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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Shelduck, 18 Shoveler, 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Goosander, c.300 Lapwing, 3 Oystercatcher, 11+ Redshank, 6+ Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 29 Snipe, 1 PEREGRINE, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Grey Partridge (Gary Stones per Twitter). Added to Birdtrack

DEARNE VALLEY – Mexborough North Ings (SE4802) – 1f STONECHAT, 1 Redwing, 2 Fieldfares, 12 Snipe, 20+ Yellowhammers, 11 Skylarks, 3 Meadow pipit, 7 Lapwing, 2 Tufted Duck on the Dearne, c50 Rook (Mark & Beth Wigglesworth). Entered on Birdtrack by MW.

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 3 Shelduck, 3 Goldeneye, 1 BITTERN, 1 Grey Heron, 24 Cormorant, c.30 Lapwing, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 8 Dunlin, c.800 BH Gull, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 Common Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 1a Yellow-legged Gull, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 4 Tree Sparrow, 3 BRAMBLING, 1 Yellowhammer (Karen Williams per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 1 Goosander (Rob Burns). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1p Mallard; 1d Buzzard; 1 Song Thrush; 1 Treecreeper; 3 Tree Sparrow; 1p Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 6 Great Crested Grebe; 2 Cormorant; 24 Mute Swan many left W; 2 Gadwall; 67 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 2c Red-legged Partridge; 2c Grey Partridge; 3 Water Rail; 120+ Black-headed Gull; 9 Herring Gull; 3 Stock Dove; 1s Skylark; 9 (8s) Wren; 16 Dunnock; 17 Robin; 1s Song Thrush; 22 Fieldfare; 2 Tree Sparrow; 16 Chaffinch; 10 Goldfinch; 5 Greenfinch; 10 Bullfinch; 30 Reed Bunting; 3 Yellowhammer; 34 BRAMBLING (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 1 RUFF, 8 Curlew, 1 LITTLE OWL, 1s WILLOW WARBLER – the earliest ever for South Yorkshire – the previous earliest was one at Tinsley SF on 20th March 1982 per Martin Wells (Mark Smedley and Daz Watson). Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks) SK6693 – 4 Goosander, 1 GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 2 RUFF (Steve Furber and Stuart Churchill). Added to Birdtrack.

IPORT AREA – 2 Buzzard, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 PEREGRINE (Bob Usher and Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 4 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 9 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 6 Little Egret, 3 MARSH HARRIER, 6 Buzzard, 4 PEREGRINE – a record count for the site (assumed to include the Iport pair; 1 Oystercatcher over; 2 Black-tailed Godwit E; 7 Snipe, 20 Common Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2c Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1s Greenfinch, 40 Siskin (Darren Wozencroft, Richard Scott, visitor reports).  For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG. Added to Birdtrack

 

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with persistent light rain through much of the early hours, the morning and the early afternoon; then variable with much sunshine interspersed with heavy rain and hail showers thereafter. Visibility: very good/moderate, very occasionally good until midday; then mainly excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +5.3°C to +2.7°C to +6.9°C to +1.1°C. Wind: very variable in direction and gusting at times to 55mph during the afternoon and evening. Surface Pressure: 1009hPa-1000hPa-1011hPa. Fronts etc.: a N/S occlusion moved E over the District during the late morning/early afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waxing crescent.
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