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Monday 19th February 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 1 Pink Footed Goose, 2 Little Egret, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 6 JACK SNIPE, 130+ Snipe. The colour ringed Common Gull X69M seen yesterday at Adwick Washland was ringed at Walfisch Island (German Baltic Coast next to Wismar) on 09/07/2010 as a nestling. It was also seen at Adwick Last year on 05/02/17 (Barnsley BSG and Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 32 Tufted Duck, 19 Pochard, 14 Shoveler, 13 Gadwall, 9 Mallard, 3m+3f GOLDENEYE, 1m+2f GOOSANDER, 2 Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 205 Coot, 23 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 8 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 LBB Gull; 3 Common Gull; 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 singing Song Thrush and 3 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter).

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 5 Mute Swan, 68 Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose; 46 Wigeon, 28 Gadwall, 16 Mallard, 12 Teal, 9 Tufted Duck, 5 Pochard, 5 Shoveler, 3 Cormorant, 27 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER; 1 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 PEREGRINE; 150+ Lapwing, c20 Golden Plover, 54 BH Gull, 5 Common Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Stonechat, 30+ Redwing and 1 HAWFINCH (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Chris Harris, Michael Rushton & Ian Morris per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 6 Shelduck; 13 Pochard; 18 Tufted Duck; 2 GOOSANDER; c.30 Fieldfare; 4 Redpoll; 2 Siskin (Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Shelduck; 29r GOOSANDER; 1 ‘b’ BITTERN; 3r Little Egret; 1 Redshank; 1 Green Sandpiper; 3 Oystercatcher; 3 Snipe; 1 Grey Heron; 26 Cormorant; 3 Common Gull; 1 Herring Gull; 4 Shelduck; 1 cc MARSH HARRIER; 1 Sparrowhawk; 1 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 1 PEREGRINE (Barnsley BSG and Ian Morris per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, c220 Canada Geese, 157 Greylag, 3 Pink Footed Geese, 2 Shelduck, 135 Wigeon, 16 Mallard, 12 Teal, 11 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 1m GOOSADER, 1 Little Egret, 13 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 58 Lapwing, 12 Golden Plover, 68 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 4+ Skylark, 12 Meadow Pipit, 5 Pied Wagtail and a flock of c40 Goldfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Arksey Ings (SE59306) – c.30 Mallard; 10 Teal; 2 Oystercatcher; 1 Golden Plover NE; 1 Jay (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 3s Song Thrush; 150+ Fieldfare SE; 18 Blackbird; 15 Blue Tit; 2p Long-tailed Tit; 12 (5s) Chaffinch; 20 Bullfinch; 15 Reed Bunting; 2 Yellowhammer; 3 Little Grebe; 22 Mute Swan; 2 Gadwall; 11 Pochard; 3 Water Rail; 19 Tufted Duck; 12 Moorhen; 75+ Coot; 130+ Lapwing; 250+ Black-headed Gull; 2 Herring Gull; 6 (3s) Wren; 14 (12s) Dunnock; 28 (15s) Robin (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 4 RED-CRESTED POCHARD and 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET (Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – 1 Oystercatcher; 1 Ringed Plover; 1 (2cy) ICELAND GULL; 1 SNOW BUNTING (Steve Furber and Justin Parker)

The 2cy Iceland Gull at Doncaster Iport today © Steve Furber 2018

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN; 5 Shelduck; 4 Wigeon; 1 cc MARSH HARRIER; 6 Great Black-backed Gull; 2 Jay; 1 WILLOW TIT; 2s CETTI’S WARBLER; 3 Song Thrush (Dave Carroll, Sue Bird, Roger Bird). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WENT VALLEY – Norton Common Bridleway area (SE5164 S) – 158 Fieldfare, 3 JACK SNIPE (first patch record), 36 Meadow Pipit and 22 Snipe (Ryan McClarence). Entered on Birdtrack by RM.

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with light rain on and off through the course of the day. Visibility: mainly poor/moderate, occasionally very poor and good. Temperatures: +6.1°C to +9.7°C to +7.2°C. Wind: very light variable in direction but wholly from the SW quarter until 11am; then very light variable in direction but wholly from the NW quarter until 6pm; then very light NE/NNE until 10pm; then NNW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1017hPa-1015hPa-1017hPa. Fronts etc.: a mixed NNW/S cold front moved E during the afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waxing crescent.
Crown copyright 2018, the Met Office


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