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Monday 22nd April 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 WHEATEAR, 17+ Yellow Wagtail, 34 AVOCET, c.25 Redshank, 5 LRP, 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Snipe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Herring Gull (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 BLACK TERN (Russ Haywood per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Coot; 1 Moorhen; 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Buzzard; 1f Pheasant; 1s Skylark; 4 Goldfinch; 2c Linnet over, 2m Reed Bunting; 1s Yellowhammer; 2 Great Tit; 5+ Long-tailed Tit; 6+c/s Blackcap; 3 Chiffchaff; 7 Willow Warbler; 1 Whitethroat; 1c Jackdaw over; 2s Song Thrush; 1 Mistle Thrush; 1f Blackbird flew from nest (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 3 Great Crested Grebe; 44 Mute Swan (18 left W); 1 Egyptian Goose; 2p+1m Gadwall; 6 Tufted Duck; 1 Kestrel; 2 Herring Gull left NE; 2s Song Thrush; 11 (10s) Blackcap; 3s Whitethroat; 1s LESSER WHITETHROAT; 3s Willow Warbler; 4s Chiffchaff; 2s Reed Warbler; 1 Rook.SE (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FRICKLEY CP (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) – 1 CUCKOO, 1 WHEATEAR, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT, several Reed Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Jonny Holliday per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1m MANDARIN, 5 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 6a+2 (2cy) LITTLE GULL NE @ 0740hrs, 2 BLACK TERN NE @ 0835hrs. 1 CUCKOO, 2 STONECHAT, 2 PEREGRINE, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 1 Reed Warbler (Andy Marshall, Rich Collis & Andy Bell). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – 2 Egyptian Geese, 9vyj+5vyj Mallard, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 3n Coot, 3n GC Grebe, 2 Grey Partridge, 8 LRP, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 COMMON TERN, 1 ARCTIC TERN (RJS), 4 LITTLE GULL (RJS three, SC & RU one) a new species for the site; , 1 Swallow, c.60 Sand Martin, 4 WHEATEAR, 1s Mistle Thrush, 6 Pied Wagtail, 10+ Yellow Wagtail, 2 TWITE (AB) along tarmac bridlepath late afternoon/early evening, 25+ Linnet (Gary Johnston, Andy Bell, Richard Scott, Stuart Churchill, Bob Usher, John Burdall & Chris Robinson).

One of the four Little Gulls at the Iport Lakes this evening © Bob Usher 2019

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 5 Shelduck, 4 Wigeon, 2 ‘b’ BITTERN, 4 Little Egret, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 3 MARSH HARRIER, 3a+4vyj Coot (Piper Marsh), 3 Oystercatcher, 22 Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 BEARDED TIT, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 7 Whitethroat, 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, 2 Nuthatch, 1p+1+1 Song Thrush, 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 2 Greenfinch, (Richard Scott, Mark Roberts, Dave Carroll, Sheila Bury, Andy Bell). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH KIRKBY WASTE PLANT LAGOON – 2 LRP, Lapwing, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 House Martin, 6 Willow Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat (Paul Jackson)

UPTON – 2 CRANE W @ 1250hrs (Jonny Holliday)

UPTON CP – 3 Whitethroat (Jonny Holliday)

WENT VALLEY – Campsall Church Field – 1s Water Rail, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 pr Grey Partridge, 2s Reed Warbler, 50 Sand Martin, 10 Swallow (David Franklin)

WENT VALLEY – Campsall CP – 1p Gadwall, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 2s Reed Warbler, 2 Swallow (David Franklin)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res. – 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 ARCTIC TERN 0915-0925hrs then left NE, 6 COMMON TERN, 2 BLACK TERN (Rich Collis)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCAL – Weather: clear skies until 2000hrs; then cloudy/overcast thereafter and dry throughout. Visibility: good/moderate throughout. Temperatures: +10°C to +5°C to +22°C to +11°C. Wind: 5mph-16mph, variable in direction but wholly from within the SE quarter. Surface Pressure: 1014hPa-1003hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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