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Tuesday 14th May 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 WHEATEAR, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 48 AVOCET, c.25 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 LRP, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Egret, 1 COMMON TERN, 6 Shelduck, 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER and 1 Grey Wagtail (Ken Foundation and Gary Stones per Twitter and Mark Wigglesworth)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 4 Mute Swan, 8 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 20 Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 4m Pochard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 54+9j Coot, 1 COMMON TERN, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel, 2 HOBBY over the west end at 12.35pm, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Jay and 2 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Bolton Ings to Wombwell Ings – 8s Chiffchaff, 7s Blackcap, 6s Willow Warbler, 4s Whitethroat, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 1s Sedge Warbler, 2 ‘y’ Green Woodpecker and 1s Song Thrush (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 4 Shelduck, 18 Tufted Duck, 9 Gadwall, 8 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 25 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 4 Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover and 2 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Mexborough North Ings (SE4801) 1 Lapwing possibly defending young by distraction display; 1 BARN OWL (Mark Wigglesworth) Added to Birdtrack by MW.

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor – 1 Pink-footed Goose, 3 Sheduck, Shoveler, 17a+1j Pochard, 1 BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Redshank, 1 COMMON TERN, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 7 LBB Gull, 7 Herring Gull, 1 BARN OWL, Willow Warbler, 1+ Sedge Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ing – 5 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Shoveler, 18 Gadwall, 10 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 11 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 8 Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 GREY PLOVER, 1 Redshank, 5+ Skylark, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 3 Linnet. About 20 House Martin were regularly landing along the western edge of the main pool to collect mud for nestbuilding (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Kilnhurst – 1 RED KITE W @ 1215hrs (Hysteria8 via Whatsapp)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 15 Ringed Plover, 5 (2a+3vyj) Lapwing, 6 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 3 roding WOODCOCK, 2m CUCKOO, 5m NIGHTJAR, the first of the year; 1 STONECHAT and 1 TREE PIPIT (Col Neale, Paul Shawcroft and Bob Usher)

IPORT LAKES AND PARSONS CARR (Daw Lane) – 1 Shelduck, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2m Shoveler, 2 Little Egret, 4 Oystercatcher, 6 LRP, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 8 Redshank, 3 COMMON TERN, 1c Grey Partridge, 1c Red-legged Partridge, 2 Swift, 1 WHEATEAR, 10 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail (Richard Scott and Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 7 Shelduck, some were displaying; 33 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 28 Pochard, 11 Tufted Duck, 1 BITTERN, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1m+2f MARSH HARRIER, 6 Buzzard, 2 HOBBY, 2 AVOCET, 9p Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 4 COMMON TERN, some display and small fish gift; 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove over, 14 Swift over, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay (feeding flights?); 3 Rook over; 1 BEARDED TIT, 6 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2 Song Thrush, 1s Greenfinch (Sue and Roger Bird, Dave Carroll, Keith Lynes, Michael Bird, Mick Bellas). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH KIRKBY – Carr Lane Duck Pond – 1m FERRUGINOUS DUCK (Gary Johnston)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCAL Weather: clear skies and dry throughout. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +11°C to +7°C to +19°C to +10°C. Wind: 7mph to 1mph, mainly from the SE quarter, occasionally SSW. Surface Pressure: 1038hPa-1031hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – First quarter
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