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Wednesday 17th April 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 19 AVOCET, c.20 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Dunlin, 5 Snipe, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 WHIMBREL, 1 COMMON TERN, 1 WHEATEAR, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Partridge (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 17 Mute Swan, 10 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 11 Mallard, 6 Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 68+6y Coot, 1 Moorhen, 6 Herring Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel and 8+ Sand Martin (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Bolton Ings to Wombwell Ings – 8s Blackcap, 8s Chiffchaff, 5s Willow Warbler and 1 ‘y’ Green Woodpecker (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 5 Mute Swan, 25 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 5 Shelduck, 25 Tufted Duck, 19 Gadwall, 10 Teal, 5 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Kestrel, 1 Cormorant, 21 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 5 Lapwing, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 LBB Gull and 1m WHEATEAR (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Mexborough North Ings (SE4801) – On the Ings – 1 Red legged Partridge, 2 Grey Partridge, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Lapwing, 1 ‘y’ Green Woodpecker, 10 Skylark, 5 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting, 7 Yellowhammer. On River/ bank – 9 Tufted Duck, 13 Mallard, 1p Gadwall, 3 Mute Swan, 2 Redshank, 8 Moorhen, 2p Coot, 1s Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Swallow (Mark Wigglesworth). Entered on Birdtrack by MW.

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 Shelduck, 2m GARGANEY, 2 ‘b’ BITTERN, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 51 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 1s Sedge Warbler (Ian Morris per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 26 Canada Geese, 3 Shelduck, 53 Wigeon, 19 Teal, 15 Gadwall, 14 Mallard, 12 Tufted Duck, 8 Shoveler, 4 Pochard, 2 Goosander, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 11 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 6+ Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 34 Black-tailed Godwit (different to the 51 at Old Moor), 48 BH Gull, 5+ Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1f WHEATEAR, 2 Blackcap and 1 Chiffchaff. Seen by 34+ Black-tailed Godwit and 1 Golden Plover (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Barnsley BSG per. P Kent and K Fisher Twitter)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Water Rail, 2 AVOCET, 3+ Ringed Plover, 5 LRP, 1 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, 2+ WHIMBREL, 3 ARCTIC TERN N, 2 Tawny Owl, 5 Swallow N, 4 Kestrel, 2 PEREGRINE, 1 WHEATEAR, 2 STONECHAT, 1 WHITE WAGTAIL (Andy Marshall, John Robinson and Col Neale). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (Notts) – 10 AVOCET, 3 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 GREENSHANK, 1 CUCKOO (Pete Greaves)

IPORT LAKES – 1p Shelduck, 1m Wigeon, 1m Shoveler, 2 Egyptian Geese, 1p Teal, 18 Pochard, 30+ (1n) GC Grebe, 8 (3n) AVOCET, 6 Ringed Plover, 10+ LRP, 5 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 150+ Sand Martin, 2 WHEATEAR, 4+ WHITE WAGTAIL, 5 Pied Wagtail, 11+ (eleven+) Yellow Wagtail (11 left N at dusk), 5 Meadow Pipit left NE at dusk), c.40 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer (Gary Johnston and Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 Wigeon, 17 Cormorant, 3 (2 ‘b’) BITTERN, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 4 Water Rail, 1 SPOTTED CRAKE, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew over, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 34 (26E) Snipe, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 100 Woodpigeon, 1 WILLOW TIT, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Pied Wagtail (Gary Dyson, Col Neale, Dave Carroll, Richard Scott). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEY – Askern/Norton Common/Campsall CP (315 minute walk – 62 species). Highlights were: 12 (twelve) CORN BUNTING, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 WHEATEAR, 3 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 50 Fieldfare, 6+ Lesser Redpoll, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2p Grey Partridge, 2pr Red-legged Partridge, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Teal, 1 Wigeon. The Corn Buntings were altogether on Norton Common bridleway, before flying south – standout record given that in last 6 years I’ve only recorded two singles previously (David Franklin)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 5 ARCTIC TERN (Rich Collis)

WENT VALLEY – Went Ings (SE6519) – 5 LRP (a record count for the Ings), 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK and 1 WHITE WAGTAIL (Clive Featherstone and Rich Collis)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast/cloudy until mid-morning; then clear skies thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: moderate, occasionally poor until mid-morning; then good, occasionally moderate and very good until early evening; then moderate/poor thereafter. Temperatures: +7°C to 6°C to +17°C to +7°C. Wind: 6mph-13mph, mainly NE, occasionally NNE and ENE until noon; then 11mph-18mph E thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1020hPa-1024hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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