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Sunday 7th April 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

BARNSDALE BAR – 2 WHEATEAR, 4j/n RAVEN (Colin Bradford)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 7 Shelduck, 1 Goosander, 1 BITTERN, 1 Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 BRAMBLING, 2 Yellowhammer (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – ALDWARKE LIBERTY STEEL – 1s Willow Warbler (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke SF (SK4494) – 2s Blackcap; 2s Chiffchaff; 1 Buzzard; 11 Black-headed Gull; 3d Lapwing; 2 Long-tailed Tit; 2p Tufted Duck; 4 Coot; 1 Song Thrush; 3a Mute Swant (541 yellow); 2p+1 Mallard; 3p+1m Gadwall; 1p+3f Teal; 1+ ‘tr’ Little Grebe; 6 Goldfinch; 5a Lesser Black-backed Gull N; 1c Reed Bunting; 2 RAVEN (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 2s Willow Warbler; 1 Blackcap; 4 Chiffchaff; 2s WILLOW TIT; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1s/m Greenfinch; 1 Grey Heron (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Old Denaby Flash – 3d Stock Dove; 2+ Long-tailed Tit; 1 Siskin over (heard only); 1 ‘cr’ Pheasant; 1s Coal Tit; 3 Moorhen; 6 Black-headed Gull; 1p+2m Shoveler; 1f Tufted Duck; 1p Teal; 3 ‘tr’ Little Grebe; 1p Mute Swan; 1p Canada Goose; 31 Gadwall; 7 Coot; 6m Mallard; 3s Blackcap; 7 (5s+2c) Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 WHEATEAR; 8s Willow Warbler; 7s Chiffchaff; 4s Blackcap; 1 Shelduck SE at 0820hrs; 10 Tufted Duck; 3 Sand Martin; 2s Song Thrush; 1s Yellowhammer; 5s Skylark; 1 Sparrowhawk; 2 Buzzard; 1 Snipe (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 6 Great Crested Grebe; 51 Mute Swan; 2p Gadwall; 39 Tufted Duck; 4d/p Lapwing; 100+ Black-headed Gull; 4 Herring Gull W; 30 Sand Martin; 1 Swallow; 12 House Martin; 13 Wren; 21 Robin; 1s Song Thrush; 2 Redwing; 13 Fieldfare; 4 Blackcap; 4 Chiffchaff; 3p Long-tailed Tit; 14 Chaffinch; 13 BRAMBLING; 3P Bullfinch; 7 Reed Bunting; 4 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh Tip (SK4596 and SK4696) – 1s Coal Tit; 1p Red-legged Partridge; 1s Goldcrest; 1p Carrion Crow + nest; 1s Reed Bunting; 2p Teal; 2 Jay; 11 (2s) Linnet; 1p Canada Goose; 10 Coot; 1m Pochard; 1m Mallard; 8 (1p+n) Mute Swan (6 SW @ 0743hrs; 21 Tufted Duck; 1p Shoveler; 38 Gadwall; 1d/p Great Crested Grebe; 1s Bullfinch; 2 Sparrowhawk; 6 (1s, 2d) Stock Dove; 5s Blackcap; 13 (11s) Chiffchaff, 3p Long-tailed Tit; 3 ‘cr’ Pheasant; 3s Song Thrush; 4 Greylag Goose WNW (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh – Carr Lane/Hooton Brook – 1s Chiffchaff; 1s Blackcap; 1 Moorhen; 2 Long-tailed Tit (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 SPOONBILL (MP), 2 AVOCET and 4 Swallow (Justin Carr and Mark Paine). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts – SK6793/S) – 7 LRP, 13 Redshank, 15 Lapwing (Carl Cornish and Lance Degnan)

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks) SK6693 – 1 GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 171 Teal, 8 Shelduck, 23 Avocet, 2 Oystercatcher, 8 Ruff, 3 Redshank, 16 Lapwing (Carl Cornish and Lance Degnan)

IDLE VALLEY – Newington South, Notts (SK6793) – 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Grey Partridge, 5 Red-legged Partridge,10 Sand Martin (Carl Cornish and Lance Degnan)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson West – Unit 2 Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Grey Partridge, 5 Red-legged Partridge, 10 Sand Martin, 1 WHEATEAR (Carl Cornish and Lance Degnan)

IPORT LAKES – 16 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese, 1 Wigeon, 5 Little Egret, 10 AVOCET, 4 Ringed Plover, 8 LRP, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Snipe, 3 Stock Dove, 1 WHEATEAR, , 1 Song Thrush, 200+ Sand Martin, 1 House Martin NE, 3s Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 WHITE WAGTAIL, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Siskin over, c.20 Linnet, 4 Reed Bunting and 3 Yellowhammer  (Gary Johnston, Richard Scott and Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Egyptian Geese (assumed same as Iport); 2 (1 ‘b’) BITTERN, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 3 Buzzard, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank, 7+ Snipe, 7 Stock Dove, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Treecreeper, 1f WHEATEAR, 2 Siskin over (Sue Cullen, Mark Roberts). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

STAINTON QUARRIES – 3p LRP, 1 GREENSHANK, 1 SHORE LARK, 2 WHEATEAR, 1 Willow Warbler (Jon O’Malley)

WADWORTH/ROSSINGTON – Parson’s Carr – 1 JACK SNIPE, 63 Fieldfare, 8 Meadow Pipit, 5 Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson)

WADWORTH/WILSIC – 1 RAVEN (Paul Bibby)

WENT VALLEY – Norton Common Bridleway area (SE5164 S) – 1 WHEATEAR and 1 CORN BUNTING (Ryan McClarence). Entered on Birdtrack by RM.

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with some rain during the afternoon. Visibility: good/moderate until 0400hrs; then poor until 0600hrs; then poor/moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +7°C to +11°C to +7°C. Wind: 6mph-15mph wholly from the NE quarter, mainly NNE. Surface Pressure: 1008hPa-1009hPa-1008hPa-1011hPa-1010hPa-1011hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/SE warm front moved SW over the District during the afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waxing crescent
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office


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