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Monday 25th February 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 4 Whooper Swan, 1 Little Egret, 7 Redshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 6 Snipe, c.250 Lapwing, c.300 Wigeon, c.100 Teal, c.30 Gadwall, c.20 Shoveler, 5 Tufted Duck, 1p Pochard, 5 Buzzard, 1 PEREGRINE (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 18 Tufted Duck, 14 Pochard, 10 Mallard, 9 Gadwall, 4 Goosander, 3 Goldeneye, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 8 Cormorant, 175 Coot, 48 BH Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 2 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 4 Canada Geese, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay and 2 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 9 Whooper Swan, 28 Gadwall, 26 Teal, 25 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 7 Shoveler, 6 Wigeon, 5 Pochard, 2 Cormorant, 42 Coot, 5 Herring Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull (John Seevior)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 1 Green Woodpecker, 12 BRAMBLING (Gerald Lax per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 13 Canada Geese, 23 Wigeon, 2 Mallard, 1 Little Egret, 3 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 12 Lapwing, 50 BH Gull, 4 Skylark, 3 Mistle Thrush and 2 Song Thrush. On the R. Dearne were 2 Mallard, 2 Gadwall and 1 Kingfisher (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Dunscroft – 0510hrs – flock of Whooper Swan NW (Andy Marshall)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – 1 SAND MARTIN (Per RBA)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 4 Great Crested Grebe; 59 Mute Swan; 2p Gadwall; 6 Shoveler; 2 Wigeon; 2m Pochard; 30+ Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard; 2 Water Rail; 100+ Black-headed Gull; 4 Herring Gull; 5s Skylark; 25 Dunnock; 25 Robin; 3s Song Thrush; c.20 Fieldfare; 14 Long-tailed Tit; 16 (6s) Chaffinch; 2p Bullfinch; 16 (4s) Reed Bunting; 3 Yellowhammer; 18+ BRAMBLING (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 BEWICK’S SWAN, 100+ Whooper Swan, c.35 Pink-footed Geese N, 3 MARSH HARRIER, 6+ Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 PEREGRINE, 2 STONECHAT (John Robinson, Col Neale and Pat Heath). Added to Birdtrack.

IPORT AREA – 2 Egyptian Geese, 125 Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, 9 Little Grebe, 9 (1p/d) GC Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 2s Song Thrush, 1s Mistle Thrush, 1 WATER PIPIT, c.20 Linnet, 5 (3s) Yellowhammer, 4 (2s) Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

Water Pipit at Doncaster Iport this afternoon © Chris Robinson 2019

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 Shelduck, 1 BITTERN, 1 Little Egret, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Water Rail, 14 Snipe, 20 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. 11 Jackdaw, 3 Coal Tit, 5 CETTI’S WARBLER, 4 Treecreeper, 1s Song Thrush, several pair Bullfinch, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 20 Siskin, 2 Reed Bunting (Allen Holmes, Adrian Andruchiw, Sue and Roger Bird, Dave Carroll). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1 r-h SMEW, 1 r-h RED-BREASTED MERGANSER and 1 SHORT-EARED OWL (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: clear skies with a variable amount of scattered cloud and fog through the early hours and morning with a frost in places during morning and evening, dry throughout. Visibility: poor/moderate until midday; then good thereafter. Temperatures: +5.0°C to +0.4°C to +16.5°C to +6.5°C. Wind: 3mph to 9mph, wholly from the SE quarter. Surface Pressure: 1037hPa-1035hPa throughout. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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