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Thursday 10th May 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

BARNSDALE BAR – 1 RED KITE this evening (Ray Somerfield and Colin Bradford per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Water Rail, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT (along path to viewpoint), 4 Sedge Warblers (Paul Bibby per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2 Mute Swan, 1 Blackcap, 50+ Swift, 7 Pochard, 1 Barnacle Goose, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor – 2m GOOSANDER; 4 BITTERN (3 females + 1 male, also 1 booming male on Bolton Ings); 1 Dunlin; 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 2 AVOCET, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Little Egret, 1 HOBBY, 6 Buzzard, 2 COMMON TERN (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 11 Mute Swan, 1 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Blackcap, 1 WHIMBREL (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res.(SK4995) – 1 Moorhen; 2 Coot; 4 Mallard; 1p Buzzard; 2 Red-legged Partridge; 1m Pheasant; 1 Pied Wagtail; 1s Sedge Warbler; 4 Whitethroat; 3 Chiffchaff; 4 Blackcap; 1m Reed Bunting; 5 Long-tailed Tit; 1 Goldcrest; 1p Carrion Crow at nest; 1s Yellowhammer; 1 Kestrel (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough – Marlborough Road – 1 RED KITE SW at 10:30am (John Downs)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 2 Kestrel; 2 Red-legged Partridge; 3 Pheasant; 1 (2cy) Herring Gull; 22+ Swift; 5s Skylark; 30+ Sand Martin; 3+ Swallow; 4+ House Martin; 17 (4s) Blackbird; 6s Blackcap; 8 (7s) Whitethroat; 1s Reed Warbler; 2 Sedge Warbler; 4s Willow Warbler; 3 Long-tailed Tit; 3 (2s) Reed Bunting; 2 (1s) Yellowhammer; 2 Common Sandpiper; 6 Great Crested Grebe; 35 Mute Swan; 9 Mallard; 2 Gadwall; 14 Tufted Duck; 4 Buzzard (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 HOBBY; 23 Ringed Plover; 1 Dunlin over; 20 (twenty) WHIMBREL; 2 TURTLE DOVE; 1 CUCKOO; 2 Stonechat (Steve Furber and Andy Marshall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT (building site and Carr Lane) – 1 Canada Goose; 4m Mallard; 3 LRP; 3 Lapwing 1s LESSER WHITETHROAT; c.10 Linnet (Chris Robinson)

IPORT LAKES – 2 Egyptian Geese; 7 (2f) Pochard; 9 Cormorant; 1 Little Egret; 1 Grey Heron; 1 RED KITE; 1 i/m MARSH HARRIER; 2 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 2 HOBBY; 2 LRP; 2 Ringed Plover; 1 TURNSTONE; 2 Dunlin; 2 SANDERLING; 1 Common Sandpiper; 1 Redshank; 12 (twelve) WHIMBREL N/NW; 3 COMMON TERN; 2 ARCTIC TERN; 100+ Swift NW; 200+ Sand Martin NW; 2 WHEATEAR; 2 RAVEN E; 2 Yellow Wagtail; 25+ Linnet; 3s Reed Bunting; 2s Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson, Gary Johnston; Steve Furber, Neil Shaw, Bob Usher and Justin Parker)

The Iport Turnstone © Chris Robinson 2018

M18 – Junction 4 (Armthorpe) – 2 COMMON CRANE E @ approx. 3:25pm (Per RBA)

TORNE VALLEY – Rossington Pit Tip Area – 33 species with best first Sedge Warbler of the year, on waddy flood lake 1p Shelduck, Greylag, Yellow Wagtails, 1 Grey Partridge, Ringed Plover and LRP (Stuart Churchill)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: overcast with some heavy rain during the early hours and early morning; then sunny with scattered cloud through the rest of the day. Visibility: very good until 2am; then moderate until 4am; then good until 8am; then very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +10.8°C to +8.5°C to +15.5°C to +10.5°C. Wind: very light from SW quarter until 7am; then light/very light from NW quarter until 8pm; then very light from SE quarter thereafter. Surface pressure: 1007hPa-1019hPa. Fronts etc: yesterday’s two closely associated fronts passed over the District during the early hours.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
Crown copyright 2018, the Met Office


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