February 27, 2019

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Wednesday 27th February 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

ARMTHORPE – 18 Whooper Swan N @ 0845hrs (Chip Rhodes). Added to Birdtrack.

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 AVOCET, 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover, 8 Redshank, 200+ Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 1 Shelduck, 1 Pochard, 2 Chiffchaff, c.20 Meadow Pipit, 1 PEREGRINE, 5 Buzzard, 3 Grey Partridge, 2 Red legged Partridge (Gary Stones and John Law per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 19 Tufted Duck,10 Pochard, 9 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 1m+2f Goldeneye, 1f Goosander, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 152 Coot. 39 BH Gull, 1 Herring Gull and 1 Common Gull, 2 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 49 Canada Geese, 31 Gadwall, 29 Teal, 21 Tufted Duck, 5 Mallard, 2 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 3 Cormorant, 36 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 13 Lapwing, 225 BH Gull, 2 Herring Gull and 2 Pied Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 4 Mute Swan, 89 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 4 Shelduck, 171 Wigeon, 13 Pochard, 12 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 7 Teal, 5 Shoveler, 4 Goosander, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 12 Golden Plover over, 6 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 149 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 5+ Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail and 3 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER ROBIN HOOD AIRPORT – 1 SHORT-EARED OWL (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1p Mute Swan; 30 Fieldfare; 1c Grey Partridge; 1p Buzzard; 1 ‘y’ Green Woodpecker; 6 Little Grebe; 5 Rook W (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – 2 Pochard, 1f Goosander, 1 BITTERN, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 4d GC Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher,2 Grey Wagtail on River Don (Martin Roper and Tina Langford). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Lock – 1 Kingfisher (Tina Langford). Added to Birdtrack.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 BEWICK’S SWAN and 103 Whooper Swan (Steve Furber and Ryan McClarence). Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE VALLEY – Gringley Carr (SK6993W) – 1 RAVEN, c.100 Linnet, 16 CORN BUNTING (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-SIGHTINGS)

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks) SK6693 – 40 Whooper Swan N @ 0830hrs, 2 Dunlin, 5 RUFF, 25 Redshank (Steve Furber)

IPORT – 10 Pochard, 3 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Little Egret, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 (or 4) Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest, 1+ Coal Tit, 2s Chiffchaff, 3+ Song Thrush – singing (Mark Roberts, Andy Dalton, Chris Robinson, Vernon Barker, visitor reports). BUFFER AREA – Carr Lodge – 7 Greylag Geese, 5 Mallard, 10 Teal, 3 Grey Hero, 5 Pheasant, 1s Treecreeper (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 40 Whooper Swan NW (presumed same as the Newington birds; 1 r-h RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, 1 Water Rail, 1a/r MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 BRAMBLING (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: clear skies and dry throughout. Visibility: moderate/poor until 1000hrs; then good/moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +6.3°C to +1.8°C to +15.1°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 2mph to 7mph, SSE/SE/S until 0800hrs; then 9mph-2mph mainly from the SW quarter, very occasionally NW until 1700hrs; then 2mph-5mph variable thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1029hPa-1019hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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