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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 24 AVOCET, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 LRP, 5 Ringed Plover, 20+ Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose,1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Yellow Wagtail on Bolton flash with 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 PEREGRINE (Gary Haywood and Vin Browne per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 16 Pochard, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Little Grebe, 1 Common Gull (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E)First hide – 6 AVOCET, 1 m GARGANEY (Mark Wigglesworth). Added to Birdtrack by MW.

DEARNE VALLEY Mexborough Low Pastures & River Dearne to West of Road (SE 4900) – 1 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 2 Reedbunting heard calling Square Pond by River Dearne (Mark Wigglesworth). Added to Birdtrack by MW.

DEARNE VALLEY Mexborough North Ings (SE4801) – On the Ings – 3 Lapwing, 6 Skylark, 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Red Partridge, 10 Linnet, 3 Reed bunting, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Water Rail, 2s Chiffchaff.
On River – 4 pair +1 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 1 pair Mute Swan, 2 Redshank,, 10 Moorhen, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker in bushes on the bank, 1 singing Blackcap, 1 singing Chiffchaff. Flying over – 6 Mute Swan (Mark Wigglesworth). Added to Birdtrack by MW.

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Pastures Road to Harlington (SE4901) – 10 Grey Heron at Heronry, 1 Redshank, 2 Gadwall, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker (Yaffle), 1m & 1 f Blackcap + 1s Blackcap. 3s Chiffchaff, 2s Willow Warbler, 2 Linnet (Mark Wigglesworth). Added to Birdtrack by MW.

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 SEDGE WARBLER (168), 16 Blackcap, 8 Willow Warbler, 25 Chiffchaff, 1 BRAMBLING (Barnsley BSG PER Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 4 BRAMBLING (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 13 Teal, 2 Kestrel, 2 Snipe, 4 Willow Warbler (Colin Wall). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane – Unit 2 (Notts SK6793/) – 2 AVOCET, 5 LRP, c.150 Golden Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper (Lance Degnan)

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks SK6693) – 1 GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 7 RUFF (Mark Roberts and Lance Degnan)

IPORT LAKES – 3 Teal, 50+ Tufted Duck, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2d Buzzard, 11+ AVOCET, 4 Oystercatcher, 9+ LRP inc 1N high over, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, c. 250 BH Gull, 3 LBB Gull, 1 ARCTIC TERN (169) still p-resent at 2000hrs, 500+ Sand Martin (a steady flow through during 2.5hrs in morning and 300+ feeding during evening; 5 House Martin, 1 Kestrel, 6 Swallow, 6 Pied Wagtail, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, c.10 Linnet, 5 Reed Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson)

Arctic Tern at the Iport this evening (best phonescope efforts)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 Shelduck, 1p GARGANEY (RJS); 2 ‘b’ BITTERN, 1m+1f+1cc MARSH HARRIER, 5 Water Rail, 1 SPOTTED CRAKE, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Redshank, 25 Herring Gull, 20 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Rook N (Rob Burns, Richard Scott, Col Neale, Martin Roper). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH KIRKBY – Recycle Ponds/Waste Plant Lagoon – 2 LRP, 2 Redshank (Colin Bradford)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with occasional cloud until 0800hrs; then mainly bright with scattered cloud until 2000hrs; then clear skies thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: -1°C to +3°C to -2°C to +9°C to +7°C to +9°C to 0°C. Wind: 5mph-16mph, variable in direction but wholly from the NE quarter. Surface Pressure: 1030hPa-1028hPa-1029hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waxing gibbous
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