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Thursday 7th June 2018

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DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER in front of the hide. On the open water were 2+8j Mute Swan, 4 Mallard; 20 Tufted Duck, 9 Gadwall, 7 Pochard, 5+2j Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 43+27j Coot; 1 Common Gull.. Also present were 3 Herring Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 COMMON TERN, 1 Bittern, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail; 2 Bullfinch and 3 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Bolton Ings to Wombwell Ings – 7s Blackcap, 7s Willow Warbler, 5s Chiffchaff, 4s Whitethroat and 1s Song Thrush (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 1 Mute Swan, 29 Canada Geese, 1 Bar Headed Goose, 23 Tufted Duck, 16+7y Mallard, 10 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 4+2y Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 23 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 5 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher and a singing Chiffchaff in the car park (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2a+10j Shelduck; 1 GARGANEY, 2 Teal, 3 Little Egret, 3f+3j BITTERN; 2 Buzzard; 1a+1vyj Little Grebe; 1 Redshank; 2a+2j MEDITERRANEAN GULL (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 18 Mute Swan, 24 Canada Geese, 16 Greylag, 1 Bar Headed Goose, 31 Gadwall, 14 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 10 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 7 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 15 BH Gull, 5+ Skylark, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Blackcap, 1 Linnet and 4+ Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res.(SK4995) – 2 Coot; 2p Mallard; 1 Grey Heron; 1 Yellow Wagtail c/food; 1a+3j Pied Wagtail; 2 Buzzard; 3 Mistle Thrush; 2 Swallow; 1 House Martin; 3 Grey Partridge; 1 Sedge Warbler; 1 Willow Warbler; 1 Chiffchaff; 2 Blackcap; 1p+3j Reed Bunting; 10+ Great Tit (2 Fams) (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Ravenfield Church – 1 Tawny Owl (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 8+ Little Grebe including pair feeding downy young; 12+ Coot including pair with young brood; 2 Buzzard; 6s Reed Warbler; 1s Sedge Warbler; c.15 House Martin; 2s LESSER WHITETHROAT; 1s Garden Warbler; 2 Jay; 1 Greylag Goose SW; 1s Yellowhammer; 4s Reed Bunting; 2 Swallow (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1a+17j Shelduck; 2 WOODCOCK; 1 Curlew; 3 NIGHTJAR; 1+ CUCKOO; 2 Garden Warbler and 1+ SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Rich Collis; Colin Wall and Justin Parker). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – 6+vyj Greylag Geese; 2a+9j Shelduck; 3 Little Egret; 1p+3j+4p+4n+15+ GC Grebe; 3j+4j Coot; 2+2j Oystercatcher; 14a+15+j AVOCET (suspect some of yesterday’s new brood of 3 were still around in addition to above); 2 Ringed Plover; 4a (but no sign of juvs) LRP; 1 Redshank; 1 Curlew NE (first this year here); 3 LBB Gull; a good number of Swift; 2 Sand Martin; 2s Reed Warbler; 2j Pied Wagtail; 2m+1f+1 Yellow Wagtail; 1 Greenfinch NE; 5+ Linnet (Gary Johnston; Ryan McClarence, Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 19a+6j Mute Swan; 32 Greylag Geese; 31 Canada Geese; 4 Shelduck; 140 Gadwall; 5 Teal; 3 Shoveler; 18 Pochard; 23 Tufted Duck; 3 BITTERN; 6 Little Egret; 5a+3vyj Little Grebe (Loversall Pool); 5a+3j+3j Great Crested Grebe; 3 BLACK-NECKED GREBE; 3 MARSH HARRIER; 1 Sparrowhawk; 1 Buzzard; 3 HOBBY; 11 AVOCET; 3 Oystercatcher; 4 Ringed Plover; 1 LRP; 20a+2j Lapwing; 2 Redshank; 2 Stock Dove; 1 Swift; 1 Jay; 6 CETTI’S WARBLER; 5 Chiffchaff; 2 Willow Warbler; 6 Blackcap; 2 Whitethroat; 17 Reed Warbler; 1 Bullfinch; 1 Greenfinch; 8 Reed Bunting (DB, Mark Roberts, Gary Dyson and FA per Twitter). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

SKELBROOKE – 2 Mute Swan; 5 Tufted Duck; 2 Little Grebe; 15 LBB Gull and 1 RAVEN over (Paddy Martin per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: overcast until midday then clear skies with scattered cloud thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: mainly good/moderate, occasionally poor until mid-morning; then very good thereafter. Temperatures: +13.0°C to +7.5°C to +19.0°C to +13.?°C. Wind: very light throughout; variable in direction wholly from within the N quarter until late afternoon; then ENE thereafter. Surface pressure: 1017hPa-1018hPa throughout. Fronts etc: none.


MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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