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Thursday 22nd October 2015

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BIRD REPORTS

POTTERIC CARR – 21 Mallard, 20 Gadwall, 600+ Teal, 50+ Shoveler, 1 cc Marsh Harrier, 1 Water Rail, 1 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher (Andy Dalton) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

WENT VALLEY Brockadale – an unconfirmed report of a PALLAS’S WARBLER in a tit flock (Per Birdguides and Rare Bird Alert). Any further details on this sighting would be very much appreciated such as where in the reserve the bird was and the name/s of any observers.

WENT VALLEYSouthfield Res. – 23 Cormorant and 14 Great Crested Grebe (Alan Marshall)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors – c.100 Fieldfare, c.30 Golden Plover, 2 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 2 Peregrine, c.140 Pink-footed Geese, 10+ Redpoll, c.20 Shoveler and 2 Snipe (John Wozencroft). See today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP – 420+ Black-headed Gull (70S in 15mins.), 4 Bullfinch, 1 Buzzard, 91 Canada Geese, 12 Carrion Crow, 12 Chaffinch, 162 Coot, 17 Dunnock, 3 Fieldfare E, 3 Goldcrest, 24 Goldfinch, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Lesser Redpoll NE, 28 Lapwing, 7 Little Grebe, 16+ Long-tailed Tit, 14+ Moorhen, 2 Redwing W, 23 Robin, 7+ Skylark, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Treecreeper, c.20 Tree Sparrow, 49 Tufted Duck (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings – 61 BH Gull, 1 Bittern, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Gull, 81 Coot, 40+ Fieldfare, 6 Gadwall, 1 Goldeneye, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Kestrel, 23 Lapwing, 1 LBB Gull, 11 Little Grebe, 19 Mallard, 1 cc Marsh Harrier, 2 Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan, 37 Pochard, 6 Redwing, 7 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 10 Tufted Duck (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYGypsy Marsh – 1 Jack Snipe (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR- COMMUNITY)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Buzzard, 2 Dunlin, 274 Golden Plover, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 9 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Pintail, 3 Ruff, 10 Snipe, 1 Water Rail (Barnsley Birders per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR- COMMUNITY).

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings Area – 69 BH Gull, 37 Canada Geese, 1 Common Gull, 8 Coot, 3 Cormorant, 12 Gadwall, 2 Greylag Geese, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 55 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, 40 Mallard, 4 Meadow Pipit, 1 Moorhen, 3 Mute Swan, 9 Shoveler, 7+ Snipe, 28 Teal, 10 Tufted Duck, 51 Wigeon (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast/cloudy until mid-morning then a hazy but sunny late morning and afternoon and a clear evening. Visibility: mainly excellent/very good with prolonged period of good during the early hours and early morning. Temperatures: +13.9° to +4.9°C. Wind: mainly light/very light occasionally moderate with gusts in places to 29mph, variable in direction mainly W/WSW, occasionally SW and WNW. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1010hPa and falling but rising rapidly later in the day. Fronts etc.: two N/SW cold fronts, moved E over the District during the early hours.

NORTH ATLANTIC SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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Moon phase – First quarter.
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