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Thursday 24th September 2015

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The DDOS committee would like to thank Brian Hague for his talk, and all those who attended this evening’s 6oth Anniversary celebration, it was great to see you all.

BIRD REPORTS

IDLE VALLEYHagg Lane Flash (Notts) – 22 Little Egret (Lance Degnan)

IDLE VALLEYNewington Flash (S Yorks) – 450 Teal, 1 Peregrine, 3 Dunlin, 3 Ruff and 1 Yellow Wagtail (Lance Degnan)

DON VALLEYSprotbrough (Newton) IngsNE pool only – 1 Gadwall, 10 Mallard, 2 Teal, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 8 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 10 Snipe and 35 Goldfinch (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP – 2 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Little Grebe, 8 Cormorant, 12 Mute Swan, 139 Canada Goose, 1m Gadwall, 48 Tufted Duck, 2 Kestrel, 7 Pheasant, 150 Lapwing, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Skylark, 1 Sand Martin W, 3 Swallow S, 45 House Martin (5S), 6 Meadow Pipit S, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Dunnock, 30 Robin, 1 Blackcap, 13 (3s) Chiffchaff, 24+ Long-tailed Tit (3 parties), 2 Siskin S, 7 Bullfinch (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEY Warmsworth Quarry – 1 Mallard, 57 Teal (none recorded here previously), Kestrel, 1 Peregrine over, 8 Coot and 200+ BH Gull (Chris Johnson).

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings – 2 Mute Swan, 10 Canada Geese, 18 Tufted Duck, 7 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 4 Pochard, 4 Teal, 13 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 112 Coot, 3 Moorhen and 55 BH Gull. Also present were 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 57 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher, 4 House Martin (only hirundines seen today ) and 1 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash – 2+5y Mute Swan, 82 Canada Geese, 13 Greylag, 116 Mallard, 73 Gadwall, 67 Teal, 18 Wigeon, 17 Shoveler, 1 Pintail, 6 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 5 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 76 Coot, 8 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard and 14 Lapwing (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 1 Bittern, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 1 Cetti’s Warbler heard (John Hewitt and Barnsley Birders per Twitter).

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings – 43 Mallard, 21 Wigeon, 11 Pochard, 5 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 97 Lapwing, 170+ BH Gull and 1 Kestrel. Didn’t have time to count the Teal or Gadwall before all the waterbirds left when the digger appeared. 1s Chiffchaff along the Bulling Dyke (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy with sunny spells through much of the day, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly good occasionally very good and moderate. Temperatures: 10.3° to +16.8°C. Wind: very light to light throughout mainly SSW/WSW and W occasionally SW particularly during the evening. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1009hPa 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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