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Friday 12th April 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 7 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 6 Greylag, 14 Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 7 Pochard, 6 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 71+2y Coot, 8 Herring Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 12+ Sand Martin and 1 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 13 Canada Geese, 31 Gadwall, 21 Tufted Duck, 9 Teal, 5 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 1 Pochard, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 2 Kestrel, 6 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 LBB Gull, 2 Willow Warbler(Car park), 1m WHEATEAR and 1 Mistle Thrush (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Warbler Way – 17s Chiffchaff, 12s Blackcap and 8s Willow Warbler (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 2 Mute Swan, 35 Canada Geese, 2 Shelduck, 51 Wigeon, 11 Gadwall, 10 Teal, 8 Mallard, 6 Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 12 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 4+ Lapwing, 2 Ring Plover, 1 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 51 BH Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 5+ Skylark, 15+ Sand Martin and 2 Swallow (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough (Newton Ings (SE5501 and SE5502) – 6p+2m Gadwall, 1p+2m Mallard, 1p Teal, 1 Little Egret, 14 Snipe, 1 JACK SNIPE, 1 RAVEN E @ 1510hrs (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 86 Mute Swan; 1s Willow Warbler (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane – Unit 2 (Notts SK6793/) – c.30 Sand Martin, 1 LRP, 1 Green Sandpiper (Chris Needham)

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks) SK6693 – 1 LRP, 2 AVOCET, 7 RUFF (Chris Needham)

IPORT LAKES – 17+ AVOCET (GJ), 1+ WHITE WAGTAIL, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Gary Johnston and Richard Scott)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 4 Shelduck, 3 Wigeon, 3 BITTERN, 6 Little Egret, 1p/d MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk over; 1 Buzzard over, 1 OSPREY over at 11.55 (TL); 3 Water Rail, 1 SPOTTED CRAKE, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 8 Snipe, 1 Green Woodpecker, c30 Sand Martin, 1m BEARDED TIT, 5 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2s Willow Warbler. BUFFER AREA – 1 Ring-necked Parakeet at Short Lane Farm in the morning, flew towards Bessacarr Sue and Roger Bird, Tina Langford, Pete Greaves, Richard Collis, John Burdall, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WILSIC – Wilsic Hall School – 1 WATER PIPIT flew E @ 1010hrs (Observer unknown per Birdguides)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: clear skies until 1000hrs; then mainly bright but cloudy until mid-evening; then clear skies thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +1°C to +0°C to +1°C to -1°C to 8°C to +/-?°C. Wind: 3mph-14mph wholly from the NE quarter mainly E/ENE occasionally NE. Surface Pressure: 1029hPa-1028hPa-1029hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – First quarter
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