September 26, 2017

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Tuesday 26th September 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 20 Mallard, 17 Shoveler, 90 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 12 Golden Plover over, c.220 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 19 RUFF, 1 WRYNECK (MG et al), 1 Barn Owl, 1 Little Owl, 2 Jay (Malc Gough, Gary Stones, Phil Ridsdale, Tina Langford and Barnsley BSG et al). The Wryneck was last seen at 4.07pm but despite much searching around the Lookout area it could not be relocated before dark.

                  The Wryneck @ Adwick Washlands © Gary Stones 2017
                                                                   A video-grab of the same Wryneck © Chris Harris 2017

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+3y Mute Swan, 373 Canada Geese, 21 Greylag, 38 Wigeon, 11 Mallard, 9 Gadwall, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 12 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 109 Coot and 1 Moorhen. Also present were 1 Kestrel, 1 BH Gull, 6 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Jay and 1 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) –2+6y Mute Swan, 18 Canada Geese, 24 Tufted Duck, 20 Shoveler, 16 Mallard, 1 Pochard, 8 Little Grebe, 9 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 8 Coot, 6 Moorhen, 9 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 31 BH Gull, 1 Kingfisher and 10 Swallow (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 Shelduck, 62 Wigeon, 12 Little Egret, 16 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 PEREGRINE, 7 Ringed Plover, 70 Golden Plover,c.900 Lapwing, 2 LITTLE STINT, 4 Dunlin, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 GREENSHANK, 15 Snipe, 37 RUFF, 1+ Kingfisher, 3 Reed Warbler, 2s CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Jay, 1 WILLOW TIT, 1 Siskin over (Barnsley BSG and Jonathan Wasse per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 19 Canada Geese, 31 Mallard, 18 Shoveler, 15 Teal, 9 Gadwall, 5 Wigeon, 3 Little Egret, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 108 Lapwing, 5 RUFF, 4 BH Gull, 5 Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Linnet and 5 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 6 Mistle Thrush; 1 Song Thrush; 1 Tawny Owl; 1 Buzzard; 1 Treecreeper; 1 Goldcrest; 100+ Goldfinch; 6 Linnet over; 4 Bullfinch; 2 Siskin; 10+ Meadow Pipit; 3 Skylark; 1s Chiffchaff; 2 Moorhen; 14 Mallard; 7 Teal; 1 Pied Wagtail; 2 Black-headed Gull ; 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1 Jackdaw; 1 Jay; 5+ Swallow; 10+ House Martin (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Haugh Road – 4 Buzzard; 1 HOBBY S @ 16.30; 1 PEREGRINE W @ 17.05; 2 Golden Plover W @ 17.45; 42 Meadow Pipit S @ 17.50 (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 300 Pink-footed Geese, 1 COMMON SCOTER, 6 Shoveler, 4 Pochard, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 1 HOBBY, 1 PEREGRINE, 80+ Ringed Plover, 16 LITTLE STINT, 23 Dunlin, 1 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 2 GREENSHANK, 9 Snipe, 4 Swallow, 2+ Stonechat (Chip Rhodes, Bernard & Margaret Featherstone, Colin Wallm Col Neale, Andy Marshall and Bob Usher). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 Jay, 1f Sparrowhawk, 1 Water Rail, 1a/m+1j MARSH HARRIER, 13 Golden Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin & 1 Kingfisher (Gary P Dyson per Twitter).

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast until mid-morning; then cloudy but bright until 4pm; then mainly clear skies thereafter, dry throughout. Visibility: poor/moderate until 11am; then good until 7pm; then moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +12.8°C to +11.6°C to 13.1°C to 13.0°C to 18.0°C to 13.3°C to ??.? °C. Wind: very light throughout; variable in direction from the NE quarter, mainly NE/ENE until 11am; then due E thereafter. Surface pressure: 1023hPa-1024hPa-1023hPa. Fronts etc: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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