July 27, 2018


Friday 27th July 2018

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 REDSTART showing well field opposite gate up to VP. Also 1 LITTLE EGRET, 3 AVOCET, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Snipe, 130 Lapwing, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 Mute Swan, 131 Greylag, 4 Canada Geese, 31 Gadwall, 16 Mallard, 12 POCHARD, 11+7y Tufted Duck, 4 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 7 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 117 Coot, 1+2y Moorhen and 4 BH Gull. Also present were 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Common Tern, 1 Jay,1 Grey Wagtail and 30+ Goldfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2+4y Mute Swan, 46 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 24 Mallard, 7+9y Tufted Duck, 7 Gadwall, 1+10y Shoveler, 1 POCHARD, 23 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Barn Owl, 215 Coot, 8 Moorhen, 14 Lapwing, 6 Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 26 BH Gull and 1 Yellowhammer (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 26 Cormorant, 71 (Sseventy one) LITTLE EGRET left roost this morning; 1 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 GREENSHANK, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 6 COMMON TERN, 1 HOBBY, 1 PEREGRINE, 4 Kingfisher, 1m BEARDED TIT (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and Mary Wilde per RSPB Old Moor). Also juv MEDITERRANEAN GULL ringed at Old Moor 2J12 ringed at Old Moor was seen on Gormaston beach, County Meath, Ireland yesterday (Per Adam Hutt).

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 27 Greylag, 6 Canada Geese, 80 Mallard, 3 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 55 LITTLE EGRET, 17 Grey Heron, 2 Coot, 1+4y Moorhen, 17 Lapwing, 3 Black Tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe, 1 GREENSHANK, 68 BH Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Bunting and 1 Yellowhammer. In Broomhill Park were 9 Mistle Thrush and 1 singing Chiffchaff (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Silver Wood (SK4893) – 4p Reed Warbler bred on r/way line pond (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 19 Greylag Goose S at 07.50; 30 House Martin; 2 Kestrel; 15+ Reed Warbler probably 3p bred; 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 20 Black-headed Gull; c.20 (2fams) Long-tailed Tit; 8 Swift; 3 Jay; 1 Common Sandpiper (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 5+3j Great Crested Grebe; 62+3j+2j Mute Swan; 21 (2+j) Tufted Duck; 1 Common Sandpiper; 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1 Cormorant; 15 Greylag Goose left S; 18 Canada Goose; 1 Reed Warbler; 6 (fam 4+) Whitethroat; 1s Willow Warbler; 6 Chiffchaff; 1 Grey Wagtail (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 LITTLE EGRET, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Snipe and 1 CUCKOO (John Robinson and Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – 7 LITTLE EGRET, 3 Grey Heron, 16 Little Grebe, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 LRP, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4+2ch COMMON TERN, 39 Flava Wagtail inc 32 S at dusk (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy skies with occasional clear spells and occasionally overcast with heavy showers during the early hours, morning and evening. Visibility: mainly good, occasionally moderate and very good until 1600hrs; then very good/moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +24.1°C to +19.0°C to +30.4°C to ??.?°C. Wind: very light and variable in direction but wholly from within the SE quarter until 0700hrs; then very light mainly from the SW quarter until noon; then very light from the SW quarter; mainly very light, occasionally light, from the SE quarter. Surface pressure: 1011hPa-100?hPa. Fronts etc.: a NNW/SSE cold front was lying over the District during the evening.


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