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Friday 23rd October 2015

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BIRD REPORTS

IDLE VALLEYNewington Flash (S Yorks) – 210 Wigeon, 145 Teal, 1 Redshank, 5 Snipe (Steve Furber).

IDLE VALLEYSlaynes Lane – 1 cc Marsh Harrier (Steve Furber)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors – 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Curlew, c.200 Fieldfare, c.10 Goldcrest, 100+ Golden Plover, 3 Kestrel, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, c.500+ Pink-footed Geese, 60+ Redwing, 60 Redpoll, 2 Siskin, 2 Stonechat, 3 Whooper Swan (John Wozencroft and Mark Paine). See today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

Stonechat on Hatfield Moors today © John Wozencroft 2015
Stonechat on Hatfield Moors today © John Wozencroft 2015

BRIERHOLME CARR – 2 Buzzard, c.40 Fieldfare, c.100 Golden Plover, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Heron (Rich Collis)

DON VALLEYRawmarshHaugh Road/Stubbin Hill – 4 Bullfinch, 6 Buzzard, 2 Common Gull S, 13 Fieldfare SW, 1 Goldcrest, 11 Goldfinch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail SW, 2 Jay, 1 Kestrel, 65 Lapwing W, 1 Lesser Redpoll SW, 21 Linnet, 14 Long-tailed Tit, 14 Meadow Pipit, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 10 Redwing, 4 Skylark, 2 Sparrowhawk, 150 Starling, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Yellowhammer, (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP – 21 Blackbird, 150+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Bullfinch, 109 Canada Geese, Carrion Crow, 14 Chaffinch, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Common Gull, 7 Cormorant, 19 Dunnock, 13 Fieldfare, 3 Gadwall, 1 Goldcrest, 1f Goldeneye, 60 Goldfinch, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Herring Gull,1 Jay, 6 Lesser Redpoll, 8 Little Grebe, 8+ Long-tailed Tit, 12 Magpie, 3 Meadow Pipit S, 5 Pheasant, 52 Red-legged Partridge, 11 Redwing, 24 Robin, 1 Siskin S, 4 Skylark S, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk E, 5 Tree Sparrow, 70 Tufted Duck, 1 Water Rail, 12 Wren (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEYFrenchgate Centre, Trafford Way from Trades Club1730UTC – 60+ Pied Wagtail to roost (Paul & Barbara Shepherd)

DON VALLEYWarmsworth Quarry – c.80 Teal (Chris Johnson)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings – 10+ Blackbird, 85 BH Gull, 1 Bullfinch, 79 Coot, 6 Common Gull, 4 Cormorant, 10 Gadwall, 1 Goldeneye, 1f Goosander, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Herring Gull, 6+ Jay, 1 Kestrel, 23 Lapwing, 5 LBB Gull, 1 Little Egret, 8 Little Grebe, 25 Mallard, 1 cc Marsh Harrier, 1 Moorhen, 3 Mute Swan, 33 Pochard, 30+ Redwing, 4 Shoveler, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Teal, 9 Tufted Duck (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Dunlin, 100+ Fieldfare, 8 Goldcrest, c.450 Golden Plover, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 13 Little Egret left roost, 1 Merlin, 1 Pintail, 1 Redshank, 4 Ruff, 6 Snipe, 1 Spotted Redshank, 4 Water Rail (Jeff Wragg and Barnsley Birders per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR- COMMUNITY).

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings Area – 20+ Blackbird, 80+ BH Gull, 131 Canada Geese, 1 Common Gull, 4 Coot, 2 Cormorant, 17 Gadwall, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Greylag Geese, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 151 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, 46 Mallard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Mistle Thrush, 5 Moorhen, 3 Mute Swan, 1 Red Legged Partridge, 8 Shoveler, 9 Snipe, 1 Song Thrush, 11 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 102 Wigeon (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear through the early hours then overcast/cloudy thereafter, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly good, occasionally moderate and very good until late afternoon, then very good thereafter. Temperatures: +2.7° to +12.1°C. Wind: very light/light throughout, SSW/S throughout. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1021hPa and falling. Fronts etc.: a N/SSW warm front, moved E over the District during the late evening.

NORTH ATLANTIC SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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