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BIRD REPORTS

ARMTHORPE AREA – over M18 – 2 WHIMBREL E (Col Neale)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 40 Mute Swan, 8+2y Greylag, 5 Canada Geese, 11 Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 3m+2f Pochard, 3 Mallard, 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 54+5y Coot, 2 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, 1 Little Egret over west, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Jay. (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Bolton Ings to Wombwell Ings – 7s Chiffchaff, 7s Blackcap, 6s Willow Warbler and 3s Whitethroat (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 31 Canada Geese, 19 Greylag, 23 Tufted Duck, 19 Gadwall, 10 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 1 Pochard, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 26 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 4 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 WHIMBREL and 1 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Shelduck, 1m GARGANEY, 1 BITTERN, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 GC Grebe, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 LRP, 2 Redshank, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 3 COMMON TERN, 1 Swift (Peter Walsh per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 2 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 15 Gadwall, 14 Tufted Duck, 6 Teal, 5 Mallard, 5 Shoveler, 2 Goosander, 12 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 4 Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 13 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 30+ Sand Martin, c10 House Martin, 8+ Skylark, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 WHEATEAR and 4 Linnet. In Broomhill Park were 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff and 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Russ Haywood per Twitter)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 1 Goosander (Nick Whitehouse)

DON VALLEY – Arksey Common (SE5906 & SE6006) – 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 4 (3s) Chiffchaff, 3s Willow Warbler, 6s Blackcap, 3s Lesser Whitethroat, 2s Whitethroat, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1s Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Arksey Crossing – 1 CUCKOO N (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1s Garden Warbler; 1s Lesser Whitethroat; 1 ‘r’ Grasshopper Warbler; 5 Swallow; 1p Gadwall; 6 Tufted Duck; 5s Reed Bunting; 1 Sparrowhawk; 24+ Whitethroat; 3s Reed Warbler (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thorpe Marsh NR (SE5909Z) – 2 CUCKOO, 20+ Sand Martin, 2m Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch (Neil Shaw)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2p Great Crested Grebe; 15 Mute Swan; 10 Canada Goose; 2 Egyptian Goose; 1p+1m Gadwall; 11 Tufted Duck; 1c Buzzard; 1 Oystercatcher in then W; 4d Lapwing; 15 Black-headed Gull; 4 Herring Gull drift S; 5s Skylark; 12 Sand Martin; 2 Swallow; 1 House Martin; 2 Yellow Wagtail NE; 12 (10s) Blackcap; 3s Whitethroat; 1s Reed Warbler; 4s Willow Warbler; 6s Chiffchaff; 4 House Sparrow; 1 Tree Sparrow; 8 Reed Bunting; 2 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FRICKLEY CP (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) – 1 WHEATEAR + all the expected Warblers in song (Mark Spedding per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 OSPREY NE @ 0655hrs, 12 Ringed Plover, 2 LRP, 1+ GREY PLOVER (heard only), 6+ Dunlin, 1 SANDERLING, 5 Greenshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 WHIMBREL, 1 RUFF (Andy Marshall & Bryan P Wainwright). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IPORT LAKES – 5 Whooper Swan came in from N circled a few times then left W only to return a short time later and leave to NE, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 9+ Buzzard soaring in surrounding area, 2 Red-legged Partridge, c.10 AVOCET, 7+ Ringed Plover (3 left high to N), 4 Dunlin, 4+ Redshank, 1 BAR-TAILED GODWIT (RJS et al) (a new bird for the site), 3 COMMON TERN, 1 (3cy) LITTLE GULL (SF et al), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 6 WHEATEAR, 3s Chiffchaff, 1s Willow Warbler, 4s Blackcap, 3s Whitethroat, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, c.10 Yellow Wagtail and a possible fem. Blue-headed Wagtail briefly early morning (RJS), 2 WHITE WAGTAIL, 2 TWITE (Richard Scott, Gary Johnston, Steve Furber, Chris Robinson and Dave Carroll)

Bar-tailed Godwit at Iport today © Chris Robinson 2019

SOUTH KIRKBY CAMP – 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Whitethroat (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS Whatsapp group)

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

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1 imm LITTLE GULL (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: overcast/cloudy throughout, with some brighter spells and some light rain during the morning and heavy downpours during the afternoon. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, very occasionally moderate. Temperatures: +10°C to +14°C to +6°C. Wind: 9mph-3mph, mainly from SE quarter, occasionally WNW. Surface Pressure: 997hPa-998hPa-997hPa-1004hPa. Fronts etc.: an E/W occlusion moved N during the morning and an E/W trough did the same during the early afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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