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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe on river, 3 Mute Swan, 48 Canada Goose, 57 Greylag Goose, 22 Mallard, c.100 Teal, 432+ Wigeon, 9 Shoveler, 34 Gadwall, 2 Goosander, 2 Tufted Duck, c.40 Lapwing, c.300 Black Headed Gull, 22 Common Gull, 15 Herring Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 2 GBB Gull, 1 PEREGRINE, 2 Buzzard, 2 Grey Partridge, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 BRAMBLING, 2 Yellowhammer (Nigel Smith per Twitter).

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 Grey Heron, 4r Little Egret, 46r Cormorant 46 into roost; 3 Shelduck, 16 Goosander, 10 Goldeneye, 55 Shoveler, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, c.40 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 1 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 PEREGRINE (Nigel Smith per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER ROBIN HOOD AIRPORT – 1 Buzzard, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL and 1 Kestrel (John Burdall per Twitter)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 25 Gadwall, 1 Goosander, 10 Little Grebe, 25 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Common Gull (Stuart Churchill)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 2 Moorhen; 1 Coot; 1m Mallard; 1 Grey Wagtail; 1 Red-legged Partridge; 1 Song Thrush; 8 Bullfinch; 3 Goldfinch; 3 Lesser Redpoll; 2 Tree Sparrow; 12 Long-tailed Tit; 6 Blue Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Ravenfield Church – 1s Song Thrush; 12 Long-tailed Tit; 1c Nuthatch; 4+s/d Skylark (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Ravenfield Park – 6 Moorhen; 1 Coot; 2 Mute Swan; 2m Tufted Duck; 6 Mallard; 1 Grey Heron; 2 Goldcrest; 40+ Siskin (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Pit Top – 10 Mallard; 1 WOODCOCK; 2 Mute Swan; 4 Meadow Pipit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Pit Wood – 5 BRAMBLING; 8+ Chaffinch; 2 Treecreeper; 3 Nuthatch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough – Spring Lane – 1m BRAMBLING, 13 Chaffinch, 5 Lapwing SW, 1 Cormorant N, 80+ Linnet 80 in ploughed field to west of Spring Lane; 1f Sparrowhawk (Simon Noble)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 10 Great Crested Grebe; 6 Little Grebe; 1 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron; 21 Mute Swan most left W; 2 Gadwall; 3m Pochard; 24 Tufted Duck; 1m Sparrowhawk; 2+ Water Rail; 50 Lapwing; 200+ Black-headed Gull; 2a Herring Gull; 2s Skylark; 1 Grey Wagtail; 3 Wren; 20 (10s) Dunnock; 25 (12s) Robin; 2s Song Thrush; 8 Redwing; 40+ Fieldfare; 14 (3s) Chaffinch; 7 Bullfinch; 13 Reed Bunting; 3 Yellowhammer; 24+ BRAMBLING (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

FRICKLEY CP (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) – 1 Little Egret on flood opposite (Gary Cooper per Paul Jackson via SESKUBIRDS on Whatsapp)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 BEWICK’S SWAN and 62 Whooper Swan (Andy Marshall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT AREA – 2 Grey Heron, 136 Wigeon, 5 Gadwall, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin, 1 Redshank 12 Skylark 18+ Reed Bunting, 1 Buzzard, 35 Teal (Glenn Walsh and Richard Scott) BUFFER AREA – 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Glenn Walsh)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Whooper Swan, 2 Little Egret, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 6 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2+ PEREGRINE, 1a MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 (2s) Coal Tit, 1s Mistle Thrush (Richard Scott, Carol Hall, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

UPTON CP – 1 BRAMBLING (Jonny Holliday per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with some rain until early afternoon; then mainly clear skies with scattered cloud and dry thereafter. Visibility: mainly moderate, occasionally good and poor, very occasionally very poor from 0300hrs-1300hrs; otherwise very good/excellent. Temperatures: +4.8°C to +5.1°C to +3.9°C to +6.4°C to 0.0°C to +2.8°C. Wind: 9mph SSW until 0200hrs; then 8mph-1mph from within SE quarter until 0500hrs; then 1mph-5mph WSW/W until 0700hrs; then 8mph-16mph from within the NW quarter until 1800hrs; then 10mph-7mph WSW/W thereafter. Surface Pressure: 995hPa-989hPa-1007hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – First quarter.
Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office


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