April 27, 2019


Saturday 27th April 2019

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DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 BAR-TAILED GODWIT, 3 ARCTIC TERN (Karen Williams per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Coot; 1p Mute Swan; 2 Buzzard over; 1s Song Thrush; 1p Linnet; 3 Bullfinch; 6 Goldfinch; 2s Whitethroat; 4 Blackcap; 3s Willow Warbler; 1 Pied Wagtail (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 Curlew, 1 HOBBY, 1 Wheatear (Bob Usher). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – 1 MARSH HARRIER, 8 WHIMBREL (7 through this evening), 1 COMMON TERN, c.20 Flava Wagtail (Steve Furber and Bob Usher)

Seven Whimbrel through the Iport this evening © Bob Usher 2019

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 4 Shelduck, 1m Wigeon, 2 BITTERN, 6 Little Egret, 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 3 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover over, 1 Curlew SW, 1 COMMON TERN, 1 COMMON/ARCTIC TERN W, 2 (2cy) Common Gull, 5 Stock Dove over, 2 Kingfisher, 2 BEARDED TIT, 10 Swallow, 100 Sand Martin, 20 House Martin, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Richard Scott, Gary Dyson, Bernard Featherstone). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH KIRKBY – Recycle Ponds/Mutton Flatts (SE454122) – 1 CUCKOO, Swallow, 1s IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF, the sonogram from recording taken by RH has been examined by Tim Jones and confirmed to be that of Iberian Chiffchaff, this is the second record for Doncaster, subject to acceptance by BBRC (Paddy Martin, Paul Jackson, Rob Hunton et al per SESKUABIRDS per Whatsapp). Follow track at end of Carr Lane north under rail bridge and Iberian Chiffchaff was singing on hillside straight ahead, but often elusive.


LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but bright with occasional clear skies during the early hours and overcast skies with heavy rain showers as the day progressed. Visibility: mainly excellent/very good, very occasionally poor and moderate. Temperatures: +9°C to +6°C to +10°C to +7°C. Wind: 13mph to 30mph, wholly from the SW quarter, mainly S, SW and W. Surface Pressure: 1003hPa-997hPa-1010hPa. Fronts etc.: an occluded front wrapped around the eye of Storm Hannah was over the District during the late morning and early afternoon as the storm tracked ENE across the District and Yorks/Lincs.


MOON PHASE – Last quarter
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