August 31, 2018

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Friday 31st August 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+2j Mute Swan, 91 Greylag, 78 Canada Geese, 18 Mallard, 17 Gadwall, 9 Teal, 9 Shoveler, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 5 Little Grebe, 2+3j Great Crested Grebe, 169 Coot and 1+1j Moorhen. Also present were 10 Cormorant, 2 LITTLE EGRET, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 8 Lapwing, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Blackcap, 2+ Chiffchaff 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, 250+ Canada Geese, 130 Mallard, 29 Tufted Duck, 22 Gadwall, 15 Teal, 39 Little Grebe, 11 LITTLE EGRET, 2 Grey Heron, 35 Coot, 9 Moorhen, 28 Lapwing, 3 Greenshank, 1 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 11 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Kingfisher and 3 Yellow Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 Silver Teal, 1 BITTERN, 1 LITTLE EGRET, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 HOBBY, 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 4 RUFF, 12 Black Tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 5 Snipe, c.450 Lapwing, 31 Cormorant, 17 Grey Heron, 1 Reed Warbler (per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 200+ Canada Geese, 25 Teal, 1 Mallard, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 32 Lapwing, 7 Snipe, 2 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Black Tailed Godwit, 82 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 4 Mistle Thrush, 6 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 2 Yellowhammer and 2 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke – 2 RAVEN SW @ 0615hrs (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke Liberty Steel – 1a PEREGRINE (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – New Junction Canal – Kirkhouse Green Bridge to Sales Lane Bridge – 5 Grey Heron, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel,  50+ Swallow, c.20 House Martin, 5+ Blackcap, 1 GARDEN WARBLER, 2 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 10+ Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 60+ Jackdaw, 50+ House Sparrow, 4 Bullfinch (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – 2 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Mick Bellas & Tina Langford)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 7 (3j) Great Crested Grebe; 6 (3j) Little Grebe; 3 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron; 51 Mute Swan; 1f Gadwall; 59 Tufted Duck; 1 Sparrowhawk; 60 Lapwing; 75 Black-headed Gull; 1 Swift; 5 Sand Martin; 6 House Martin; 2 Grey Wagtail; 20 Robin; 2 Song Thrush; 4 Blackcap; 11 (3s) Chiffchaff; 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER; 1 Jay; 50+ Goldfinch; 5 Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 7 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 2 HOBBY, 1 Curlew, 1p STONECHAT, 1j SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (John Robinson and Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG Added to Birdtrack

IPORT LAKES – 1 HOBBY (possibly one of Potteric birds), 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Greenshank, 1 Curlew, 1 BLACK TERN (RU) a new bird for the site; 2 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL, 1R Whitethroat, 1R Reed Warbler, 2+ (2R) Yellow Wagtail (Gary Johnston, Ken Pearson and Bob Usher). Added to Birdtrack.

Black Tern at the Iport © Bob Usher 2018

MOORHOUSE – Stubbs Hall Fishing Ponds – 5+ SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Paul & Liz Jackson)

One of the five or more Spotted Flycatchers today at Stubbs Hall Fishing Ponds © Paul Jackson 2018

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Water Rail, 2j Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Green Sandpiper, 5 Snipe, 5 COMMON TERN, 1 Great spotted woodpecker (Richard Scott). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SKELBROOKE – Hollins Farm – c.20 Pied Wagtail, 6 Yellow Wagtail, c.40 Linnet (Paul & Liz Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SKELBROOKE – Quarry Lake – 2 Little Grebe (Paul & Liz Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with occasional scattered cloud; dry throughout. Visibility: good/moderate from 0500-0800hrs, otherwise very good/excellent. Temperatures: +10.1°C to +6.8°C to 19.3°C to 12.?°C. Wind: very light throughout; from NE quarter until 1200hrs; then mainly from the SE quarter thereafter. Surface pressure: 1025hPa-1024hPa-1025hPa-1023hPa-102?hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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