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Tuesday 27th October 2015

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BIRD REPORTS

POTTERIC CARR – 1 Bittern, 7 Bullfinch, 1 Buzzard, 4s Cetti’s Warbler, c.50 mixed Fieldfare/Redwing SE, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Herring Gull, 6 Jay, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Little Egret, 4 Marsh Harrier (2 ‘cc’/2 dark js), 1f Pintail, 1 Redpoll over, 104 Shoveler, 3 Siskin over, 18 Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Water Rail, c60 Wigeon (Brian Buckle, Michael Bird, Dave Harden, Geoff Chatterton, Keith Lynes, Howard Hunt, Sue Brook and Sheila Bury) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

IDLE VALLEYNewington Flash (S Yorks) – 9a Whooper Swan, c300 Wigeon, 1 Little Egret, 5 Redshank, 40 Fieldfare (Steve Furber).

WENT VALLEYSouthfield Res. – 460+ Common Gull, 1 Dunlin, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Pintail, 8 Pochard, 1 Redshank, 1 Rock Pipit, 6 Wigeon (Adrian Scutt)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors – 1m Blackcap, c.60 Fieldfare, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Egret, 1f Marsh Harrier, 1500+ Pink-footed Geese, 30+ Redwing, 1 Siskin E, 7c Water Rail, 1 Woodcock (Chip Rhodes and Chris Robinson). See today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

DON VALLEYCadeby Rattles – 65+ Linnet, 30 Redwing, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 250 Fieldfare SE (Paul & Barbara Shepherd)

DON VALLEYConisbroughMarchgate (Kearsley Brook) – The DIPPER showed well today (Rob Harker)

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. – 20+ Black-headed Gull, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Lesser Redpoll over, Magpie, 1 Meadow Pipit, Moorhen, 10+ Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Teal (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEYRavenfield Ponds – 2m Chaffinch, 20+ Fieldfare, 2 Jay, 1 Kestrel, 1 Little Grebe, 8 Tufted Duck (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEYSandall Sewage Treatment Works – 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret NW, 2 Redwing E (Rich Collis)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon – 1 Barn Owl, c.80 Black-headed Gull, 1 Brambling N, 1 Buzzard, 2 Common Gull, 12 Coot, 9 Fieldfare S, 4 Grey Partridge, 21 Jackdaw (19 SE, 2 N), 1 Kestrel, 1 Lapwing, 1 Little Grebe, 29 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Meadow Pipit, 6 Moorhen, 15 Pheasant, 4 Pied Wagtail, c.30 Red-legged Partridge, 12 Reed Bunting, 6 Siskin, 1 Snipe, 200+ Starling, 1m Teal (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP – 8 Gadwall, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Wigeon (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings – 29 BH Gull, Bullfinch, 82 Coot, 12 Common Gull, 22 Cormorant, 118 Gadwall, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Jay, 1 Kestrel, 2 Little Grebe, 21 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 4a+1y Mute Swan, 56 Pochard, 10+ Redwing, 8 Shoveler, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Teal, 13 Tufted Duck, 3 Wigeon (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash – 65 BH Gull, 46 Coot, 6 Cormorant, 21 Gadwall, 29 Lapwing, 1 LBB Gull, 2 Little Egret, 1 Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Pochard, 6 Shoveler, 1 Sparrowhawk, 22 Teal, 20 Tufted Duck, 15 Wigeon (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 1 Bittern, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Common Gull, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, 1+ Kingfisher, 4 Little Egret, 2+ Little Grebe, 1 Pintail, 1 Redshank, 2 Ruff, 6+ Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Stonechat, 1 Whooper Swan (Barnsley Birders per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR- COMMUNITY).

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings Area – 29 BH Gull, 4 Coot, 2 Cormorant, 21 Gadwall, 30+ Goldfinch, 1 Grey Heron, 49 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, 12 Mallard, 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Moorhen, 4 Red Legged Partridge, 7 Shoveler, 9+ Snipe, 11 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 122m 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: overcast with some mist but dry throughout. Visibility: poor/very poor until late morning, then moderate, occasionally poor thereafter. Temperatures: +10.1° to +13.6°C. Wind: very light throughout, mainly ESE/SE, occasionally E. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1013hPa and falling. Fronts etc.: none.

NORTH ATLANTIC SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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Moon phase – Full .
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