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Friday 14th June 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY Mexborough North Ings (SE4801) – 2 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, Lapwing (still on territory), 60+ Swift, 1 Kestrel, 9+ Skylark, 4 Swallow, 10+ House Martin, 1 RED-RUMPED SWALLOW, 2 (s) Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 12 Whitethroat, 17+Blackbird, 10 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer, 10+ Reed Bunting. The Red-rumped swallow was in a group of 30+ Swift, 5+ House Martins, 2+ Barn Swallows heading West up the valley. Watched for about 2 minutes as it moved further away. 12:40hrs (Mark Wigglesworth). Entered on BirdTrack by MW.

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 9 AVOCET, 8 Oystercatcher, 8 Redshank, 2 Teal, 240 Gadwall, 6 Shelduck, 10 Water Rail, 2a+1j MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 GBB Gull, 4 COMMON TERN, 9+ BEARDED TIT, 1 PEREGRINE, 4 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, c.1000 Swift (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – 1 Little Egret, 1 COMMON TERN and LBB Gull (Tina Langford)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough (Newton) Ings (SE5501 and SE5502) – 13 Gadwall, 1p Shoveler, 12 Mallard, 3 Moorhen, 6a+2j+2j Coot, 1p Lapwing a/b, 8 BH Gull, c.30 Woodpigeon, 1 GS Woodpecker, 5s Chiffchaff, 5 (4s Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat a/calling; 3s Song Thrush, 2s Chaffinch, 1s Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast until mid-afternoon, with rain during the early hours, intermittent brighter spells throughout the day. Temperatures: +10°C to +9°C to +14°C to +12°C to +14°C to +18°C to +??°C. Wind: 3mph-14mph mainly S, occasionally SSW and very occasionally SSE until 1100hrs; then 8mph-12mph mainly SW/SSW occasionally S thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1006hPa-10??hPa. Fronts etc.: a N/S occlusion moved NNE over the District during the afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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