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Thursday 14th March 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 4 AVOCET, 4 Ringed Plover, 12 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Partridge, 1 Sparrowhawk (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 3 Mute Swan, 3 Greylag, 21 Tufted Duck, 9 Mallard, 1m+2f Goldeneye, 1m+1f Goosander, 2 Gadwall, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 158 Coot, 139 BH Gull and 3 Herring Gull. Also present were 1 Jay, 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, 15 Canada Geese, 29 Gadwall, 22 Tufted Duck, 22 Teal, 19 Wigeon, 7 Mallard, 2 Pochard, 7 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 40 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 7 Lapwing, 184 BH Gull, 14 Herring Gull and 2 LBB Gull. Also seen early morning were 2 Buzzard, 1 PEREGRINE and 2 Red Legged Partridge (Peter Kent)

DEARNE VALLEY – Manvers Lake – 4 WAXWING (Andrew Leggett per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 28 Cormorant, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Snipe, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 Common Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 65 Herring Gull, 4 Shelduck, 4 Goldeneye, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 5 BRAMBLING (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 94 Canada Geese, 6 Greylag, 85 Wigeon, 12 Shoveler, 10 Mallard, 10 Teal, 3m+5f Goosander, 8 Gadwall. 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 8 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 8 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 205 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 Common Gull, 4+ Skylark and 1 Mistle Thrush, 2s Chiffchaff (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Adam Hutt per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2p Great Crested Grebe; 2 Cormorant; 37 Tufted Duck; 2p Long-tailed Tit; 1s Song Thrush; 4 Greenfinch; 5 Chaffinch; 30+ BRAMBLING; 1c Tree Sparrow; 12 Reed Bunting; 2 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IPORT AREA – 2 Egyptian Geese, 4 Shelduck, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 1 Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Snipe, 300+ Black-headed Gull, 6 Common Gull, 20 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Coal Tit, 6s CETTI’S WARBLER, 1s Chiffchaff, 1 COMMON REDPOLL, 2 Lesser Redpoll (Sue and Roger Bird, Darren Wozencroft, visitor reports). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1 r-h RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, 16 Goosander (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with some heavy rain until 0800hrs; then bright with variable levels of cloud and occasional clear skies until 0900hrs; then overcast thereafter. Visibility: excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: +6.4°C to +6.1°C to +11.6°C to +7.4°C to +7.6°C. Wind: 21mph-31mph but gusting from 29mph-47mph WSW/W until 0900hrs; then 37mph-29mph, but gusting 51mph-39mph WNW until 1700hrs; then 19mph-14mph, occasionally gusting to 34mph W/WSW thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1007hPa-994hPa-1004hPa. Fronts etc.: a series of warm fronts and a cold front moved ESE during the early hours/early morning.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – First quarter.
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