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Friday 30th March 2018

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BIRD REPORTS 

BARNSDALE BAR – 5 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 2 Grey Partridge; Skylarks; 7 Meadow Pipit; 2 RAVEN feeding young (Justin Parker)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 29 WHOOPER SWAN left N; 3 Little Egret, 15 AVOCET, 23 Redshank, 10 Snipe, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Oystercatcher, 12 Grey Partridge, 3 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Shelduck, 2 Buzzard, 1 Chiffchaff (Gary Stones and Gary Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 ‘b’ BITTERN; 4 Little Egret; 6 Oystercatcher; 1 Green Sandpiper; 1 Curlew; 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 3 CETTI’S WARBLER; 3 BEARDED TIT; 5 Chiffchaff (Karen Williams, Barnsley BSG & Kris Dutheridge per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Barnby Dun/Bramwith – Marsh Road – 1 WHOOPER SWAN (Ryan McClarence)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 Barn Owl; 1 WHEATEAR; 1 Snipe; 6 Little Grebe; 3s Chiffchaff; 1 Cormorant left W at 07.20; 3 Fieldfare; 4 Jay; 2 Buzzard; 2 Jackdaw E (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash – 22 WHOOPER SWAN at 7.45am. 21 left south west 8am (Pete Munro)

DON VALLEY – Thorpe Marsh NR (SE5909Z) – 1 Little Egret; 2 Oystercatcher; 3 LRP; 2 Ringed Plover; 1 WILLOW TIT; 2 Nuthatch (Bob Usher)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 20 Black-headed Gull; 4s Skylark; 4 Sand Martin; 12s Wren; 32 (21s) Dunnock; 25 (14s) Robin; 5 (4s) Song Thrush; 15 (1s) Blackbird; 3s Chiffchaff; 1s Goldcrest; 18 Bullfinch; 8 Reed Bunting; 2 Yellowhammer; 3 Great Crested Grebe; 1 Little Grebe; 62 Mute Swan; 27 Tufted Duck; 1 Kestrel; 2 Water Rail (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 2 AVOCET; 8 Oystercatcher; 25 Redshank; 4 RUFF (Steve Furber and Justin Parker)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson to Idlestop – 4 WHOOPER SWAN; 2 PINTAIL; 7 Black-tailed Godwit (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 cc MARSH HARRIER (Steve Furber) (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-RECENT SIGHTINGS). All entered on Birdtrack.

IPORT LAKES – 3 Egyptian Geese; 2 Shoveler; 10 Pochard; 2 Little Egret; 3 Oystercatcher; 1 LRP; 1 Redshank (Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 8 Wigeon; 1p GOOSANDER; 1 Little Egret; 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE; 1 MARSH HARRIER;
1 Snipe; 1+ Kingfisher; 1s Skylark; 6+s CETTI’S WARBLER; 1s Song Thrush; 5+ Redwing; 1s Mistle Thrush; 3 Siskin (AB). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

SKELBROOKE QUARRY POOL – 2 Tufted Duck; 1 Little Grebe; 1 Lapwing  (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH ELMSALL – Field Lane – 60 Fieldfare (Mark Spedding)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Jonny Browns Common – Buzzard; Kestrel;  2 Grey Partridge; 3 Lapwing; Skylark; Meadow Pipit; 3 Chiffchaff (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: Overcast with occasional showers with a heavy downpour during the evening. Visibility: moderate/good occasionally poor/very poor throughout the day. Temperatures: +4.8°C to +3.0°C to +9.3°C to +4.9°C. Wind: mainly very light/light, occasionally moderate/strong; variable in direction from within the SE quarter until 4pm; then moderate/strong from the NE quarter thereafter. Surface pressure: 998hPa-995hPa. Fronts etc: an E/W occlusion was over the District during the late evening as it moved NE.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waxing gibbous.
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