November 25, 2015


Tuesday 24th November 2015

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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands – 15 Gadwall, c.20 Redwing, 1 Shelduck, 9 Shoveler, 2 Snipe, 32 Teal, 39 Wigeon, 5 Yellowhammer and c.80 mixed finch and Buntings (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings – 7 BH Gull, 1 Buzzard, 10 Common Gull, 116 Coot, 2 Cormorant, 4 Gadwall, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Grey Heron, 23 Greylag Geese, 2 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Grebe, 12 Mallard, 3 Moorhen, 8 Mute Swan, 18 Pochard, 2 Redpoll, 17 Tufted Duck (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 1m Red-crested Pochard (Barnsley Birders per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings – 91 BH Gull, 267 Canada Geese, 2 Common Gull, 14 Coot, 2 Cormorant, 2 Gadwall, 27 Golden Plover, 2m Goosander, 4 Greylag Geese, 1 Kestrel, 54 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, 13 Mallard, 1 Mistle Thrush, 7 Moorhen, 3 Mute Swan, 4 Pied Wagtail, 9 Shoveler, Skylark, 1 Snipe, 1 Song Thrush, 7 Teal, 9 Tufted Duck, 114 Wigeon (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon – 300+ Fieldfare and c.40 Redwing (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors – 3 Goldeneye, 1 Little Egret and 18 Shoveler (T. Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE VALLEYGringley Carr (Notts) – c.35 Whooper Swan, 3 probable BEWICK’S SWAN were seen flying S (T. Rhodes)

IDLE VALLEYHagg Lane Flash (Notts) – 3 Redshank (T. Rhodes)

IDLE VALLEYMisson (Notts) – 2 Buzzard, 1 r-t HEN HARRIER, 4 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk (T. Rhodes)

POTTERIC CARR – 10 Bullfinch, 1 Buzzard, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, 6 Fieldfare, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Goldeneye, c.250 Greylag Geese, 3 Jay, Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, c.300 Lapwing, 7 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Little Egret, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Mistle Thrush, 16 Pochard, 15 Redwing, 4 Shelduck, 30+ Siskin, 8 Snipe, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Sparrowhawk, c.2000 Starling, c.700 Teal, 1 Treecreeper, Tufted Duck, 3 Water Rail, 6 Whooper Swan, 18+ Wigeon, 1 WILLOW TIT (Brian Buckle, Jenny Kingsland, Michael Bird, Keith Lynes, Dave Harden, ST, BT, Sue Bird, Roger Bird, Dave Carroll, Sheila Bury, RBa and Ian Heppenstall) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS


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


LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with some light rain at times. Visibility: mainly moderate/good, occasionally very good/excellent. Temperatures: +4.9° to +6.9C. Wind: light/moderate mainly WSW/SW until late morning, occasionally W. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1013Pa and falling. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW warm and cold front moved E over the District during the late morning/afternoon merging to become an occlusion as they did so.



Moon phase – Waxing gibbous.
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