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Wednesday 25th September 2019

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TOMORROW EVENING 7.15pm: Doncaster and District Ornithological Society meeting at Parklands Sports & Social Club (upstairs, end of corridor), Wheatley Hall Road, DN2 4LT. Speaker: Tony French (Leach’s Petrel to Swainson’s Thrush). All welcome – £3.50 for non-members.


BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 Stonechat, 23 Snipe, 97 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 1 RUFF, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Little Egret, 1 Common Gull (Gary Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – c.160 Greylag Geese, 2+2j Mute Swan, 11 Gadwall, 9 Mallard, 1 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron and 2 BH Gull. A GREAT WHITE EGRET showed well on the western island of the east pool until 12.40pm, when it flew off to land on the west pool, 277 Coot, 2 Kestrel, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Lapwing, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 4+3j Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 45 Gadwall, 32 Tufted Duck, 27 Teal, 23 Shoveler, 13 Mallard, 3 Pochard, 16 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 74 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 2 Lapwing and 20+ Swallow (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 LITTLE STINT, 7 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 4+ Green Sandpiper, 4 RUFF, 2 Little Egret, 4 Ringed Plover, 70+ Golden Plover, 110+ Wigeon, Great Spotted Woodpecker, best so far on Main Marsh 6 BEARDED TIT (Gerald Lax and Russ Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – The Fleet – 23 BH Gull, 10+ Skylark, 30+ Linnet and 50+ Goldfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 4 Mute Swan, 145 Teal, 12 Shoveler, 7 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 107 Lapwing, 4 Golden Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 RUFF, 1 Snipe, 3 BH Gull, 1 Skylark, 10+ Swallow (Broomhill Park ), 1 Pied Wagtail and 1 Chiffchaff (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Parkgate – 1 PEREGRINE (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 Wigeon; 1 Green Woodpecker; 3 Jackdaw NE; 2s Chiffchaff; 1 Kestrel (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh Tip (SK4596 and SK4696) – c.150 Black-headed Gull; c.100 Mallard; 40+ Gadwall; 12 Teal; 3 Moorhen; 2 Coot; 1 Buzzard; 2 Cormorant; 5 Grey Heron; 6 Magpie; c.30 Long-tailed Tit; 8 Blue Tit; 6 Great Tit; 2 Coal Tit; 2 Goldcrest; 4 Chiffchaff; 8 Dunnock; 9 Robin; 4 Wren; 1c RAVEN over; 2 Mute Swan (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 6 Curlew, 1c LITTLE OWL , c.15 Siskin (Mark Paine). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (Notts) – 1 Greenshank on Unit 2; 13 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin on new West Pit; 1 Kingfisher, 1 CETTI’S WARLER, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks) – 21 Wigeon, 8 (5E) Ringed Plover, 2 RUFF (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEY – Scrooby (Notts) – 1 WHEATEAR, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-SIGHTINGS)

IPORT LAKES – 5 Shoveler, 29 Pochard, 7 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Snipe, 2 Grey Wagtail (Chris Robinson and Bob Usher)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET, c.10 Bearded Tit (Gary Johnston). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

One of the two Great White Egrets at Potteric Carr today © Gary Johnston 2019

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with rain through much of the early hours, morning and early afternoon; then brightening to give some sunny by late afternoon/early evening. Visibility: very variable from excellent to poor to excellent. Temperatures: +14°C to +13°C to +17°C to +1?°C. Wind: 10mph-7mph wholly from the SW quarter until 0300hrs; then 7mph-6mph-8mph-5mph wholly from the SE quarter until 1300hrs; then 5mph-8mph-3mph wholly from the NW quarter thereafter. Surface Pressure: 998hPa-997hPa-100?hPa. Fronts etc.: a complex series of occluded fronts and troughs centred over East Anglia were lying around the country throughout the day.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE: Waning crescent (15%).
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office


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