November 27, 2015


Thursday 26th November 2015

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DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings – 1 Bittern, 21 BH Gull, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Buzzard, 10 Common Gull, 112 Coot, 2 Cormorant, 14 Gadwall, 5 Goldeneye, 1 Goosander, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Greylag Goose, 2 Little Egret, 4 Little Grebe, 40+ Magpie, 2 Mallard, 5 Moorhen, 7 Mute Swan, 45 Pochard, 4 Reed Bunting, 1 Shoveler, 12 Snipe, 1 Teal, 57 Tufted Duck (Jeff Wragg per Twitter and Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings – 110 BH Gull, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 195 Canada Geese, 18 Fieldfare, 46 Golden Plover, 3 Grey Heron, 17 Greylag Geese, 85 Lapwing, 9 Mallard, 1 Meadow Pipit, 6 Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Pied Wagtail, 7 Redwing, 4 Shoveler, 6 Skylark, 4 Snipe, 3 Teal, 8 Tufted Duck, 114 Wigeon (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTING)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors – 1 Brambling, 10 Corn Bunting, 190+ Fieldfare, 1f Goldeneye, 3 Kestrel, 82+ Lesser Redpoll, 1 LONG-EARED OWL, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1f MERLIN, 2 Pintail, 12 Pochard, 25+ Redwing, 2 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 20+ Tree Sparrow, 9c Water Rail (John Wozencroft and Chris Robinson). See today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

POTTERIC CARR – 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2+ Sparrowhawk attacking Starling roost, 20-25,000 Starling (Andy Dalton) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

SCAWTHORPE (Rose Crescent) – what appeared to be a juvenile Blackbird which was unable to fly was seen skulking in the undergrowth along the alley running into the crescent (Ian Stubbs)


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 cloudy, occasionally overcast and clear spells, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly moderate/good, occasionally very poor, poor and very poor. Temperatures: +2.7° to +9.5C. Wind: very light W/WNW until mid-morning, then very light/light SW/SSW/WSW thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1016Pa and rising. Fronts etc.: two slow moving N/S warm fronts moved E over the District during the early afternoon and evening.



Moon phase – Full.
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