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Monday 23rd September 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 STONECHAT, 22 Swallow, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Snipe (Gary Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+3j Mute Swan, 2 Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 20 Tufted Duck, 1 Gadwall, 1m Pochard, 4+1j Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET mid-morning (AAH) and 238 Coot, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 4 Buzzard, 2 HOBBY, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Lapwing, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1m BEARDED TIT and 2 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 5+3j Mute Swan, 102 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 50+ Gadwall, 34 Tufted Duck, 30 Shoveler, 23 Teal, 16 Mallard, 3 Pochard, 10+ Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 11 Cormorant, 69 Coot, 18 Lapwing, 1 LBB Gull and 4 Swallow. A GREAT WHITE EGRET was present until c8.50am when it flew off eastwards (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET into roost with 10 Little Egret. 6 Green Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 4 RUFF, 2 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 115 Golden Plover (Chris Harris per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – The Fleet – 11 Mallard, 2 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 13 Lapwing, 76 BH Gull, 4 LBB Gull and 10+ Skylark (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 5 Mute Swan, 146 Teal, 18 Shoveler, 13 Gadwall, 4 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 76 Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 1 Redshank (a good record for September ), 1 RUFF, 1 Golden Plover, 54 BH Gull, 1 Swallow and 1 Mistle Thrush (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Rockliffe Rd – 1 Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 8 Little Grebe; 4 Cormorant; 1f Wigeon; 5 RED-CRESTED POCHARD; 1m Pochard; 35 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard in SE; 1 Kestrel; 43 Lapwing; 200+ Black-headed Gull; 1a Herring Gull; 2a Lesser Black-backed Gull W; 47 Skylark (22SE); 2 Grey Wagtail; 26 Robin; 1f Blackcap; 11 (3s) Chiffchaff; 2 Goldcrest; 13 Great Tit; 1 Coal Tit; 11 Blue Tit; 9+ Long-tailed Tit; 12 Magpie; 12 Carrion Crow; 1 Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – c.50 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Barnacle Geese, 1 RUDDY SHELDUCK, 1 Little Egret, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 14 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1+ Greenshank, 2 Snipe, 4 HOBBY, 1j PEREGRINE, 1c Tawny Owl (John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – 1 Buzzard, 1+ Dunlin (HO), 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Grey Heron, 19 Lapwing, 4 Little Egret, 40+ Little Grebe, 5 Mistle Thrush, 6 Snipe, 5 Wigeon (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 7 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 HOBBY (Derek and Anna Parker). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but bright with occasional overcast and sunny spells with some rain during the early evening. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally good and very occasionally poor. Temperatures: +15°C to +13°C to +19°C to +??°C. Wind: 8mph-15mph wholly from the SW quarter until 2000hrs; then 13mph from SE quarter thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1005hPa-1009hPa-100?hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/S occlusion moved NE over the District during the late afternoon/early evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE: Waning crescent (35%).
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office


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