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Thursday 21st March 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

BALBY – a garden – 1s Chiffchaff (Pete Greaves)

BESSACARR – 1 Curlew over (Gary Johnston)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 21 AVOCET, 20+ Redshank, 5 Ringed Plover, 3 Snipe, 100+ Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck, 6 Pochard, Also @ghaywood1961 had 1s WILLOW TIT in scrub S/E corner of Harlington Flash (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 4 Mute Swan, 8 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 16 Tufted Duck, 12 Mallard, 7 Pochard, 6 Gadwall, 1m+2f Goldeneye, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 105 Coot, 1 Moorhen, c150 BH Gull, 1 Herring Gull and 1 Common Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 2+ Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay and 8 (7s) Chiffchaff (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 29 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 35 Gadwall, 29 Tufted Duck, 12 Teal, 9 Wigeon, 7 Pochard, 3 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Little Grebe, 2 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Cormorant, 31 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 7 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher and 150+ BH Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 5 Shelduck, 7 Pochard, 1f Goldeneye, 1 BITTERN, 33 Cormorant, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard, 2 GC Grebe, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 1000+ Black-headed Gull, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 5 LBB Gull, 9 Herring Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 BARN OWL, 3 Sand Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 BRAMBLING, 1 Yellowhammer (Gerald Lax per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 2 Mute Swan, 44 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 84 Wigeon, 16 Mallard, 15 Teal, 15 Shoveler, 9 Tufted Duck, 7 Gadwall, 7 Pochard, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 14 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 3 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 5+ Skylark, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Linnet and 5 Reed Bunting. P. Kent also had 1 Shelduck, 1 Redshank and 3 Goosander (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 2 Coot; 2 Moorhen; 2 Kestrel Tussling in set aside field; 1 Song Thrush; 3 (2s) Chiffchaff; 1 Reed Bunting; 4 Tree Sparrow; 2 Linnet over; 12 Magpie (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron; 21 Mute Swan most left W; 2p Gadwall; 48 Tufted Duck; 1 Kestrel; 2 Red-legged Partridge; 1c Grey Partridge; 3m Pheasant; 3 Water Rail; 8s Skylark; 11 Wren; 24 Dunnock; 22 Robin; 2s Song Thrush; 13 Blackbird; 3 (2s) Chiffchaff; 12 Chaffinch; 7+ BRAMBLING; 3p Bullfinch; 13 Reed Bunting; 1s Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

EDLINGTON HILLTOP – 1 RAVEN (Col Neale)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – c.12 Whooper Swan, 2 STONECHAT (Chip Rhodes & Dave Hursthouse). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IPORT AREA – 2 Egyptian Geese, 10 AVOCET left N, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew and 1 WHITE WAGTAILL (Gary Johnston). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 70 Wigeon, 1 ‘Brewers’ Duck, 1 BITTERN, 8 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 1 Grey Heron, 3 (1p/d) MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard over; 1c Water Rail, 10 AVOCET, 3 Oystercatcher, 1d Lapwing, 1 Curlew N, 3 Snipe, 2 Coal Tit, 1 WILLOW TIT, 1 Treecreeper, 5 Chaffinch, 2 Siskin, 2 Reed Bunting (Rob Burns, Gary Dyson, Brenda Mccabe, Sue and Roger Bird, Andy Dalton, Michael Bird, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG. Added to Birdtrack.

Great White Egret at Potteric today © Gary P Dyson 2019

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: clear skies until 0400hrs; then bright but mainly cloudy until mid-morning; then mainly overcast thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: moderate/good until mid-morning; then very good until early evening; then good thereafter. Temperatures: +8.2°C to +7.1°C to +13.4°C to +11.0°C to +11.6°C. Wind: 11mph-6mph wholly from within the SW quarter until 1400hrs; then 7mph-1mph wholly from within the NW quarter until early evening; then 3mph-5mph wholly from the SE quarter until mid-evening; then 7mph-6mph SSW thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1031hPa-1033hPa-1030hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office


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