June 22, 2019


Friday 21st June 2019

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DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 31+4y Mute Swan, 28 Greylag, 17 Tufted Duck, 14m+2f Pochard, 14 Gadwall, 3 Mallard, 4+2y Little Grebe, 2+1y Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 106+5y Coot and 1 Moorhen (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Bolton Ings – 7s Blackcap, 5s Willow Warbler, 5s Chiffchaff, 3s Whitethroat and 1s Sedge Warbler. Also 1 Sparrowhawk (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2+3y Mute Swan, 29+8y Canada Geese, 2+2y Greylag, 38 Gadwall, 7+10y Mallard, 11 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 43 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 1+4y Kestrel, 8+7y Lapwing, 2 LBB Gull, 100+ Swift and 2 Pied Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ing – 6 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 17 Gadwall, 6 Tufted Duck, 5 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 11 Lapwing, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Snipe, 46 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Pied Wagtail, and 2 Linnet. Peter Kent also had a Golden Plover early morning. (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

ALDWARKE – 14 Linnet inc fledged juvs; c.5 Sand Martin; 6+ Long-tailed Tit inc fledged juvs; c.10 House Martin several collecting mud from puddle; 2 Lapwing; 1+a+4j Kestrel; 6j Pied Wagtail; 2 (1s) Willow Warbler (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)


DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2a Great Crested Grebe; 2 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron W; 14 (6j) Mute Swan; 17 (4f) Tufted Duck; 2 Buzzard; 3 Kestrel (fam 3+); 2 Herring Gull; 15+ Swift; 1 Swallow; 1 House Martin; 14s Wren; 2s Reed Warbler; 2s Blackcap; 2 (1s) Whitethroat; 3s Willow Warbler; 4s Chiffchaff; 5s Reed Bunting; 1s Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson West – Slaynes Lane – 2 cc MARSH HARRIER, 2c Water Rail, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 ‘dr’ Snipe (Lance Degnan). Added to Birdtrack.

IPORT LAKES AND PARSONS CARR (Daw Lane) – 2vyj Mute Swan, 1i/m MARSH HARRIER S, 1vyj AVOCET but no sign of any adults; 1vyj BH Gull, 12 (4wgj+2vyj) Yellow Wagtail (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1 RUDDY SHELDUCK, 1m Mandarin, 6 COMMON TERN, 1 LITTLE GULL, 1 LITTLE OWL, 95 Swift (Adrian Scutt)


LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies through the early hours; then cloudy but bright with sunny spells and occasional overcast periods; dry throughout. Visibility: Very good/excellent until mainly excellent/very good, very occasionally good. Temperatures: +11°C to +7°C to +17°C to +16°C to +17°C to +18°C to +12°C. Wind: 5mph-10mph and variable in direction but wholly from the SW quarter until 0900hrs; then 15mph-6mph from NW quarter thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1014hPa-1022hPa. Fronts etc.: none.


MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
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