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BIRD REPORTS 

BLAXTON AREA (NOTTS?) – 101 WHOOPER SWAN (Lance Degnan)

CLIFTON – 2 Kestrel (Neil Shaw)

COVE FARM GP (Lincs) – 2p Oystercatcher and 20+ BRAMBLING (Bob Usher)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Little Egret; 65 Greylag Geese; 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE; 2 Canada Geese; 8 Mallard; 193 Wigeon; 8 Shoveler; 37 Teal; 85 Gadwall; 2 Shelduck; 38 Coot; 50 Moorhen; 140 Lapwing (28 on territory); 8 Snipe; 272 Black Headed Gull 12 Common Gull; 5 Herring Gull; 10 Grey Partridge (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings/Cadeby Flash (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 11 Grey Heron; 1 Little Egret; 5 Pochard; 15 GOOSANDER (10m+5f); 2 Shelduck (Paul & Barbara Shepherd per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 ‘b’ BITTERN; 1 MARSH HARRIER; 2 Oystercatcher; 1 Green Sandpiper; 410+ BH Gull; 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL; 2 CETTI’S WARBLER; 2 BEARDED TIT; 1 WILLOW TIT (Karen Williams and Peter Walsh per Twitter) (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER (CDi); 1 RICHARD’S PIPIT; 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Shelduck, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1m Stonechat; 1 Chiffchaff; 1 Goldcrest and a small flock of Siskin (Peter Garrity, Carl Dixon; Chris Harris, Steve Furber; Rich Collis et al per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

The Richard;s Pipit today at Wombwell Ings © Steve Furber 2018

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke – 11+ Long-tailed Tit; 3 Linnet; 1 Pied Wagtail; 1m Kestrel; 1 Siskin over (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke SF (SK4494) – 2 RAVEN S @ 0954hrs, before heading off E/SE towards Silverwood; 5 Coot; 3 Mallard; 8+ Teal; 10 Shoveler; 7 Gadwall; 1m Pheasant; 4 Grey Heron (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Coot; 4 Mallard; 1 Grey Heron; 1 Grey Wagtail; 1f Kestrel; 1 Little Owl; 1 Sparrowhawk; 15+ Fieldfare; 1 Song Thrush; 2 Reed Bunting; 9 Bullfinch; 2s Chaffinch; 4 Grey Partridge; 1 Black-headed Gull (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Ravenfield Ponds (SK4895) – 1 Treecreeper; 1 Siskin over (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – South Bramwith – 2 GOOSANDER; 1f Stonechat (Bob Usher)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 2 Little Grebe; 19 Mute Swan; 5 Gadwall; 7m Pochard; 17 Tufted Duck; 3 Water Rail (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 6 WHOOPER SWAN N; 200+ Pink-footed Goose; 1 GOLDENEYE; 1p Oystercatcher (Col Neale and Colin Wall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Gringley Carr (Notts) – 55 WHOOPER SWAN (Lance Degnan)

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 1 RUFF, 11 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 56 Teal, 185 Wigeon, 24 Gadwall (Derrick Evans)

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 3 AVOCET (the first this year, earliest in 2017 arrived on 8th March); 2 RUFF, 6 Redshank, c.350 Wigeon, 65 Teal. No sign of GWTeal (Steve Furber and Derrick Evans).

IPORT LAKES – 2 Egyptian Geese; 6 Gadwall; 24 Tufted Duck; 1 Little Egret; 2 Little Grebe; 11 GC Grebe; 2 Oystercatcher; 1 Lapwing (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) –1 WHOOPER SWAN; twelve PINTAIL; 4 Little Egret; 1f MARSH HARRIER; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Jay; 1 MARSH TIT; 2 Stonechat; 2 Bullfinch (GJ, SC, SR and Keith Saunders per Twitter). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

STYRRUP – A1 by Golf Course (Notts) – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET S (Paddy Martin)

WENT VALLEY – Norton Ings and Common – 3 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel; 2 Grey Partridge; 12 Lapwing; 4 JACK SNIPE, 13 Snipe; 1 Green Sandpiper, 19 Fieldfare, 15 Meadow Pipit (Ryan McClarence and Rich Collis)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with sunshine throughout the day; dry throughout. Visibility: good until 4am; then very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +1.3°C to -2.5°C to +3.3°C to -2.7°C to -1.5°C. Wind: very light/light throughout; variable in direction mainly E/ENE, occasionally NE. Surface pressure: 1029hPa-1033hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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