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Monday 24th September 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET on the left hand island, a Marsh Harrier hunting over the right island just after 12 noon, a female STONECHAT feeding along the hedge in front of the hide and the 15 Black Tailed Godwit that dropped in at 12.20pm. On the open water were 3+2y Mute Swan, 15 Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 36 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 4 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 5 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 236 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 33 BH Gull, 11 LBB Gull, 1 Herring Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 30 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Buzzard, 22 Lapwing and 1 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2+4y Mute Swan, 21 Canada Geese, 13 Shoveler, 12 Teal, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 Gadwall, 1 Mallard, 10 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 14 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 11 BH Gull, 3 Swallow and c30 Goldfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 Shelduck, 110 Wigeon, 120 Shoveler, 1 BITTERN, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 STONECHAT, 10 Water Rail, 6 Snipe, 1 GREY PHALAROPE, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET into roost at 19.30. Also 75 Golden Plover, 2 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 1 Greenshank, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 RUFF, 1 BARN OWL (Paul Walsh, Barnsley BSG, Phil Snell and Chris Harris per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 28 Canada Geese, 54 Teal, 5 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 2 Mallard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 63 Lapwing, 15 Golden Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 43 BH Gull, 1 Swallow, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Meadow Pipit, 7 Pied Wagtail, 2 Blackcap, 1 singing Chiffchaff, 16 Linnet and 1 Yellowhammer (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 4 WHOOPER SWAN (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 5a Great Crested Grebe; 14 Little Grebe; 4a WHOOPER SWAN still present 1020, presumed same as Silverwood Lagoon; 39 Greylag Goose – 39 – +1 white/brown col.; 150 Canada Goose; 3 Gadwall; 3 Shoveler; 8 Pochard; 69 Tufted Duck; 150 Lapwing; 1 Buzzard; 1a Herring Gull; 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Norway ringed bird); 1 Little Owl; 7+ Skylark S; 7 House Martin; 1 Swallow; 8 Pied Wagtail; 10 Wren; 15 Dunnock; 29 Robin; 5 Song Thrush; 17 Blackbird; 7 Chiffchaff; 1 Goldcrest; 13 Great Tit; 11 Blue Tit; 9 Chaffinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack.

IPORT LAKE – 24 Pink-footed Geese W then S; 5 Shoveler; 260+ Tufted Duck, 93 Pochard; 11 Cormorant, 10 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 5 Buzzard, 20+ Little Grebe, 27+ GC Grebe, 100 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 (1cy) BLACK TERN; 2 Kestrel, 1j HOBBY, 20+ House Martin, 2 Swallow, 20+ Skylark, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 40+ Alba Wagtail (a few S), 3 Grey Wagtail; 9 Meadow Pipit mostly S between 0810hrs and 1130hrs; 50+ Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson and Bob Usher). Entered on Ebirder.

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with occasional scattered cloud. Visibility: mainly excellent, occasionally very good. Temperatures: +5.7°C to 3.1°C to 15.1°C to 6.?°C. Wind: wholly 11-7mph and mainly WNW/NW, occasionally W/WSW. Surface pressure: 1030hPa-1038hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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