September 21, 2015

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Monday 21st September 2015

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BIRD REPORTS

POTTERIC CARR – 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 15 Golden Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ruff and 7 Snipe (Adrian Andruchiw) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors – 1 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hobby, c60 Curlew, 7 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe (John Wozencroft). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE VALLEYHagg Lane Flash (Notts) – 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 16 Little Egret, 1 Dunlin (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEYNewington Flash (S Yorks) – 4 Ruff, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, c20 Snipe (Steve Furber)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon – 1 Green Sandpiper (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEY Thrybergh CP – 5 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Little Grebe, 17 Mute Swan, 141 Canada Goose, 44 Tufted Duck, 1m Sparrowhawk W, 65 Lapwing, 160 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 24 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Swallow, 45 House Martin, 22 (3s) Robin, 15 (3s) Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 90+ Starling, 14+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Siskin S, 4 Bullfinch (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings – 2 Mute Swan, 11 Canada Geese, 13 Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 18 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 114 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 24 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull. Also present were 7 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 48 Lapwing, 4+ Snipe, 1 calling Green Woodpecker and 1 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash – 2+5y Mute Swan, 16 Canada Geese, 56 Gadwall, 54 Teal, 28 Mallard, 12 Tufted Duck, 12 Wigeon, 3 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 3 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 19 Little Grebe, 79 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 60+ Lapwing, 5 Snipe and 2 Meadow Pipits (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hobby, 59 Golden Plover, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruff, 3 Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, 260 BH Gull, c.120 LBB Gull and 1 Yellow-legged Gull (John Hewitt and Barnsley Birders per Twitter and Chris Bell).

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings – 2 Mute Swan, 106 Mallard, 28 Wigeon, 13 Gadwall, 12 Teal,10 Pochard, 9 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 4 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 1 Kestrel, 59 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 8 BH Gull and 3 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

Dodos at sixty

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast but clearing with sunshine from late afternoon, light but persistent rain fell during the late morning and early afternoon. Visibility: mainly good/moderate occasionally poor and very good. Temperatures: +13.6° to +10.0°C. Wind: very light/light throughout, mainly SSW occasionally SW/WNW until late afternoon, then W thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1018hPa and falling. Fronts etc.: two occluded fronts moved NE during the early hours/morning and a cold front did the same during the afternoon.

NORTH ATLANTIC SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

2109mapMoon phase – First quarter.
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