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Wednesday 8th May 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

CANTLEY PARK – 2 Grey Partridge (Ian Stubbs)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 45 AVOCET, 1 Greenshank, 8 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 8 Ringed Plover, 3 LRP, 4 Snipe, 1f Goosander, 10 Shelduck, 5 Pochard, 4 Yellow Wagtail (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 8 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 14 Tufted Duck, 4 Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 1 Mallard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 46+4j Coot, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Herring Gull. Also present were 1 Oystercatcher over east, 3 Whitethroat and 3 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Bolton Ings to Wombwell Ings – 6s Willow Warbler, 5s Blackcap, 4s Chiffchaff, 3 Whitethroat, 1s Lesser Whitethroat and 2 ‘y’ Green Woodpecker (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 47+ Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 KNOT, 2 TURNSTONE, 6 Common Sandpiper, 1 COMMON TERN, 1 BLACK TERN, 1 Common Gull, 2 Little Egret, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 78 H Gull (Heather Bennett and Chris Harris per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings –. 6+ Lapwing, 5 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 AVOCET, 1 Redshank and 1 WHIMBREL, 2 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 32 Gadwall, 9 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 3 Shoveler. 2 Little Egret, 19 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 13 BH Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 5+ Skylark, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Treecreeper (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 WHINCHAT, 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 1 Oystercatcher; 2 Common Sandpiper; 4 BLACK TERN; 1 COMMON TERN; 1 ARCTIC TERN N @ c0900hrs (Hysteria8 via Donny Birding Whatsapp group and today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 14+ Ringed Plover, 2 TURNSTONE, 25+ Dunlin, 5 SANDERLING, 1 KNOT, 6 WHIMBREL N, 8 BLACK TERN NW (John Robinson, Andy Marshall & Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Misson West – Slaynes Lane – 1 Ringed Plover and 4 Dunlin (Lance Degnan)

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks) SK6693 – 6 Ringed Plover and 1 Dunlin (Lance Degnan)

IPORT LAKES AND PARSONS CARR (Daw Lane) – 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Shelduck, 2m Shoveler, 1 HOBBY, 6 Ringed Plover (4 tundrae), 1 GREY PLOVER through NE 11:15, a new bird for the site (CCR), 1 Curlew SE, 1 WHIMBREL W 19:30, 2 KNOT through 07:10 (RJS), only second record for the site; 1 SANDERLING through 07:00 (RJS); 21+ Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 BLACK TERN arrived 07:40 and left at approx.. 18:20 (RJS); 8 COMMON TERN, 1 GBB Gull NE, 1 (4cy) YELLOW-LEGGED GULL NE, 30+ Swift, 300+ Sand Martin, 100+ Swallow, 50+ House Martin, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1f WHEATEAR, 1 WHITE WAGTAIL, c.20 Flava Wagtail (Richard Scott, Chris Robinson, Gary Johnston and Bob Usher)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 1 BITTERN, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 1 OSPREY N (11:30); 5 AVOCET, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 GREY PLOVER NE (11:17 & 11:22); 2 Little Ringed Plover, 6 (5E @ 09:20) KNOT, 2 Redshank, 3 COMMON TERN (assumed same as Iport as only 5 there in early morning and evening), 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 33 Herring Gull, 1 (4cy) YELLOW-LEGGED GULL, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Stock Dove over; 40 Swift, 2 BEARDED TIT, 2 Skylark, 70 Sand Martin, 10 Swallow, 30 House Martin, 2s Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Pied Wagtail (Richard Scott). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

Knot at Potteric Carr © Richard J Scott 2019

SOUTH KIRKBY – Recycle Lagoon/Mutton Flatts (SE4512) – 1 LRP, 2 Redshank, 1s IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF (Paul Jackson)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 6 BLACK TERN (Ryan McClarence)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: overcast throughout with heavy rain through much of the day. Visibility: mainly moderate/good, occasionally poor. Temperatures: +8°C to +7°C to +10°C to +8°C. Wind: 18mph to 2mph, mainly E/ESE, occasionally ENE until 1600hrs; then 6mph-11mph W/WSW thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1007hPa-988hPa-990hPa. Fronts etc.: three occlusions ahead of a slow-moving Atlantic depression moved NE over the District through the course of the day.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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