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Wednesday 22nd May 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 3+6j Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 13 Tufted Duck, 6 Gadwall, 4m+1f Pochard, 6 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 48+6j Coot, 4 LBB Gull and 3 Herring Gull. Also present were 4 Little Egret over west, 1 Grey Heron over east, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Bolton Ings to Wombwell Ings – 8s Blackcap, 6s Willow Warbler, 5s Chiffchaff, 3s Sedge Warbler and 2s Whitethroat (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 46+4j Greylag, 28 Canada Geese, 18 Tufted Duck, 8+7j Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, 1 OSPREY NE @ 1814hrs; 1 Kestrel, 21 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 4+ Lapwing and 2 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 Teal, 4 Shelduck, 4 BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 1 AVOCET, 8 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 LRP, 8 Redshank, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 4 COMMON TERN, 1 HOBBY, 1 PEREGRINE over, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 BEARDED TIT (Barnsley BSG and Adam Hutt per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ing – 7 Mute Swan, 14 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 33 Gadwall, 8 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 4 Shoveler, 1 Grey Heron, 15 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 6+ Lapwing, 6 Ringed Plover, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Dunlin, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 1 AVOCET, 46 BH Gull and 5+ Skylark (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – Late pm – 1 Little Egret NE, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 12 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 3 LRP, 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Curlew, 3+ HOBBY, 2 COMMON TERN , 1 TREE PIPIT (Steve Furber and Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE VALLEY – Idlestop – 1 Curlew E, 1 TURTLE DOVE, 2+ CUCKOO, 1 CORN BUNTING (Steve Furber)

IPORT LAKES – 2 Egyptian Geese, 7 Ringed Plover, 6 LRP, 2 SANDERLING, 3 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, 6 COMMON TERN, 10+ Yellow Wagtail (Bob Usher and Gary Johnston)

The two Sanderling at the Iport this evening © Bob Usher 2019

MISSON SPRINGS – Finningley GPs (Notts) – WeBS+ – 12 (7j) Canada Geese, 5 Greylag Geese, 4 Mute Swan, 7 (4j) Shelduck, 2d/m Shoveler, 1p Gadwall, 13 (3f) Mallard, 2m Pochard, 18 Tufted Duck (mainly pairs), 4 (2s) Red-legged Partridge, 2 ‘cr’ Pheasant, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron over, 2 Buzzard, 7 Coot, 4 (3j) AVOCET, 10 Lapwing, 2d Little Ringed Plover, 4 Redshank, 92+ BH Gull, 2a LBB Gull, 1 COMMON TERN c/food S, 2 Stock Dove, 1 ‘y’ Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel (Chris Robinson)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but bright with prolonged overcast periods during the morning and evening, some very occasional clear skies during the very early hours and some rain during the early evening, otherwise dry. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent and very occasionally good. Temperatures: +9°C to +6°C to +18°C to +13°C. Wind: 9mph to 6mph, from WNW/W until 0600hrs; then 8mph-17mph, W/WSW/SW until 1900hrs; then WNW/W; then 8mph-3mph WNW/W thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1020hPa-1017hPa. Fronts etc.: a mixed front moved N over the District during the late morning.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office


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