March 30, 2019


Saturday 30th March 2019

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 SPOONBILL (153) over @ 1730hrs (KF); 2 LRP, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 AVOCET, 40+ Redshank, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 2p Pochard, 1 Pink-footed Goose and 45 Snipe flushed during maintenance works (Gary Haywood, Karen Williams and Kevin Farr per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 2 Shelduck, c.50 Gadwall, 1m GARGANEY (154) (TL et al), 2f Goosander, 12 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 14 AVOCET, 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Redshank, 4 Snipe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 1s Blackcap, 1s Coal Tit, 1c Nuthatch, 1 Grey Wagtail (Tina Langford, Gary Johnston, Martin Roper, Chris Robinson)

The male Garganey at Denaby Ings this afternoon © Chris Robinson 2019

DEARNE VALLEY – Manvers Lake – 4 WAXWING (Per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Moorhen; 2 Coot; 2m Mallard; 1p Mute Swan n/b; 1 Grey Wagtail; 1 Pied Wagtail; 1 Kestrel; 1m Reed Bunting; 1 Tree Sparrow; 2s Chaffinch; 2s Chiffchaff; 4 Long-tailed Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Old Denaby Flash – 1 Mute Swan, c.40 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 1m Shoveler, c.10 Teal, 8 Tufted Duck, c.50 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 7 (5s) Chiffchaff (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Stainforth – Measham Drive Area – 1s CUCKOO (155) (Andy Lakin)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 1a LITTLE GULL (morning only); 6 Great Crested Grebe; 67 Mute Swan; 2 Gadwall; 2 Shoveler; 1m Wigeon; 48 Tufted Duck; 2 Grey Partridge; 2 Kestrel; 250+ Black-headed Gull; 1 Herring Gull; 1 Kingfisher; 4s Skylark; 2 Meadow Pipit; 14 (12s) Wren; 20 (16s) Dunnock; 22 (17s) Robin; 1s Song Thrush; 11 Blackbird; 5s Chiffchaff; 4 Long-tailed Tit c/nm; 2 Jackdaw c/nm; 10 (5s) Chaffinch; 2p Bullfinch; 9 (2s) Reed Bunting; 7+ BRAMBLING; 4 (1s) Yellowhammer; 8 (1N) Whooper Swan at 10-45 (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1imm SPOONBILL (153) N over at 1800hrs, presumed same as Adwick Washlands bird (Per Birdguides). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – 4 AVOCET, 2 Oystercarcher, 3 LRP, 4 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 1 Chiffchaff (Gary Johnston)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 MARSH HARRIER, 6 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 3 BITTERN, 1 PEREGRINE, 50 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 2 AVOCET, 1 Curlew, 2 LRP, 1 BEARDED TIT (Richard Scott)

STAINTON QUARRIES – 1 RED KITE, 1 LRP, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 WOODLARK S (Jon O’Malley)


LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with some scattered cloud developing at times during the evening; dry throughout. Visibility: moderate/poor, very occasionally good. Temperatures: +5.0°C to +5.7°C to +1.8°C to +14.0°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 2mph-11mph variable in direction, mainly from NW quarter, very occasionally E until 1800hrs; then 11mph-6mph, ENE/E thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1023hPa-1021hPa-1022hPa-1020hPa-10??hPa. Fronts etc.: a weakening E/W cold front moved S over the District during the late evening.


MOON PHASE – Waning crescent
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