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Wednesday 29th August 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 3+2j Mute Swan, 136 Greylag, 37 Canada Geese, 42 Mallard, 13 Gadwall, 5 Pochard, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, 6 Little Grebe, 2+3j Great Crested Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 197 Coot and 2+1j Moorhen. Also present were 4 Lapwing and 1 Green Woodpecker and 1j DIPPER was again downstream of the bridge near the hide (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

The juv DIPPER on the Dearne at Bolton Ings today © Gary Stones 2018

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2+4j Mute Swan, c.350 Canada Geese, 13 Greylag, 134 Mallard, 30 Gadwall, 26 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 43 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 52 Coot, 26 Moorhen, 16+ Lapwing, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 6+ Yellow Wagtail and 3 Pied Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 5 Greenshank, 3 RUFF, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 HOBBY (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 1 Mute Swan, 23 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag, 31 Teal, 2 Mallard, 1 Gadwall, 2 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Moorhen, 56 Lapwing, 4 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 RUFF, 157 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Rich Collis)

DON VALLEY – Barnby Dun – Church Road – 1 HOBBY N (Ryan McClarence)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 64 Canada Goose; 1p Shoveler; 7 Gadwall; 1 Yellow Wagtail S; 1 Cormorant SW; 1a Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1 Common Gull; 20 Black-headed Gull; 1 Buzzard (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 GSW, 2 Jay, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 3 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER, Great crested Grebe 2ad and 2 juv, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 50+ House Martin W. 30+ (c.15j) Woodpigeon (Dave Carroll)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 Kingfisher (Maureen & Bernard Featherstone). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG Added to Birdtrack

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 1 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Ruff, 5 Snipe, 37 LITTLE EGRET and 12 Yellow Wagtail (Brian Hedley per Carl Cornish via Twitter and Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 2 RUFF, 3 (2j) SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack.

IPORT (building site opposite end of Daw Lane) – 84 LBB Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 2 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL, 2 GBB Gull (Chris Robinson)

IPORT LAKES – 14 LITTLE EGRET, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 3 (1j) Buzzard, 2 LRP, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Greenshank, 5 COMMON TERN, 3 Sedge Warbler (ringed by KHP), 2 Reed Warbler (ringed) by KHP, 80+ Yellow Wagtail (31 ringed by KHP); c.10 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, c.40 Goldfinch (1j ringed); 80+ Linnet (Ken Pearson and Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

Three of today’s Greenshank at the Iport © Bob Usher 2018

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 HOBBY, 1 Ringed Plover, c800 Lapwing, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Green Sandpiper, 7 (3j) COMMON TERN (Gary Dyson). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast through the early hours and occasionally through the day, otherwise either clear skies or clear with scattered cloud; dry throughout. Visibility: very good until 0400hrs; then good until 1000hrs; then very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +15.2°C to +12.1°C to 19.7°C to 13.?°C. Wind: very light from SW quarter until 0900hrs; then very light/light mainly from NW quarter thereafter. Surface pressure: 1014hPa-1013hPa-102?hPa. Fronts etc.: a N/S cold front and a weakening N/SSW cold front both moved E over the District during the morning and early afternoon respectively.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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