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Wednesday 18th 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, 20 Avocet, 15 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Snipe, 100+ Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Shelduck, 4 Pochard, 13 Tufted Duck, 9 Shoveler, c.70 Teal, c.20 Gadwall, 2 Buzzard, 4s Chiffchaff, 5 Yellowhammer, 30+ Pied Wagtail, c.20 Meadow Pipit, 40 Fieldfare, 8 Grey Partridge and the regular leucistic Lapwing is back on territory (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings – 4 Mute Swan, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Mallard, 11 Gadwall, 2
Shoveler, 22 Tufted Duck, 9 Pochard, 1 Cormorant, 114 Coot, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor – 1 (2cy) ICELAND GULL left W @ 0950hrs (Chris Harris and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon – 3p Little Grebe; 1p Mute Swan; 8 Tufted Duck; 1p Gadwall; 110 Black-headed Gull; 1 Common Gull; c.15 Coot; 4 Moorhen; 1 Cormorant; 3 Greylag Goose W; 12+ Linnet; 4s Chiffchaff; 10+ (6s) Reed Bunting; 2 Bullfinch; 1s Mistle Thrush; 3s Song Thrush; 1s Yellowhammer; 2 Pied Wagtail; 5 Jay; 1 Snipe; 1 Grey Partridge; 3 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 1 Kestrel; 12+ (4s) Skylark; 4s Great Tit; 8 Jackdaw (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FINNINGLEY QUARRY AND STW (S. Yorks) – 4 Greylag Geese, 2 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 5 Mallard, 5 Teal, 4 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Kestrel, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Linnet over, 2 (1s) Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

HAMPOLE TIP – 2 RAVEN (Jonny Holliday per SESKUBIRDS via WhatsApp)

HIGHWOOD CANINE HYDROTHERAPY – Flood (off A614 south of Finningley) – 2 Shelduck, 6 Gadwall, 5 Wigeon, 24 Shoveler, c.30 Teal, 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Lapwing, c.150 Jackdaw (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 75 Whooper Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese, 6 WHEATEAR, 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE (Chip Rhodes, Col Neale and Des Parmenter). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

MISSON SPRINGS – Finningley GP (Notts) – c.10 Canada Geese, c.30 Greylag Geese, 4 Shelduck, 2 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, c.260 Wigeon, c.15 Mallard, c.50 Teal, c.25 Tufted Duck, 2p Red-legged Partridge, 3 Pheasant, 1 Cormorant, c.30 Coot, 5 Oystercatcher, c.10 Lapwing, 67 Golden Plover, 21 Curlew, 2 Snipe, 2 Redshank, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, 2 (1s) Song Thrush, c.15 Blackbird, c.10 Robin, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1s Goldfinch, 1s Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR – 10 Shelduck, 1 BITTERN, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 7 Avocet, 1 Redshank, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 1 LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 3s CETTI’S WARBLER, 6s Chiffchaff (Paul Paddock, Lynda Christou). For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS.

SOUTH KIRKBY – Industrial Park – 1 Buzzard, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel, 1 Treecreeper (Paul Jackson)

WEATHER REPORT

LOCAL Weather: mainly overcast with some light rain during the morning/early afternoon. Temperatures: +12°C to +?°C. Wind: 24mph-21mph gusting from 37mph-31mph, wholly from the SW quarter until 0200hrs; then 19mph-3mph, wholly from the SW quarter thereafter. Visibility: excellent until 0500hrs; then very variable from very good to poor thereafter. Surface pressure: 1019hPa-102?hPa. Fronts etc.: an ENE/WSW cold front moved SE over the District during the late morning.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

Crown copyright 2020, the Met Office.

MOON PHASE: Waning gibbous (29%)


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