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Tuesday 27th March 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 19 AVOCET and 14 Redwing (Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 4 Mute Swan, 5 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 18 Tufted Duck, 17 Shoveler, 9 Mallard, 4 Pochard, 3 Gadwall, 7 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 61 Coot, c300 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 4 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron (2 roosting in the trees on Bolton Tip ), 1 Little Egret, 3 Buzzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Jay, 2 Song Thrush, 1 MARSH TIT, 4+ Reed Bunting and 1 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Bolton Ings to Wombwell Ings – 2s Chiffchaff, 1 Jay, 1 Song Thrush and 1 Kestrel (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)
(Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2 Mute Swan, 24 Canada Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 47 Wigeon, 31 Tufted Duck, 17 Teal, 11 Gadwall, 11 Shoveler, 10 Pochard, 6 Mallard, 1 Little Egret, 10 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Coot, 2 Kestrel, 5 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Snipe, 1 Curlew dropped in at 10.30am (P.Kent also had one over west at 8.50am), 136 BH Gull, 19 Herring Gull and 3 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Manvers Lake – 1f COMMON SCOTER (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2p GOLDENEYE; 2 GOOSANDER; 16 Cormorant; 1 Little Grebe; 6 Oystercatcher; 1 Curlew; 1 ‘b’ BITTERN; 2 Little Egret; 2 Shelduck; 1 Redshank; 1 Black Tailed Godwit; 2+ MEDITERRANEAN GULL; 12+ Sand Martin; 1m BRAMBLING (John Seevior, Barnsley BSG and Keith Saunders per Twitter and Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 55 Canada Geese, 25 Greylag, 2 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 7 Shelduck, 92 Wigeon, 19 Mallard, 17 Teal, 15 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, 7 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 5 Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 43 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 3+ Skylark, 1 Mistle Thrush and 1 Song Thrush. K.Fisher also had 2s Chiffchaff on Doveside (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

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 ()

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – 1 BITTERN; Grey Heron; Buzzard; Kingfisher (Martin Roper)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 5 Great Crested Grebe; 1 Cormorant; 52+ Mute Swan; 31 Tufted Duck; 3 Water Rail; 1 Golden Plover W; 5s Wren; 26 Dunnock; 19 (14s) Robin; 2s Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 54+ WHOOPER SWAN; 2 Egyptian Geese; 4+ GOOSANDER; 1+ MARSH HARRIER; 1 MERLIN; 2 PEREGRINE; 3+ Oystercatcher; 150+ Golden Plover; 30+ Curlew; 1 Snipe; 1 SWALLOW (Col Neale, John Robinson and Daz Watson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – 11 Mute Swan; 16 Greylag Geese; 2 Canada Geese; 6 Gadwall; 4 Mallard; 6 Pochard; 11 Tufted Duck; 2 Cormorant; 22 (twenty two) Great Crested Grebe; 1 Moorhen; 10+ Coot; 4 Oystercatcher; 2 Lapwing; 1 LRP; 4 Redshank; c.40 Black-headed Gull; 1 Common Gull; 2 Herring Gull; 2 Great Black-backed Gull; 1 Stock Dove; 1 Kestrel; 4 Carrion Crow; 6 (2s+1p) Skylark; 3 Mistle Thrush; 3 Pied Wagtail; c.20 Linnet; 2 Goldfinch (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN; 2 Egyptian Geese; 31 Gadwall; 17 Teal; 42 Shoveler; 12 Pochard; 62 Tufted Duck; 1 BITTERN; 1 Little Egret; 1 Grey Heron; 1 Kestrel; 9 Little Grebe; 3 Great Crested Grebe; 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE; 4 Oystercatcher; 11 Lapwing; 1 Redshank; 3 Snipe; 1 Common Gull; 32 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 8 Herring Gull; 1 Great Black-backed Gull; 4 Jay; 3 Chiffchaff; 5 CETTI’S WARBLER; 2 Pied Wagtail (Keith Lynes, Michael Bird, Brian Buckle). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with occasional brighter spells, some rain during the early hours/morning and again during the late afternoon. Visibility: very good/good until 5am; moderate/poor until 11am; good until 3pm; excellent/very good thereafter. Temperatures: +4.6°C to +9.8°C to +?.?°C. Wind: very light/light variable in direction from within the S quarter until 3pm; light from within NW quarter thereafter. Surface pressure: 1013hPa-1002hPa-100?hPa. Fronts etc.: Two NW/SE occlusions moved NE over the District during the early hours/morning.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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