada Goose (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash/Pot Riding (SE5300F) – 2 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Swift S (Tina Langford)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 11 Great Crested Grebe; 3+3j Little Grebe; 4 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron; 36 Mute Swan; 52 Tufted Duck; 90+ Lapwing; 350+ Black-headed Gull; 2j Lesser Black-backed Gull S; 1 Swift N @ 0957; 55+ Sand Martin; 15+ Swallow; 20+ House Martin; 1 Grey Wagtail N; 1 HOBBY N @ 0900; 1 OSPREY in from NE @ 0902, left NW 0906 (presumed same as Dearne Valley bird); 32 Robin; 1f/i Blackcap; 2 Whitethroat; 18 (1s) Chiffchaff; 9 Jackdaw; 1 Rook N; 260+ Linnet; 90+ Goldfinch; 4 (2j) Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 25 PINTAIL, 4 MARSH HARRIER, 3 HOBBY, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 LRP, 13 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 GREENSHANK, 18 RUFF, 1 NIGHTJAR, 6 Swift, 7 Stonechat. 2 Goldcrest, 269 Meadow Pipit S, 1 Treecreeper (Andy Marshall and Colin Wall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPER still present @ 11:20 (Per today’s

IPORT AREA – 1 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 5 Teal, 30+ Cormorant, 20 (twenty) Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 10 Little Grebe, 25+ GC Grebe, 250+ Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 GREENSHANK, 7 Stock Dove, 4 Swift S, 1 Swallow S, c.20 Sand Martin S, 6 Skylark, 10 Pied Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 50+ Linnet, 40+ Goldfinch, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson).

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1i Shelduck, 10 Wigeon, 3 PINTAIL, 4 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, c.5 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 4 Water Rail, 2 Ringed Plover, 675 Lapwing, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 RUFF, 4 Redshank, 11 Snipe, 2 Collared Dove, c.40 Swift, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Jay, 1 Willow/Marsh Tit, 5 Sand Martin, 9 Swallow, 190 House Martin, 14 (12s) CETTI’S WARBLER, 21 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, c.140 Starling, 2 Pied Wagtail, 15 Meadow Pipit S and c50 Goldfinch (Richard Scott, Mark Roberts, Sue Bird, Roger Bird, PN, Jenny Kingsland, Sue Cullen, SR). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WOODFIELD – Woodfield Arms – 20+ Pied Wagtail to roost in trees bordering road; view partially obscured so probably more (Chris Robinson)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: changeable with clear skies until 3am; then cloudy but fairly bright with some sunny spells until 9am; then mainly overcast with squally showers and occasional sunny spells until 8pm; then cloudy but bright thereafter. Visibility: very poor/moderate until 3am; then moderate/good until 8am; then very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +7.6°C to +15.8°C. Wind: very light/light until 1pm; then light/moderate/strong gusting 31-37mph until 7pm; then light/very light occasional gusts to 29mph thereafter; wholly from SW quarter mainly SSW/SW. Surface pressure: 1001hPa-987hPa. Fronts etc.: three occlusions at the head of a large Depression centred off NE Scotland moved E during the afternoon/evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.


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