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Monday 30th September 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 300+ Greylags 200+ Canadas. 5 STONECHAT, 1 Little Egret, 300+ Lapwing, 11 Snipe, 8 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, plenty of Linnet, Meadow Pipits, Reed Buntings (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 82 Greylag, 15 Canada Geese, 10 Gadwall, 8 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 5 Little Grebe, 3+1juv Great Crested Grebe, 8 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET and 237 Coot. Also present were 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 3+3j Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese, 34 Tufted Duck, 33 Shoveler, 20 Gadwall, 11 Mallard, 6 Teal, 12 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 65 Coot, 71 Lapwing, 1 Kingfisher, 34+ House Martin and 2 Swallow (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Adam Hutt per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 GARGANEY, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 130 Golden Plover, 650 Lapwing, 1 PEREGRINE (Barnsley BSG per Twitter

DEARNE VALLEY – The Fleet – 5 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 House Martin, 1 Swallow, 10+ Skylark and 30+ Goldfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 4 Mute Swan, 25 Shoveler, 7 Mallard, 6 Teal, 4 Gadwall, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 6 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 2 Kestrel, 182 Lapwing, 3 Golden Plover, 6 STONECHAT, 4 Linnet and 4 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Adam Hutt per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1c Tawny Owl; 15 Coot; 6 Moorhen; 8 Little Grebe; 1p Mute Swan; 2 Gadwall; 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 60 Black-headed Gull; 1 PEREGRINE; 1 Snipe; c.25 Long-tailed Tit; 8 Reed Bunting; 9 Rook NW; 6 Jay; 1 Kestrel; 2 Jackdaw SE; 4 Bullfinch; 4s Chiffchaff; c.30 Meadow Pipit S; 11 Skylark S; 2 Swallow S; 4 Pied Wagtail S; 20+ Pheasant (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 8 Little Egret; 6 Cormorant; 10 (3j) Mute Swan; 1m Gadwall; 2f Pochard; 43 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard; 50+ Skylark S in I hr; 40+ Meadow Pipit S in I hr; 19 Robin; 7 (2s) Chiffchaff; 27+ Long-tailed Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 500+ Pink-footed Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 RUDDY SHELDUCK, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 16+ Buzzard, 76 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 4 Swallow, 4 STONECHAT, 1 WHINCHAT (John Robinson and Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – 2 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 6 Snipe (Chris Robinson)

WENT VALLEY – Campsall Church Field – 1 flyover Grey Wagtail (99th species recorded in this km square since 1/1/15 by observer), 4 Swallow, 1 Kestrel, 1 Snipe (David Franklin)

WENT VALLEY – Campsall CP – 4 Shoveler, 3 Teal, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Sparrowhawk, 20 House Martin (David Franklin)

WENT VALLEY – Went Ings – Topham – 50 Gadwall, 100 Mallard, 1 GARGANEY, 40 Teal, 6 Bullfinch

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: cloudy but bright and overcast until 0300hrs; then mainly clear skies until 1100hrs; then cloudy but bright with sunshine until mid-afternoon; then overcast with rain from late afternoon onwards. Visibility: excellent/very good until 0600hrs; then good/moderate until 1100hrs; then excellent until 1700hrs; then moderate/poor thereafter. Temperatures: +11°C to +7°C to +16°C to +11°C. Wind: 10mph-7mph wholly from the NW quarter until 0500hrs; then 7mph-10mph wholly from the SW quarter until 1500hrs; then 5mph-11mph wholly from the SE quarter thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1005hPa-1010hPa-1002hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/SE warm front was lying roughly across the District from late afternoon onwards.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE: Waxing crescent (4%).
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