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Sunday 24th September 2017

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BIRD REPORTS 

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102)Wigeon, Snipe, Common Gull, Teal, Shovelers, Gadwalls, Little Grebes, Tufted Ducks, Lapwings, Canada Geese, Mute Swans, 2 PINTAIL, 1 Common Sandpiper (Martin Weir, David Bamforth per Twitter) (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEYBIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 5 Mute Swan, 25 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 9+ Grey Heron, 1j MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 4 Green Sandpiper, 12+ Snipe, c.900 Lapwing, 3 LITTLE STINT, 21 RUFF, 6 Ringed Plover, 66 Golden Plover, 5 Dunlin, 1 GREENSHANK, 1 PEREGRINE, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Jay, 7 Linnet (Barnsley BSG & David Bamforth per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 9 Mallard; 1 Moorhen; 1 Kingfisher (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Kilnhurst Ings (SK4697) – 1 Song Thrush; 7 Cormorant S; 11 Moorhen; 1 Gadwall; 5 Snipe; 5+ Reed Bunting; 4 Stock Dove; 3 (2s) Chiffchaff; 1 Grey Heron S; 3 Mistle Thrush; 1f/j Kestrel; 2 Mute Swan E, circled & left N @ 0815hrs; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Treecreeper; 1 Siskin E/SE (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Kilnhurst riverside (SK4698) – 17 Cormorant S; 1 Jay; 1 Goldcrest; 1 Kingfisher; 47 Canada Goose (40 over from E/SE @ 0720hrs, left N/NW + 7 N); 4 Mallard; 2 Moorhen; 3 (1s) Chiffchaff; 2 Stock Dove over; 1 Mute Swan; 2 Bullfinch; 4 Swallow S; 1 Grey Wagtail; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 2 Pied Wagtail – 2 – ‘alba’ Wagtails, S; 1 Reed Bunting; 1 Little Egret S @ 0802hrs (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 2 Siskin S (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 6 Great Crested Grebe; 5 Little Grebe; 5 Cormorant; 1j Grey Heron; 4 Pochard; 45 Tufted Duck; 300+ Lapwing; 80+ Black-headed Gull; 2 Herring Gull; 6j Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1 Stock Dove; 7 Skylark S; 38 Swallow S; 4 Meadow Pipit S; 1 Grey Wagtail; 32 Robin; 21 Blackbird; 9 Chiffchaff; 3 Goldcrest; 20+ Long-tailed Tit; 1 Jay; 150+ Starling with Lapwing; 6 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 Little Egret, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Water Rail, 158+ Ringed Plover, 11 LITTLE STINT, 19 Dunlin, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 1 GREENSHANK, 1 Snipe (For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks) – SK6693 – 17 RUFF, 9 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1j MARSH HARRIER, 1a Yellow-legged Gull (Steve Furber).

MARR AREA – 12 Yellow legged Gull at Marr this morn, 400+ LBBG, 30 Herring plus tiny long winged LBBG (Adam Hutt)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 39+ Mute Swan; 3 Egyptian Geese; 44 Wigeon, 210 Teal, 67 Shoveler, 1 BITTERN, 3 Little Egret, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk; 9 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 1 HOBBY; 4 Water Rail; c.450 Lapwing; 4 Black-tailed Godwit; 1 Dunlin; 6 Snipe; 1 Common Gull; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 3 Goldcrest; 2 Coal Tit; 1 WILLOW TIT; 18 Swallow S and SE; 21 House Martin – a single flock of 20 flew SE and one south; 11s CETTI’S WARBLER; 18 Chiffchaff; 2 Blackcap; 1 Whitethroat; 1 Reed Warbler; 7 Mistle Thrush; 3 House Sparrow – along the bridleway. An unusual sighting on the reserve; 1 Pied Wagtail; 11 Meadow Pipit over; 1 Greenfinch over; 1 Linnet; 30 Goldfinch (Richard Scott, Jenny Kingsland, Ian Heppenstall, Janet Heppenstall). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

TORNE VALLEY – Rossington – Holmes Carr Wood (SK6198 E)Treecreeper, Nuthatch and 2 Chiffchaff (Stuart Churchill). Entered on Birdtrack by obsever.

TORNE VALLEY – Rossington Pit Tip – 1 HOBBY, 1m Stonechat (Stuart Churchill). Entered on Birdtrack by observer.

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: overcast until 4am, then again from 8pm onwards; cloudy but bright from 5am to 10am; then clear skies with warm sunshine from then until 7pm. Visibility: very good/excellent until 2am; then good/moderate/poor until 11am; then very good until 5pm; then good thereafter. Temperatures: +13.1°C to +10.4°C to 19.5°C to 1?.?°C. Wind: very light/light throughout; variable in direction but wholly from the SE quarter. Surface pressure: 1021hPa-10??hPa. Fronts etc: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – New.
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