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Tuesday 23rd April 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 36 AVOCET, c.25 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 LRP, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Egret, 4 Grey Partridge, 5+ Yellow Wagtail, 2 Shelduck, 2 Pochard, 14 Tufted Duck, 1 Pink-footed Goose (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 14 Mute Swan, 6+4y Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 10m+2f Pochard, 6 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck, 4+ Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 64+9y Coot, 1 Moorhen, 5 Herring Gull, 3 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 12+ Sand Martin,1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Bolton Ings to Wombwell Ings – 11 Chiffchaff, 10 Blackcap, 7 Willow Warbler and 3 Whitethroat. (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 19 Canada Geese, 25 Gadwall, 18 Tufted Duck, 12 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 21 Coot, 6 Lapwing, and 2 LBB Gull. On the top lane J. Seeviour had 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Willow Warbler (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Shelduck, 1 GARGANEY, 1 BITTERN, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard, Little Grebe+js; 4 Oystercatcher, 1 LRP, 2 Redshank, 2 COMMON TERN through and 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, LBB Gull. Also, Gadwall, Shoveler, Teal, Pochard, Cormorant, Lapwing, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler, Tree Sparrow, Yellowhammer (Gerald Lax per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 3 Mute Swan, 5 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 3 Shelduck, 20 Gadwall, 12 Tufted Duck, 11 Teal, 11 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 2 Goosander, 1 Cormorant, 12 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 4+ Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 53 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 8+ Skylark, 1 Kingfisher, 20+ Sand Martin, 2 Blackcap and 2 Chiffchaff (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Bentley Community Woodland – 1 OSPREY flew NE (Mark Hunston)

DON VALLEY – Braithwaite Village – 1s CUCKOO (Keith Saunders)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough – A garden – 1 ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET on feeders (Sheila Bury)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash – 1p GARGANEY still present (Martin Roper)

FRICKLEY CP (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) – 1 CUCKOO and 1 Reed Warbler (Mark Spedding per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 1 BAR-TAILED GODWIT, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL , 1 CUCKOO and 1 Garden Warbler (Andy Marshall, Mark Hunston and Chip Rhodes). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IPORT LAKES/DAW LANE (Parsons Carr) – 5 Shelduck, 3m_1f Shoveler, 2 (1m+1f) MARSH HARRIER, 1 Red-legged Partridge,11 AVOCET, 9+ Ringed Plover, 10+ LRP, 1p Lapwing,1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Redshank, 1 WHIMBREL W, 1a LITTLE GULL, 150+ Sand Martin, 5 Swallow, 1 HOBBY through, 2 WHEATEAR, 2 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 25+ Yellow Wagtail, 2 TWITE (Gary Johnston, Steve Furber, Dave Carroll, Rob Mokryj, Richard Scott, Dave McWilliams and Chris Robinson)

Twite at the Iport today © Rob Mokryj 2019
Little Gull at the Iport today © Chris Robinson 2019

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2 ‘b’ BITTERN, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank, 8 COMMON/ARCTIC TERN, 4 (2m) BEARDED TIT and 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (Steve Furber, Adrian Andruchiw). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH KIRKBY – Ings Holt – 1 CUCKOO heard (Liz Jackson and Phil Wright)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1 LRP, 4 Dunlin E, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 WHIMBREL E, 1 COMMON TERN, 2 (1a+1x2cy) LITTLE GULL, 100+ Sand Martin, 1 Swift, 1 Whitethroat and 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT (Adrian Scutt and Bob Usher)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with some cloud during the early hours, morning and evening, dry throughout. Visibility: good/very good until early evening, then moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +13°C to +8°C to +16°C to +?°C. Wind: 7mph-16mph, variable in direction but wholly from within the NE quarter. Surface Pressure: 1003hPa-998hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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