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Monday 23rd July 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 MARSH HARRIER at 12.00; 1m REDSTART, 4 LITTLE EGRET, 5 AVOCET, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, c.100 Lapwing, 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Kestrel 2 (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+4j Mute Swan, 85 Greylag, 11 Canada Geese, 34 Gadwall, 11 Mallard, 17+4j+6j Tufted Duck, 5m+4f POCHARD, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 136 Coot and 81 BH Gull. Also present were 3 LITTLE EGRET over, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 LBB Gull, 1 COMMON TERN, 1 Jay, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 1 Sedge Warbler and 2 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2+4j Mute Swan, 69 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag, 23 Mallard, 15 Gadwall, 9+15j Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 1+10y Shoveler, 26 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 6 LITTLE EGRET, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel, 134+9j Coot, 5+4j Moorhen, 15 Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 1 Common Tern and 1 Yellowhammer (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Kingfisher (Daniel Wilby per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 26 Greylag, 9 Canada Geese, 73 Mallard, 3 Cormorant, 24 LITTLE EGRET, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 2 Coot, 1+4j Moorhen, 21 Lapwing, 51 BH Gull, 1 Skylark, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer and 2 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res.(SK4995) – 1 Green Sandpiper; 1j Grey Heron; 8 (4j) Moorhen; 1 Black-headed Gull; 1 Sparrowhawk; c.10 House Martin; c.40 Sand Martin; 6 (fam) Pied Wagtail; 50+ Swallow; c.20 Goldfinch; 2 Buzzard (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – 1j MARSH HARRIER not bred here; 1+ Buzzard (Martin Roper)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 PEREGRINE; 2 Black-tailed Godwit and 8 Snipe (John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – 44 (4j) GC Grebe, 6 LITTLE EGRET, 2 Grey Heron over, 3 LRP, 4 Ringed Plover (1 left high to S), 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3a+2+ch COMMON TERN, 19 Yellow Wagtail, 20+ Linnet (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1j Shelduck; 1 BITTERN; 2 LITTLE EGRET; 1a/f+1j MARSH HARRIER; 1 HOBBY; 1j Water Rail; 2 Oystercatcher; 6 Black-tailed Godwit; 1 Common Sandpiper; 1 Green Sandpiper; 3 COMMON TERN; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Lesser Whitethroat; 2 Nuthatch (Steve Furber, Mark Roberts, Allen Holmes). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH KIRKBY – Waste Plant Lagoon – 1 Grey Heron; Lapwing; LBB Gull and 19 BH Gull (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: overcast/cloudy with some sunny spells and dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good, occasionally good. Temperatures: +20.4°C to +16.8°C to +31.7°C to 22.0°C. Wind: very light SW/WSW occasionally WNW until midday; then light, mainly SW, occasionally SSW until 2000hrs; then very light W/WNW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1016hPa-1012hPa-1013hPa. Fronts etc:. none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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