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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 24 AVOCET, c.30 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 12 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Pochard, 1 Egyptian Goose (Gary Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 2 Shelduck, 4 Pochard, 22 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, 5 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Treecreeper (Ken Foundation)

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

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 1 Little Egret, 29 Cormorant, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 (2cy) Yellow Legged Gull, c.4000 Black Headed Gull c4000, Herring Gull 85, Common Gull 120 LBB Gull, 3 GBB Gull, 4 Shelduck, 1 Goosander, 4 Goldeneye, 20 Sand Martin (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 20+ BRAMBLING, 9 Lesser Redpoll +1 prob. Mealy; 5 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FRICKLEY CP. – plenty of Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 WHEATEAR, 75 Fieldfare (Colin Bradford and Jonny Holliday),

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 Buzzard, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 RUFF, 1 Curlew, 2 Kestrel, 1+ PEREGRINE, 1 STONECHAT, 2 WHEATEAR, 1 CORN BUNTING (Per Birdguides). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IPORT AREA – 18 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese, 4 Shelduck, 51 Wigeon, 7 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5+ Redshank, 1s Song Thrush, 1s Chiffchaff, 21 Yellowhammer, 4 Reed Bunting (John Burdall & Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 9 Shelduck, 130 Shoveler, 3 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1p/d MARSH HARRIER, 3 Sparrowhawk, 15 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 PEREGRINE, 8 8c Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher over; 1 Little Ringed Plover over; 1 Curlew over; 1 RUFF, 2 Redshank 5 Snipe, 3 Stock Dove over, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker over; 3 Jay, 1 WILLOW TIT, 3 (1s) Skylark, 40 Sand Martin mainly W, 14s CETTI’S WARBLER, 21s Chiffchaff, 1m Blackcap, 1 Nuthatch, 2s  2 Song Thrush, 4 Mistle Thrush., 1 Meadow Pipit, 3 Greenfinch, druchiw, John Burdall, Pete Greaves). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG. Added to Birdtrack.

WENT VALLEY – ASKERN AREA – Dusk – 3s Chiffchaff, Grey Partridge, Kestrel, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, BARN OWL, LITTLE OWL, Tawny Owl (David Franklin)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 5 Whooper Swan, 1 r-h RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, 1 LITTLE GULL (149), 1 Sand Martin N, 1m MERLIN, 5 BRAMBLING, 2 Lesser Redpoll (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast through the early hours; then mainly clear skies with occasional cloudy spells until early evening; then overcast thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +9.4°C to +5.1°C to +10.1°C to +6.9°C. Wind: 10mph-3mph wholly from within the NW quarter until early evening; then variable thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1027hPa-1034hPa-1033hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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