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Thursday 19th 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

ARMTHORPE – Waste ground near Next warehouse – 4 Ringed Plover and 150+ Pied Wagtail (Bob Usher)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings – 3 Mute Swan, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Mallard, 5 Gadwall, 20
Tufted Duck, 8 (2f) Pochard, 3 Cormorant, 100 Coot, 1 Common Gull, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Jay and 4
Avocet over to Old Moor @ 1155hrs (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings – 11 Avocet (Paul Shepherd)

DEARNE VALLEY – Mexborough North Ings (SE4801) – 4 Pheasant, 2 Canada Goose, 4 Greylag Goose, 3 Mute Swan, 4 Mallard, 4 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 5 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 8 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 1 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Jay, 8 Skylark, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Yellowhammer, 4 Reed Bunting (Mark Wigglesworth) Added to Birdtrack.

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 4 Goosander, 6 Shelduck, 142 Wigeon, 41+ Teal, 32 Shoveler, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 5 Avocet, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff (David Bamforth per Twitter)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE – 6 Buzzard up together (Richard Scott)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. – 20+ Meadow Pipit; 1p Greylag Goose over; 4 Bullfinch; 1 Treecreeper; 5 Black-headed Gull; 1 Moorhen; 2 Coot; 2p Mallard; 3 Mute Swan; 1 Grey Wagtail; 1 Snipe; 1 Jay (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS.

HANGTHWAITE – 30 Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark singing, a group of 9 Lapwing, 1 Snipe took flight from a game cover crop, 1s Yellowhammer, 1s Reed Bunting, 1 Buzzard (Dave Carroll)

HARWORTH PIT TOP – 4 Buzzard, 2 SHORT-EARED OWL, 4 Jack Snipe, 1 Kestrel and numerous Meadow Pipit (Suzanne Nelson). Added to Birdtrack

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 9 RUSSIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, 49+ Whooper Swan, 38+ Shelduck, 2 Egyptian Geese, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Mandarin, 1+ Marsh Harrier, 15 Oystercatcher, 1 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine, 1 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 5 Chiffchaff and 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE (Daz Watson, John Robinson, Bob Usher, Paul Coombes and a visitor). For further details see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE WASHLANDS – Newington Flash – 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET (Gary Johnston). Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR – 1 ‘b’ BITTERN. SHORT LANE FIELDS – 1 Buzzard, 1s Chiffchaff (Richard Scott, Lynda Christou). Added to Birdtrack.

SOUTH ELMSALL – Frickley CP – 1 SHORT-EARED OWL (Colin Bradford per SESKUBIRDS via WhatsApp). Added to Birdtrack.

SOUTH ELMSALL – Frickley Hall – 1 BARN OWL, 1 LITTLE OWL and 1c Tawny Owl (Colin Bradford per SESKUBIRDS via WhatsApp). Added to Birdtrack

WEATHER REPORT

LOCAL Weather: mainly clear skies with scattered cloud and occasionally overcast; dry throughout. Temperatures: +3°C to +7°C to +/-?°C. Wind: 10mph-6mph, wholly from the SW quarter until 1300hrs; then 7mph-5mph, wholly from the NE quarter thereafter. Visibility: excellent/very good throughout. Surface pressure: 1026hPa-103?hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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MOON PHASE: Waning gibbous (21%)


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