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Monday 26th March 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Little Egret, 12 AVOCET, 14 Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 20 Snipe, 4 Grey Partridge, 4 Buzzard, 3 Pink-footed Goose, 20+ Reed Bunting, 6+ Yellowhammer (Gary Stones and John Law per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Tip – 6 Redpoll (Ken Foundation)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 3 Mute Swan, 21 Tufted Duck, 7 Shoveler, 5 Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 4 Mallard, 7 Shoveler, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 51 Coot, 250+ BH Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull, 9 Greylag, 4 Canada Geese, 14 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker; 1 MARSH TIT, 5 Bullfinch, 3m+1f Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Bolton Ings to Wombwell Ings – 2s Chiffchaff and 1 ‘y’ Green Woodpecker (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)
(Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 59 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 1 Barnacle Goose, 35 Wigeon, 24 Tufted Duck, 15 Pochard, 14 Gadwall, 8 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 3 Mallard, 12 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 12 Coot, 9 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 174 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Herring Gull and 1 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Manver’s Lake – 1f COMMON SCOTER (John Law, Ivan Martin and Kris Dutheridge)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 Shelduck, 2 ‘b’ BITTERN; 8 Little Egret, 1 Black-tailed Godwit; 2 Redshank; 1 Green Sandpiper; 1 Water Rail; 6 Oystercatcher; 3 Snipe; 2 Shelduck; 1m GOOSANDER; 9 GOLDENEYE; 3 Grey Heron; 15c (FIFTEEN) Water Rail; 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL; 8 Buzzard; 1 Sparrowhawk; 1 Kestrel, 2 GC Grebe; 2 CETTI’S WARBLER; 1 Chiffchaff; 1 Green Woodpecker; 4 BEARDED TIT (Barnsley BSG and Ian Morris per Twitter and Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 6 Mute Swan, 67 Canada Geese, 26 Greylag, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 11 Shelduck, 111 Wigeon, 25 Teal, 15 Mallard, 7 GOOSANDER, 4 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 1 PINTAIL, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 10 Coot, 6 Moorhen, 5 Redshank, 4 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 93 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 4+ Skylark, 1 Sand Martin and 1 Grey Wagtail. J.Thompson also had 1 FIRECREST (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Cusworth Park – 3-4pm – 1 Song Thrush, 6m+5f Tufted Duck, c.10 Mallard, 3+ Coot, 3 Moorhen, c.50 Black-headed Gull; c.5 (1p/d) Goldcrest (Ian Stubbs)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 2 Great Crested Grebe; 1 Little Grebe; 45 Mute Swan; 15 Tufted Duck; 1m GOOSANDER S; 2 Red-legged Partridge; 3 Water Rail; 1 Collared Dove; 9 (8s) Wren; 20 (13s) Robin; 24 (18s) Dunnock; 5s Song Thrush; 18 (1s) Blackbird; 1s Chiffchaff; 2 Lesser Redpoll; 14 Bullfinch; 12 (2s) Reed Bunting; 4 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HARWORTH PIT TOP (Notts) – 1 Little Ringed Plover [circled a couple of times before flying off north, this afternoon], 11 Buzzard, 1m Sparrowhawk; 1 SHORT-EARED OWL, 10+s Skylark, 8 Meadow Pipit (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 35 WHOOPER SWAN; 1 GOLDENEYE; 1 MARSH HARRIER; 4 Kestrel; 1s WOODLARK; 1 Chiffchaff; 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE (Steve Abbott)(Colin Wall and John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Misson Springs (Notts) – 1 RAVEN; 1 GS Woodpecker and 4 Yellowhammer (Derrick Evans)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 BITTERN; 1 MARSH HARRIER; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Meadow Pipit (Andy Dalton). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

SOUTH KIRKBY WASTE PLANT/LAGOON – 2 Gadwall; 2 Shoveler; 6 Tufted Duck; and Rhydings Plantation also held 1 Chiffchaff and 2 Bullfinch (Jonny Holliday per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCAL – Weather: mainly clear skies with scattered cloud, occasionally overcast; dry throughout. Visibility: mainly excellent/very good; with a period of good during the morning. Temperatures: +3.0°C to +0.9°C to +11.4°C to +5.3°C. Wind: very light throughout, but turning ESE/E from 7pm onwards. Surface pressure: 1015hPa-101?hPa-1014hPa. Fronts etc.: none

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – First quarter.
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