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Monday 15th April 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 19 AVOCET, 2 CURLEW SANDPIPER (170) (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 11 Mute Swan, 8 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 7 Mallard, 5 Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck, 1f Goosander, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 65+2y Coot, 9 Herring Gull and 1 Common Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 10+ Sand Martin, 1 Jay, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Bolton Ings to Wombwell Ings – 8s Chiffchaff, 7s Blackcap and 3s Willow Warbler (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 1m+1f WHEATEAR, 6 Mute Swan, 28 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 26 Tufted Duck, 17 Gadwall, 6 Mallard, 4 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 4 Cormorant, 24 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 6 Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Pied Wagtail and a Willow Warbler( in the car park). Early morning Peter Kent had a ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (171) on Little Broomhill (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY Mexborough North Ings (SE4801) – On the Ings – 2 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 8 Skylark, 2 Linnet, 1 Reed bunting, 1 Yellowhammer. On River/ bank – 9 Tufted Duck, 13 Mallard, 1 pair Gadwall, 3 Mute Swan, 2 Redshank, 8 Moorhen, 2 pairs Coot, 1s Chiffchaff 1s Willow Warbler, 5 Swallows. Flying up and down the valley – 3 Grey Heron, 2 Greylag Geese (Mark Wigglesworth). Added to Birdtrack by MW.

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 BITTERN, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Goosander, 4 Oystercatcher, 8 Redshank (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 2 Mute Swan, 5 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 61 Wigeon, 12 Gadwall, 11 Teal, 5 Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Goosander, 12 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 6+ Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 45 BH Gull, 1 Kingfisher, c40 Sand Martin, 8+ Skylark, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Treecreeper, 3 singing Blackcap and 2 singing Chiffchaff (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

FINNINGLEY GP (Notts) – 2 RUFF, c.10 Redshank, 2p Avocet, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Gadwall, c20 Tufted Duck. 60+ Canada’s and Greylag (Mark Paine). Also added to Birdtrack.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 14 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 JACK SNIPE, 1 PEREGRINE (Andy Marshall). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane – 3 Buzzard, Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Swallow, many Sand Martin and 1 PEREGRINE (Stephen North)

IPORT LAKES – 2 Teal, 14 Pochard, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 13+ AVOCET, 6 Oystercatcher, 8+ LRP, 3 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin (1 left E @ 1625hrs), 6 Redshank, c. 250 BH Gull, 26 Herring Gull NE, 200+ Sand Martin NE late afternoon; 1 House Martin NE, c.10 Swallow NE, 1 Kestrel, 4 Pied Wagtail, 2 WHITE WAGTAIL, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, c.10 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 SPOTTED CRAKE (Gary Dyson). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with occasional scattered cloud; dry throughout. Visibility: moderate/good until 2200hrs; then poor thereafter. Temperatures: +1°C to 0°C to +11°C to +?°C. Wind: 5mph-17mph, E/ESE/SE throughout. Surface Pressure: 1028hPa-1018hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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