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Tuesday 27th August 2019

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Justin Parker is selling a Hawke Sapphire ED Telescope with zoom lens and stay-on case. He is looking for £300. If interested either contact him direct on Twitter at @jussyblade77 or email me your contact details at sabsgull@hotmail.co.uk and I will ask Justin to contact you.

BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+3j Mute Swan, 58 Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 8 Gadwall, 4 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 5 Little Grebe, 2+2j Great Crested Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 197 Coot, 1 BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Kestrel, 1 WHINCHAT, 1 Whitethroat, 1m Blackcap and 2 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2+3j Mute Swan, 5 Canada Geese, 90+ Gadwall, 40+ Mallard, 31 Tufted Duck, 4 Shoveler, 3 Teal, 1 Pochard, 33 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 161 Coot, 1 PEREGRINE, 31 Lapwing, 6 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Kingfisher (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 6 Wigeon, Gadwall, 2 PINTAIL, Shoveler, Teal, Cormorant, 6 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 10 Ringed Plover, 300 Lapwing, 4 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Redshank, 8 Snipe, 1 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Jay (Gerald Lax per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – The Fleet – 14 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 6 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 5 LBB Gull, 10+ House Martin and 100+ Goldfinch. A juvenile Ringed Plover was seen early morning (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings – 11 Mute Swan, 50+ Teal, 50+ Shoveler, 11 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 43 Lapwing, 53 BH Gull, 2 Greenshank over south at 8.45am, and 2 Linnet. Along the Bulling Dyke were 5+ Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat and 1 Whitethroat (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2a Great Crested Grebe; 2a Little Grebe; 2 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron left W; 5p+3j Mute Swan; 280+ Canada Goose; 2 Gadwall; 6f/j Shoveler; 4 Teal; 2 Pochard; 54 Tufted Duck; 70+ Lapwing; 1 Common Sandpiper; 2 Swift; 4 Sand Martin; 40+ Swallow; 8 House Martin; 24 Robin; 5 Blackcap; 3 Reed Warbler; 6 Willow Warbler; 29 Chiffchaff; 1 Goldcrest; 1 Coal Tit; 80+ Goldfinch; 14+ Greenfinch; 1m Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FRICKLEY CP – Ringing – 56 birds trapped and ringed including 1j WILLOW TIT and 2 Whitethroats (Colin Bradford)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 1 Little Egret, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 1 Green Shank, 3 Snipe, 1 HOBBY, 1 PEREGRINE, 2 STONECHAT (Daz Watson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR – 6 Wigeon, 146 Gadwall, 32 Pochard, 16 Tufted Duck, 7 Pheasant, 4 BITTERN4 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 5 Little Grebe, 1 MARSH HARRIER1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 PEREGRINE7 Water Rail675 Lapwing, 4 Green Sandpiper2 Snipe, 1a+4j COMMON TERN8 Swift, 1 Kingfisher1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 1s Goldcrest2 Coal Tit, 7 Blackcap, 5 Garden Warbler1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 40 Starling, 2 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER1 WHEATEAR, 1 Yellow Wagtail over, 9 Goldfinch (Richard Scott, Allen Holmes, Helen Womack, Dave Carroll, Keith Lynes, Sue and Roger Bird, Chris Bell, Lynda Christou)

SKELBROOKE – 1 Common Sandpiper (Paddy Martin)

SOUTH ELMSALL – Wrangbrooke STW – 4 Yellow Wagtail (Paddy Martin)

UPTON – 1 TREE PIPIT E (Jonny Holliday)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: clear skies until late afternoon; then cloudy/overcast with showers on and off through the rest of the evening. Visibility: good/moderate throughout. Temperatures: +19°C to +15°C to +29°C to +1?°C. Wind: 2mph-8mph entirely from the NW quarter until late morning; then 3mph-7mph wholly from the SE quarter until late afternoon; then 5mph-14mph and variable in direction thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1016hPa-1012hPa. Fronts etc.: a NNW/SSW trough moved NE over the District during the late evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE: Waning crescent (11%)
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