Tuesday 20th February 2018

BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 140+ Lapwing, 3 Little Egret, 8 Grey Partridge, 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 1 Pink-footed Goose with 82 Greylags, c.160 Wigeon, 9 Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 12 Greylag, 7 Canada Geese, 55 Tufted Duck, 16 Pochard, 13 Gadwall, 11 Shoveler, 6 Mallard, 3 GOLDENEYE, 13 Cormorant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 229 Coot, 69 BH Gull, 4 Herring Gull and 3 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Buzzard, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 MARSH TIT and 1 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter).

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 6 Mute Swan, 128 Canada Geese, 8 Greylag, 2 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 29 Wigeon, 23 Teal, 14 Tufted Duck, 13 Gadwall, 10 Mallard, 6 Shoveler, 3 GOLDENEYE, 1 Cormorant, 15 Coot, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 91 BH Gull, 15 Herring Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 LBB Gull and 1 HAWFINCH (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Peter Walsh per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 RED KITE SW; 1 Buzzard; 1m Sparrowhawk; 1 Kestrel; 1 PEREGRINE; 1 GC Grebe; 2 Oystercatcher; 1f Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 CETTI’S WARBLER; 1 Goldcrest; 1m BEARDED TIT; 1 Treecreeper; 2 Yellowhammer (David Bamforth and RSPB_Old Moor per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 3 Mute Swan, 91 Greylag. 53 Canada Geese, 3 Pink-footed Geese, 3 Shelduck, 156 Wigeon, 21 Teal, 9 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 5 Tufted Duck, 4 Shoveler, 3 GOOSANDER, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 14 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 15 Grey Partridge, 2 Kestrel, 54 Lapwing, 1 Golden Plover, 58 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 4+ Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit; a bird disturbed by JWr whilst working on the Ings turned out to be a RICHARD’S PIPIT (JWr, DWa); 1 Stonechat (Jeff Wragg and Dave Waddington and Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Ings (SE5501 and SE5502) – 1p Gadwall; c.20 Mallard; c.25 Teal; 1 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 6 Coot; 3 JACK SNIPE; 6 Snipe and 9 Redwing (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 64 Fieldfare; 43 Lapwing; 4 Little Grebe; 17 Mute Swan (6 left W); 58 Canada Goose; 2 Gadwall; 5m Pochard; 40 Tufted Duck; 2 Buzzard; 2 Water Rail; 80+ Lapwing; 330+ Black-headed Gull; 2 Common Gull; 4 Herring Gull; 1s Skylark; 14 (10s) Dunnock; 32 (19s) Robin; 2s Song Thrush; 1s Mistle Thrush; 60+ Fieldfare; 1s Goldcrest; 2p Long-tailed Tit; 15 (4s) Chaffinch; 14 Bullfinch; 7 Reed Bunting; 3 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 Shelduck; 8 Shoveler; 50 Teal; 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 3 MARSH HARRIER N, 5+ Buzzard; 1 Curlew; 1 Stonechat (John Robinson, Chip Rhodes and Daz Watson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 2 Shelduck; 100+ Wigeon; Gadwall; Teal; 1 Kestrel; Lapwings; 13 Redshank (Justin Parker)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 Buzzard (Justin Parker) (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-RECENT SIGHTINGS). All entered on Birdtrack.

LONG GATE (B6094) near Stainton Lane junction – 1 WOODCOCK (Neil Shaw)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN; 6 Shelduck; c50 Wigeon; c130 Gadwall; c80 Teal; c50 Shoveler; c25 Pochard; c80 Tufted Duck; 5 Little Egret; 1 Grey Heron; 2 Little Grebe; 5 Great Crested Grebe; 3 MARSH HARRIER; 3 Sparrowhawk; 5 Buzzard; 2 Kestrel; 6 Oystercatcher; c.250 Lapwing; 1 WOODCOCK; 1 Snipe; 1 Kingfisher; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 2 Goldcrest; 2 Coal Tit; 1 MARSH TIT; 3 CETTI’S WARBLER; 2 Treecreeper; 40,000r Starling; 2 Sparrowhawk; 3 Song Thrush; 1 Stonechat; 1 Pied Wagtail; 1 Bullfinch; 1c Siskin (Keith Lynes, Adrian Andruchiw, Sue Bird, Dave Carroll, TK, JWa, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WENT VALLEY – Norton Common Bridleway area (SE5164 S) – 1 JACK SNIPE, 5 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Partridge (David Franklin). Entered on Birdtrack by DF.

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with occasional brighter spells; dry throughout. Visibility: mainly poor/moderate, occasionally very poor and good. Temperatures: +7.1°C to +6.5°C to +8.5°C to +?.?°C. Wind: very light/light/strong gusting from 39-34mph during the afternoon, variable in direction but mainly from N quarter, occasionally W. Surface pressure: 1018hPa-102?hPa. Fronts etc.: an occluded and two closely related cold fronts passed E over the District during the late morning/early afternoon..

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waxing crescent.
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