October 28, 2015


Wednesday 28th October 2015

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ADWICK-LE STREET SEWAGE WORKS – c.100 Redwing S and 1 Woodcock flushed from old settling bed (Dave Carroll)

DON VALLEYRawmarshStubbin Hill – 1 Cormorant NE, 215 Fieldfare S/SW in 2 hrs; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker SW, 5 Lapwing E, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser Redpoll SE, 58 Mallard W, 17 Meadow Pipit, 71 Redwing SW in 2 hrs; 21 Skylark S/SW, 110 Starling S/SW in 2 hrs, 1m Tufted Duck W (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon – 1 Grey Heron E, 1 JACK SNIPE,  7 Pochard, 47 Wigeon (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP – 11 Dunlin W, 4 Pochard, 4 Teal, 16 Wigeon (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 6 Little Egret, 4 Pintail, 1 RED KITE N, 1 Ruff, 1 Spotted Redshank (Barnsley Birders per Twitter).

HIGH MELTON1715UTC – 1 Woodcock (Chris Johnson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors – 16 Fieldfare (9E), 1 Kingfisher, 26 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, 12 Pochard and 1 SHORT-EARED OWL (Col Neale)

POTTERIC CARR – 1 Bittern, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, numbers of Fieldfare moving S; 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Egret, 1 ‘cc’ Marsh Harrier, 3 Snipe, 3 Water Rail, 6 Wigeon, 1 WILLOW TIT (Adrian Andruchiw and Mark Roberts) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

WENT VALLEYSouthfield Res. – 11 Brambling (9S), 1 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 350+ Mallard, 101+ Pink-footed Geese (100+E), 11 Shoveler, 1 Snipe, 59 Teal, 112 Wigeon (Adrian Scutt)


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LOCALWeather: overcast throughout, heavy rain during the morning and early afternoon; clear skies from late afternoon onwards. Visibility: mainly poor/moderate occasionally very poor, good from early evening. Temperatures: +12.8° to +10.1°C. Wind: very light throughout, mainly E/ESE until midday, then mainly WSW/SW until late afternoon, then SSW/S thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1008hPa and falling. Fronts etc.: a closely associated NW/SE occluded and cold front both moved E over the District during the late morning/early afternoon.


2810mapMoon phase – Full.
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