August 22, 2018

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Wednesday 22nd August 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

CLAYTON – Winkhouse Farm – 1 HOBBY chasing Swallows, 1f REDSTART (Paul & Liz Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 SHORT-EARED OWL, 2 WHEATEAR (Gary Haywood and Ian Morris per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1+1j Mute Swan, 184 Canada Geese, 116 Greylag, 22 Mallard, 14 Gadwall, 7 Pochard, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, 7 Cormorant, 1 HOBBY, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 166 Coot and 1+2j Moorhen. Also present were 3 LITTLE EGRET, 2 Buzzard, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Kestrel, 2 Lapwing and 1 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 4+4j Mute Swan, 99 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag, 31 Tufted Duck, 12 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 4 Teal, 1 Pochard, 51 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 5 LITTLE EGRET, 2 Grey Heron, 94 Coot, 14 Moorhen, 24 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Kingfisher and 23+ Yellow Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1j Shelduck, 8 Cormorant, 12 LITTLE EGRET, 12 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1j Water Rail, 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 8 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Snipe, 1 RUFF, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 RAVEN NE (Peter Walsh and Paul Gould per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 21 Canada Geese, 17 Teal, 2 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 13 Grey Heron, 9 LITTLE EGRET, 1 Kestrel, 25 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 102 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Skylark and 9 Yellow Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Thorpe Marsh NR (SE5909Z) – 1 HOBBY, 1 Kingfisher (Neil Shaw)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 7 (3j) Great Crested Grebe; 2 (1j) Little Grebe; 2 Cormorant; 61 (3j+2j) Mute Swan; 1m Pochard; 66 Tufted Duck; 130 Black-headed Gull; 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull W; 3 Sand Martin S; 2 Reed Warbler; 1 Blackcap; 10 Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IPORT LAKES – 8+ LITTLE EGRET, 8 Grey Heron; 2 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 5 (3+j) COMMON TERN, 3 Sand Martin SW, 40+ Yellow Wagtail (Chris Robinson and Bob Usher). Added to Birdtrack.

WENT VALLEY – Askern – Nocmig – 0439hrs – 1 TREE PIPIT over (Ryan McClarence)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies until late afternoon with some cloud developing during the afternoon, overcast through the evening with some rain. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +16.8°C to +14.5°C to 24.9°C to 17.7°C. Wind: very light until early morning; then light/moderate until late evening then very light thereafter; variable in direction but wholly from the SW quarter until 2100hrs; then NW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1016hPa-1013hPa-1014hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW cold front moved SE over the District during the late afternoon/early evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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