February 19, 2019

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Tuesday 19th February 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Mallard, 3 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 9 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 10 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 3f Goosander, 252 Coot, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Buzzard (prob. Includes the two at Bolton Ings), the District’s first BLACK-TAILED GODWIT (137), 1 Water Rail, 2 ‘b’ BITTERN, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 BEARDED TIT, 2 Oystercatcher, 8 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Redshank (Gerald Lax and Russ Haywood per Twitter). added to Birdtrack.

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 16 Goosander, SIBERIAN type CHIFFCHAFF and 2 collybita Chiffchaff (Adam Hutt per Twitter)

DONCASTER ROBIN HOOD AIRPORT – 2 SHORT-EARED OWL (Lance Degnan). Added to Birdtrack

DON VALLEY – Barnby Dun Sailing Lake (SE6109) – 2 Oystercatcher (Keith Lindley). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Shaftholme Road from A19 – 1 RED KITE hunting at 1415hrs (Paul Shawcroft). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 r-h Goosander NW @ 0835hrs (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – A pair of GC Grebe showing signs of displaying and nest building, 1(f) Pochard, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Water Rail, 2 RAVEN, 3 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Nuthatch cleaning their usual nest site out. large influx of 30+ Coot (Martin Roper). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2 Great Crested Grebe; 4 Little Grebe; 1 Grey Heron; 16 Mute Swan; 31 Greylag Goose; 28 Canada Goose + 1 grey feral; 5 Gadwall; 28 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard W; 2d Kestrel; 2 Grey Partridge; 2 Water Rail; 14 Moorhen; 400+ Black-headed Gull; 22 Herring Gull; 1 LITTLE OWL; 8 (3s) Wren; 4s Song Thrush; 3p Long-tailed Tit; 6 Rook N; 13 (7s) Chaffinch; 9 Greenfinch; 11 Bullfinch; 20+ BRAMBLING; 18 Reed Bunting; 5 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 BEWICK’S SWAN, 101 Whooper Swan, 2 cc MARSH HARRIER, 2 Kestrel, 1 PEREGRINE, 4 STONECHAT (John Robinson, Gary Johnston and Lance Degnan). Added to Birdtrack.

IPORT AREA – 1 WATER PIPIT again at mouth of stream in SE corner of SE lake (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Jack Snipe, 3 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, c.240 Gadwall, c 40 Tufted Duck, 4+ Goldcrest, c.70 Shoveler, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Shelduck, c 170 Lapwing, 2 Common Gull, c 40 Pochard, 15 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, c 30 Teal, 1 Nuthatch, 10 Siskin, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 2 WILLOW TIT, 3s CETTI’S WARBLER, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Song Thrush, 10 Bullfinch, 15 Lesser Redpoll, 3s Reed Bunting (Keith Lynes, Michael Bird, Philip Goucher, Dougie Smith, Dave Harding, Geoff Chatterton, Dave Carroll, Sue Bird, Sheila Bury). Added to Birdtrack For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG</a

WADWORTH CARR – Daw Lane – 1 Snipe, 50+ Woodpigeon, 40+ Chaffinch, 120+ Linnet and 30+ Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but bright with occasional clear and overcast spells with some rain showers during the afternoon and evening. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +5.5°C to +4.8°C to +10.1°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 19mph-8mph, wholly from the SW quarter. Surface Pressure: 1012hPa-1016hPa-1015hPa-101?hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/S warm front moved E over the District during the late evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
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