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Monday 26th October 2015

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BIRD REPORTS

POTTERIC CARR – 1 Bittern, 9 Bullfinch, c.5 Buzzard, 4s Cetti’s Warbler, 7 Coal Tit, 2 Common Gull, 12 Cormorant, 13 Goldcrest, c.400 Golden Plover, 3 Great Black-backed Gull SE, 1 Greenfinch over, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Herring Gull, 4 Jay, 3 Kestrel, c.600 Lapwing, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Little Egret, 1 RAVEN, c.25 Redwing, 8 Rook over, 2 Skylark over, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Water Rail, 30 Wigeon (Richard Scott). For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors – 45+ Fieldfare S, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Kestrel, c.50 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine, c.200 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Snipe (Col Neale and Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

DON VALLEYBarnby Dun NE – 24 Fieldfare over (Neil Shaw)

DON VALLEYBarnby DunRiver Don Bridge – 1 Little Egret over (Neil Shaw)

DON VALLEYRawmarshHaugh Road – 10 Buzzard (2E, 8S/SW), Chaffinch, Cormorant, 15 Fieldfare (13N, 2SW), 1 ‘rt’ HEN HARRIER SW, 77 Mallard W, 45 Redwing SW, 13 Skylark S/SE, 2 Sparrowhawk (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThorpe Marsh – 200+ Black-headed Gull,  150+ Wigeon (Neil Shaw)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP – 22 Blackbird, 150 Black-headed Gull, 10 Bullfinch, 4 Brambling S,  82 Canada Geese, 20 Dunnock, 3 Gadwall, 2 Goldcrest, 9 Golden Plover (1N), 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 21+ Greenfinch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Jay, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 13 Little Grebe, 14+ Long-tailed Tit,  13 Moorhen, 22 Robin, 6 Song Thrush, 18+ Tree Sparrow, 58 Tufted Duck, 2m Wigeon, 15 Wren (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands – 150 Fieldfare, 1m Stonechat, 1 WILLOW TIT (Ken Foundation)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings – 45 BH Gull, Bullfinch, 2 Canada Geese, 101 Coot, 15 Common Gull, 3 Cormorant, 5 Gadwall, 2f Goosander, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Jay, 4 Lapwing, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Little Egret, 6 Little Grebe, 19 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 2a+2y Mute Swan, 34 Pochard, 1 Snipe, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 1 Bittern, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Dunlin, c.500 Golden Plover, 1 Goosander, 4 Green Sandpiper, 9 Little Egret, 1 Pintail, 1 Redpoll, 1 Redshank, 2 Ruff, 1 Siskin, 8+ Snipe, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1m Stonechat, 1 Whooper Swan (Barnsley Birders per Twitter, Chris Bell and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR- COMMUNITY).

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings – 61 BH Gull, 1 Bullfinch, 5 Coot, 3 Cormorant, 10 Gadwall, 40+ Goldfinch, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 46 Lapwing, 1 LBB Gull, 2 Little Egret, 16 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan, 6+ Pied Wagtail, 5 Red Legged Partridge, 10+ Redwing, 10 Shoveler, 1 Snipe, 8 Stock Dove, 7 Teal, 8 Tufted Duck, 79 Wigeon (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

NEW SPURN BIRD OBSERVATORY

As you may be aware, Spurn Bird Observatory have started a fundraising campaign to build a new Observatory building in Kilnsea to help with their migration studies and other educational work. If you have a few £s to spare and would like to help you can access the Just Giving appeal by clicking HERE

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with mist in places during the early hours and some warm sunshine during the afternoon, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly good/moderate, occasionally very good during the early hours and poor during the evening. Temperatures: +3.5° to +13.7°C. Wind: very light, occasionally light/moderate, mainly SSE/SE occasionally ESE and E. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1021hPa and falling. Fronts etc.: none.

NORTH ATLANTIC SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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Moon phase – Waxing gibbous.
Crown copyright 2015, the Met Office


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