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Friday 20th 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 – 1 Little Egret, 22 Avocet, 20+ Redshank, c.80 Lapwing, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 45 Golden Plover, 1 Buzzard, 3 Chiffchaff, c.30 Pied Wagtail, c.30 Meadow Pipits, 16 Fieldfare (Gary Stones and Russ Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings – 3 Sand Martin, 1 Little Egret, 34 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 1 Shelduck, 12 Gadwall, 10 Teal, 1 Avocet, 6 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Water Rail, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER (Ken Foundation)

DEARNE VALLEY – Mexborough North Ings (SE4801) – 2 GreyPartridge, 4 Pheasant, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Gadwall, 6 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Moorhen, 3 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 8 Skylark, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 YellowHammer, 3 Reed Bunting (Mark Wigglesworth) Added to Birdtrack by MW.

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 8 Shelduck, 28 Gadwall, 125 Wigeon, 49 Shoveler, 45 Teal,  1 Little Egret, 6 Shelduck, 3 Snipe, 3 Redshank, 6 Avocet, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 RUFF left E; 2 Curlew left N @ 1550hrs; 1 WHITE WAGTAIL, 10 Pied Wagtail (Barnsley BSG and Mark Langston per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Kilnhurst Ings – 2 Oystercatcher NE @ 0650hrs; 31 Redwing (26 W); 2s Greenfinch;  5s Chaffinch; 3 Mistle Thrush; 1c Treecreeper; 4 Mute Swan 1 N and 3 on river (Y024 yellow) & 2 unringed 2cy; 7+ Moorhen; 5+ Coot; 3p+1m Teal; 5 Greylag Goose all S; 1p Gadwall; 5 Carrion Crow; 1p+1m Mallard; 7 Canada Goose all N; 1s Chiffchaff; 2 Red-legged Partridge; 4 Meadow Pipit (3 N); 10 Reed Bunting (5+m); 17 Snipe; 8 Jack Snipe (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Kilnhurst Riverside – 2s Chiffchaff; 5 Greylag Goose S; 1 Redwing; 2m Pheasant; 1p Canada Goose; 1p Goosander; 1p Mallard; 1 Long-tailed Tit; 1 Reed Bunting1; 1 Moorhen; 1 Song Thrush; 1 Meadow Pipit N (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Old Denaby Flash – 1s Chiffchaff; 1s Mistle Thrush; 2 (1s) Song Thrush; 2p Long-tailed Tit; 4 Moorhen; 10 Coot; 1p Tufted Duck; 1p Greylag Goose; 1p Mute Swan 006Y (red) & 049Y (red); 15 Gadwall; 1p+1m Teal; 1s Reed Bunting; 1p Shoveler; 1 ‘tr’ Little Grebe; 1p/d Buzzard; 1p Mallard (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Old Denaby – Ferryboat Lane – 1m Pheasant; 1s Chiffchaff; 1p Treecreeper (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Stainforth – Hatfield Pit Tip – 40+ Whooper Swan N this evening (Andy Lakin)

DON VALLEY – Swinton Meadows Industrial Estate – 1s Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Swinton – Horsefair Park – 1s Chiffchaff; 1m Reed Bunting; 1m Mallard; 1 Moorhen; 1 Song Thrush; 1s Coal Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh – School Lane – 1 Kestrel (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – c.48 Whooper Swan, 20 Shelduck, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1p Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE (Andy Marshall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – 1m Sparrowhawk, 4 Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank, 2 Sand Martin NW, 80+ Fieldfare NNE in one flock, c.10 Meadow Pipit, 5 (3s) Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR – 10 Shelduck, 2 BITTERN, 5 Little Egret, 1f Marsh Harrier, 4 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 3 Oystercatcher, 9 Avocet, 4 Snipe, 7 Sand Martin, 3 Redwing, 4 CETTI’S WARBLER, 4 Chiffchaff (Allen Holmes, Derek Parker, Zafar Ali, Lynda Christou and Darren Wozencroft)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Jonny Brown’s Common – 3 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 17 Tufted Duck, Cormorant, 4 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 WILLOW TIT (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via WhatsApp)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Jonny Brown’s Common – flood – 2 Little Egret and 2 Lapwing (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via WhatsApp)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Waste Plant Lagoon – 2 Little Egret (probably same as above), 1 Lapwing (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via WhatsApp)

WEATHER REPORT

LOCAL Weather: mainly overcast through the early hours; then mainly clear skies with occasional scattered cloud until 1800hrs; then clear skies thereafter; dry throughout. Temperatures: +4°C to +10°C to +8°C to +9°C to +?°C. Wind: 6mph-21mph, occasionally gusting from 30mph-32mph (late morning/early afternoon) wholly from the NE quarter throughout. Visibility: good/very good until 0800hrs; then  excellent until 1900hrs; then very good thereafter. Surface pressure: 1030hPa-103?hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

Crown copyright 2020, the Met Office.

MOON PHASE: Waning gibbous (13%)


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