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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 12 AVOCET, 25+ Redshank, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Grey Partridge, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Water Rail, 4 Shelduck, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard (Gary Stones per Twitter). Added to Birdtrack.

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 7 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 15 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 3 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 1m+2f Goldeneye, 1f Goosander, 1 BITTERN, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 135 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 100+ BH Gull, 3 Herring Gull and 2 Common Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1f Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Redwing, 1 Bullfinch and 3+m Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 63 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 1 Egyptian Goose, 46 Gadwall, 30 Teal, 21 Tufted Duck, 16 Wigeon, 8 Mallard, 3 Pochard, 1 Cormorant, 7 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 33 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 8 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 146 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Manvers Lake Area – 4 WAXWING (Barnsley BSG per Twitter). Added to Birdtrack

DEARNE VALLEY – Mexborough North Ings (SE4802) – 1f STONECHAT, 2 Redshank, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Tufted Duck, 5+ Skylark, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 12 Lapwing several displaying, 3 Yellowhammer, 12 Linnets (Mark Wigglesworth). Entered on Birdtrack by MW.

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Park – 2 (1s) Chiffchaff, 1 Green Woodpecker and 3 Siskin (Alan Whitehouse and Ken Foundation per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 6 Little Egret, 41 Cormorant, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 105 Herring Gull, 20 LBB Gull, 3 Common Gull, 4 Shelduck, 14 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye, 1 BARN OWL, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 BRAMBLING (Chris Harris and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 3 Mute Swan, 52 Canada Geese, 11 Greylag, 83 Wigeon, 9 Teal, 8 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 6 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 4 Pochard, 4f Goosander, 1 Grey Heron, 9 Coot, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Moorhen, 10 Golden Plover over west, 3 Redshank, 2 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 172 BH Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2+ Skylark, 1 Pied Wagtail and 3 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 1m Goosander, 2 Oystercatcher over, 2a MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 250 Herring Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull (Richard Scott). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – River Dun Navigation – Northfield Road Bridge to Kirk Bramwith – 6 Mallard, 8 Goosander, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 2 BARN OWL, 1c Tawny Owl, 2s Song Thrush, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Grey Wagtail, c.40 Goldfinch (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – 4 Mute Swan, 9 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 2d GC Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 22 BH Gull, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Green Woodpecker, 8 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Kingfishers, 2 Nuthatch (Martin Roper). Added to Birdtrack

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 3 Great Crested Grebe; 4 Cormorant; 6 Mute Swan; 52 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard E; 1 Kestrel; 3 Water Rail; 5d Lapwing; 250 Black-headed Gull; 3 Herring Gull; 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull N; 2 Stock Dove; 6 (5s) Skylark; 13s Wren; 19 (17s) Dunnock; 22 (14s) Robin; 1s Song Thrush; 1 Mistle Thrush; 40+ Fieldfare; 8 (2s) Blackbird; 2s Chiffchaff; 4p Long-tailed Tit; 1 Tree Sparrow; 4 Lesser Redpoll (2E & 2W); 6 (2s) Greenfinch; 3p Bullfinch; 26 (6s) Reed Bunting; 3 (1s) Yellowhammer; 24+ BRAMBLING (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FRICKLEY CP (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) – 1 BARN OWL, 1 PEREGRINE (Colin Bradford per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp). Added on Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 5 Shelduck, 6 Wigeon, 5 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Snipe, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Buzzard over, 1 BARN OWL, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 ‘dr’/m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Sand Martin, 4s CETTI’S WARBLER, 8s Chiffchaff, 5 Redwing, 1 Greenfinch, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Siskin. BUFFER AREA – Low Ellers – 1 MARSH HARRIER. Short Lane Fields – 2s Song Thrush (Pat Heath, Derek and Anna Parker, Darren Wozencroft, Richard Scott). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG. Added to Birdtrack

SOUTH ELMSALL – 1s Blackcap (Jonny Holliday). First record since 19th January.

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1 r-h RED_BREASTED MERGANSER, 1 Water Rail, 2a MEDITERRANEAN GULL flew SE @ 0841hrs; 3 BRAMBLING, 2 Lesser Redpoll (Adrian Scutt). Added to Birdtrack

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly sunny with variable levels of cloud, occasionally overcast with some light rain but mainly dry. Visibility: excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: +1.7°C to +3.9°C to +1.6°C to +8.9°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 6mph-11mph mainly from the NW quarter until 1800hrs; then 3mph-7mph SW/WSW thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1013hPa-1023hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/SE occlusion was lying over the District at noon but had moved slightly to the W by the end of the day.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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