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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Egyptian Goose, 78 Greylag Goose, 11 Canada Goose, 42 Mallard, 52 Teal, 61 Gadwall, 135 Wigeon, 11 Shoveler, 2 Shelduck, 10 Tufted Duck, 61 Coot, 63 Moorhen, 139 Lapwing, 5 Oystercatcher, 8 AVOCET, 22 Redshank, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, 245 Black Headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 6 Buzzard, 3 Grey Partridge (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 1 Egyptian Goose, a different bird to the Adwick one above (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Manvers Lake – 4 WAXWING (Rob Grant and Karen Williams per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 Goldeneye, 2 BITTERN, 34 Cormorant, 5 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1m BRAMBLING, 1 Barn Owl, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 2 Common Gull, 4 LBB Gull, 1 GBB Gull, 14 Snipe, 3 Buzzard, 6 Oystercatcher, 1s WILLOW TIT (Karen Williams and Adam Hutt per Twitter)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 1m Goosander (Richard Scott)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke – Waddington Way – 2 Stock Dove (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke SF (SK4494) – 1 Buzzard; 7 Magpie; 1m Pheasant; 3 (1m) Reed Bunting; 1a Mute Swan; 2p+2m Mallard; 1p Shoveler; 4p+2m Gadwall; 1p Tufted Duck; 1 Grey Wagtail (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 2 Moorhen; 2 Coot; 3 Mallard; 3d Buzzard; 1 Jay; 1 Fieldfare; 1+ Tree Sparrow; 2m Chaffinch; 6 Bullfinch; 8 Goldfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Kilnhurst Ings (SK4697) – 1 Kestrel; 1s Greenfinch; 1s Song Thrush; 3 Reed Bunting; 1 Moorhen; 1 Kingfisher; 1p Gadwall; 1 Sparrowhawk over; 3 Linnet; 1 Meadow Pipit; 1s Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Kilnhurst riverside (SK4698) – 6 Long-tailed Tit; 2c Red-legged Partridge; 1s Chiffchaff; 1s Song Thrush; 1s Reed Bunting; 1s Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Old Denaby – 4 (1s) Song Thrush; 1s Stock Dove, 1f Sparrowhawk; 2s Mistle Thrush; 2 Red-legged Partridge (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Old Denaby Flash – 3s Chiffchaff; 1 Grey Heron; 2 Coal Tit; 8+ Long-tailed Tit; 2 Moorhen; 4 Coot; 2m Shoveler; 3p Tufted Duck; 1 Little Grebe; 1m Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh – Carr Lane – 2 Kestrel; 1s Coal Tit; 2 Skylark; c.400 Woodpigeon (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 3p Long-tailed Tit; 11 (6s) Chaffinch; 24+ BRAMBLING; 2p Bullfinch; 13 (5s) Reed Bunting; 3 (1s) Yellowhammer; 4 Great Crested Grebe; 2 Cormorant; 4 Mute Swan; 69 Tufted Duck; 3 Buzzard; 2p Red-legged Partridge; 3 Water Rail; 50 Black-headed Gull; 1a Lesser Black-backed Gull N; 6s Skylark; 1 Sand Martin; 6s Wren; 22 (14s) Dunnock; 18 (13s) Robin; 2s Song Thrush; 9 Blackbird (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh Tip (SK4596 and SK4696) – 1p Mute Swan n/b; 10 Tufted Duck; 1m Pochard; 5 Gadwall; 2 Snipe; 3s Chiffchaff; 1 ‘Y’ Green Woodpecker; 5s Song Thrush; 6 Great Tit; 4 Blue Tit; 8 Long-tailed Tit; 2 Greylag Goose; 3 Cormorant; 1p Shoveler; 2 Buzzard; 4 Jackdaw; 5 Magpie (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

FINNINGLEY GP (Notts) – 11 Shelduck, 2 Gadwall, 79 Wigeon, 10 Teal, , 36 Tufted Duck, 3 Oystercatcher, 13 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, 1 Kestrel (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 Grey Partridge, 1 WHEATEAR (148) 1p Stonechat, 2+s Chiffchaff, 1 COMMON (Mealy) REDPOLL, 20+ Lesser Redpoll (Andy Bell and Mark Hunston). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Misson West – Unit 2 Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 3 Goosander, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 1 PEREGRINE (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack

IPORT AREA – 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Little Egret, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank, c.100 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 3 Meadow Pipit W,  8 (1s) Reed Bunting (Richard Scott and Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 8 Shelduck, 22 Wigeon, 1 BITTERN, 4 Little Egret, 3 Snipe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 cc MARSH HARRIER over, 1p Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher over, 1 Redshank, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sand Martin, 4s CETTI’S WARBLER, 4+s Chiffchaff, 2 (1s+1f) Greenfinch, 20 Siskin. BUFFER AREA – Carr Lodge – 4 Greylag Geese, 17 Gadwall, 79 Wigeon (left and moved to Iport), 4 Mallard, 24 Teal, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 1 Jay (Richard Scott, Michael Bird, Ian and Janet Heppenstall, Sue Cullen, Martin Roper, Chris Robinson, visitor reports). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

TORNE VALLEY – Rossington Pit Tip – 40 species including 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 WHEATEAR (148) (Stuart Churchill)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly bright but cloudy with occasional clear skies and occasionally overcast with heavy downpours during the morning, otherwise dry. Visibility: excellent throughout. Temperatures: +3.3°C to +7.5°C to +6.4°C to +8.1°C to +2.8°C. Wind: 11mph-19mph W/WSW until 0800hrs; then 13mph-25mph gusting from 41mph-29mph W/WNW until 1700hrs; then 18mph-6mph W/WNW/NW thereafter. Surface Pressure: 993hPa-1012hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waxing gibbous.
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office


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