April 30, 2019

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Tuesday 30th April 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 14 Mute Swan, 7 Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 9 Gadwall, 8 Mallard, 4m+2f Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 43+6j Coot, 2 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 BITTERN (flying towards Old Moor at 12.15pm), 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1s Song Thrush, 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER and 1 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Bolton Ings to Wombwell Ings – 12s Chiffchaff, 9s Willow Warbler, 5s Blackcap, 4s Whitethroat, 1s Sedge Warbler and 1 ‘y’ Green Woodpecker (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 27 Canada Geese, 2 Shelduck, 25 Gadwall, 15 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 19 Coot, 4 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 LBB Gull and 1 Swift. P. Kent also had 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL and 1 Golden Plover early morning. (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Shelduck, 1 BITTERN, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 BAR-TAILED GODWIT, 2 Common Tern, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Swift, 1 HOBBY over, 1 Sedge Warbler(Russ Haywood per Twitter)
per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 4 Mute Swans, 7 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 21 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 4 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 21 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 6+ Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 35 BH Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 8+ Skylark, c20 House Martin, 10+ Swallow, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Mistle Thrush and 2 Linnet. Old Broomhill Park were 2s Blackcap, 1s Chiffchaff, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 1s Song Thrush, 1 Treecreeper (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Thorpe Marsh – 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, 3 CETTI’S WARBLER, 6 Reed Warbler (Stuart Chester)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2 Great Crested Grebe with hidden nest; 14 Mute Swan; 18 Tufted Duck; 5+ Moorhen; 30 Coot inc.1 ringed prob FC3; 2 Herring Gull; 1a Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1 Sand Martin; 7 Swallow; 2 House Martin; 1 Yellow Wagtail; 17s Wren; 1s Song Thrush; 13 Blackbird; 13 (11s) Blackcap; 2s Reed Warbler; 6s Whitethroat; 4s Willow Warbler; 8s Chiffchaff; 6 House Sparrow; 1 Tree Sparrow; 5 (4s) Reed Bunting; 1 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FRICKLEY CP (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) – 1 CUCKOO and 3 Reed Warbler (Mark Spedding per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 TURNSTONE, 6 Ringed Plover, 5 LRP, 2 Dunlin, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 1 Greenshank, 1 Snipe, 2 Swift, 3 STONECHAT (Andy Marshall and John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Misson West – Slaynes Lane – 1 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 1 WHEATEAR (Lance Degnan)

IPORT LAKES – 1 Little Egret, 6 Oystercatcher, 10+ AVOCET, 8 LRP, 4+ Ringed Plover, 7+ (5E) Dunlin, 6 Redshank, 7 Swift, c.60 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 2f WHEATEAR, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 WHITE WAGTAIL, 30+ (1E) Yellow Wagtail, 1s TWITE, 6s Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson and Richard Scott, Ken Pearson, Col Neale, Bob Usher)

Twite at the Iport Lakes today © Chris Robinson 2019

SOUTH KIRKBY – Carr Lane Duck PondNO SIGN OF yesterday’s Ferruginous Duck either here or on nearby wetlands today (Paul Jackson and Phil Wright)

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

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but bright with fog during the early hours/early morning; dry throughout. Visibility: poor/very poor until 1000hrs; then moderate until 1200hrs; then mainly good thereafter. Temperatures: +6°C to +3°C to +17°C to +?°C. Wind: 7mph to 5mph, wholly from the SE quarter. Surface Pressure: 1027hPa-102?hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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