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Wednesday 28th March 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 Little Egret, 18 AVOCET, 22 Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 7 Snipe, 100+ Lapwing, 1c Water Rail, 3 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Grey Partridge, 3 Buzzard (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 11 Greylag, 4 Canada Geese, 15 Tufted Duck, 10 Pochard, 7 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 6 Shoveler, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 59 Coot and 267+ BH Gull. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 3 Song Thrush; 3 Chiffchaff; 1 MARSH TIT, 1 WILLOW TIT, 3 Bullfinch and 3 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2 Mute Swan, 37 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 2 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Barnacle Goose, 40+ Wigeon, 17 Teal, 15 Gadwall, 14 Shoveler, 11 Mallard, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 4 Kestrel, 1 Little Egret, 9 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 142 BH Gull, 16+ Herring Gull, 2 LBB Gull and 10 Redwing NE (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 5 AVOCET and 2s Chiffchaff (Ken Foundation)

DEARNE VALLEY – Harlington – riverside – 1 ROCK PIPIT (John Law)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 ‘b’ BITTERN; 2 BEARDED TIT; 2 Little Egret; 1 Black-tailed Godwit; 2 Redshank; 2 Green Sandpiper; 6 Oystercatcher; 1 Curlew; 1 Water Rail; 4 GC Grebe; 2 Sand Martin; 2 Shelduck; 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL; 5 Herring Gull; 4 LBB Gull; 9 GOLDENEYE; 1 Green Woodpecker; 2 Sparrowhawk; 2 Kestrel; 2 Buzzard; 2 CETTI’S WARBLER; 6+ Chiffchaff (Barnsley BSG, Ian Morris and Dawn Gregory per Twitter and Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 4 Mute Swan, 57 Canada Geese, 12 Greylag, 1 Barnacle Goose, 6 Shelduck, 125 Wigeon, 12 Mallard, 11 Shoveler, 11 Tufted Duck, 9 Teal, 5 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 4 Redshank, 2 Lapwing, 43 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 Grey Wagtail and 1 Mistle Thrush. K.Fisher also had 2 Pink-footed Geese, 2c Water Rail and 3 Chiffchaff on Doveside (Alan Whitehouse and Ken Foundation per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Silver Wood (SK4893) – 2s Chiffchaff; 8 Jay; 3s Song Thrush; 1s Mistle Thrush; 2s Nuthatch; 2s Treecreeper; 1 ‘dr’ Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Sparrowhawk; c.15 Fieldfare in fields to north of woods (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 6 (3p ‘tr’ Little Grebe; 6 Mute Swan (4 NW); 1p Gadwall; 3 Snipe; 1s Chiffchaff; 2 Kestrel; 1 Buzzard; 2 Jay; 2 Greylag Goose N; 6s Skylark; 8 Meadow Pipit; c.15 Linnet (several singing); 3s Song Thrush; 1s Mistle Thrush; 1 Grey Partridge (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

HARWORTH PIT TOP (Notts) – 3 JACK SNIPE (Gary Johnston)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 30 WHOOPER SWAN; 2 Barnacle Geese; 8+ Oystercatcher; 4 Redshank; 120+ Fieldfare; 1s CETTI’S WARBLER; 1 Chiffchaff (John Robinson, Daz Watson and Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Misson to Idlestop – 4 (2m) PINTAIL; 1m MARSH HARRIER and 7 Black-tailed Godwit (Steve Furber)

IPORT LAKES – 7 Mute Swan; 6 Greylag Geese; 1p Gadwall; c.15 Mallard; 20 Pochard; 8 Tufted Duck; 1 Grey Heron; 1 Little Grebe; 22 Great Crested Grebe; 2 Moorhen; 14 Coot; 2 Oystercatcher; 1 Ringed Plover; 1 Redshank; c.10 Black-headed Gull; 1 Kestrel; 2 Carrion Crow; 2 Chiffchaff; 1 Blackbird; 2 Mistle Thrush; 1 Song Thrush; 1 Dunnock; 1 Robin; 3 Pied Wagtail; 1s Goldfinch (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE (DR). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast until noon; then bright but cloudy with some hail until early evening; then clear skies thereafter. Visibility: very good/good until early afternoon; excellent until mid-evening; then very good thereafter. Temperatures: +6.3°C to +3.2°C to +8.4°C to +0.2°C. Wind: very light/light variable in direction from within the S quarter until 3pm; light from within NW quarter thereafter. Surface pressure: 1005hPa-1004hPa-1005hPa-1000hPa-1003hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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