September 23, 2015

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Wednesday 23rd September 2015

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BIRD REPORTS

DON VALLEYSandall Sewage Treatment Works – 2 Green Sandpiper (Rich Collis)

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands – 1 Shelduck, 3 Little Egret, 10j Grey Partridge, 1 Dunlin, 5 Snipe, 2 Ruff, 2 Kingfisher, 6 Meadow Pipit, c.20 Swallow, Chiffchaff and 2 WILLOW TIT (Gary Stones per Twitter, Chris Johnson and Ray Thorneycroft)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings – 2 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 13 Tufted Duck, 12 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 3 Teal, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 118 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 44 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull. Also present were 8 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 30 Lapwing, 4 Snipe and 1 Jay (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Ken Foundation, John Hewitt and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash – 2+5y Mute Swan, 62 Canada Geese, 112 Teal, 98 Mallard, 64 Gadwall, 61 Wigeon, 12 Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 75 Coot, 7 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 20 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Partridge, 1 Buzzard and 1 Little Owl (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYDenaby Ings – 8 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Mute Swan, 1 Black Swan, 2 Buzzard, 5 Grey Heron (Paul & Barbara Shepherd)

DEARNE VALLEY Old Moor – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 7 Little Egret, 2 Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwit (Barnsley Birders per Twitter).

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings – 2 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag, 63 Wigeon, 51 Gadwall, 51 Mallard, 20 Teal, 11 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Cormorant, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 60+ Lapwing, 7 BH Gull, 1 Redstart and 8 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

Dodos at sixty

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: sunny and warm during the morning and early afternoon, overcast thereafter, dry throughout. Visibility: good/very good throughout. Temperatures: 8.3° to +16.2°C. Wind: very light to light throughout mainly W and WNW until mid-afternoon, then SW for the rest of the day. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1006hPa and rising. Fronts etc.: a N/S occlusion moved E over the District during the early hours and another did the same during the afternoon.

NORTH ATLANTIC SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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