March 9, 2019


Saturday 9th March 2019

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DONCASTER LAKESIDE – White Rose Way1630hrs –  1a/w MEDITERRANEAN GULL (Janet Franklin)

DON VALLEY – Barnby Dun – Canal (SE6109) – 2 Goosander (Neil Shaw). Added to Birdtrack

DON VALLEY – Barnby Dun Sailing Lake (SE6109) – 7 Goosander, 70 Widgeon, 1 Kestrel (Neil Shaw). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Thorpe Marsh NR (SE5909Z) – 1 WILLOW TIT (Neil Shaw). Added to Birdtrack

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 1m Goldeneye; 1 Buzzard; 4 Water Rail; 350 Black-headed Gull; 2 Tree Sparrow; 10 Chaffinch; 20+ BRAMBLING; 15 Greenfinch; 12 Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Kestrel, 2 STONECHAT (John Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

IPORT AREA – 18 Mute Swan, 130+ Wigeon, 4 Pochard, 1 Little Egret, 13 GC Grebe, 1 Grey Partridge, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 2 Song Thrush, c.40 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, c.30 Goldfinch, c.40 Linnet (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 30+ Pochard, 1 BITTERN, 3 (1m+2cc) MARSH HARRIER, Buzzard several sightings; 2 Snipe, 4c CETTI’S WARBLER, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 10+ Siskin (Chris Bell). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.


LOCALWeather: mixture of cloudy but bright, with periods of clear skies and overcast periods with some heavy showers during the morning. Visibility: excellent/very good, very occasionally good. Temperatures: +5.4°C to +6.5°C to +3.9°C to +8.7°C to +6.0°C to +8.6°C to+4.9°C. Wind: 13mph-32mph gusting at times to 54mph wholly from the SW quarter; then 29mph-18mph gusting from 47mph-31mph W/WNW until late afternoon; then 18mph-8mph W/WSW/SW thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1003hPa-1011hPa. Fronts etc.: a cold and a warm front moved SE over the District during the late morning and early afternoon.


MOON PHASE – Waxing crescent.
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