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Sunday 21st April 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

BLAXTON – Bank End Road, NOTTS (SE705003 Notts) – 100+ Golden Plover (Steve Furber)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – WeBS+ – 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Mute Swan, 18 Canada Goose, 47 Greylag Goose, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 35 Mallard, 29 Teal, 13 Shoveler, 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 29 Coot, 22 Moorhen, 24 Black-headed Gull, 150 Lapwing (107 on territory plus flock of 43), 3 Oystercatcher, 33 AVOCET, 29 Redshank, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Grey Partridge, 6 Yellow Wagtail (Nigel Smith and Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – WeBS+ – 29 Mute Swan, 13 Canada Goose, 5 Greylag Geese, 15 Gadwall, 6 Mallard, 24 Tufted Duck, 17 Pochard, 6 GC Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 2 Kingfisher, 81 Coot (+4y+2y), 1 Common Gull, 7 LBB Gull, 222 Herring Gull, 1 Jay, 1 GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting, 2 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 1 Whitethroat (Karen Williams per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Manvers Lake – WeBS+ – 1 Mute Swan, 25 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese, 2 Gadwall, 28 Tufted Duck, 14 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 2 GC Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 12 Moorhen, 28 Coot, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 6 Willow Warbler (Karen Williams per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 1 Little Egret, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke – River Don – 1 Mute Swan, 1 Tawny Owl, 2s Chiffchaff; 4s+1p Blackcap; 1s Song Thrush; 1s Willow Warbler; 1vyj Moorhen; 4 Long-tailed Tit; 1p Kingfisher; 1p Mallard (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke SF (SK4494) – 7 Canada Goose (1p+5NE); 8 Carrion Crow; 4s Whitethroat; 1s Chiffchaff; 4m+4f Tufted Duck; 12 Gadwall (5p+2m); 1p+3vyj Coot; 2p+2m Mallard; 1 Little Grebe; 1p Long-tailed Tit; 1 Teal; 1s Blackcap; 1s Greenfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 2s Reed Warbler; 1s Garden Warbler; 10+ Whitethroat; c.16 Linnet; 2 Buzzard (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Bridge – 1 Grey Wagtail carrying food (Dave Carroll)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash – WeBS – 5 Canada Geese, 13 Greylag Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 15 Gadwall, 1p GARGANEY, 5 Teal, 15 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 27 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 2 GC Grebe, 19 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 1 Kingfisher (Martin Roper per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 4 Great Crested Grebe (1p+n); 1 Little Grebe; 8 Cormorant; 48 Mute Swan; 3p Gadwall; 7 Tufted Duck; 2 Buzzard; 1 Sparrowhawk N; 1 Oystercatcher left W; 1 Sand Martin; 2 Song Thrush; 11s+1f Blackcap; 7 (5s) Whitethroat; 5s Willow Warbler; 2s Chiffchaff; 1s Reed Warbler; 1 Tree Sparrow, 1 Egyptian Goose in from N; 1 Common Sandpiper (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FINNINGLEY GP (Notts) – 46 Canada Geese, 68 Greylag Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 7 Shelduck, 5 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 14 Mallard, 1p Teal, 18 Tufted Duck, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 22 Coot (2n), 3 Oystercatcher, 1p AVOCET, 28 Lapwing, 1 LRP, 4 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, 18 BH Gull, 6s Willow Warbler, 1s Chiffchaff, 7s Blackcap, 1s LESSER WHITETHROAT, 4s Whitethroat, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Chris Robinson). Also added to Birdtrack.

FRICKLEY CP (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) – 1 CUCKOO (Colin Bradford per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 RED KITE NW @ 1040hrs; 2 RUFF, 1a MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1s CUCKOO, 1 WHITE WAGTAIL (Andy Marshall and Col Neale). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash/Newington Flash – Unit 1 (Notts SK6793/S Yorks SK6693) – WeBS – 10 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 27 Teal, 10 Coot, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Lapwing, 5 AVOCET, 1 Black-headed Gull (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEY – unit 4 (Idle Stop) – WeBS+ – 2 Mute Swan (nesting), 22 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 8 Teal, 2 Coot nesting; 1 CUCKOO, 1 WHEATEAR (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEY – Unit 3 (Misson East) – WeBS – 2 Mute Swan, 6 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 4 Coot (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson West – Slaynes Lane – WeBS – 2 Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 6 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 12 Teal, 61 Coot, 1 Oystercatcher, 8 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 2 RUFF (Steve Furber)

IPORT LAKES – WeBS+ – 4 Canada Geese, 78 Greylag Geese, 3 Mute Swan, 4 Shelduck, 3 Shoveler, 22 Gadwall, 23 Mallard, 10 Pochard, 108 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 30 GC Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Moorhen, 38 Coot, 4 Oystercatcher, 11 AVOCET, 8 Ringed Plover, 9 LRP, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Redshank, 83 BH Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 WHEATEAR, 4 Yellow Wagtail 1 TREE PIPIT NE (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – WeBS+ – 2 Shelduck, 3 Wigeon, 70 Gadwall, 37 Teal, 23 Shoveler, 24 Pochard, 26 Tufted Duck, 2 ‘b’ BITTERN, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 1 HOBBY over; 2 Oystercatcher, 19 Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 7 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1s Goldcrest, 2 WILLOW TIT, 1m BEARDED TIT, 1s Greenfinch (Mark Roberts, Sue and Roger Bird, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH ELMSALL – Minsthorpe Leisure Centre Car Park – 1 WHEATEAR (Mark Spedding per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

TORNE VALLEY – Rossington Pit Tip Area – 2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT and 1 Yellow Wagtail (Stuart Churchill)

UPTON CP – 1 Garden Warbler (Jonny Holliday)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCAL – Weather: clear skies and dry throughout. Visibility: good/moderate until 1400hrs; then good/very good thereafter. Temperatures: +9°C to +7°C to +22°C to +11°C. Wind: 3mph-10mph, variable in direction but wholly from within the SE quarter. Surface Pressure: 1027hPa-1015hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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