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Tuesday 12th September 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 MARSH HARRIER which appeared different to Old Moor bird (Karen Williams per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+2y Mute Swan, 14 Tufted Duck, 7 Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 3 Mallard, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 76 Coot and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 HOBBY, 1 Kestrel, 1 Jay, 1 Swift and 150+ hirundines (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2+6y Mute Swan, 300+ Canada Geese, 61 Greylag, 183 Mallard, 13 Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck, 8 Shoveler, 3 Teal, 3 PINTAIL, 22 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 BH Gull, 1 Jay and 3 Yellow Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 GARGANEY, 14 Cormorant, 9 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 PEREGRINE, 2 Snipe, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 13 RUFF, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 GREENSHANK, 18 Golden Plover, 2 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Swift, 2+ Goldcrest (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 78 Greylag, 35 Shoveler, 20 Gadwall, 15 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 107 Lapwing, 8 BH Gull, 50+ House Martin, 5 Pied Wagtail, 3+ Yellow Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit and 13 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 5 Mallard; 1 Grey Heron; 1 Buzzard; 1 Kingfisher; 1 Jay; 15+ Bullfinch; 40+ Goldfinch; 1m Chaffinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Haugh Road – 1 Sparrowhawk; 2 Buzzard; 2 Kestrel; 4 Swift (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 26 Ringed Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 2 GREENSHANK, 7 RUFF, 4 WHEATEAR, 2 Stonechat (John Robinson and Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 8 Little Egret, 1j PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 12 RUFF, 4 Ringed Plover and 3 Dunlin (Andy Merrick per Rob Hoare and Carl Cornish)

IPORT PITS – c.140 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 97 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 600+ Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 GREENSHANK, 15 Stock Dove, 5 Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1i Shelduck, 8 Wigeon1 Little Egret1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 1m MARSH HARRIER2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel1 HOBBYc300 Lapwing8 Black-tailed Godwit1 Redshank1 Snipe15 Swift1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 2 Coal Tit, 20 Sand Martin, 7 Swallow, 70+ House Martin, 3 CETTI’S WARBLER3 Chiffchaff, 1 Pied Wagtail, c30 Goldfinch. CARR LODGE – 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel (Brian G A Buckle, Michael A Bird, Dave Harden, Phil Goacher, Adrian Andruchiw, Sue Bird, Helen Womack, Dave Carroll, Sheia Bury). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: a mixture of cloudy but bright and clear skies until the afternoon; then overcast with heavy rain from early evening onwards. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +9.5°C to +16.8°C. Wind: mainly light/moderate occasionally strong with gusts 29-30mph during the early afternoon. Surface pressure: 997hPa-1004hPa-995hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
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