February 28, 2019

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Thursday 28th February 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

CADEBY LANE – 2 Red-legged Partridge (Martin Roper)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 19 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 12 Tufted Duck, 13 Gadwall, 5 Pochard, 5 Teal, 4 Mallard, 3 female Goosander, 1m+2f Goldeneye, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 10 Cormorant, 135 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 79 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull and 1 Herring Gull. Also present were 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Sparrowhawk (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 8 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag, 32 Teal, 27 Gadwall, 21 Tufted Duck, 6 Wigeon, 5 Mallard, 4 Pochard, 4 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 38 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 18 Lapwing, 202 BH Gull, 15 Herring Gull, 3 Common Gull and 2 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings – 1s CETTI’S WARBLER, 1s Chiffchaff and 2 Grey Wagtail (Ken Foundation)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 9 Goldeneye, 1 Little Egret, 2 BITTERN, 19 Cormorant, 2 GC Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Oystercatcher, c.70 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, c.1500 BH Gull, 3 LBB Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 1s CETTI’S WARBLER, 7 BRAMBLING, 1 Lesser Redpoll (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 202 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag, 10 Shelduck, 162 Wigeon, 15 Gadwall, 14 Shoveler, 13 Teal, 5 Mallard, 4 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 male Goosander, 9 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, 13 Lapwing, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin, 1c Ringed Plover over at 9.40am, 212 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 5+ Skylark, 1 Meadow Pipit and 3 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

ALDWARKE – 1 PEREGRINE (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Ravenfield Church – 2 Coot; 2 Mute Swan; 2 Mallard (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – 1m Wigeon, 2f Goosander, 1 Water Rail, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Bullfinch (Martin Roper)

DON VALLEY – Thorne town – Canal Tavern – 1 Rose-ringed Parakeet which has been present for some time (Clive Featherstone)

Adult male Rose-ringed Parakeet in Thorne today © Clive Featherstone 2019

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 8 Great Crested Grebe; 1 Little Grebe; 1 Cormorant; 2 Gadwall; 2m Pochard; 40 Tufted Duck; 1m Kestrel; 1+ Water Rail; 7 (6d) Lapwing; 100 Black-headed Gull; 1i Herring Gull; 2s Skylark; 2 Pied Wagtail; 6s Wren; 19 (15s) Dunnock; 21 (16s) Robin; 2s Song Thrush; 6 Fieldfare; 13 Blackbird; 1s Chiffchaff; 1 House Sparrow; 1 Tree Sparrow; 11 Bullfinch; 24 Reed Bunting; 10+ BRAMBLING (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IDLE VALLEY – Gringley Carr (SK6993W) – 30+ CORN BUNTING (Malcolm Goodman via Lound Whatsapp Group per Richard Scott)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 1 Chiffchaff (Mark Paine)

IPORT – 16 Mute Swan, 100+ Wigeon, 15 Pochard, c.40 Tufted Duck, 12 GC Grebe, 18 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 1 Common Gull, 10+ Skylark, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 WATER PIPIT (Chris Robinson)

PARSONS CARR (Daw Lane, Wadworth) – 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Kestrel, 60+ Fieldfare, c.10 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff, c.20 Chaffinch, c.140 Linnet, c.25 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 24 Mute Swan, 19 Greylag Geese, 14 Canada Geese, 7 Shelduck, 150+ Gadwall, 40+ Teal, 30+ Shoveler, 12 Pochard, 56 Tufted Duck, 13 Cormorant, 1 BITTERN, 4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Little Grebe, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Oystercatcher, 70+ Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Coal Tit, 5 CETTI’S WARBLER, 4s Song Thrush, 10 Redwing, 7 Bullfinch, 20+ Lesser Redpoll, 4 Reed Bunting (Michael Bird, David Beresford). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

TORNE VALLEY – Branton – Black Carr Wood – 2 COMMON CROSSBILL (Steve Furber)

TORNE VALLEY – Westwoodside – 5 BEWICK’S SWAN and 80 Whooper Swan (Lance Degnan)

WENT VALLEY – Askern and Norton Common – 2 Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 5 Grey Partridge, 1 Goldcrest, 1s Chiffchaff (David Franklin)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1 (2cy) ICELAND GULL (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: clear skies until 0400hrs; then cloudy but bright with sunny spells until 1200hrs; then overcast thereafter, with some light rain the early afternoon, otherwise dry. Visibility: poor/moderate throughout. Temperatures: +4.6°C to +1.6°C to +6.7°C to +3.1°C to +8.1°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 2mph to 9mph, variable in direction until 1400hrs; then 6mph-9mph mainly from the NW quarter, very occasionally NNE. Surface Pressure: 1018hPa-1015hPa-10??hPa. Fronts etc.: a E/W occlusion lying across the District during the early afternoon before returning south again.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office


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