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Thursday 28th March 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 7 Mute Swan, 8 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 10 Pochard, 9 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 6 Tufted Duck, 1m+1f Goldeneye, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 66 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 150+ BH Gull and 1 Herring Gull. Also present were 4 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Jay, 1 Sand Martin and 2 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 25 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 39 Gadwall, 33 Tufted Duck, 10 Gadwall, 10 Pochard, 7 Mallard, 5 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 5+ Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 32 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 7 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Snipe and 2 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Manvers Lake – 4 WAXWING (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Shelduck, 9 Goosander, 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 23 Cormorant, 6 Oystercatcher, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Redshank, 2 Snipe, c.4000 BH Gull, 20 LBB Gull, 255 Herring Gull, 40 GBB Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 BARN OWL, 1 Sand Martin, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 WILLOW TIT, Long-tailed Tit, 1 BRAMBLING, 2 Yellowhammer (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

Wombwell Ings – 2 Mute Swan, 91 Canada Geese, 9 Greylag, 165 Wigeon, 19 Mallard, 12 Gadwall, 12 Teal, 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 1m+1f Goosander, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 5 Lapwing, 4 Redshank. 2 Oystercatcher, 116 BH Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 10+ Skylark, 1 Pied Wagtail and 2 Reed Bunting. K. Fisher also had a singing Blackcap in Broomhill Park (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE – 1s Lesser Redpoll in shopping centre car park (Paul Bibby)

DON VALLEY – Barnby Dun Sailing Lake (SE6109) – 2 Whooper Swan (Keith Lindley)

DON VALLEY – Stainforth/Keadby Canal – Bramwith Lock – 1s Blackcap (Stuart Chester)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 2 Coot; 2 Mute Swan; 2 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 1 Sparrowhawk; 2 Carrion Crow; 1 Jay; 6 Magpie; 1m Pheasant; 5 Tree Sparrow; 2s Yellowhammer; 1m Reed Bunting; 4c Lesser Redpoll over; 1 Siskin; 4 Goldfinch; 5s Chaffinch; 3 Bullfinch; 8 Long-tailed Tit; 1 Song Thrush; 3 Fieldfare; 1+c Redwing; 2s Skylark; 1 Grey Heron S; 1p Pied Wagtail (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 RED KITE, 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE (A), 1 Grey Partridge, 3 LRP, 4 Ringed Plover, 1m STONECHAT (Daz Watson, Chip Rhodes and an Anonymous observer). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Misson Bank – Field by Idle Bank (Notts) – 1m HEN HARRIER (Per Birdguides)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 BITTERN, 1p MARSH HARRIER, 3 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1s Coal Tit, 8 Sand Martin (Dave Carroll, Helen Womack, Sue and Roger Bird, Darren Wozencroft). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

SOUTH KIRKBY – Police Station Pond – 2 broods of vyj Mallard (Phil Wright per SESKUBIRDS Whatsapp Group)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: overcast from 0400hrs to 0800hrs; otherwise clear or brighter skies with scattered cloud; dry throughout. Visibility: good/very good throughout. Temperatures: +4.0°C to +3.5°C to +4.9°C to +13.7°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 10mph-2mph wholly from SW. Surface Pressure: 1036hPa-1033hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office


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