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Friday 27th April 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 9 WHEATEAR (Gary Haywood per Twitter)

 

 

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 120+ Black-tailed Godwit N (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

 

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 7 Ringed Plover; 1 Dunlin; 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Swift, 7 House Martin, 1 Blackcap, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 5 Tree Sparrow, 7 Bullfinch, Pochard, Great Crested Grebe, 2 BITTERN, 3s CETTI’S WARBLER; 1 BEARDED TIT (Gerald Lax, @Peaksbirder and Barnsley BSG per Twitter and per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS, Peter Walsh and Gerald Lax per Twitter)

 

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 5 Pink-footed Goose, 2 AVOCET, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 GREENSHANK, 2 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 1 Little Egret, 1 HOBBY chasing hirundines, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL. c.30 Swallow; 1 WHEATEAR; 1 Sedge Warbler; 1f Flava Wagtail (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

 

DON VALLEY – Sandall Sewage Treatment Works (SE6006) – 1 Oystercatcher; 1 LRP; 2 Ringed Plover; 1 Common Sandpiper; 2 Swallow (Rich Collis). Entered on Birdtrack by RCC.

 

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 4 Great Crested Grebe; 1 Cormorant; 23 Mute Swan; 4 Tufted Duck; 1m Sparrowhawk; 2 Red-legged Partridge; 5cr Pheasant; 1 (2cy) Lesser Black-backed Gull; 20+ Woodpigeon; 10+ Swift; 6s Skylark; 40+ Sand Martin; 15+ Swallow; 11+ House Martin; 15s Wren; 16 (10s) Dunnock; 13 (10s) Robin; 3s Song Thrush; 12 (7s) Blackbird; 7s Blackcap; 5 (3s) Whitethroat; 1s Sedge Warbler; 1s LESSER WHITETHROAT; 5s Willow Warbler; 2s Chiffchaff; 7 Great Tit; 11 Blue Tit; 4 Long-tailed Tit; 1c Nuthatch; 1 Jay; 9 (5s) Chaffinch; 11 Goldfinch; 5 (2s) Reed Bunting; 5 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

 

FRICKLEY CP (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) – 1 Reed Warbler (Colin Bradford per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

 

 

IDLE VALLEY – Misson to Idlestop – 1 CUCKOO and 1 Garden Warbler (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 2 Barnacle Geese ad 1 RUFF (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 1 Common Sandpiper; 1 RUFF (Steve Furber)

IPORT LAKES – 1 HOBBY chasing Swift; 12 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher; 3 LRP; 2 Ringed Plover; 3 Common Sandpiper; 1 Redshank; 2 WHIMBREL; 3 ARCTIC TERN; 18 WHEATEAR, 1 Song Thrush; 5+ Blackbird; 3 Swift; c.10 Swallow, 7 House Martin, 30+ Sand Martin, 4 Pied Wagtail, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 2p Linnet, 3 Reed Bunting; 1 Yellowhammer (Steve Furber, Chris Robinson and Bob Usher)

One of the Arctic Terns at the Iport Lakes this afternoon/evening © Bob Usher 2018

 

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2p Mute Swan; 2p Canada Geese + 4vyj; 3 Shelduck; 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE; 12 Pochard; 1 ‘b’ BITTERN; 1f MARSH HARRIER; 1 Buzzard; 2c Water Rail; 3 AVOCET; 1 LRP; 1 Common Sandpiper; 3 Snipe; Black-headed Gull colony at Huxter Well Marsh is depleted; 2 Swift; 20+ Sand Martin; 10 Swallow; 20 mixed Martins – perched in birch scrub during heavy rain shower at Huxter Well Marsh; 4s CETTI’S WARBLER; 3 Blackcap (Dave Carroll; Sue & Roger Bird and Adrian Andruchiw). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

 

 

 

SOUTH KIRKBY – Jonny Browns Common/Lake – 4 Swallow; 1 Reed Warbler; (Paddy Martin per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Jonny Brown’s Lake –(per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

 

SOUTH KIRKBY – Police Station Pond – 1p+19vyj Mallard (Phil Wright per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

 

TICKHILL – 2 COMMON CRANE N @ 1.45pm, presumably the same that passed NW over Hoveringham, Notts at 12.45pm (Paul Bibby)

 

 

UPTON – Bullcarr Mires – 1 Buzzard; Little Grebe; 1 Swallow; Whitethroats; 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT; Blackcap; Reed Warblers; 2 Yellow Wagtail (Paddy Martin per SESKUBIRDS via Wharsapp)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCAL Weather: mainly overcast with occasional brighter spells during the erly hours and rain from early afternoon onwards. Visibility: mainly very good/good until late morning; then good/moderate occasionally very good thereafter. Temperatures: +5.8°C to +5.2°C to +8.1°C to +6.1°C. Wind: very light, occasionally light wholly from SW quarter until 6am; then light/very light variable from within the E quarter thereafter. Surface pressure: 1013hPa-1008hPa. Fronts etc: a warm front moved ENE over the District before merging with a second which then lingered over the District until at least late evening, both were associated with a tight depression moving E over southern England through out the day.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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