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Tuesday 28th August 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 3+2j Mute Swan, 34 Greylag, 15 Canada Geese, 48 Mallard, 6 Teal, 5 Gadwall, 4 Pochard, 3 Tufted Duck, 6 Little Grebe, 3+2j Great Crested Grebe, 8 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 213 Coot, 2 Moorhen and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 LITTLE EGRET, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 15 Lapwing, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2+4j Mute Swan, 300+ Canada Goose, 31 Greylag, 1j Shelduck, 57 Mallard, 27 Gadwall, 27 Tufted Duck, 8 Teal, 1 Pochard, 51 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 52 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 18 Lapwing, 11 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 75+ Sand Martin, 50+ House Martin, 15+ Swallow, 10 Yellow Wagtail and 2 Pied Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 Silver Teal, 1 Buzzard, 2 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 RUFF, 2+ Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Swift, 1 NUTHATCH (Barnsley BSG, Gerald Lax and RSPB_Old Moor per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 133 Canada Geese, 28 Teal, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Kestrel, 2 Moorhen, 62 Lapwing, 6 Black Tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 52 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 10 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Whitethroat, 1s Chiffchaff, 5 Linnet and 20+ Goldfinch (Barnsley BSG and Chris Harris per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – River Dun Navigation/New Junction Canal – Barnby Dun to Kirk Bramwith – 3 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Gull, 3 Blackcap, 5+ LESSER WHITETHROAT, 12+ Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 20+ Blue Tit (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 9 (3j) Great Crested Grebe; 2a Little Grebe; 3 Cormorant depd W; 2 Grey Heron depd W; 59 (3j+2j) Mute Swan; c.120 Canada Goose; 3 Gadwall; 64 Tufted Duck; 1m Pochard; 10 (2j+2j) Moorhen; 94+ Coot; 1 (3cy) Lesser Black-backed Gull with col ring; 7 Collared Dove; 20+ Sand Martin; 20+ House Martin; 2 (1S) Grey Wagtail; 1 Song Thrush; 4 Blackcap; 13 (1s) Chiffchaff; 160+ Goldfinch; 10 Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3+ Swift SW, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, and 1m REDSTART, 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Chip Rhodes and Colin Wall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG Added to Birdtrack

IPORT LAKES – 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 5 COMMON TERN, 8 Swift (Bob Usher). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Wigeon, 140+ Gadwall, 51 Teal, 12 Tufted Duck, 25 Pochard; 6 Cormorant; 2 BITTERN; 5 LITTLE EGRET, 3 Great Crested Grebe; 4 Little Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1 HOBBY, c300 Lapwing, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 7 Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 5 (2j) COMMON TERN, 16 Swift SW; 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Jay, c10 Sand Martin, c50 House Martin, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 9c Chiffchaff, 4c Willow Warbler, 2c Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Treecreeper, 60 Starling, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Reed Bunting (Sue Bird, Dave Carroll, Mick Bellas, Dave Harding, Phil Goacher, Keith Lynes, Doug Smith, Michael Bird, Vernon Barker). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH ELMSALL – Church – 0730hrs – 1 HOBBY over (Jonny Holliday)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast but dry throughout. Visibility: excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: +15.1°C to +13.5°C to 18.2°C to 15.0°C. Wind: very light/light wholly from within the SW quarter. Surface pressure: 1016hPa-1017hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
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