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Wednesday 14th March 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 62 WHOOPER SWAN (4 left @ 06:40; 19 flew N at 08:00; 39W @ 08:08)1 Little Egret, 4 AVOCET, 9 Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Pink footed Goose, 2 Shelduck (Barnsley BSG and Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 Mute Swan, 25 Tufted Duck, 4m+3f GOOSANDER, 5 Pochard, 4 Mallard, 1m+2f GOLDENEYE, 16 Cormorant; 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 93 Coot and 191+ BH Gull. Also present were 9 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 2 Buzzard, 16 Cormorant, 1 yaffling Green Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 MARSH TIT (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2 Mute Swan, 23 Canada Geese, 18 Tufted Duck, 12 Wigeon, 10 Gadwall, 6 Mallard, 4 Teal, 4 Pochard, 2m+1f GOLDENEYE, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Kestrel, 18 Coot, 21 Lapwing, 160+ BH Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 3 Sand Martin and 1 HAWFINCH (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 35 WHOOPER SWAN W; 1 Pink-footed Goose; 1p PINTAIL; 5 GOLDENEYE; 1 BITTERN; 3 Buzzard over; 3 Oystercatcher; 3 Snipe; 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL; 2 LBB Gull; 1 Chiffchaff; 1 CETTI’S WARBLER; 4 BEARDED TIT (David Bamforth per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 41+ WHOOPER SWAN (4 left @ 07:10; 37 arrived at 08:58), 4 Mute Swan, 52 Canada Geese, 2 Barnacle Geese, 8 Shelduck, 121 Wigeon, 24 Teal, 23 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 6 GOOSANDER, 1 Shoveler, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, 2 Kestrel, 7 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 7 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin; 2 Redshank, 103 BH Gull, 4+ Skylark, 7 Meadow Pipit, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER, 4 Goldcrest, 1 FIRECREST and 3 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse and Ken Foundation per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Chris Harris per Twitter)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE – 1 (2cy) GLAUCOUS GULL through towards Potteric @ 17:55, presumed same as South Elmsall bird (Steve Furber)

DON VALLEY – Braithwaite – 2 Grey Partridge on TPT (Keith Saunders)

DON VALLEY – Hatfield Pit Tip – Evening – 5 WHOOPER SWAN NW (Andy Lakin)

DON VALLEY – Kilnhurst Ings (SK4697) – 2 Kingfisher; 1s Chiffchaff ; 2s Treecreeper; 1 Fieldfare; 1 Sparrowhawk; 1 Tree Sparrow first here since 2012; 5+ Lesser Redpoll (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Kirk Sandall – Wheatley Hall Road – c.5,000 Starling over, moving from Sandall sewage works area towards Sandall Park (Neil Shaw)

FINNINGLEY GP (Notts) – 14 Shelduck, c.200 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 2 Buzzard, 16 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover (different to S Yorks bird), 2 Redshank, c.50 Curlew, 6 Fieldfare, 1 Redpoll and 4 Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson).

FINNINGLEY GP (S Yorks) – 1 Ringed Plover; 33 Lapwing; 500+ Starling SW at dusk (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 26 WHOOPER SWAN; 1 GOLDENEYE; 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET; 1 MARSH HARRIER; 1 WOODCOCK (Colin Wall and Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2+ BITTERN; 1 Buzzard; 1 Water Rail; (GLAUCOUS GULL – juv SE through Lakeside heading towards Potteric at 5.55pm); 1 Jay; 1 Sand Martin; BUFFER AREA – Carr Lodge – 30+ Wigeon; 1p Gadwall; 50+ Teal; 6 Mallard; 1p Shoveler; 4 Little Egret; 1 Oystercatcher; 1 Lapwing; 2 Redshank; 25 Black-headed Gull; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Sand Martin through at 12.30pm (Andy Dalton, CC, Paul Paddock, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

SOUTH ELMSALL – Frimley Common – 1 (2cy) GLAUCOUS GULL (Mark Spedding)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with scatterd cloud; dry throughout.Visibility: variable from good to very poor until 9am; then mainly very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +3.5°C to +4.6°C to +1.0°C to +11.1°C to +?.?°C. Wind: very light/light from SE quarter until 10am; the moderate/strong gusting from 30-33mph from SE quarter thereafter. Surface pressure: 1009hPa-995hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/SE warm front moved E over the District during the late evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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