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Thursday 22nd February 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 WHOOPER SWAN and another 28 NW @ 9.10am; 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Shelduck, 2 GOOSANDER,  2 Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, 1 Water Rail and 1 Grey Partridge (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS via Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 3 Mute Swan, 7 Greylag, 7 Canada Geese, 31 Tufted Duck, 20 Pochard, 3 GOLDENEYE; 12 Shoveler, 17 Gadwall, 8 Mallard, 7 GOOSANDER, 12 Cormorant; 1 Buzzard; 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 216 Coot, 76 BH Gull, 4 Herring Gull and 3 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Little Egret, 2 Stonechat; 1 Song Thrush; 1 Jay and 1 MARSH TIT (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS).

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2 Mute Swan, 63 Canada Geese, 26 Greylag, 1 Barnacle Goose, 39 Wigeon, 20 Tufted Duck, 10 Mallard, 10 Teal, 7 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 2 GOLDENEYE, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 2 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 54 BH Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 5 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 HAWFINCH (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 BITTERN; 1 Little Egret; 1 MARSH HARRIER; 1 Buzzard; 1 Sparrowhawk; 1 PEREGRINE; 1 Little Grebe; 3 Oystercatcher; 2 Green Sandpiper; 1 Curlew; 3+ Snipe; 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Barn Owl; 1 CETTI’S WARBLER; 1 WILLOW TIT; 3 BEARDED TIT; 1 Yellowhammer (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2a+2j WHOOPER SWAN (also 13 flew W over Wombwell village); 5 Mute Swan, 59 Canada Geese, 53 Greylag, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 153 Wigeon, 14 Mallard, 13 Teal, 6 GOOSANDER, 6 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER; 1 PEREGRINE, 11 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 10 Snipe, 69 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 3 Skylark, 7 Meadow Pipit, 2 Redwing and 3 Stonechat (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Bentley Community Woodland and Shaftholme – 1 Mute Swan; 6 Mallard; 1 Siskin over (Pete Mason and Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 2 Great Crested Grebe; 2 Little Grebe; 1 Cormorant; 7 Mute Swan; 1p Gadwall; 4m Pochard; 28 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard; 2 Water Rail; 80+ Black-headed Gull; 2 Herring Gull; 2 (1s) Skylark; 6 (4s) Wren; 15 (9s) Dunnock; 30 (18s) Robin; 25 Blackbird; 14 Great Tit; 11 Blue Tit; 11 (6s) Chaffinch; 18 Goldfinch; 10 Bullfinch; 4 Reed Bunting; 1 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 WHOOPER SWAN, 30 Shoveler; 2m GOOSANDER; 1 cc MARSH HARRIER; 1 Goldcrest (Colin Wall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 4 WHOOPER SWAN N, 1 GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 3 RUFF, 18 Redshank, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER (Steve Furber)

IPORT LAKES – 6 WHOOPER SWAN (Andy Dalton)

OWSTON CHURCHYARD – 4 HAWFINCH (Tony French per Doncaster Naturalists)

UPTON/SOUTH KIRKBY – 1 PEREGRINE seen flying over bypass between the two villages (Paddy Martin)

The Green-winged Teal at Newington Flash, S Yorkshire today © Steve Furber 2018

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with some occasional cloud; dry throughout with a light frost during the morning. Visibility: mainly moderate/poor, occasionally good and very poor. Temperatures: +1.5°C to -2.0°C to +4.0°C to -1.0°C. Wind: very light throughout; mainly E/ESE; occasionally ENE and NE. Surface pressure: 1027hPa-1025hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – First quarter.
Crown copyright 2018, the Met Office


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