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Friday 26th April 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 27 Mute Swan, 9+2y Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 9 Tufted Duck, 6 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 3 Pochard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 56+5y Coot, 2 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Buzzard, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Green Woodpecker, 8 Sand Martin and 1 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 9 Canada Geese, 3 Shelduck, 27 Tufted Duck, 16 Gadwall, 12 Mallard, 5 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 1 Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 21 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 5+ Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 10+ Herring Gull and 2 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 BITTERN, 4a MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 11 Common Sandpiper, 1 BAR-TAILED GODWIT (Barnsley BSG and Karen Williams per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 2 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 4 Shelduck, 25 Gadwall, 10 Tufted Duck, 8 Teal, 8 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 1 Little Egret, 12 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 6+ Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 15 BH Gull, 8 + Skylark, 1 Kingfisher, 6+ Yellow Wagtail, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 1 Linnet. P. Kent also had 2 AVOCET and 1 Greenshank early morning (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 4 Swallow and 1 Yellow Wagtail N at dusk (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silver Wood (SK4893) – 2 (1s) Lesser Whitethroat; 4 Nuthatch; c.10s Blackcap; 6 (2s) Whitethroat; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 2s Yellowhammer; 2p Linnet; 1p Lapwing (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 3 Shelduck S; 1 WHEATEAR; 4s Reed Warbler; 1s Lesser Whitethroat; 1s Garden Warbler; 4 House Martin; 2 Greylag Goose circled then NE; 1 ‘r’ Grasshopper Warbler (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 1 Swift (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 6c Water Rail, 15 Ringed Plover, 2 LRP, 2 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 BAR-TAILED GODWIT, 1 Curlew, ? Common Tern, c.60 Sand Martin, 7 Swallow, 28 House Martin, 2 PEREGRINE, 14 Fieldfare, 1 WHITE WAGTAIL, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 TREE PIPIT (Andy Marshall & Bryan P Wainwright). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – 1m MARSH HARRIER (male same as Potteric), 8 LRP, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 WHIMBREL, 6 COMMON TERN, 4 Swallow, c.150 Sand Martin, 3 WHEATEAR, 1s Mistle Thrush, 4s Whitethroat, 2s Lesser Whitethroat, 4s Blackcap, 1s Garden Warbler, 1s Treecreeper, 5 Pied Wagtail, 1 WHITE WAGTAIL, c.20 Yellow Wagtail (Gary Johnston and Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 4 Little Egret, 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER, 5 Buzzard, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 FIRECREST (AD), 1 BEARDED TIT, 150+ Sand Martin, 5 House Martin, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Dave Carroll, Sue and Roger Bird, Ian Heppenstall, Andy Dalton). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies until late morning; then cloudy but bright until mid-afternoon; then cloudy/overcast with some rain showers thereafter. Visibility: excellent/very good until 0500hrs; then good/excellent until mid-afternoon; then overcast thereafter. Temperatures: +7°C to +9°C to +4°C then +15°C then +10°C. Wind: 6 to 19mph, wholly from the S quarter, mainly SSW. Surface Pressure: 1004hPa-1008hPa-1004hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/SE mixed front moved NE over the District during the early hours/early morning; then two NW/SE occlusions around the eye of Storm Hannah.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Last quarter
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