June 12, 2018


Tuesday 12th June 2018

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DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 BITTERN that dropped into the reedbed on the northern shore at 12.10pm. On the open water were 1 Mute Swan, 16 Tufted Duck, 10m+3f Pochard (+ broods of 9and 6), 10+6j Mallard, 4+5j Gadwall, 2+2j Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 52+22j Coot and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Tern, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Jay (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Bolton Ings to Wombwell Ings – 7s Blackcap, 6s Willow Warbler, 5s Chiffchaff, 4s Whitethroat and 1s Song Thrush (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS</a)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2+4j Mute Swan, 21 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 1 Bar Headed Goose, 23 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 5+2j Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 BARN OWL (hunting over Clegg’s Meadow and the tip mid morning), 33+3j Coot, 1 Moorhen, 6 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher and 1 Dunlin (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS</a)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor – 4 AVOCET, 2 Ringed Plover, 7 Oystercatcher, 20 Teal, 23 Pochard, 1 Wigeon, 1 Shelduck, 3a+2j MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 3f+4j BITTERN from nest 1, 1 Buzzard, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 19 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag, 96+8y Gadwall, 26+6y Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 10 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 7 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 16 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 5 Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Linnet and 2 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 6 Great Crested Grebe (1p/n); 45 Mute Swan; 11 (2f) Tufted Duck; 1 Sparrowhawk N @ 0700; 1m Kestrel; 3cr Pheasant; 12s Wren; 1s Song Thrush; 3s Reed Warbler; 3s Blackcap; 4 (3s) Whitethroat; 5 (4s) Willow Warbler; 50+ Great Tit (7fams.); 40+ Blue Tit (6fams.); 6+ Long-tailed Tit (1fam); 2 Bullfinch; 4s Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 SANDERLING N; 1 WOODCOCK; 6+ NIGHTJAR; 1 Little Owl; 1 Tawny Owl; 1 LONG-EARED OWL; 1 TREE PIPIT (RBA per Rich Collis; Mark Smedley; Col Neale; Paul Shawcroft and Ryan McClarence). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 sum plum m RUFF which appears to be same bird that was on Hatfield Moors last Sunday (Steve Furber)

IPORT LAKES – 2a+9j Shelduck; c.40 Gadwall; 2m+1f Shoveler; 22 (3f) Pochard; 1 Little Egret; 1 Grey Heron SW; 3a+2j Oystercatcher; 1 Ringed Plover; 4 LRP; 2 Stock Dove; 6 Mistle Thrush; 2s Reed Warbler; 1s Chiffchaff; 3+ Yellow Wagtail (Ryan McClarence and Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1p+1j Mute Swan; 1 Shelduck; 140+ Gadwall; 3 Teal; 7 Shoveler; 11 Pochard; 5 Tufted Duck; 3+ BITTERN; 5 Little Egret; 3 Grey Heron; 6 Little Grebe; 4a+2j Great Crested Grebe; 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE; 1m+2f MARSH HARRIER; 5 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 1 HOBBY; 1 Water Rail; 3 AVOCET; 2 Oystercatcher; 52 Lapwing (inc a p taking vyjs to West Scrape); 1 LRP; 2a+4j Redshank; 2 LBB Gull; 1 Stock Dove; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Jay; 2 (1s) Skylark; 2 House Martin; 5 CETTI’S WARBLER; 1 Song Thrush; 1 Mistle Thrush; 1a+1j Pied Wagtail; 4 Bullfinch; 1 Greenfinch (Keith Lynes, Michael Bird, Brian Buckle, Phil Goacher, Dave Harden, Sue Bird, Dave Carroll, Andy Dalton, VB, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

TORNE VALLEY – Rossington area – 1 HOBBY NE over Great Yorkshire Way towards Golf Course (Stephen North)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCAL Weather: mainly overcast until mid-afternoon, then brightening with scattered cloud; very occasional very light rain showers. Visibility: mainly moderate/good until 1000hrs; then excellent/very good thereafter. Temperatures: +11.4°C to +10.9°C to +16.6°C to +??.?°C. Wind: light/very light throughout; mainly NNE/N, occasionally E; ENE and NE. Surface pressure: 1016hPa-10??hPa. Fronts etc: none.


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