March 23, 2020


Monday 23rd 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 but you should only leave home to shop for basic necessities, one form of exercise per day, to help a vulnerable person or to go to work where your work is essential and cannot be done from home. Please remember that, should you catch the virus it is not only yourself that you are putting at risk of illness and even death.


DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands – 1 Little Egret, 15 Avocet (19 reported earlier), 10+ Redshank (western end only), c.90 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 4 Sand Martin, 2 Buzzard, 2 Grey Partridge, c.80 Meadow Pipit, 4 Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck (Gary Stones per Twitter). Added to Birdtrack.

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings – 3 Mute Swan, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 4 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 10 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 1 Cormorant, 2 Goosander, 98 Coot, 21 Greylag Geese, 1 Common Gull, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 7+ Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Jay (John Seevior per Twitter). Added to Birdtrack.

DEARNE VALLEY – Mexborough North Ings (SE4801) – 3 Pheasant, 2 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 9 Mallard, 2 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Moorhen, 5 Coot, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 5 Redshank, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Buzzard, 8 Skylark, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Yellowhammer, 7 Reed Bunting (Mark Wigglesworth) Added to Birdtrack by MW.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 11 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Barn Owl, 4 Stonechat and 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE (Col Neale, Bob Usher, Paul Coombes and Chip Rhodes). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR – 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 8 Avocet, 2 Redshank (Ian and Janet Heppenstall). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS.

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res. – 1 r-h RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, 1 RED KITE S and 1 MERLIN N (Adrian Scutt). Added to Birdtrack.

WENT VALLEY – Went Ings – 1m GARGANEY, 15 Little Egret, 1m Marsh Harrier, 3 Redshank (Adrian Scutt). Added to Birdtrack.


LOCAL Weather: clear skies and dry throughout. Temperatures: +3°C to 0°C to +13°C to +/-?°C. Wind: 7mph-16mph, wholly from within the SE quarter. Visibility: mainly very good/good, occasionally excellent. Surface pressure: 1029hPa-1028hPa-1029hPa-1025-102?hPa. Fronts etc.: none.


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MOON PHASE: Waning gibbous (1%)

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