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Saturday 23rd September 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 Little Egret, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Green Sandpiper, 18 Snipe, 47 Lapwing, , 20 Meadow Pipit, c.70 Greenfinch (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 30 Wigeon, 275 Gadwall, 1 PINTAIL, 84 Shoveler, 295 Teal, 1 GARGANEY, 16 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 9 Water Rail, 15 Snipe, 7 Ringed Plover, 50 Golden, Plover, c.900 Lapwing, 7 Dunlin, 1 GREENSHANK, 17 RUFF, 4 Green Sandpiper, 32 Cormorant, 15 Little Egret, 14 Grey Heron, 6 Kingfisher,20 Swallow S; 8 Skylark S; 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 12 Song Thrush,1 Kingfisher, 4 Blackcap, 20 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler, 10 Goldcrest, 1 Jay, 2 Swallow, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 70 Meadow Pipit S; 3 Grey wagtail S; 1 Siskin S (Barnsley BSG & Ian Morris per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS) 7 Pintail, 11 Grey Herons, 63 Golden Plover, 4 RP, 4 Ruff, 5 Dunlin, 1 Common Sand, 5 Green Sand, 1 Greenshank

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – Moorhen – 1 ; Mallard – 10 ; Teal – 2 ; Cormorant – 4 – 3 left early morning ; Grey Heron – 1 ; Grey Wagtail – 1 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull – 1 – Over. ; Pheasant – 1 – Male calling. ; Red-legged Partridge – 1 – In set aside field. ; Mistle Thrush – 21 – Perched on wires together. ; Song Thrush – 3 ; Chiffchaff – 2 – Both singing. ; Willow Tit – 1 ; Siskin – 1 – Calling ; Bullfinch – 12 ; Goldcrest – 1 ; Jay – 2 ; Kestrel – 1 – Male (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – Yellowhammer – 2 ; Great Crested Grebe – 9 ; Little Grebe – 8 ; Cormorant – 8 ; Grey Heron – 1 – nw ; Mute Swan – 25 ; Tufted Duck – 46 ; Lapwing – 250+ – flock ; Black-headed Gull – 100 ; Herring Gull – 4 – 2ad2jv ; Lesser Black-backed Gull – 10 ; Kingfisher – 1 ; Skylark – 5 – 2-3past s ; Swallow – 15 – 6s9s ; Grey Wagtail – 2 ; Robin – 43 – 25sing ; Song Thrush – 1 ; Chiffchaff – 11 ; Reed Bunting – 1 (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HARWORTH PIT TOP (Notts) – Vismig – 08:15 to 11:15 –1 Cormorant N, 1 Grey Heron W, 42 Swallow S, 108 House Martin WSW, 5 Skylark NE, 3S and 2SW; 9 WOODLARK came in from N spent c.20 mins feeding on new topsoil then left E; 3 Pied Wagtail N, 12 Meadow Pipit S, 2 Chaffinch S, 2 Linnet S, 1 Reed Bunting S, 1 Yellowhammer S. Also around scrub/woodland, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Jay, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 WHEATEAR, 8+ Goldcrest, 4 Coal Tit and 1 Redpoll (Chris Robinson).

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 4 Egyptian Geese, 2+ Little Egret, 4+ MARSH HARRIER, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 HOBBY, 1 LRP, 180+ Ringed Plover, 150+ Golden Plover, 12+ LITTLE STINT, 20+ Dunlin, 8+ CURLEW SANDPIPER (min 6/max 11); 1 GREENSHANK, 5 Snipe, 3+ RUFF, 2 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail (Andy Marshall, Daz Watson, John Robinson, Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IPORT AREA – Evening – c.80 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 5 Cormorant, 7 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 12 Little Grebe, 200+ Lapwing, 1 GREENSHANK, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail (Chris Robinson).

M18 – Loversall Lakes – 1 a/m MARSH HARRIER S over @ c.5:15pm – presumably the Potteric bird? (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 8 Wigeon, 1 BITTERN, 1a/m+2j MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1j HOBBY, 1a PEREGRINE, 2 Water Rail, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 RUFF, 10 Dunlin W, 1 SPOTTED REDSHANK over @ 10.40am (RJS); 5 Snipe, 1 CASPIAN GULL – 1st calendar year bird on cell 1b for 30 mins from noon before it flew towards the iPort (RJS); 2 Stock Dove, 1 Collared Dove over; 1 Kingfisher, 2 Jay, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Coal Tit, 1 WILLOW TIT, 15 Swallow S and SE; 13 House Martin over; 13s CETTI’S WARBLER, 17 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Mistle Thrush, 25 Robin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Linnet over; 3 Lesser Redpoll – one SE and 2 E, the first since April (Richard Scott, Darren Wozencroft, Michael Bird, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WENT VALLEY – Askern/Norton Common – 1 MERLIN (heading East from bridleway), 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Swallow (David Franklin)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast, interspersed with occasional brighter intervals; occasional rain showers during the afternoon. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally good. Temperatures: +13.3°C to +11.4°C to 12.9°C to 11.8°C to 17.9°C to 14.0°C. Wind: very light throughout, mixture of S and SSE. Surface pressure: 1020hPa-1021hPa-1020hPa. Fronts etc: a weakening N/S warm front was lying over the District at midday.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – New.
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