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Friday 23rd March 2018

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DAVE STANDRING

I am sure DDOS members past and present and other Donny birders will have known Dave Standring, who sadly passed away today. He was one of the early members of the Barnsley Bird Study Group and a regular at both Old Moor and Spurn where many have enjoyed his company. I am sure we would all like to pass our condolences to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. R.I.P Dave.

Graham Speight has written a nice tribute to Dave which is on today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS.

BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 8 AVOCET, 106 Lapwing, 12+ Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Golden Plover, 4 Snipe, 5 Grey Partridge; 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 43 Greylag Goose, 3 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Little Grebe, 46 Mallard, 46 Teal, 48 Gadwall, 79 Wigeon, 12 Shoveler, 2 Shelduck, 6 Tufted Duck, 57 Coot, 47 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 22 Tufted Duck, 3 Gadwall, 3 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 84 Coot, 268 BH Gull and 7 Common Gull. Also present were 6 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag, 8 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Jay, 1 MARSH TIT, 1 WILLOW TIT; 2 Bullfinch and 2 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2 Mute Swan, 35 Canada Geese, 2 Barnacle Goose, 1 Greylag, 4 Shelduck, 48 Wigeon, 21 Tufted Duck, 8 Teal, 7 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 7 Shoveler, 4 GOLDENEYE, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 13 Coot, 7 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 97 BH Gull, 5 Herring Gull and 2 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 26r GOOSANDER; 1 Water Rail; 3 MEDITERRANEAN GULL (2 with silver rings on right leg); c.5000 BH Gull gathered during the evening but all left E (presumably for the Lakeside roost) before 7pm; 1 KITTIWAKE (KW); 15,000+r Starling (Karen Williams, Paul Gould and Jeff Wragg per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 6 Mute Swan, 112 Canada Geese, 19 Greylag, 2 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Barnacle Goose, 11 Shelduck, 57 Wigeon, 11 Teal, 6 GOOSANDER, 6 Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck, 4 Shoveler, 3 Mallard, 3 Pochard, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 5 Coot, 7 Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 74 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 3+ Skylark and 2 Goldcrest (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke – 2 Cormorant (1 SW; 1 on pylon by 0825hrs); 14 Mute Swan (12 SW @ 0630hrs; 2 SW @ 0756hrs) (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Hatfield Pit Tip – 1 Barn Owl (Andy Lakin)

DON VALLEY – Ravenfield – 2 Little Owl – a pair in tree at side of Braithwell Road, far end near junction for recycling centre (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 2 Great Crested Grebe; 1 Little Grebe; 3 Cormorant; 19 Mute Swan; 10 Tufted Duck; 3 Water Rail; 9 Moorhen; 40+ Coot; 300+ Black-headed Gull; 2 Common Gull; 3 Herring Gull; 4s Skylark; 6s Wren; 18 Dunnock; 14 Robin; 3s Song Thrush; 10 Redwing NE; 20+ Fieldfare N; 10 Chaffinch; 18 Goldfinch; 12 Bullfinch; 10 (1s) Reed Bunting; 5 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

IPORT LAKES – 5 Mute Swan; 24 Greylag Geese; 15 Pochard; 1 Little Egret; 1 Grey Heron; 1 Little Grebe; 13 Great Crested Grebe; 1 Kestrel; 8 Lapwing; 2 Oystercatcher; 1 Redshank; c160 Black-headed Gull; 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1 Great Black-backed Gull; 3 Fieldfare (2 NE, 1S) (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Little Egret; 10 Little Grebe; 3 Great Crested Grebe; 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE; 2 MARSH HARRIER; 1 Kestrel; 1 Redshank; 3 Snipe; 1 Tawny Owl; 1 ‘d’ Great Spotted Woodpecker; 4 CETTI’S WARBLER; 6+ Chiffchaff; 2 Nuthatch; 2 Treecreeper  BUFFER AREACarr Lodge – 4 Greylag Geese; 6 Canada Geese; 18 Wigeon; 16 Gadwall; 55+ Teal; 5 Shoveler; 4 Lapwing (Andy Dalton, visitor reports, Chris Robinson, P & JH, VC logbook). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

SOUTH ELMSALL – 1 Cormorant W @ 1.30pm (Mark Spedding per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Fishing Ponds – 1 Siskin (Paul Jackson and Paddy Martin per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Rhyding’s Plantation – 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Treecreeper (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

UPTON – By A638 – 1 Little Egret (Glyn Taylor per Mark Spedding via SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast through the early hours and again during the evening when some light rain fell; otherwise bright and dry with sunshine and scattered cloud through much of the daylight hours. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, with a short period of good during the early hours. Temperatures: +6.4°C to +10.9°C to +7.2°C. Wind: mainly light/moderate, occasionally strong with gusts from 29-36mph between 4am-2pm; becoming very light by early evening. Surface pressure: 1006hPa-996hPa-997hPa. Fronts etc.: a N/S cold front moved NE over the District during the early hours and an E/W occlusion did the same during the evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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