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Wednesday 24th April 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 WHINCHAT, 1 WHEATEAR, 6+ Yellow Wagtail, 40 AVOCET, c.20 Redshank, 4 LRP, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 2 Pochard, 2 Shelduck, 12 Tufted Duck, Also a SHORT-EARED OWL at 6.30 this morning. (Gary Stones and Malc Gough per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 2 Mute Swan, 12 Mallard, 36 Gadwall, 8 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck, 3 Shelduck, 1 LBB Gull, 1 LRP, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 1 LITTLE GULL, 1m Goosander on river, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher on river, 3 Chiffchaff, 3+ Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 10 Linnet; 2 Yellowhammer; 8 Chaffinch; 4 Goldfinch; 6 Whitethroat; 8 Willow Warbler; 4 Chiffchaff; 2 Blackcap; 1 Garden Warbler; 2 Mallard; 2 Moorhen; 2 Coot; 1 Meadow Pipit; 3 Swallow; 1 Kestrel; 2 Grey Partridge; 5 Red-legged Partridge; 1 Treecreeper; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silver Wood (SK4893) – 1s LESSER WHITETHROAT (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2p Great Crested Grebe; 40 Mute Swan (11 left W); 2p Gadwall; 6 Tufted Duck; 1 Kestrel; 7 Moorhen; 28 (1n) Coot; 1 Herring Gull; 4s Skylark; 16 Sand Martin; 3 Swallow; 2 House Martin; 2 Yellow Wagtail; 11s Wren; 13 (11s) Dunnock; 14 (10s) Robin; 2s Song Thrush; 17 (6s) Blackbird; 6s Blackcap; 4s Whitethroat; 4s Willow Warbler; 4s Chiffchaff; 2s Reed Warbler; 6 Reed Bunting; 3 (2s) Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1m MANDARIN, 2 Grey Partridge, 1 Water Rail, 3 LRP, 12 Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 1 JACK SNIPE, 2 BAR-TAILED GODWIT (RU), 1 Curlew, 2 CUCKOO, 1 PEREGRINE, 1m STONECHAT and 2 Yellow Wagtail (Steve Furber, Bryan Wainwright, Colin Wall and Bob Usher). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – 1 OSPREY NE @1750hrs (RJS); 10 AVOCET, 4 Oystercatcher, 6 Ringed Plover, 6+ LRP, 1p/d Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 WHIMBREL, 5 Swallow, c.100 Sand Martin, 1 WHEATEAR, c.25 Yellow Wagtail, c.30 Linnet, 3 Yellowhammer (Dave Carroll, Gary Johnston, Richard Scott and Chris Robinson)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Waste Plant Lagoon/Recycle Ponds – 1 LRP, 1 Lapwing, 2s Reed Warbler (Paul Jackson per SESKUABIRDS per Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY CAMP – 2 Grey Partridge and several each of Tree Sparrow, Greenfinch and Yellowhammer (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1 ARCTIC TERN, 1 CUCKOO and 2 (1a+1x2cy) LITTLE GULL (Adrian Scutt and Bob Usher)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCAL – Weather: mainly cloudy but skies with some occasional clear skies during the early hours and some overcast periods with heavy rain during the afternoon, otherwise dry. Visibility: poor/moderate until midday; then good until 1500hrs; then variable until 1800hrs; then excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +7°C to +6C to +20°C to +11°C. Wind: 9mph-3mph, wholly from NE quarter until 1100hrs; then 7mph-19mph and wholly from the SE quarter until 1700hrs; then 21mph-30mph and wholly from the SW quarter thereafter. quarter. Surface Pressure: 997hPa-9981hPa-997hPa. Fronts etc.: a WNW/ESE moved N over the District during the afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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