September 29, 2019


Sunday 29th September 2019

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 4 Little Egret, c.50 Lapwing, 60 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 34 (32over) Golden Plover, 1s Chiffchaff, 25+ Swallow, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Golden Plover (Nigel Smith, Karen Williams and @thurgoman per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – c.140 Wigeon, c.300 Gadwall, c.100 Shoveler, 1 GARGANEY, c.100 Teal, Tufted Duck, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 1 MARSH HARRIER, c.400 Lapwing, 1 LITTLE STINT, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Snipe, 400 Lapwing, 1 BITTERN, 4 Little Egret, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1m Blackcap, 1 Coal Tit, 1 BEARDED TIT, 1 Common Tern, 5 Dunlin, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Nuthatch, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, (Barnsley BSG & Gerald Lax per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – The Fleet – c.250 Goldfinch, c.100 Meadow Pipit, c.20 Skylark, c.20 Pied Wagtail, c.15 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 1 Little Egret, 48 Shoveler, 85 Teal, 120 Lapwing, 20 Golden Plover, 1 Dunlin, 10 Snipe (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 1 Great Crested Grebe; 6 Little Grebe; 1m Gadwall; 1m Mandarin; 47 Tufted Duck; 12 Red-legged Partridge; 42 Lapwing; 4 Chiffchaff ; 20+ Long-tailed Tit; 10+ House Sparrow (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IDLE WASHLANDS – Slaynes Lane – 3 RED-CRESTED POCHARD, 1 Ringed Plover, 6 Swallow (Steve Furber)

IPORT LAKES – 41 Pochard, 4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Common Sandpiper, c.15 Swallow, c.10 House Martin, 1 Kestrel, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 18 Wigeon, 1 BITTERN, 5 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Water Rail, 2 Golden Plover over, 1 Redshank over, 14 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 5+ BEARDED TIT, 10 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler, (Richard Scott, Jenny Kingsland, Sue Cullen, Sue Richardson, Ian and Janet Heppenstall, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEY – Went Ings – Topham – 1 GARGANEY, 1j MARSH HARRIER, 1 STONECHAT, 15 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, Blackcap, 15 Tree Sparrow, 1 Redpoll over, 2 Yellowhammer (Simon Mitchell)


LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with rain through much of the day with a dry period late afternoon and again during the late evening. Visibility: poor/moderate good until 0400hrs; then excellent until 0800hrs; then good/moderate until 1000hrs; then excellent until 1200hrs; then moderate/good until 1400hrs; then moderate/good until 1800hrs; then excellent/very good thereafter. Temperatures: +12°C to +11°C to +17°C to +11°C. Wind: 6mph-13mph wholly from the SE quarter until 0400hrs; then 16mph-9mph-14mph-10mph wholly from the SW quarter until noon; then 6mph-21mph-9mph wholly from the northern quarter thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1003hPa-991hPa-1004hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW mixed warm/occluded front moved east over the District during the morning/early afternoon.


MOON PHASE: Waxing crescent (1%).
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