December 22, 2015


Tuesday 22nd December 2015

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BRODSWORTH COMMUNITY WOODLAND – c.30 Goldfinch, 2 Redpoll, 4+ Siskin, 4 Snipe (Chris Robinson)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings – 41 BH Gull, 2 Bullfinch, 22 Canada Geese, 25 Common Gull, 111 Coot, 5 Cormorant, 2 Gadwall, 4 Goldeneye, 1m Goosander, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Mallard, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Mute Swan, 32 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 44 Tufted Duck (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash – 31 BH Gull, 1 Buzzard, 12 Canada Geese, 21 Coot, 2 Cormorant, 48 Gadwall, 1 Little Egret, 4 Mallard, 1 Mute Swan, 5 Pochard, 7 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 14 Tufted Duck, 2 Wigeon (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 1 Barn Owl, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Peregrine, 1 Ruff (Barnsley Birders per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY Wombwell Ings – 49 BH Gull, 174 Canada Geese, 2 Common Gull, 7 Coot, 2 Cormorant, 33 Golden Plover, 5 Goosander, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Greylag Geese, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, 12 Mallard, 1 Mute Swan, 7 Shoveler, 11 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 116 Wigeon (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon – 80 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 11 Coot, 1 Jay, 1 Kestrel, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Linnet, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Moorhen, 5 Mute Swan, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL, 1 Snipe, 2 Tufted Duck, (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

POTTERIC CARR – 6 Bullfinch, 1 Coal Tit, 50+ Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, 24 Pochard, 10 Redwing, 6 Shelduck, 25 Shoveler, 3 Snipe, 100+ Teal, 20 Wigeon, 1 WILLOW TIT (Michael Bird, Sue Bird, Dave Carroll, Helen Womack and Sheila Bury) 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: overcast/cloudy throughout with some rain during the afternoon and early evening. Visibility: variable mainly very good/excellent occasionally good/moderate/poor. Temperatures: +8.0° to +13.7°C. Wind: mainly moderate/strong, occasionally light during the evening; variable in direction mainly SSW during the first half of the day and mainly SW during the second. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1013hPa and falling to 1004hPa by late morning before beginning to rise slowly through the rest of the day finishing on 1006hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW cold front moved SE over the District during the afternoon.

Moon phase – Full.
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