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Sunday 25th October 2015

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BIRD REPORTS

POTTERIC CARR – 1 Bittern, 3s Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Common Gull, 6 Goldcrest, 125 Golden Plover, 40 Goldfinch, Great Black-backed Gull SE, Greenfinch over, 1+ Green Woodpecker, 5 Jay, 3 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, c.600 Lapwing,  2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Redpoll, c.20 Redwing, 2 Rook over, 20 Siskin, 6 Skylark over, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Water Rail, 30 Wigeon (Richard Scott). For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

BESSACARR GARDEN – 1 Chiffchaff and 120 Pink-footed Geese E at 0815UTC (Richard Scott)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors – 11 Curlew, 1 Fieldfare, 500+ Golden Plover, 150 Lapwing, 2 Little Owl, 500+ Pink-footed Geese, 1 Water Rail (John Robinson). See today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. – 20+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kestrel, 2 Linnet over, 1 Lesser Redpoll over, 2 Magpie, 4 Moorhen, 20+ Teal (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEYRawmarshHaugh Road – 27 Chaffinch SW, 1 Cormorant NW, 4 Fieldfare SE, 37 Goldfinch S/SE, 3 ‘rh’ Goosander NW, 3 Great Black-backed Gull SE, 17 Greenfinch SW, 3 Redwing SW, 175 Woodpigeon SW (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon – 1 Barn Owl (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEYSprotbrough (Newton) Ings – 1 Cormorant W, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Greenfinch over, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail SW, 1 JACK SNIPE, 1 Kestrel, 27 Linnet SE, 4 Mistle Thrush, 6 Mute Swan, 22+ Snipe, 5 Teal (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEYThorpe Marsh – 15 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Little Egret, 1 cc Marsh Harrier, 100+ Pink-footed Geese east 0900hrs; 50+ Redwing, 160+ Wigeon, 1 WILLOW TIT (Ken Pearson and Neil Shaw)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP24 Blackbird, 70+ Black-headed Gull, 8 Bullfinch, 1 Buzzard, 11 Cormorant, 23 Dunnock, 1f Gadwall, 2 Goldcrest, 15 Golden Plover, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 22 Greylag Geese, 1 LBB Gull, 13 Lesser Redpoll, 9 Little Grebe, 1 Little Owl, 8+ Long-tailed Tit, 4 Meadow Pipit S, 16 Mute Swan, 7 Pheasant, 2 Pochard, 27 Red-legged Partridge, 25 Robin, 13 Rook N, 1 Siskin N, 16 Skylark (8S), 5+ Tree Sparrow, 50 Tufted Duck (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands – 40 Fieldfare over, 6 Gadwall, 148 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, 250 Pink-footed Geese E @ 0850UTC, 10 Shoveler, 1 Snipe, 65 Teal, 19 Wigeon, (Nigel Smith and Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 2 Barn Owl, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 45r Cormorant, 2 Dunlin, 1000+ Golden Plover, 1 Goosander, 4 Green Sandpiper, 9r Little Egret, 1 Peregrine, 130 Pink-footed Geese E, 1 Pintail, 1 Redpoll, 3 Ruff, Siskin (P), 7+ Snipe, 1 Spotted Redshank (Nigel Smith, Barnsley Birders and Michael Angel per Twitter)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCAL Weather: mainly hazy but with largely clear skies until late afternoon, then overcast/cloudy thereafter, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good, occasionally good and excellent. Temperatures: +2.9° to +10.7°C. Wind: very light throughout, variable mainly WSW/SSW/SW until mid-afternoon, then S until late afternoon, then SSE thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1020hPa and rising. Fronts etc.: none.

NORTH ATLANTIC SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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Moon phaseWaxing gibbous.

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