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Sunday 22nd 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.

During the Pandemic please keep yourself and others safe by maintaining your physical distance from others – science suggests at least 2m to be on the safe side. Please remember that, should you catch the virus it is not only yourself that you are putting at risk of illness and even death.

BIRD REPORTS

BARNSDALE BAR – 2 Buzzard, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch and plenty of Jackdaw (Colin Bradford). Added to Birdtrack.

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands – 5 Mute Swan, 2 Shelduck, c.200 Wigeon, 5 Pochard, 11 Tufted Duck, 6 Goosander, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 4 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Partridge, 14 Avocet, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, c.100 Lapwing, 21+ Redshank, 1 Curlew, 2 Snipe, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 BARN OWL, 1 Kestrel, 1 Fieldfare, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 11 Chiffchaff, 80+ Meadow Pipit (Nigel Smith and Gary Stones per Twitter). Added to Birdtrack.

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2 Whooper Swan also briefly visited The Fleet but came back;   (David Bamforth and Keith Saunders per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings – 6 Buzzard, 13 Avocet, 7 Yellowhammer (John Law). Added to Birdtrack.

DEARNE VALLEY – Field north of Gypsy Marsh – 1 Curlew (Russ Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Mexborough North Ings (SE4801) – 2 Grey Partridge, 5 Pheasant, 3 Canada Goose, 2Greylag Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, 2 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 10 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 9 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 5 Skylark, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Yellowhammer, 4 Reed Bunting (Mark Wigglesworth) Added to Birdtrack by MW

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor perimeter – 10 Chiffchaff (Russ Haywood per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. – 2 Moorhen; 4 Coot; 2p Mallard; 1p Mute Swan over heading towards Ravenfield Park; 1 Grey Wagtail; 2 Pied Wagtail; 1c Kingfisher; 1 Grey Heron over; 1 Kestrel; 1 Sparrowhawk; 1 ‘y’ Green Woodpecker; 1 Mistle Thrush; 1 Song Thrush; 1 Redwing over; 2 Treecreeper; 3 Tree Sparrow; 2s Skylark; 2s Chiffchaff; 1s Chaffinch; 1 Goldcrest; 1 Meadow Pipit; 6 Bullfinch; 4 Goldfinch; 40+ Black-headed Gull; 1 Herring Gull; 2 Red-legged Partridge; 4 Fieldfare; 8 Starling; 1 Grey Heron; 1 Cormorant (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh Cemetery – 1f Kestrel; 2 Mistle Thrush; 2 Redwing (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – New Stubbin Colliery/tip – 3s Chiffchaff; 3p Long-tailed Tit; 1s Skylark 2m Pheasant; 7 (4m) Yellowhammer; 1d a/m Sparrowhawk; 4 Meadow Pipit N; 1c Green Woodpecker; 2 Buzzard; 1c Red-legged Partridge; 1 Jay (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Stubbin Incline – 3 Bullfinch; 2 Jay; 1p Long-tailed Tit; 1s Chiffchaff; 2m/c Pheasant (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 9 RUSSIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, 19 Whooper Swan, 24 Shelduck, 5 Shoveler, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 1p Kestrel, 2 Stonechat, 2s Chiffchaff, 1 FIRECREST, 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE (Andy Marshall, Colin Wall, Justin Carr, Bob Usher and Paul Coombes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack.

Firecrest at Hatfield Moors this morning © Justin Carr 2020

IDLE WASHLANDS – Misson – East flood – 4 PINTAIL, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Dunlin, 2 RUFF, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 RAVEN, 10+ Fieldfare (Gary Johnson and John Burdall). Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE WASHLANDS – Misson – Idlestop – 1 BRAMBLING, 15 CORN BUNTING (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack.

IPORT LAKES – 1 Shelduck, 111 Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 4 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 4 Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 LRP, 1 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, 3 Pied Wagtail (Richard Scott). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR – 10 Shelduck, 1f Marsh Harrier, 4p Avocet, 1 Redshank, 5 Snipe (Mark Roberts). Carr Lodge – 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 2p Lapwing (Richard Scott) Added to Birdtrack.

SOUTH KIRKBY – Waste Plant Lagoon – 1 Lapwing, 1 Chiffchaff, otherwise quiet (Paul Jackson). Added to Birdtrack.

TORNE VALLEY – Branton – 2 Avocet SE @ 2030hrs (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack.

WEATHER REPORT

LOCAL Weather: mainly clear skies with scattered cloud until 1000hrs; then clear skies thereafter; dry throughout. Temperatures: +5°C to +1°C to +9°C to +/-?°C. Wind: 15mph-3mph, mainly E/ESE, very occasionally ENE. Visibility: very good until 2100hrs; then good thereafter. Surface pressure: 1029hPa-1030hPa-1029hPa-103?. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

Crown copyright 2020, the Met Office.
MOON PHASE: Waning gibbous (7%)


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