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Sunday 25th March 2018

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BIRD REPORTS 

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Partridge, 11 AVOCET, 2 Curlew, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 12+ Redshank, c.140 Lapwing, 3 Pink-footed Geese, 20+ Meadow Pipit. 35+ Reed Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer, 2 Buzzard (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 1 HAWFINCH (Derek Ingram per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 22r GOOSANDER; 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 1 Little Egret, 4 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Black-tailed Godwit; c.5000 BH Gull in pre-roost left E before 8.20pm; 3 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 BRAMBLING, 1 Yellowhammer, 6 Buzzard (Ken Foundation and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE – 55 WHOOPER SWAN over from direction of Potteric (Tony Elliott via Steve Furber)

ALDWARKE LIBERTY STEEL – 1a Cormorant; 1f Kestrel; 1 Buzzard; 3+ Stock Dove; 1a PEREGRINE (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke – River Don – 1s Chiffchaff; 6 Mallard; 1p+1 GOOSANDER; 1 Goldcrest; 6 Gadwall; 2+ Long-tailed Tit; 1m Kingfisher; 1 Greylag Goose; 1 Grey Heron N/NE; 1s WILLOW TIT (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke SF (SK4494) – 7 Tufted Duck; 1p+1 Little Grebe trilling; 14d Gadwall; 3p+4m Mallard; 1 Snipe; 2p Teal; 1+ Moorhen; 2p Shoveler; 1f Kestrel over; 1 Grey Wagtail over; 9 Coot; 1m Pheasant; 2s Reed Bunting; 1 Stock Dove over (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 2 Lapwing; 1 Stock Dove over; 3s Chiffchaff; 1 Goldcrest (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Hatfield Pit Tip – 1 Barn Owl, 3 Green Sandpiper; 1p Stonechat, c50 Linnets and 3 Snipe (Andy Lakin)

DON VALLEY – Kirk Sandall – Glasshouse Park – 1 BITTERN (Bob Usher)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh – Doncaster Road – 1p Pied Wagtail (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 3 Great Crested Grebe; 1 Little Grebe; 50 Mute Swan; 21 Canada Goose; 3 Gadwall; 1m Shoveler; 2 Teal; 24 Tufted Duck; 2m GOOSANDER E @ 0842; 1 Buzzard; 2 Kestrel (1S); 3 Water Rail; 50+ Black-headed Gull; 9 (8s) Wren; 21 (12s) Robin; 22 (15s) Dunnock; 2 Long-tailed Tit; 1 Goldcrest (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh Tip (SK4596 and SK4696) – 6p+1m (4+s) Bullfinch; 1 Jay; 1p Mute Swan; 12 Greylag Goose; 2 Canada Goose; 6 Coot; 30 Tufted Duck; 1 Moorhen; 5 Mallard; 3 Wigeon; 1m Teal; 3 (2s) Reed Bunting; 1p Goldcrest; 1 Treecreeper; 7 Linnet; 1s Coal Tit; 2+ Long-tailed Tit; 2cr Pheasant; 3s Chiffchaff; 7 (5s) Song Thrush(Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 2 WHOOPER SWAN; 2 PINTAIL; 3 RUFF; 15 Redshank; 1 Black-tailed Godwit NE; 1 Barn Owl and 1 Blackcap (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson to Idlestop – 40 WHOOPER SWAN; 4 PINTAIL; 2 GOOSANDER; 4 Black-tailed Godwit; 1 Curlew (Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN; 2 Shelduck; 1p PINTAIL; 2 BITTERN; 3 Little Egret; 1 Grey Heron; 5 Little Grebe; 3 Great Crested Grebe; 1f MARSH HARRIER; 2 Buzzard; 5 AVOCET; 4 Snipe; 1 Goldcrest’ 1 MARSH TIT; 5 CETTI’S WARBLER; 7 Chiffchaff (Sue Cullen, Ian Heppenstall, Janet Heppenstall, Derek & Anna Parker, PT, VC logbook). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

SOUTH KIRKBY CAMP – 4 Yellowhammer; 5 Redwing; 7 Tree Sparrow plus Greenfinch; Goldfinch; Bullfinch; Great Tit;Long-tailed Tit (Paddy Martin per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Jonny Browns Common – 3 Wigeon; 2 Gadwall; 4 Grey Partridge; 1 Snipe and 10+ Skylark (Jonny Holliday per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Jonny Brown’s Lake – 9 Greylag Geese; 2 Chiffchaff and 1 WILLOW TIT (Jonny Holliday per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY WASTE PLANT/LAGOON – 2 Gadwall; 1 Cormorant SE; 4 Skylark; 1 Chiffchaff; 2 WILLOW TIT; 15 Goldfinch; 1 Yellowhammer (Jonny Holliday per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WENT VALLEY – Askern (east of village) – 1 Barn Owl; 4 Bullfinch; 2 Kestrel; 2 Little Owl; 2 Meadow Pipit; 12 Reed Bunting; 2 Tufted Duck; 1 Treecreeper; and 5 Yellowhammer (Ryan McClarence & Son)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: overcast through the early hours but soon giving way to clear skies with warm sunshine thereafter. Visibility: moderate/good through the early hours and early morning; then excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +5.3°C to +3.3°C to +11.9°C to +?.?°C. Wind: very light throughout, wholly from the NW quarter. Surface pressure: 1006hPa-101?hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW occlusion moved SE over the District during the early hours/morning.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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