December 23, 2015


Wednesday 23rd December 2015

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DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings – 96 BH Gull, 7 Common Gull, 135 Coot, 3 Cormorant, 4 Gadwall, 5 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Mallard, Mistle Thrush, 2 Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan, 38 Pochard, 5 Shoveler, 14 Tufted Duck (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Tina Langford)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 1 Barn Owl, 1 Bittern, 51 BH Gull, 1 Brambling, 3 Buzzard, 30 Canada Geese, 2 Collared Dove, 8 Common Gull, 15 Cormorant, 2 Fieldfare, 1 Goldcrest, 4f Goldeneye,   31 Goosander, 2 GC Grebe, 1 GS Woodpecker, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 203 Lapwing, 1 LBB Gull, 20 Linnet, 1 Little Egret, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Mute Swan, 1 Redwing, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Ruff, 1 WAXWING (unconfirmed), 1 WILLOW TIT (Tom Hibbert and Barnsley Birders per Twitter, today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS and Tina Langford)

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – c.30 Siskin (Ken Foundation per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWarbler Way – 1m Bullfinch (Tina Langford)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings – 242 Canada Geese, 13 Coot, 3 Cormorant, 54 Golden Plover, 2 Goosander, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Greylag Geese, 3 Grey Partridge, 87 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, 11 Mallard, 1 Mistle Thrush, c.10 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Ruff, 7 Shoveler, 3 Teal, 6 Tufted Duck, 90+ Wigeon (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE – c.3000r BH Gull, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 11 Mute Swan, c.60 Tufted Duck (Justin Carr, Col Neale and Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEYRavenfield Church – 2 Chaffinch, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSilver Wood – 6 Coal Tit, 23 Fieldfare, 2 Jay, 1s Mistle Thrush, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 6 Redwing, 1 Siskin N (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon – 1 SHORT-EARED OWL (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSprotbrough Flash – 1 Bittern, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Peregrine, 2 RAVEN (Chris Johnson, Ray Thorneycroft and Chris Pollard)

POTTERIC CARR – 200+r Jackdaw, 60+r Magpie, 10-15,000r Starling (Sue and Roger Bird) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS


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LOCALWeather: clear skies and dry throughout. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +5.9° to +8.3°C. Wind: light to moderate, occasionally strong, gusting at times to 41mph, variable in direction but wholly from the SW quarter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1007hPa and rising through the day to ????hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

Moon phase – Waxing gibbous.

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