September 22, 2015

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Tuesday 22nd September 2015

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BIRD REPORTS

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS Hatfield Moors – 3 Marsh Harrier, 4+ Kestrel, 3 Hobby, 2 Peregrine, 4 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin and 1 Greenshank (John Wozencroft and Col Neale)

POTTERIC CARR – 12 Wigeon, 3 Little Egret, 1 ‘cc’ Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 7 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Hobby, 1 Water Rail, 1 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 9 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4s Cetti’s Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 1s Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Mistle Thrush W, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Siskin, 1 Redpoll and 1 Bullfinch (Brian Buckle, Michael Bird, Adrian Andruchiw, Dave Harden, Phil Goacher, Geoff Chatterton, DHc, Dave Carroll, SMB, Sheila Bury) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

SHAFTHOLME – 1 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 3c Water Rail, 5+ Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Jay, 11+ Siskin and 1 Redpoll (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY RawmarshHaugh Road – 5 Shelduck S/SE, 1 Little Owl, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff and 3 Bullfinch SW (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY Silverwood Lagoon – 7 Gadwall, 32 Canada Goose left N, 1 Greylag Goose, 3 Swallow, 15 House Martin, 22 Skylark S/SW, 2 Siskin S/SW, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2s Chiffchaff, 8 Rook, 1 Grey Wagtail over, 1 Kestrel, 1 Blackcap, 2 Jay, 4 Meadow Pipit (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP – 5 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Little Grebe, 10 Cormorant, 20 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag Goose, 149 Canada Goose, 1 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler left W, 36 Tufted Duck, 2 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel (1W), 1 Sparrowhawk, 14+ Moorhen, 150 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow, 25 House Martin, 2 Meadow Pipit S, 1 Yellow Wagtail S, 11 Wren, 12 Dunnock, 34 (24s) Robin, 1 Song Thrush, 16 Blackbird, 5 Blackcap, 21 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 22 Long-tailed Tit, 20 Magpie, 2 Jay, 30 Linnet, 2 Siskin S and 9 Bullfinch (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings – 2 Mute Swan, 13 Canada Geese, 16 Tufted Duck, 10 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 3 Teal, 1 r-t HARRIER sp. seen briefly twice at 1755 and 1815UTC, 16 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 101 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 55 BH Gull and 3 LBB Gull. Also present were 4 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 48 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 2 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash – 2+5y Mute Swan, 41 Canada Geese, 21 Greylag, 70 Mallard, 61 Teal, 48 Gadwall, 14 Tufted Duck, 7 Shoveler, 5 Wigeon, 21 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant, 78 Coot, 9 Moorhen, 6 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 1 BH Gull and 1 Buzzard (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY Old Moor – 1 Garganey, 1 Grey Heron, 1r GREAT WHITE EGRET, 11 Little Egret, 2 Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Green Sandpiper, 31 Golden Plover, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Barn Owl (Barnsley Birders and Chris Harris per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR COMMUNITY).

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings – 2 Mute Swan, 8 Greylag, 3 Canada Geese, 65 Mallard, 35 Wigeon, 34 Gadwall, 11 Shoveler, 4 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 4 Little Grebe, 5 Moorhen,1 Kestrel, 56 Lapwing, 13 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 calling Green Woodpecker, 4 Meadow Pipits and 1s Skylark (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

Dodos at sixty

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with some scattered cloud, sunny, warm and dry throughout. Visibility: mainly moderate occasionally poor until late morning, then mainly good, occasionally very good thereafter. Temperatures: 6.4° to +16.3°C. Wind: very light mainly SW/WSW through the early hours, briefly N, then mainly very light, occasionally light NW/NNW, occasionally N for the rest of the day. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1003hPa and falling. Fronts etc.: none.

NORTH ATLANTIC SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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Moon phase – First quarter.
Crown copyright 2015, the Met Office


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