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Tuesday 12th March 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 7 Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 2 Shoveler, 17 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 2m+2f Goldeneye, 3 Gadwall, 1m+1f Goosander, 1 Pochard, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 164 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 78 BH Gull, 2 Herring Gull and 1 Common Gull, 1 BARN OWL, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 4 Bullfinch and 1 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 12 Canada Geese, 1 Shelduck, 54 Gadwall, 28 Teal, 18 Wigeon, 15 Tufted Duck, 11 Mallard, 7 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 49 Coot, 16 Lapwing, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Snipe, 100+ BH Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 2 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Shelduck, 3 Goldeneye, 4 Goosander, 1 FULMAR (presumed same as yesterday’s at Thrybergh CP – was last seen today at 1540hrs), 1 BITTERN, 20 Cormorant, 3 Oystercatcher, c.30 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, c.900 Black-headed Gull, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 Common Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 1 GBB Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 7 BRAMBLING (per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 3 Mute Swan, 84 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 85 Wigeon, 13 Shoveler, 11 Mallard, 8 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 5 Gadwall, 5 Goosander, 3 Pochard, 1 Cormorant, 9 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 2 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 69 BH Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Common Gull, 3+ Skylark and 1 Pied Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Kirk Sandall – a garden – 1 BRAMBLING, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Stuart Chester)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 ROCK/WATER PIPIT thought probably to be the former (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 6 Great Crested Grebe; 2 Cormorant; 1 (2cy) Grey Heron; 45 Mute Swan; 1m Kestrel; 3 Water Rail; 2c Tree Sparrow; 26+ BRAMBLING; 14 Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HARWORTH PIT TOP (Notts) – 1 Buzzard, 4 Jack Snipe, 2 Snipe, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL, c.20 Skylark, c.40 Meadow Pipit, 1 Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 5 Whooper Swan, 1 immature WHITE-TAILED EAGLE (146) (JW, MP, AM) (John Wozencroft, Mark Paine, Andy Marshall and Gary Johnson). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Little Egret, 1f MARSH HARRIER, 1 Oystercatcher, 10 Snipe, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 11 Carrion Crow, 1p Coal Tit, 2 WILLOW TIT, 8s CETTI’S WARBLER, 2s Chiffchaff, 50 Redwing (Dave Carroll, Sue Bird, Ian and Janet Heppenstall). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: overcast with some rain until late morning; then brighter with some sunshine until 1600hrs; then clear skies until 2000hrs; then variable cloud cover thereafter. Visibility: mainly excellent/very good; occasionally good/moderate during the late morning/early afternoon. Temperatures: +6.5°C to +10.3°C to +3.5°C to +5.7°C. Wind: 18mph-28mph and gusting from 32mph-43mph SSW/S until 0900hrs; then 17mph-14mph, occasionally gusting to 43mph NW/WNW until 1200hrs; then 10mph-18mph WSW/SW/W until 1800hrs; then 24mph-29mph gusting from 32mph-40mph WSW thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1014hPa-994hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW cold front moved E over the District during the morning.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – First quarter.
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