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Sunday 28th April 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 4 Shelduck, 2 Little Egret, 6 WHEATEAR, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 46 AVOCET, 22 Redshank, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 LRP, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 4 Grey Partridge, 3 Buzzard (Gary Stones and Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 1a Common Gull, 1 GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Shelduck, 3 (2m) BITTERN, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, Little Grebe+js, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Oystercatcher, 8 Redshank, 1 BAR-TAILED GODWIT, 4 Oystercatcher, 8 Redshank, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 Yellowhammer (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 1 Greenshank, 2 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Shelduck (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke – 1s Willow Warbler; 1s Whitethroat; 12 Jackdaw; 2 Carrion Crow; 1m Kestrel; 1 Pied Wagtail; 2p Lapwing; 4 (2s) Linnet; 1p Bullfinch; 1s Song Thrush; 1s Lesser Whitethroat; 8 Sand Martin N; 4 Mute Swan SW @ 0923hrs; 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull N; 2 Swallow N; 2 Greylag Goose NE; 1 Buzzard N (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke Liberty Steel – 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 PEREGRINE (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1p Mallard; 1p Mute Swan; 1 Pheasant; 1 Red-legged Partridge; 2 Bullfinch; 1s Chaffinch; 1s Yellowhammer; 2p Reed Bunting; 2 Chiffchaff; 4s Willow Warbler; 3 Blackcap; 2 Whitethroat; 1s Sedge Warbler; 1 Grey Wagtail; 1 Skylark (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – New Junction Canal – Top Lane Bridge to Sykehouse Lock – 09:14 to 11:00 – 10 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Kingfisher, 1 CUCKOO, 8 Swallow, 4 House Martin (Martin Warne)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER; 4s Reed Warbler; 20+s Whitethroat (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 7 Whitethroat; 2s Reed Warbler; 1s Lesser Whitethroat; 2s Willow Warbler; 3s Chiffchaff; 1 Rook SE; 5 Reed Bunting; 2 Great Crested Grebe; 15 Mute Swan (11 left W); 3p+1m Gadwall; 20 Tufted Duck; 4 Buzzard; 1 PEREGRINE N; 1 Oystercatcher; 14 Sand Martin; 1+ Swallow; 1+ House Martin; 4 Swift; 2 Yellow Wagtail; 1 Song Thrush; Blackcap – 5 (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FRICKLEY CP (Clayton end only) – Buzzard and Whitethroat (Colin Bradford)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 17 Ringed Plover, 3 LRP, 1 Dunlin, 1 TEMMINCK’S STINT (SF), 1 WHIMBREL E, 1 HOBBY, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 WHITE WAGTAIL (Steve Furber, Col Neale, Adrian Scutt and Dave McWilliams). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

Temminck’s Stint on Hatfield Moors today © Steve Furber 2019

IDLE VALLEY – Misson West – Slaynes Lane – 1 HOBBY, 1 PEREGRINE, 3 WHEATEAR, 3 Yellow Wagtail but not a single wader (Lance Degnan). Well done Hansons!

IPORT LAKES – 1 Sparrowhawk, 7+ Buzzard in surrounding areas, c.10 AVOCET, 4+ Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover, c.10 LRP (dusk gathering), 3+ Redshank, 1 ARCTIC TERN NE (RJS), 5 Stock Dove, 1 HOBBY, 1 Kestrel, 50+ House Martin NE in 2hrs; 350+ Sand Martin NE in 2hrs; 20+ Swallow NE in 2hrs; 6 WHEATEAR, 5s Whitethroat, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Rook over, c.20 (4NE) Yellow Wagtail most in dusk gathering, 2 WHITE WAGTAIL (Richard Scott, Gary Johnston, Chris Robinson)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Recycle Lagoon/Mutton Flatts (SE4512) – follow track at end of Carr Lane under rail bridge; 1 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant SW, 1 Lapwing, 1 CUCKOO, Swallow, the singing IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF found yesterday by Paddy Martin and PJ was again at (SE454122), 2 Reed Warbler (Paul Jackson and Colin Bradford et al per SESKUABIRDS per Whatsapp)

IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF at SOuth Kirkby this morning © Paul Jackson 2019

See also video of the bird by Colin Bradford at  https://twitter.com/colinbradford57/status/1122396733198278657 and by Justin Carr at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NxDXnV3t9w

WENT VALLEY – Askern & Norton Common – 3 BARN OWL, 1 LITTLE OWL, House Martin, Swallow, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 4s Lesser Whitethroat, 1s Reed Warbler, 4 Tufted Duck (David Franklin)

WENT VALLEY – Sykehouse – 2 Water Rail, 1 LRP, 1 CUCKOO, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 35 Pied Wagtail (Simon Mitchell)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but bright with some prolonged spells of clear skies later in the day; dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally good. Temperatures: +7°C to +5°C to +12°C to +6°C. Wind: 11mph to 14mph, wholly from the NW quarter until 1700hrs; then 10mph-3mph wholly from the NE quarter thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1011hPa-1025hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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