September 29, 2015

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Tuesday 29th September 2015

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BIRD REPORTS

POTTERIC CARR – 2 Wigeon, 3 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, 5+ Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 12 Golden Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 8 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 2 LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 3 Jay, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Swallow S, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 1s Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Meadow Pipit, 10 Bullfinch (Andy Dalton, Brian Buckle, Michael Bird, Adrian Andruchiw, Dave Harden, Phil Goacher, GC, Keith Lynes, HH, Dave Carroll, Sue Bird, Sheila Bury, DHc) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

WENT VALLEYSouthfield Res. – 1i GANNET circled before drifting W at 1230UTC (Adrian Scutt)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors – 1 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, 10 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff, c.10 Goldcrest, 1 Spotted Flycatcher (Chip Rhodes and Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP – 6 Little Grebe, 24 Tufted Duck, 1 Golden Plover S, 10 Wren, 12 Dunnock, 36 Robin, 13 (2s) Chiffchaff, 12 Great Tit, 26+ Long-tailed Tit, 12 Magpie (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands – 1 Little Egret, 5 Snipe, 2 Ruff, 1j PECTORAL SANDPIPER and 1 Kingfisher (Tina Langford)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings – 1 Bittern, 1cc Marsh Harrier and 3 Black-tailed Godwit (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash – 1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Greenshank (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 3 Pink-footed Geese over, 1j GANNET over at 1315 seen by visitors (presumably same as bird west over Southfield at 1230), 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 1 LRP, 300 Golden Plover, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, the PECTORAL SANDPIPER relocated to here during the late afternoon but was flushed by a Sparrowhawk and could not be relocated; 1 Kingfisher (Barnsley Birders and Chris Harris per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-COMMUNITY page).

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with some mist and cloud during the early hours and morning but giving way to a warm, bright and sunny afternoon, dry throughout. Visibility: variable moderate to very poor until midday then very good thereafter. Temperatures: 6.1° to +16.8°C. Wind: very light throughout, variable in direction mainly E/ENE occasionally NE and ESE. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1038hPa and rising. Fronts etc.: none

NORTH ATLANTIC SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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Moon phase – Full.
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