Monday 21st December 2015


DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands – 30 Goldfinch, c.60 Greenfinch, what appeared to be aringtail’ Harrier flew down the Dearne mid-afternoon; and 4 Little Egret (Jeff Wragg per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings – 11 BH Gull, 5 Common Gull, 148 Coot, 4 Cormorant, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan, 13 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 24 Tufted Duck (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 1 Barn Owl, 1f Brambling, 3 Goldeneye, 29 Goosander, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine, 1 Treecreeper, 1 WAXWING, 127 Water Rail, 2 WILLOW TIT (Barnsley Birders per Twitter and RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYTrans-Pennine Trail – 1 Jay, 1 Redwing and 3 Siskin (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings – 63 BH Gull, 79 Canada Geese, 11 Coot, 3 Cormorant, 2 Gadwall, 62 Golden Plover, 1m Goosander, 2 Grey Heron, 47 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, 10 Mallard, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Moorhen, 3 Mute Swan, 56 Shoveler, 5 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 127 Wigeon (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

POTTERIC CARR – 72 Greylag Geese, 1 Kestrel, 12 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, 6 Snipe, 5-10,000r Starling, Teal, 2 Treecreeper (Sue and Roger Bird) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS


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LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies until mid-morning then cloudy/overcast until mid afternoon, then clear once more until mid-evening after which some cloudy spells developed; some light rain fell during the early afternoon. Visibility: very good/excellent until early evening, then mainly good thereafter. Temperatures: +5.2° to +11.3C. Wind: light/moderate throughout, SSW until early afternoon, then swining through WSW, W and SW. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting at 1009hPa rising to 1010hPa by early morning, falling to 1002hPa by early afternoon, then rising to 1014hPa by the end of the day. Fronts etc.: a NW/S occlusion moved E over the District during the lat,e morning/early afternoon.

Moon phase – First quarter.
Crown copyright 2015, the Met Office

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