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Tuesday 17th March 2020

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Due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic it has been decided to cancel future DDOS meetings until September by which time hopefully things will be calmed down. If by any chance the September meeting cannot take place this message will be updated.

BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands – 2 Little Egret, 16 Avocet, 14 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 22 Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe, 4 Grey Partridge, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings – 4 Mute Swan, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 7 Mallard, 15 Gadwall, 4 Wigeon, 18 Tufted Duck, 9 Pochard, 5 Cormorant, 113 Coot, 2 Goosander, 1 Buzzard, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Jay, 1m Stonechat (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Mexborough North Ings (SE4801) – 2 Grey Partridge, 4 Pheasant, 2 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 1 Mute Swan, 2 Gadwall, 6 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 8 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 1 Grey Heron, 13 Skylark, 5 (Including 4 s) Chiffchaff , 2 Yellowhammer, 5 Reed Bunting (Mark Wigglesworth) Added to Birdtrack by MW.

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor – 2 Shelduck, Gadwall, Wigeon, 1 PINTAIL, Shoveler, Teal, Pochard, Tufted Duck, 3 Goldeneye, Goosander, Cormorant, 1 RED KITE, Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 1 Snipe, Black-headed Gull, 60+ Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, Chiffchaff, Tree Sparrow, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Reed Bunting (Per today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh Tip – 2 Mute Swan, 1 WOODCOCK, 4 Mallard, 3 Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck, 1m Sparrowhawk, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Jay, 2 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 1s Greenfinch (Vin Browne)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 9 RUSSIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, 74+ Whooper Swan, 14 Shelduck, 15+ Oystercatcher, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 2 Kingfisher, 2 WHEATEAR, 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE (Daz Watson, Bob Usher, Chip Rhodes, Rich Collis and @wickedauntjane per Twitter). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE WASHLANDS – Newington Flash – 1 Goosander, 2 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 11 RUFF, 6 Sand Martin (Steve Furber)

IPORT LAKES AND PARSON’S CARR – 110+ Wigeon, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1p Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR – 7 Shelduck, 1 predated Mallard egg, 1 BITTERN, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 7 Avocet, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Jackdaw, 6s CETTI’S WARBLER, 8+s Chiffchaff (Dave Carroll, Phil Goacher, Dave Harding). For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS.

UPTON – Wrangbrook/Hollins Farm area – 30 Whooper Swan N (Jonny Holliday per SESKUBIRDS via WhatsApp)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res. – 2 Goldeneye, 4 Goosander, 1 r-h RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, 3 Little Egret, 10 Great Crested Grebe (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORT

LOCAL Weather: mainly overcast until 0900hrs; then mainly cloudy but bright with some sunshine thereafter. Temperatures: +7°C to +13°C to +?°C. Wind: 9mph-19mph; wholly from the SW quarter until 1300hrs; then 19mph-24mph, but gusting from 30mph-38mph. wholly from the SW quarter. Visibility: excellent/very good throughout. Surface pressure: 1021hPa-1024hPa-102?hPa. Fronts etc.: a weakening E/W warm front moved N over the District during the early afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

Crown copyright 2020, the Met Office.

MOON PHASE: Waning gibbous (34%)


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