October 24, 2015


Saturday 24th October 2015

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POTTERIC CARR – 8 (7s/1c) Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Coal Tit, 4 Common Gull, 11 Cormorant, 160 Gadwall, 13 Goldcrest, c.30 Golden Plover, 90 Goldfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5 Herring Gull, 5 Jay, 2 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Little Egret, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Mistle Thrush, c.150 Pink-footed Geese ESE, 11 Redwing over, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 88 Shoveler, c30 Siskin, c.10 Snipe, 1 Song Thrush, 160 Teal, 2 Treecreeper, 2c Water Rail, 42 Wigeon, 1 Willow Tit (Brian Buckle, Michael Bird, Richard Scott, ER) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

WENT VALLEYCampsall Church Field – 4+ Siskin, 2 Snipe (David Franklin)

WENT VALLEYNorton Common Road Bridleway – 8 Golden Plover E (David Franklin)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors – 1 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Water Rail (Chip Rhodes). See today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. – 30+ Black-headed Gull, 4 Collared Dove, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Jay, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Lesser Redpoll over, 50+ Redwing, 2 Siskin, 2 Tawny Owl, 6 Teal (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEYSprotbrough (Newton) Ings – 1 Buzzard, 6 Mute Swan and 11 Snipe (Chris Robinson)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Green Sandpiper, 11 Little Egret, 3 Ruff (Barnsley Birders per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings Area – 1 Merlin NW (Michael Rushton and John Seevior per Twitter).


LOCAL Weather: overcast/cloudy until early evening with rain showers during the early hours, morning and afternoon, skies clearing from 1900UTC onwards. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +12.3° to +5.4°C. Wind: very light/light throughout, S until 1000UTC, then SSW until 1300UTC, mainly WNW until 1800UTC, then W thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1015hPa and falling. Fronts etc.: a N/S warm front moved E over the District during the morning and a NNE/SW cold front did the same during the early afternoon.



Moon phaseWaxing gibbous.

Crown copyright 2015, the Met Office

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