Sunday 24th March 2019


BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands ( SE4602)WeBS+ – 1 Egyptian Goose, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Mute Swan, 4 Little Grebe, 64 Greylag Geese, 22 Canada Goose, 30 Mallard, 84 Teal, 90 Wigeon, 12 Shoveler, 35 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 3 Shelduck, 59 Coot, 55 Moorhen, 260 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 137 Lapwing, 3 Oystercatcher, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 27 AVOCET, 42+ Redshank, 7 Golden Plover, 16+ Snipe, 4 Grey Partridge, 2 PEREGRINE, 6 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Sand Martin (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Gypsy Marsh – 1 Jack Snipe (Adam Hutt)

DEARNE VALLEY – Manvers Lake – 4 WAXWING still present (Steve Milner per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Mexborough North Ings (SE4802) – 1f Goosander on R. Dearne, 2 Redshank on river edge then flew onto Ings, 2 Snipe, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Canada Geese, 6 Mute Swan, 3 Teal, 5 Lapwing 2 courtship flights, 10+ Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting (Mark Wigglesworth). Entered on Birdtrack by MW.

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 3 Shelduck, 47 Cormorant, 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 8 Little Egret, 2 Goldeneye, 26 Goosander left roost, 1 Buzzard, 6 Oystercatcher, 58 Lapwing, 6 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 38 Little Grebe, 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 22 Little Grebe, 12 Pochard, 12 Water Rail, c.4000 BH Gull, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 12 LBB Gull, 3 GBB Gull, 7 Sand Martin, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Chiffchaff, 2+ BEARDED TIT, 1 BRAMBLING, 22s Reed Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer (per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

ALDWARKE – 1p Mallard, 1f Sparrowhawk (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 2 Moorhen; 2 Coot; 1m Mallard; 1 Grey Heron; 1 Buzzard; 1 Treecreeper; 4 Tree Sparrow; 1f Reed Bunting; 5 (2s) Chaffinch; 6 Goldfinch; 10+ Bullfinch; 5 Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Kilnhurst Hall Woods – 2 Jay; 2s Chiffchaff; 1s Song Thrush; 1p Bullfinch; 1 Buzzard; 10+ Magpie (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Kinhurst Road – 1s Greenfinch; 1s Mistle Thrush; 1s Goldcrest (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Parkgate – ‘Banana’ Plantation – 1s Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Ravenfield Park – 4 Mallard; 1p Tufted Duck; 1c Little Grebe; 1 Buzzard; 1 Treecreeper; 2 Coal Tit; 5+ Lesser Redpoll; 4 Chaffinch; 3 Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh Collier Brook – 1p+f Bullfinch; 2p Long-tailed Tit; 2 ‘cr’ Pheasant; 1c Treecreeper; 1 Moorhen; 5s Chiffchaff; 1s Mistle Thrush; 1 Buzzard; 6 Linnet; 5 (2s) Song Thrush (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Collier Brook Marsh – 1p Long-tailed Tit; 1 Moorhen; 1f Kestrel; 1 ‘cr’ Pheasant; 2s Chiffchaff; 1p Song Thrush; 1 Stock Dove (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh Sandhill Park – 2 Fieldfare W; 2s Chiffchaff; 3p+1s Song Thrush; 1 Sparrowhawk over; 2p Long-tailed Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Warren Vale Tip – 1s Mistle Thrush, 1s Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 6 Great Crested Grebe; 35 Mute Swan; 1p Gadwall; 2m Shoveler; 46 Tufted Duck; 4 Buzzard; 3 (2d) Kestrel; 1 RED KITE NW between 0851-0858; 3 Water Rail; 150+ Black-headed Gull; 1a Herring Gull; 3 Stock Dove; 6s Skylark; 11 Sand Martin; 12s Wren; 16 (12s) Dunnock; 25 (11s) Robin; 1s Song Thrush; 1c Fieldfare; 4s Chiffchaff; 14 (6s) Chaffinch; 3 Lesser Redpoll; 2p Bullfinch; 18 Reed Bunting; 5 Yellowhammer; 15+ BRAMBLING (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FRICKLEY CP (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) – 2 WHEATEAR, 2 WILLOW TIT (Paul Jackson and Steve Ely per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp and Twitter). Entered on Birdtrack.

One of the two Wheatear at Frickley CP today © Paul Jackson 2019

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 10+ Whooper Swan, 1 PEREGRINE,  2 Grey Partridge, 12 Oystercatcher, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Curlew, 4 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 2 WHITE WAGTAIL , 2 WHEATEAR, 1m STONECHAT (Daz Watson, Bob Usher and Col Neale). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE VALLEY – Misson East – WeBS – 2 Mute Swan, 4 Mallard, 2 Coot (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-SIGHTINGS)

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash/Newington Flash – Unit 1 (Notts SK6793/S Yorks SK6693) – WeBS – 4 Mute Swan, 19 Whooper Swan, 7 Shelduck, 145 Wigeon, 48 Gadwall, 1 GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 70 Teal, 21 Mallard, 6 Shoveler, 3 Goosander, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 13 Coot, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 AVOCET, 1 Ringed Plover, 30 Lapwing, 5 RUFF, 2 Snipe, 10 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 15 Black-headed Gull (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEY – Idlestop (SK7195) – WeBS – No WeBS birds present (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson West – Unit 2 Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – WeBS – 10 Mute Swan, 4 Greylag Goose, 4 Shelduck, 35 Wigeon, 23 Gadwall, 95 Teal, 6 Mallard, 6 Shoveler, 30 Coot, 3 Oystercatcher, 25 Lapwing, 4 Redshank, 10 Black-headed Gull (Steve Furber)

IPORT AREA – WeBS+ – 10 Canada Geese, 47 Greylag Geese, 18 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese, 16 Gadwall, 81 Wigeon, 18 Mallard, 9 Teal,5 Pochard, 24 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 18 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 8 Cormorant, 1m MARSH HARRIER, c.10 Woodpigeon, 1 Kingfisher, 16+ Skylark, 3 Sand Martin W, 1 WHEATEAR, 7 Meadow Pipit, 5 Moorhen, 48 Coot, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 AVOCET, 2p/d Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 LRP, 3 Redshank, 7 Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellowhammer, 8 Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson and Bob Usher). Entered on Birdtrack.

One of the Little Ringed Plover at the Iport today © Bob Usher 2019

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 35 Wigeon, 5 Little Egret, 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER, 3 Sparrowhawk, 1 PEREGRINE, 3 Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 10 Snipe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 BEARDED TIT, 2 (1s) Skylark, 40 Sand Martin, 1 Treecreeper, 3 Meadow Pipit W. CARR LODGE – WeBS+ – 12 Greylag Geese, 4 Gadwall, 18 Wigeon, 10 Mallard, 1 WOODCOCK, 1s Goldcrest (Richard Scott, Mark Roberts, Sue Cullen, Adrian Andruchiw, Andy Dalton, Derek and Anna Parker, Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG. Added to Birdtrack.

SOUTH KIRKBY – 2 WILLOW TIT (Steve Ely)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Jonny Brown’s Common – 15 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 6 Chiffchaff (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY WASTE PLANT LAGOON – 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Gull and 1 Chiffchaff (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WENT VALLEY – Brockadale – 3+s CORN BUNTING (Ryan McClarence)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly bright with variable amounts of cloud, occasionally cler skies and occasionally overcast; dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally good. Temperatures: +5.2°C to +5.7°C to +1.4°C to +11.0°C to +6.1°C. Wind: 2mph-22mph gusting from 29mph to 32mph during the afternoon/evening, wholly from the W and NW quarter. Surface Pressure: 1033hPa-1026hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/SE cold front moved S over the District during the evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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