September 27, 2015

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Sunday 27th September 2015

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BIRD REPORTS

POTTERIC CARR – c.200 Greylag Geese, 35 Canada Geese, 31 Wigeon, 2 RED-CRESTED POCHARD, 3 Little Egret, 1cc Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1j Hobby, 1 Water Rail, 11 Golden Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 15 Snipe, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 1 LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, c.10 Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 3 Mistle Thrush and 1 Siskin (JK, Phil Goacher, SC, Sheila Bury, Dave Carroll, Richard Scott) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors – 20 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Little Egret E, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 RED KITE W, 1 Hobby, 2 GREY PLOVER, 2 Dunlin, 5 Snipe, 4 Stonechat, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 17 Chiffchaff, 30+ Goldcrest, 30+ Redpoll (John & Margaret Robinson, Chris Robinson and Mark Paine). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

DON VALLEYAldwarke SF – 4 Pheasant, 10+ Magpie, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush, 5 Swallow S, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Meadow Pipit S, 8 Tufted Duck, 4 Coot, 1p Gadwall, 7 Moorhen, 1+ Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 2 Grey Wagtail, 11 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Siskin SW, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Jay (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. – 1 Kestrel, 2 Siskin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1s Chiffchaff, 1 Teal, 1 Grey Heron and 3 Buzzard (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEYRavenfield Church – 2 Grey Wagtail on sewage works and 2 Nuthatch (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEYThorpe Marsh – 2 Barn Owl and 2 WILLOW TIT (Neil Shaw)

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands – 2 Pink-footed Geese over, 1 Little Egret, 2 Ruff, 5+ Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Golden Plover and 1j PECTORAL SANDPIPER (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYDenaby Ings and Cadeby Flash – 1 Black Swan, 6 Wigeon, 3 Pochard, 4 Buzzard, c105 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper,  6 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher (Paul & Barbara Shepherd)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 2 Pink-footed Geese, 34r Cormorant, 13r Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 6 Water Rail, 1 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 189 Golden Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 1 Greenshank (Nigel Smith per Twitter).

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCAL – Weather: mainly clear skies with some mist and cloud during the early hours and morning, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very poor until midday then mainly very good thereafter. Temperatures: 4.6° to +16.9°C. Wind: very light throughout, variable in direction E/ENE/NNE occasionally NE and WNW. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1032hPa and rising. Fronts etc.: none

NORTH ATLANTIC SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

2709mapMoon phase – Waxing gibbous.
Crown copyright 2015, the Met Office


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