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Thursday 16th May 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

BESSACARR – 1 PEREGRINE (Richard Scott)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 6 Mute Swan, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 12 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 1 Oystercatcher, 40+8j Coot, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 6 Chiff Chaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 7 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Green Woodpecker (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 Shelduck, 1 BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 2 COMMON TERN, 1 Reed Warbler, 1+ Sedge Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Cadeby Lane – 2 (1j) Yellow Wagtail (Tina Langford)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Coot; 1 Buzzard; 1f Pheasant; 2al/c Mistle Thrush; 1 Song Thrush; 5 Blackcap; 3 Chiffchaff; 1 Sedge Warbler (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 13 (12s) Wren; 2 Song Thrush; 6s Blackcap; 4s Whitethroat; 3 (1s) Reed Warbler; 1s Willow Warbler; 5s Chiffchaff; 9+ Long-tailed Tit (inc.fam7+); 5 (3s) Reed Bunting; 1p Great Crested Grebe (f near nest prob carrying young); 18 Mute Swan most left W; 1m Gadwall; 3p Tufted Duck; 1 Red-legged Partridge; 2 Oystercatcher; 1 Common Sandpiper; 3 Herring Gull; 15+ Swift; 8 Swallow; 7 House Martin (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 3 ‘ch’ NIGHTJAR and 1c Tawny Owl (Stuart Chester). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES AND PARSONS CARR (Daw Lane) – 2 Shelduck, 4 Shoveler (3m + 1f, including a pair displaying), 2 Little Egret, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 LRP, 4 Ringed Plover, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 4 RUFF (RJS), 4 BLACK TERN (RJS, RU), 1j Pied Wagtail (Richard Scott, Bob Usher and Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 5 CETTI’S WARBLER, 19 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 9 Whitethroat, 8 Reed Warbler, 4 Reed Bunting, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Pied Wagtail, 10+ Sand Martin, 60+ Swift, 2 Swallow, 10+ House Martin, 12 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 AVOCET, 14 Lapwing, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 HOBBY, 5 Shelduck, 48 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 25 Tufted Duck, 27 Pochard, 5 Little Grebe, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Greylag Geese, 11a+6j Canada Geese, 33 Black Headed Gulls, 5 Lesser Black Backed Gulls, 35 Herring Gulls, 2 COMMON TERN, 1 OSPREY, 3 LRP, 2 Ringed.Plover, 2 Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank (David Beresford, Adrian Andruchiw). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH KIRKBY – Carr Lane Pond – 1 MANDARIN, 6 House Martin (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Recycle Lagoon (SE4512) – 2 Gadwall, 2 Redshank, 2 Swift (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WADWORTH CARR – 2 Mute Swan, 1 Shelduck, 1 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 1 Little Egret, 10+ Whitethroat, c.10 Sand Martin, 10+s Whitethroat, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 2s Blackcap, 3s Chaffinch, 3s Yellowhammer (Keith Rich and Chris Robinson). Entered on Birdtrack

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 2 BLACK TERN (Clive Featherstone)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies until late afternoon; then cloudy but bright until mid-evening; then overcast; dry throughout. Visibility: good/moderate until 0700hrs; then excellent/very good thereafter. Temperatures: +7°C to +4°C to +16°C to +?°C. Wind: 2mph to 19mph, wholly from the E quarter. Surface Pressure: 1025hPa-1018hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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