Monday 8th April 2019


BIRD REPORTS

ARMTHORPE – Holme Wood Lane – Yorkshire Aggregates Ltd – 2 Swallow, 10 Sand Martin, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 WHEATEAR (Mark Hunston)

CANTLEY – Cantley Manor Ave (Goodison Boulevard end) – 6 WAXWING but flushed by homeowner mowing lawn and not re-found (Ryan McClarence)

EDLINGTON PIT WOOD – 2 Swallow, 2 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker (Neil Shaw)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET E @ 0915hrs (RH), 1 Little Egret, 2 WHEATEAR, 1m Yellow Wagtail, 14 AVOCET, 3 LRP, 5 Ringed Plover, 20+ Redshank, 1 Black -tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Grey Partridge, 2 Shelduck, 2 Pochard, 2 Buzzard (Gary Stones and Russ Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 11 Mute Swan, 8 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 9 Mallard, 9 Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck, 6 Gadwall, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 5 GC Grebe, 64+2j+2j Coot, 200+ BH Gull, 35 Herring Gull and 1 Common Gull, 1 Grey Heron over west, 1 Green Woodpecker, 10+ Sand Martin, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Grey Wagtail and 2 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 21 Canada Geese, 37 Gadwall, 24 Tufted Duck, 11 Mallard, 6 Teal, 6 Wigeon, 2 Pochard, 1 Cormorant, 3 Red Legged Partridge, 27 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 5+ Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 150+BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 1m GARGANEY, 12 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 2 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 10 AVOCET, 1 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 1 Kestrel, 1 Blackcap (David Franklin and Martin Roper)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 5+ Shelduck on Field Pool West and 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT (166) (John Seevior and Geral Lax per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 3 Mute Swan, 18 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 75 Wigeon, 18 Teal, 12 Gadwall, 11 Mallard, 10 Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 14 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 6+ Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew ( over north), 45 BH Gull, 20+ Swallow, c20 House Martin, 5+ Sand Martin, 8+ Skylark, 3 Mistle Thrush, 2 Pied Wagtail,2 Chiffchaff and 1 Blackcap. Peter Kent also had a Greenshank early morning (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 1m Goosander (Richard Scott)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 5 House Martin; 1 Sparrowhawk; 2 Buzzard sp.; 2 Linnet; 1 Skylark; 2 Chiffchaff; 2 Pochard; 2 Gadwall (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 PEREGRINE, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank (Bob Usher). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IPORT – 1 Wigeon, 6 Pochard, 6 AVOCET, 5 Oystercatcher, 8+ LRP, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 1 Common Gull, 5 LBB Gull, c.50 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow N, 1 WHEATEAR (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 4 Shelduck, 18 Wigeon, 6 Cormorant, 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 3 Little Egret, 2d MARSH HARRIER, 1p/d 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 3c Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 8 Lapwing, 1 BEARDED TIT, 1s Skylark, 12 Sand Martin, 7s CETTI’S WABLER, 1s Willow Warbler. BUFFER AREA – 1 Ring-necked Parakeet over Short Lane Fields at dusk and 1 CETTI’S WARBLER at Short Lane Fields pond. For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH KIRKBY – Waste Plant Lagoon – 3 Swallow and 2 Willow Warbler (Paul Jackson)

STAINTON QUARRIES – 1p Ringed Plover, 1p Lapwing, 2s Skylark, 1 Meadow Pipit (Andy Bell)

WENT VALLEY – Askern/Norton Common – 2 Curlew, 1 Fieldfare, 1s Willow Warbler, 7+ s Chiffchaff, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Treecreeper (David Franklin)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCAL Weather: overcast until 1000hrs; then bright but cloudy with sunny intervals until 1400hrs; then clear skies thereafter. Visibility: poor until 1000hrs; then moderate until 2100hrs; then good thereafter. Temperatures: +7°C to +14°C to +7°C. Wind: 11mph-19mph wholly from the NE quarter, mainly NNE/NE. Surface Pressure: 1011hPa-1013hPa-1012hPa-1015hPa. Fronts etc.: none, though an E/WNW cold front was lying to the north and an E/W warm front was lying to the south through much of the day.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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