Sunday 22nd November 2015

Bird news

Idle Stop:- 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Willow tit. Steve Furber*

Hen Harrier at Idlestop this morning © Steve Furber 2015
                                   Hen Harrier at Idlestop this morning © Steve Furber 2015

Barnby Dunn sailing lake:- 1 Goosander*

Thorpe Marsh YWT:- 1 Goldeneye, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Woodcock, 1 Willow tit. Both records Neil Shaw.*

Shaftholme:- 1 Grey Wagtail (Chris Robinson)*

Bentley Community Woodland:- 1 Peregrine NW (Chris Robinson)*

Potteric Carr YWT:- c25 Pink-footed goose – NE, c22o Greylag geese, 14 Wigeon, c220 Teal, 56 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, 3 Little Egret, 1 CC Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 10 Snipe, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Skylark, 2 Lesser Redpoll. Richard Scott & Jenny Kingsland.*

Hatfield Moors area:- 1 Brambling 10 Curlew, 2 Goldeneye, 1f Marsh Harrier, 670+ Pink-footed Geese, 2 Pintail, 9 Pochard, 13 Redpoll, 1 Redshank, 1 Shelduck, 24 Shoveler, 1 Siskin, 4 Stonechat, 1 Water Rail, 14 Whooper Swan, 1999 Woodpigeon S (Andy Marshall, John Robinson and Adrian Scutt)*

Southfield Res.:- 4 Dunlin through, 4 Goldeneye, 4 Goosander, 1 Kingfisher, 1f MERLIN, 5 Snipe, 70+ Teal, 1 Whooper Swan, 149 Wigeon (Adrian Scutt)*

* = Entered on Birdtrack

Local weather

A much better day for birding, a little cooler than yesterday with temperatures peaking at 4 degrees C with a NW breeze of 5-10 mph, occasional prolonged showers and sunny spells. Visibility very good, air pressure 1013mb.

Surface pressure chart.

22 novCrown copyright The Met Office 2015


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    • Rich C
    • Treasurer of the DDOS, sole watcher of Brierholme Carr which is the area of former marshland between behind the Green Tree PH encompassing Hatfield Young Offenders Centre and bordered by the Tudworth land-fill site. Highlights include Quail, Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Wheatear, Brambling with breeding Yellow Wagtail, Whitethroat, Tree sparrow, Redshank (2009), Lapwing, Yellowhammer and corn Bunting.
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  • Published: November 22, 2015

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