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Thursday 23rd August 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 OSPREY down then SW, 14 Grey Partridge, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL, 1 REDSTART, 2 WHINCHAT, 24 Yellow Wagtail (Gary Haywood, Ken Foundation and Karen Williams per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+1j Mute Swan, 128 Greylag, 86 Canada Geese, 17 Mallard, 11 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 5+ Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 161 Coot and 2+3j Moorhen. Also present were 8 Cormorant, 3 LITTLE EGRET, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 30+ Lapwing and 1 LLB Gull. (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash –2+4j Mute Swan, 16 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 1j Shelduck, 32 Tufted Duck, 14 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 5 Teal, 2 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 3 Cormorant, 46 Little Grebe, 8 LITTLE EGRET, 5 Grey Heron, 1j Great Crested Grebe, 81 Coot, 12+ Moorhen, 50+ Lapwing, 6 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 13 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull. P. Kent also had 1 Kingfisher and 1 HOBBY (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 8 LITTLE EGRET, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Green Sandpiper, 6 Snipe, 3 COMMON TERN, c.40 Hirundine (Paul & Barbara Shepherd per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1j Shelduck, 1 Silver Teal, 8+ LITTLE EGRET, 8+ Grey Heron, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Greenshank (3S), 1 RUFF, 6 Ringed Plover, 7 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 6 Dunlin, 1m WHEATEAR, 1+ Kingfisher, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 3 Buzzard, 1 HOBBY, 1 COMMON TERN, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Adam Hutt, Chris Harris and RSPB_Old Moor per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 25 Canada Geese, 10 Teal, 1 Mallard, 5 Grey Heron, 2 LITTLE EGRET, 32 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 73 BH Gull, 4 LBB Gull and 3 Yellow Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER – North Bridge – Opposite J & S Motorcycles – 1 Whitethroat (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 REDSTART, 2 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 4 Whitethroat and 2j Willow Warbler (Dave Adamson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG Added to Birdtrack

IPORT LAKES – 5 LITTLE EGRET, 1 Buzzard, 1 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 2 Snipe W, 5 COMMON TERN, c.15 Swift SW, c.20 Sand Martin SW, c.10 Swallow, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 50+ Yellow Wagtail, 5+ Pied Wagtail (Bob Usher, Tina Langford and Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 BITTERN, 1 RED KITE, (GD), 2 LITTLE EGRET, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 HOBBY,
2 Water Rail, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 13 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 5 Snipe, 3 COMMON TERN, 3 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 WILLOW TIT, c60 Sand Martin over, 1 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 1s CETTI’S WARBLER, 5c Chiffchaff, 1s Willow Warbler, 14+c Blackcap, 1 GARDEN WARBLER, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Song Thrush, 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (AD), 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Bullfinch (Sue and Roger Bird, Andy Dalton, Tina Langford, Bev Walker, Gary Dyson, Ian and Janet Heppenstall, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast/cloudy with a prolonged period of clear skies during the mid-morning; heavy rain fell during the early hours/early morning and again during the evening. Visibility: mainly moderate/poor until 0600hrs; then very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +15.9°C to +11.8°C to 18.1°C to 10.1°C. Wind: light/very light from the NW quarter until early afternoon; then light/very light W/WSW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1014hPa-1009hPa-1011hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW cold front moved SE over the District during the early hours/early morning and was followed by a similar one during the early evening.late afternoon/early evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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