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Saturday 24th March 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 11 AVOCET, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 10 Redshank, 9 Snipe, 9 Grey Partridge, 2 Little Egret, 3 Pink-footed Goose (Gary Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 RED KITE (Tom Hibbert from Old Moor)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 1 Barnacle Goose and 1 WHEATEAR (Michael Rushton per Twitter) (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – ‘Goldie’ Fields – 2 WHOOPER SWAN (per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 9 WHOOPER SWAN N; 28 Shoveler; 24 Pochard; 7 GOLDENEYE; 2 ‘b’ BITTERN; 2 Little Egret; 10 Oystercatcher; 11 Lapwing; 2 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin; Black-tailed Godwit E; 1 Curlew; 1 Common Gull; 1s Song Thrush; 1 Chiffchaff; 1 WILLOW TIT; 3 BEARDED TIT; 1 Yellowhammer (Tom Hibbert and Chris Needham per Twitter and Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS

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 – Thorpe Marsh – 1 Little Egret; 2 Oystercatcher; 1 Green Sandpiper; 2 CETTI’S WARBLER; 1 Chiffchaff; 2 WILLOW TIT (Bob Usher)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 2 Great Crested Grebe; 2 Cormorant; 17 Mute Swan; 5 Shoveler; 15 Tufted Duck; 1m Kestrel; 4 Water Rail; 2m Pheasant; 150+ BH Gull; 1 Herring Gull; 1 Green Woodpecker; 3 (2s) Skylark; 3m Pied Wagtail; 7s Wren; 31 (19s) Dunnock; 25 (10s) Robin; 7s Song Thrush; 1s Mistle Thrush; c.40 Fieldfare N; 18 Blackbird; 6 Bullfinch; 10 Reed Bunting; 5 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

FINNINGLEY GP (Notts) – 2 Mute Swan; 30 Greylag; 8 Canada Geese; 14 Shelduck; c.180 Wigeon; 1 Gadwall; 8 Mallard; 29 Tufted Duck; 3 Little Grebe; 6 Oystercatcher; 1 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER left NW; 3 Redshank; 1s Mistle Thrush; 2 Chiffchaff ().

FINNINGLEY GP (S Yorks) – 1 Kestrel; 10 Lapwing; 1 Dunlin dropped onto flood briefly before leaving NW; 10 Redwing; 1s Chiffchaff; 1 Grey Wagtail; 10 (1s) Reed Bunting feeding on STW; 5+ (3s Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson)

FRICKLEY CP – 15 Fieldfare S; 2s Chiffchaff; 2 Goldcrest (Paul Jackson & Jonny Holliday per SEKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

HAMPOLE – 1 RAVEN W over road (Adam Hutt)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 58 WHOOPER SWAN; 2 Egyptian Geese; 1 GOLDENEYE; 2 GOOSANDER; 8 Oystercatcher; 2 Redshank; 2 WOODCOCK; 2 Curlew; 1 Tawny Owl; 1 WOODLARK; 2 Stonechat; 4 (3s) Chiffchaff; 1 Lesser Redpoll (John Robinson and Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – 1 Little Egret; 1 Ringed Plover; 1 Redshank, 1 Yellowhammer (Bob Usher)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – BUFFER AREA – Carr Lodge – c30 Wigeon; 6 Gadwall; 12 Teal; 16 Shoveler; 2 Grey Heron; 5 Lapwing (Keith Lynes). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

TORNE VALLEY – Rossington Old Pit – 4 Mute Swan;  2 Little Egret; 1 Green Sandpiper; 1 Snipe; 1s Chiffchaff (Stuart Churchill)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast, some light rain during the early hours. Visibility: mainly good/very good, occasionally moderate. Temperatures: +6.1°C to +5.2°C to +9.4°C to +5.3°C. Wind: very light throughout, mainly from the N quarter but occasionally E later in the day. Surface pressure: 997hPa-1006hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – First quarter.
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