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Thursday 29th October 2015

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DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 2 Barn Owl, 110 Fieldfare E, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Grey Heron, 9 Dunlin, 929 Golden Plover, 1 Goosander, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Ruff, 42 Snipe, 1 Spotted Redshank, 320 Wigeon (Barnsley Birders per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR- COMMUNITY).

DON VALLEYArksey Common – 1 Buzzard, c.200 Canada Geese, 3 Fieldfare, 1 Grey Heron, c.30 Redwing, 3 Snipe, 4 Song Thrush, c.150 Starling SW at dusk (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEYRawmarsh Haugh Road – 1 Buzzard S, 24 Chaffinch SW, 1a Common Gull S, 1150 Fieldfare SW in 4 hrs, 2 Golden Plover SW, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker W, 4 Lesser Redpoll SW, 1 Linnet SW, 13 Mallard E, 4 Pied Wagtail S/SE, 5 Pintail (3f/i & 2m) high to SW, 95 Redwing SW in 4 hrs, 44 Skylark S/SE in 4 hrs, 1450 Starling SW in 4 hrs, 1 Stock Dove SW, 13 Wigeon SW, 3 Yellowhammer SW, (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon – 60 Fieldfare SE, 6 Grey Partridge, 1 JACK SNIPE, 6 Lesser Redpoll, 2+ Siskin (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP – 6 Bullfinch, 2 Buzzard NW, 102 Canada Geese, 10 Cormorant, 400+ Fieldfare including (300+W/94+S), 1 Goldeneye, 3 Golden Plover, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 76 Lapwing, 5 Little Grebe, 20+ Long-tailed Tit, 8 Mute Swan, 4 Pochard, 40+ Redwing, 1f Sparrowhawk, 200+ Starling (100S), 85 Tufted Duck (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

WENT VALLEYSouthfield Res. – 7f/i Goldeneye, 2 Kingfisher, 29 Red-legged Partridge, 22 Wigeon (Adrian Scutt)


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LOCALWeather: overcast throughout, with light rain through much of the day. Visibility: mainly moderate/good occasionally poor. Temperatures: +6.7° to +13.5°C. Wind: very light/light throughout, mainly SSE until early evening, then briefly WSW/NW before settling on W thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1008hPa and rising. Fronts etc.: a NW/S occluded front moved NNE over the District during afternoon.



Moon phase – Full.
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