November 28, 2015


Saturday 28th November 2015

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DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings – 3 Goldeneye, 36 Pochard (Barnsley Birders per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – Blackbird (P), Blue Tit (P), Bullfinch (P), Carrion Crow (P), Chaffinch (P), Collared Dove (P), Dunnock (P), Fieldfare (P), Goldfinch (P), 6 Goosander, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit (P), 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kestrel, Little Egret (P), Long-tailed Tit (P), Magpie (P), Moorhen (P), 1 Redshank, Robin (P), 1 Ruff, 1 Shelduck, 1 Siskin, 1 Song Thrush, 1f Sparrowhawk, 50 Starling, Tree Sparrow (P), 3 Water Rail, 1 WILLOW TIT, Woodpigeon (P), Wren (P), (Barnsley Birders per Twitter and RSPB-OLD MOOR-COMMUNITY BLOG). (P) = Present but no count given.

DEARNE VALLEYWarbler Way – 2 WILLOW TIT (Barnsley Birders per Twitter)

DON VALLEYBarnby Dun Sailing Lake – 1 Goosander (Neil Shaw)

DON VALLEYCONISBROUGH (Kearsley Brook) – 2 Grey Wagtail and 1 Kingfisher (Paul & Barbara Shepherd per Twitter)

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. – 4 Blackbird, 8 Bullfinch, 1 Buzzard, 1 Dunnock, 8+ Fieldfare, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Jay, 7 LBB Gull NW, 10+ Long-tailed Tit, 6 Mallard, 3 Moorhen, 4 Redwing, 1 Reed Bunting, 6+ Siskin over, 2 Song Thrush, 2+ Teal, 1 WILLOW TIT, 6 Wren (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThorpe Marsh – 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Peregrine, 1 WILLOW TIT, 1 Woodcock (Neil Shaw)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP – 26 Blackbird, 100 Black-headed Gull, 22 Bullfinch, 1 Buzzard, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Common Gull, 4 Cormorant, 18 Dunnock, 1 Egyptian Goose S, 14 Gadwall, 1m Goldeneye, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Herring Gull, 1f Kestrel, 114 Lapwing, 10 Little Grebe, 11 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Mute Swan, 20 Pochard, 17 Robin, 1 Sparrowhawk W, 15+ Tree Sparrow, 38 Tufted Duck, 2 Water Rail (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

FINNINGLEY (Fields north of B1396 opposite Fishery) – c.40 Whooper Swan (John Wozencroft)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors – 2 Peregrine and 10 Siskin S (Mark Lynes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

POTTERIC CARR – 10 Bullfinch, 2 Buzzard, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Common Gull, 9 Cormorant, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Goldeneye, c.30 Goldfinch, c.250 Greylag Geese, 5 Herring Gull, 1 Jay, 2 Kestrel, c.400 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, 6 Pochard, 4 Shelduck, 2 Siskin, 9 Snipe, 4 Sparrowhawk, c.300 Teal, 14 Tufted Duck, 2 Water Rail, 18 Wigeon  (Keith Lynes, Brian Buckle, Michael Bird, Dave Round) 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 clear skies until mid-morning then overcast/cloudy with rain on and off for much of the rest of the day. Visibility: very good/excellent occasionally moderate/poor. Temperatures: +1.6° to +6.9C. Wind: mainly light/moderate, occasionally strong and very light variable in direction but wholly from within the SW quarter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1008Pa and rising peaking at 1010hPa before falling rapidly from mid-morning onwards. Fronts etc.: a NW/SW warm front moved quickly E over the District during the afternoon.



Moon phase – Full.
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