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Thursday 30th August 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 WHEATEAR, 1m+1f REDSTART, 1 WHINCHAT, 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, c.20 Grey Partridge (Gary Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1+2j Mute Swan, 34 Greylag, 17 Canada Geese, 15 Mallard, 11 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 6 Little Grebe, 3+3y Great Crested Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 HOBBY, 181 Coot and 2j Moorhen. Also present were 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Lapwing, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Grey Wagtail. Dave Bamforth had a Bittern early morning and 1j DIPPER was again downstream of the bridge near the hide; 1 Blackcap, 3+ Chiffchaff (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2+4j Mute Swan, c300 Canada Geese, 59 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 112 Mallard, 34 Tufted Duck, 16 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 4 Teal, 39 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 7 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 48 Coot, 9 Moorhen, 18 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 2 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 7 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Pied Wagtail and 1 Linnet. Dave Bamforth had a GARGANEY late morning (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Park – 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 13 Mistle Thrush, 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 Silver Teal, 2 Buzzard, 1 HOBBY, 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 4 RUFF, 10 Black Tailed Godwit, 4+ Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 5 Snipe, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 400+ Lapwing, 2+ Kingfisher, 2 Swallow (Gordon Lax and Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 3 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (2 later in day), 2 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Blackcap and 1 Chiffchaff. Around the quickly dying-out flash were 27 Teal, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 28 Lapwing, 5 Black Tailed Godwit, 3 Dunlin, 3 Snipe, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Linnet. In the back field were 200+ Canada Geese and 9 Greylag (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Silver Wood (SK4893) – 1 LITTLE EGRET (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 151 Lapwing and 6 Swift (Bryan Wainwright and David Blackham). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG Added to Birdtrack

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 5 LITTLE EGRET and 2 RUFF (Pete Greaves). Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 2 MARSH HARRIER and 1 Green Sandpiper (Pete Greaves). Added to Birdtrack

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 3 LITTLE EGRET and 2 RUFF (Pete Greaves). Added to Birdtrack.

IPORT LAKES – 5 LITTLE EGRET, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 2 COMMON TERN (Bob Usher and Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 25 (8j) Mute Swan, 140+ Gadwall, 110+ Teal, 24 Shoveler, 43 Pochard, 11 Tufted Duck, 10 Little Grebe, 2 HOBBY, 1 Water Rail, 480+ Lapwing, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 4 Snipe, 3 (1j) COMMON TERN, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER, 1 Greenfinch (David Beresford). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with occasional scattered cloud; dry throughout. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +11.5°C to +8.1°C to 18.8°C to 10.9°C. Wind: very light throughout; from NW quarter until 1600hrs; then mainly fron the NE quarter, occasionally ESE thereafter. Surface pressure: 1022hPa-1024hPa-1023hPa-1025hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
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