March 14, 2019


Wednesday 13th March 2019

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DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 Mute Swan, 18 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 1m+1f Goldeneye, 1m Goosander, 1m Pochard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 163 Coot, 121 BH Gull, 2 Herring Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 41 Canada Geese, 50 Gadwall, 30 Teal, 19 Tufted Duck, 7 Wigeon, 4 Mallard, 3 Goosander, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 40 Coot, 15 Golden Plover, 9 Lapwing, 5 Herring Gull and 2 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Manvers Lake – 4 WAXWING feeding on Willow buds between Aldi and golf course (Adam Hutt per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 6 Oystercatcher, 4 Shelduck, 1 Goldeneye, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 2 Common Gull, 2 Greater Black-backed Gull, 11 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 75 Herring Gull, c.4000 Black Headed Gull, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 4 BRAMBLING (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 3 Mute Swan. 163 Canada Geese, 12 Greylag, 88 Wigeon, 13 Shoveler, 11 Mallard, 6 Teal, 2m+3f Goosander, 4 Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 9 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 18 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 400+ BH Gull. 7 Herring Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 2 Common Gull and 2 Skylark (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 8 Whooper Swan, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 immature WHITE-TAILED EAGLE left NE at 1305hrs before being picked up again over Goole Fields, E Yorks by Tom Lowe, 8 Curlew, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 PEREGRINE (Bob Usher, John Wozencroft, Dave Hursthouse, Mark Paine and Gary Johnston). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

White-tailed Eagle as it passed over Goole Fields © Tom Lowe 2019

WADWORTH CARR – River Torne – Carr Lane end to Stancil – 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Snipe, c.80 Fieldfare, c.20 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson)


LOCALWeather: mainly bright with variable levels of cloud and very occasional clear skies and prolonged period of overcast skies with some rain during the early hours/early morning. Visibility: mainly very good, occasionally excellent and very occasionally moderate. Temperatures: +6.0°C to +5.3°C to +10.5°C to +6.7°C. Wind: 30mph-26mph but gusting from 40mph-51mph WSW/W until 0800hrs; then 36mph-18mph, but gusting 56mph-38mph WNW until 1900hrs; then 14mph-17mph W thereafter. Surface Pressure: 993hPa-1009hPa-1008hPa. Fronts etc.: two occluded fronts associated with Storm Gareth moved ESE over the District during the early hours.


MOON PHASE – First quarter.

Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office

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