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Monday 29th April 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 cc MARSH HARRIER and 47 AVOCET (Chris Needham and Malc Gough per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 8+ Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 11 Tufted Duck, 5 Mallard, 3m+1f Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 58+7j Coot, 2 Herring Gull and 1 Common Gull, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Bolton Ings to Wombwell Ings – 10s Chiffchaff, 9s Willow Warbler, 6s Blackcap, 6s Whitethroat and 2 (1 ‘y’) Green Woodpecker. Also present were 1 Buzzard and 2 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 20+ House Martin. Noted were 2 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 24 Gadwall, 20 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 18 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 8+ Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Swift (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Village – 1 CUCKOO (Dave Waddigton per Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Mexborough North Ings (SE4801) – On the Ings – 1 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 2 Mallard, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Grey Partridge, 4 Snipe, 3 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 1 BARN OWL, 8 Skylark, 5 Sand Martin, 4 Blackcap, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Whitethroat, 4 Linnet, 2 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Yellowhammer,3 Reed Bunting. On River/ bank – 2 Gadwall, 12 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 1p Coot, 2 (s) Chiffchaff, 2 (s) Willow Warbler. Flying up /down the valley 3 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Redshank (Mark Wigglesworth). Added to Birdtrack by MW.

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor – 3 BITTERN, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 BAR-TAILED GODWIT, 3 BEARDED TIT (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 2 Mute Swan, 5 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 21 Gadwall, 6 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 5 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 1 Cormorant, 15 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 8+ Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 35 BH Gull, c20 House Martin, c10 Swallow, 5+ Skylark and 3 Pied Wagtail. Singing in Old Broomhill Park were 2 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 2 Coot; 1 Buzzard; 1 Song Thrush; 1 Swallow; 1s Yellowhammer; 1 Reed Bunting; 1s Chaffinch; 2 Bullfinch; 1 Linnet over; 3 Willow Warbler; 4m Blackcap; 2 Whitethroat; 1 Carrion Crow o/n; 1 Pied Wagtail (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 1 Swift; 6s Skylark; c.20 Swallow; 2 House Martin; 11 (10s) Wren; 8 (7s) Dunnock; 18 (10s) Robin; 2s Song Thrush; 2 Mistle Thrush c/f; 14 (11s) Blackcap; 7 (6s) Whitethroat; 2s Reed Warbler; 1s Lesser Whitethroat; 3s Willow Warbler; 6s Chiffchaff; 3p Long-tailed Tit; 1 Tree Sparrow; 10 Chaffinch; 4 Linnet; 5 Bullfinch; 3 Yellowhammer; 2 Great Crested Grebe; 1p Mute Swan; 3 Gadwall; 17 Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard; 2 Kestrel; 2 Grey Partridge; 1 Oystercatcher; 2 Herring Gull; 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 20 Oystercatcher, 1 AVOCET, 13 Ringed Plover, 3 LRP, in, 1 TEMMINCK’S STINT, 2 WHIMBREL, 1 Curlew, 1 CUCKOO, 1 WOODLARK, 1 Garden Warbler, (Chip Rhodes, Simon Mitchell, Rich Collis and Adrian Scutt). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

Temminck’s Stint on Hatfield Moors today © Rich Collis 2019

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 5 Shelduck, 1 BITTERN, 3 Little Egret, 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 6 CETTI’S WARBLER, 3 Whitethroat (Adrian Andruchiw). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH KIRKBY – Carr Lane Duck Pond – 1 FERRUGINOUS DUCK (186) of unknown origin but appears pure and bears no rings; 1c Water Rail and 1s Lesser Whitethroat at bottom of lane (David Bamforth, P Smith, Phil Wright, Colin Bradford, Paul Jackson et al per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

Ferruginous Duck at Carr Lane, South Kirkby today © Colin Bradford 2019

SOUTH KIRKBY – Recycle Lagoon/Mutton Flatts (SE4512) – follow track at end of Carr Lane under rail bridge; 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Lapwing, 2 CUCKOO, 1 HOBBY and the singing IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF was again at (SE454122) (Paul Jackson et al per SESKUABIRDS per Whatsapp)

TORNE VALLEY – Auckley – Common Lane – 2 Yellow Wagtail (Mark Roberts)

WENT VALLEY – Campsall CP & Norton Common – 1m Pochard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 3s Lesser Whitethroat, 7s Reed Warbler, 1 Treecreeper (David Franklin)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCAL – LOCAL – Weather: mainly clear skies with some mist during the early morning but soon burning off; dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally good. Temperatures: +6°C to +?°C to +12°C to +6°C. Wind: ?mph to 5mph, mainly from the SE quarter, very occasionally NNE. Surface Pressure: 1025hPa-1027hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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