September 7, 2018

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Friday 7th September 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1+2j Mute Swan, 28 Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 21 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Teal, 5 Little Grebe, 4+3j Great Crested Grebe, 8 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 LITTLE EGRET, 245 Coot, 3j Moorhen and 3 BH Gull. Also present were 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Kingfisher and 1 DIPPER (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 3+4j Mute Swan, c500 Canada Geese, 39 Greylag, 1j Shelduck, 310 Mallard, 21 Tufted Duck, 19 Teal, 8 Shoveler, 7 Gadwall, 1 GARGANEY, 28 Little Grebe, 3 LITTLE EGRET, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 15 Coot, 8 Moorhen, 15 Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 5+ Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail and 1 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 LRP, 2 Dunlin, 10 Black Tailed Godwit, 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 3 RUFF, 17 Wigeon, 1 Shelduck (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 23 Greylag, 35 Teal, 3 Grey Heron, 1 LITTLE EGRET, 31 Lapwing, 7 Snipe, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 RUFF, 25 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1f WHEATEAR, 6 Pied Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Reed Bunting and 2 Yellowhammer (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke – 3+ Mute Swan (3 NE, 0635-0654hrs; 3 SW, 0825-0900hrs); 2rh GOOSANDER SW @ 0656hrs (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke Liberty Steel – 9 Cormorant; 1+ RAVEN (1 strongly N @ 0723hrs; same or different bird low over complex (SK4495) briefly @ 0808hrs, possibly leaving SE @ 0900hrs; 2+ Sparrowhawk, 1 left N/NW; 2 soaring over together @ 0923hrs (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 PEREGRINE over stubble fields to west at 09.15; 1 Shoveler; 2 Cormorant SW at 07.15; 1 Sparrowhawk; 2 Kestrel; 1s Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 150+ House Martin; 2 Meadow Pipit; 2 Grey Wagtail; 1 Blackcap; 9 (3s) Chiffchaff; 60+ Starling; 2 Snipe; 7 (3j) Great Crested Grebe; 2a Little Grebe; 4 Cormorant; 34 (4j) Mute Swan; 100+ Canada Goose; 79 Tufted Duck; 2rh GOOSANDER; 2 Buzzard W; 130+ Lapwing; 150+ Black-headed Gull; 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1j RUFF; 12+ Sand Martin; 20+ Swallow (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IPORT LAKES – 7 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 180+ Tufted Duck, 1 SANDERLING; 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 5 (3j) COMMON TERN, 50+ Swallow, 10+ Sand Martin, 50+ House Martin, 20+ Yellow Wagtail (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 3 Buzzard, 1 HOBBY, 1 Water Rail, 8+ Black-tailed Godwit (possibly 15), 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Snipe, 1 COMMON TERN, 2 (1j) Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker heard; 2 Goldcrest, 3 CETTI’S WARBLER (Allen Holmes, Kieron Wobschall, Dave Carroll). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH KIRKBY CAMP – 1f Sparrowhawk, c.10 House Martin S and c.70 Goldfinch (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Waste Plant Lagoon – 1f Teal (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with occasional cloud until midday; then overcast/cloudy with occasional very light rain. Visibility: mainly good from 0500hrs to 0800hrs, otherwise very good/excellent. Temperatures: +7.2°C to +4.1°C to 14.9°C to ??.?°C. Wind: very light/light/moderate mainly W, occasionally WSW and WNW. Surface pressure: 1013hPa-1012hPa-101?hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waxing crescent.
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