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Friday 22nd March 2019

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CLAYTON – Winkhouse Farm – 1 Red-legged Partridge, c.40 Fieldfare, 3 Yellowhammer (Paul Jackson)

CUSWORTH – a garden – 2 BRAMBLING (Ian Kirk)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Egyptian Goose, 16 AVOCET, 20+ Redshank, 3 Snipe, 5 Ringed Plover, 3p Grey Partridge, 2s Chiffchaff, 3 Buzzard, 2p Pochard, 2 Shelduck (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Manvers Lake – 4 WAXWING still present (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – c.50 Whooper Swan W @ 0810hrs; 4 Shelduck, 4 Goldeneye, 26 Goosander, 3 Black Tailed Godwit, 2 ‘b’ BITTERN, 5 Little Egret, 49 Cormorant, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Green Sandpiper, c.6500 BH Gull, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 3 Common Gull, 20 LBB Gull, 135 Herring Gull, 2 GBB Gull, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 4 BRAMBLING (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 47 Gadwall, 1m Goosander, 270 Herring Gull (Richard Scott)

ALDWARKE – 1 Cormorant; 48 Mute Swan SW; 1 Lapwing; 1p Mallard; 1 Snipe; 1c Ringed Plover (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)


DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh Cemetary – 1s Song Thrush (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 5 Great Crested Grebe; 2 Cormorant; 28 Mute Swan; 4 Gadwall; 59 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard W; 3 Kestrel; 1c Grey Partridge; 3 Water Rail; 3s Skylark; 3 Sand Martin; 11s Wren; 20 (14s) Dunnock; 23 (20s) Robin; 3s Chiffchaff; 11 (5s) Chaffinch; 7 Lesser Redpoll; 3p Bullfinch; 8 Reed Bunting; 4 (3m) Yellowhammer; 12+ BRAMBLING (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FRICKLEY HALL – 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1s Blackcap, 1 Nuthatch (Paul Jackson per Twitter)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET SW @ 1030hrs (Per BG), 2 MARSH HARRIER, 1 PEREGRINE (Per Birdguides and Mark Paine). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts – SK6793/S) – 6 Shelduck, 1 Ringed Plover, 15 Redshank (Rich Collis)

UPTON – 1+ COMMON SCOTER (ho) @ 2125hrs (149); 1s Chiffchaff (Jonny Holliday per SESKUBIRDS)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 81+ (70+ + 21) Whooper Swan NW, 2 Chiffchaff (Clive Featherstone)


LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with occasional brighter spells; dry throughout. Visibility: good/very good until 1300hrs; then excellent/very good thereafter. Temperatures: +11.1°C to +10.2°C to +13.3°C to +9.7°C to +9.9°C. Wind: 8mph-21mph wholly from within the SW quarter. Surface Pressure: 1030hPa-1024hPa-1026hPa. Fronts etc.: a weakening N/SW cold front moved SE over the District during the late afternoon/early evening.


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

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