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Thursday 22nd March 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

BENNETTHORPE – 5pm – 1 RED KITE over (Andy Douglas)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 Pink-footed Geese; 4 Grey Partridge; 7 AVOCET, 2 Ringed Plover, 12 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher; 1 Curlew (Gary Haywood and Keith Saunders per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2 Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Shelduck, 2 Barnacle Goose, 32 Wigeon, 9 Shoveler, 1 Oystercatcher, 17 Herring Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 HAWFINCH (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 5 Little Egret; 1 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel, 1 PEREGRINE; 7 Oystercatcher; 1 Green Sandpiper; 2 Snipe; 1 Water Rail; 1 CETTI’S WARBLER; 10 GOLDENEYE; 2 Shelduck; 3a MEDITERRANEAN GULL; 3 LBB Gull; 4 Herring Gull; 2 CETTI’S WARBLER;  1 BEARDED TIT, c.15000r Starling (Ian Morris per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Barnacle Goose; 1 Pink-footed Goose; 13 Shelduck; 4 GOOSANDER; 4 Redshank; 1 Snipe; PWK also had 1 Little Egret; 2 Goldcrest and 7 Chiffchaff (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 7 (3s) Chaffinch; 1 Linnet; 16 Goldfinch; 3 Greenfinch; 13 Bullfinch; 4 (1s) Reed Bunting; 3 Water Rail; 2 Great Crested Grebe; 1 Little Grebe; 4 Cormorant (3left N); 22 Mute Swan (3 left W); 14 Tufted Duck; 5 Buzzard; 100+ Black-headed Gull; 2a Herring Gull; 5 (4s+1N) Skylark; 4s Wren; 26 (21s) Dunnock; 25 (15s) Robin; 4s Song Thrush; 1s Mistle Thrush; 18 Fieldfare left N; 19 Blackbird; 3p Long-tailed Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

HARWORTH PIT TOP (Notts) – 6 JACK SNIPE, 2 Grey Partridge, 3 Buzzard (Gary Johnston)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 GOLDENEYE and 1 MARSH HARRIER (Colin Wall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN; 3 Shelduck; 22 Wigeon; 2 PINTAIL; 3 BITTERN; 1 Little Egret; 2 Grey Heron; 1m MARSH HARRIER; 3 Buzzard over; 1 Kestrel over; 1 Curlew N at 11.30am; 15 Snipe; 3 Common Gull; 2 Stock Dove; 1 ‘d’ Great Spotted Woodpecker; 4 Goldcrest; 1 WILLOW TIT; 3s CETTI’S WARBLER; 2 Chiffchaff; 1 Treecreeper; c50 Redwing over; 1c Siskin; 3 Bullfinch (Sue Bird, Roger Bird, Dave Carroll, Mark Roberts, DR, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

SOUTH ELMSALL – Road to STW – 1 Barn Owl (Colin Bradford per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY MARSH (LNR) – 2 Shoveler (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with a prolonged clear spell through the morning and shorter periods scattered through the day. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, with a short period of good during the very early hours. Temperatures: +5.7°C to +10.9°C to +6.6°C. Wind: light/moderate WSW/W throughout. Surface pressure: 1022hPa-1008hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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