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Friday 30th October 2015

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings – 53 BH Gull, Bullfinch, 97 Coot, 7 Common Gull, 2 Cormorant, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Jay, Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 60+ Lapwing, 4 LBB Gull, 3 Little Grebe, 17 Mallard, 15 Pochard, 13 Snipe, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 1 Barn Owl, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Goldeneye, 459 Golden Plover, 2 Ruff, 48 Snipe, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Swallow (Barnsley Birders per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR- COMMUNITY).

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings Area – 59 BH Gull, 32 Canada Geese, 3 Common Gull, 7 Coot, 2 Cormorant, 16 Gadwall, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Greylag Geese, 58 Lapwing, 3 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 37 Mallard, 3 Moorhen, 4+ Pied Wagtail, 1 Pochard, 5 Shoveler, 16 Snipe, 3 Teal, 8 Tufted Duck, 41 Wigeon (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYSandall Sewage Treatment Works – 2 Common Gull, , 3 Herring Gull, c.200 mixed Fieldfare/Redwing, c.50 Goldfinch, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1+ Grey Wagtail. Also seen was a medium sized unidentified raptor with a white rump or tail base which passed NE (Rich Collis)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP – 230+ Black-headed Gull, 12 Cormorant, 65 Fieldfare S, 4 Gadwall, 1 Goldcrest, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Herring Gull, Jay, 1 Kestrel W, 22 Lapwing, 8 Little Grebe, 6 Mute Swan, 7 Pochard, 7 Redwing, 92 Tufted Duck, 1 Whooper Swan left NE(Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEYThrybergh Tip – 4 Bullfinch, 2 Buzzard, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Common Gull S, 5 Cormorant, 255 Fieldfare S/SE, 12 Gadwall, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail over, 3+ Jay, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull S, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 17 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Mute Swan, 1 RAVEN N, 115 Redwing S/SE, 1m Reed Bunting, 1f Shoveler, 8 Siskin, 18 Snipe (5SW), 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Stock Dove, 1 Swallow (hawking high over lake @ 14.00. left SE @ 14.05hrs), 47 Teal, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Water Rail, 7 Wigeon, 1 WILLOW TIT (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors – 1 Barn Owl, 320+ Fieldfare (c.20S), 1 i/m HEN HARRIER and possibly another small ringtail Harrier sp, 5 Kestrel, 2 Little Egret, 1100+ Pink-footed Geese, 20 Pochard  (John Wozencroft, Andy Marshall and Chris Robinson). See today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE VALLEYNewington Flash (S Yorks) – 1 Spotted Redshank southern end of Flash (Derick Evans).

POTTERIC CARR – 6 Blackbird, 6 Bullfinch, 2 Buzzard, 9 Cormorant, 144 Fieldfare (120SE/24S), 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 50 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, 4 Little Grebe, 17 Magpie, 1 ‘cc’ Marsh Harrier, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 4 Snipe, 1800+r Starling, 1 Water Rail, 27 Wigeon (Dave Carroll, Sue & Roger Bird and Andy Dalton) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

NEW SPURN BIRD OBSERVATORY

As you may be aware, Spurn Bird Observatory have started a fundraising campaign to purchase 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 heavy rain during the morning, skies clear through most of the afternoon, though overcast again but dry through the evening. Visibility: variable from Poor to Excellent, mainly very good. Temperatures: +10.4° to +16.0°C. Wind: mainly very light/light occasionally moderate/strong during the late morning, mainly S/SSE occasionally ESE and SE. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1014hPa and rising. Fronts etc.: a NW/SW cold front moved E over the District during the morning.

NORTH ATLANTIC SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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Moon phase – Full.
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