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Monday 16th March 2020

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Please note that the DDOS is offering free membership to new/long absent members who wish to attend a few meetings to see what we do. So, please come along. The meetings are held on last Thursday of each month January to May and again from September to December (unless otherwise notified), they are held in a private room at the Parklands Sports and Social Club, off Wheatley Hall Road, Doncaster DN2 4LT at 7.15pm. The meetings include a summary of the birds seen within a ten mile radius of Doncaster Museum since the previous meeting, followed by a speaker, generally from outside, speaking on a variety of birding topics and a chance to meet up with other local birders, There is also access to the Club’s bar. We look forward to meeting you.

Next meeting: 26th March. Speaker: Graham Catley.

BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands – 4 Little Egret, 10 Avocet, 15 Redshank, 4 Oystercatcher, c.100 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER, 3 Buzzard, 2 Chiffchaff. Also the colour ringed Redshank has returned for its fourth year (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings – 2 Mute Swan, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 3
Shoveler, 14 Tufted Duck, 1f Pochard, 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 105 Coot, 2 Goosander, 1 Buzzard, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Grey Wagtail (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2 Pochard, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 80+ Herring Gull W (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – The Fleet – 3 Avocet, 2d Ringed Plover, 4+ Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 5 Goosander, 117 Wigeon, 48 Teal, 19 Shoveler, 2 Grey Wagtail, 6 Shelduck (Paul Gould and David Bamforth per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Mexborough North Ings (SE4801) – 4 Pheasant, 2 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Mallard, 2 m Goosander, 2 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Lapwing, 3 Grey Heron, 7 Skylark, 2 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting (Mark Wigglesworth) Added to Birdtrack.

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor – 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 3 Water Rail, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 4 Shelduck, 100+ Wigeon, 30 Pochard, 4 Goldeneye, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sand Martin, 7 BEARDED TIT, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Chiffchaff (Barnsley BSG and Paul Gould per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 6 Shelduck, 120+ Wigeon, 2 Redshank (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 32 Whooper Swan, 20+ Shelduck, 1 Marsh Harrier, 7 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine, 1 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE (Daz Watson and Colin Wall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IPORT LAKES – 9 Mute Swan, 116 Wigeon, 20+ Pochard, 30 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey heron, 3 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Avocet, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 3 Redshank, 2 Common Gull, 1 (2cy) Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 22 (12+s) Skylark, 1p Mistle Thrush, 1 Pied Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 (2s) Chaffinch, 10+ Goldfinch, 5 (1s) Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE WASHLANDS – Newington Flash – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET (Steve Furber)

FORMER MALTBY COLLIERY GATES – 1s Chiffchaff (David Gash)

POTTERIC CARR – 14 Shelduck, 60 Teal, 19 Shoveler, 4 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 2 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Avocet, 1 BARN OWL, 5 Sand Martin, 2 Goldcrest (Rob Leach, Andy Dalton and Lynda Christou)

SOUTH ELMSALL – Minsthorpe – 20 Swan sp. N @ 0900hrs (Mark Spedding)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Jonny Brown’s Common – 2s Chiffchaff (Paddy Martin)

WEATHER REPORT

LOCAL Weather: mixture of overcast and cloudy but bright skies until 0500hrs; then clear skies thereafter. Temperatures: +3°C to +5°C to +2°C to +11°C to +?°C. Wind: 5mph-17mph; wholly from the SW quarter. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Surface pressure: 1012hPa-1021hPa-1020hPa-1021hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

Crown copyright 2020, the Met Office.

MOON PHASE: Waning gibbous (49%)


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