November 23, 2015

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Monday 23rd November 2015

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Many thanks to Rich Collis for looking after the blog over the last few days.

BIRD REPORTS

COVE FARM GP (Lincs) – 12 Coot, 6 Cormorant, 3 Gadwall, 3 Egyptian Geese in field to east, 3 Goldeneye, 8 Great Crested Grebe, c.120 Greylag Geese, 1 Kestrel, c.90 Mallard, Pink-footed Geese heard from south, 12 Pochard, 19 Tufted Duck, 1 Whooper Swan S (Chris Robinson and John Wozencroft)*

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings – 5+3y Mute Swan, 138 Greylag Geese, 24 Pochard, 19 Tufted Duck, 15 Shoveler, 9 Gadwall, 8 Mallard, 4 Goosander, 2m+1f Goldeneye, 3 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 130 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 15 BH Gull and 9 Common Gull. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 4 Bullfinch and 1 Green Woodpecker (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)*

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 35 Cormorant (9E), 13 Goosander, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Ruff, 10 Dunlin, 8 Snipe, 1 JACK SNIPE, 1 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Barn Owl, 87 Shoveler, 2 Little Egret (Jeff Wragg and Barnsley Birders per Twitter)*

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings – 136 BH Gull, 46 Canada Geese, 2 Common Gull, 15 Coot, 1 Cormorant, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Goosander, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Grey Heron, 7 Grey Partridge, 1 Greylag Goose, 2 Kestrel, 63 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, 13 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, 4 Mute Swan, 4 Redwing, 2 Shoveler, 1 Song Thrush, 7 Teal, 67+ Wigeon (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)*

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon – 1 Goosander N at 0830UTC (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)*

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP140+ Black-headed Gull, 16 Bullfinch, 98 Canada Geese, 22 Chaffinch, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Common Gull, 161 Coot, 4 Cormorant, 20 Dunnock, c.50 Fieldfare NW, 12 Gadwall, 1f Goldeneye, 35 Goldfinch, 1 Great Black-backed Gull S, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 13 Great Tit, 3 Greylag Geese, 2 Herring Gull, 25 Lapwing, 7 LBB Gull (5S, 2E), 2 Lesser Redpoll, 10 Little Grebe, 16 Moorhen, 3 Mute Swan, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 22 Pochard, 20 Red-legged Partridge, 4 Redwing, 24 Robin, 7 Shoveler, 3 Siskin, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Teal, 20+ Tree Sparrow, 57 Tufted Duck, 2 Water Rail (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)*

CENTURION RETAIL PARK (Bentley Road) – 1 Grey Wagtail (Ian Stubbs)*

POTTERIC CARR – 1 Bittern, 2 Buzzard, 1 Grey Wagtail, 100+ Jackdaw, 4 Little Egret, 1cc Marsh Harrier, 5 Shelduck, 10+ Siskin, c.20,000 Starling (Andy Dalton, JP, Barry Wardley, AW, Richard Scott, visitor sightings)

LATE RECORDS

17th March 2015OWSTON WOOD (East) – 1 LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER (Arnold Oates)*

18th November 2015HARWORTH/TICKHILL – 1 RED KITE seen flying from the former towards the latter (Per NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS)*

* = entered on Birdtrack

WEATHER REPORT

LOCAL – Weather: clear skies and frosty during early hours then overcast through rest of day, rain from early evening onwards. Visibility: mainly good/very good occasionally moderate. Temperatures: -1.1° to +4.3° C. Wind: starting very light WNW/W/WSW during the early hours, then very light to light SSW/SW for the rest of the day. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1023hPa and rising. Fronts etc.: none

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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Moon phase


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