December 28, 2015


Monday 28th December 2015

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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands – 4 Little Egret, 1 Pink-footed Geese (Jeff Wragg per Twitter)*

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings – 71 BH Gull, 6 Canada Geese, 43 Common Gull 151 Coot, 2 Cormorant, 2 Curlew, 2f+3m Goldeneye, 3f+1m Goosander over, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Herring Gull, c100 Lapwing, 4 Little Grebe, 7 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 6 Mute Swan, 38 Pochard, 1 Ruff, 1 Shoveler, 6 Snipe, 36 Tufted Duck (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)*

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Gypsy Marsh – 8 JACK SNIPE and 10 Snipe (Adam Hutt per Twitter)*

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Park – 19 Goldfinch and 14 Siskin (Bernard Emson per Twitter)*

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 1 Barn Owl, 35 Cormorant, 3 Curlew, 4 Goldeneye, 34 Goosander, 5 Little Egret, 61 Pink-footed Geese SW (Jeff Wragg and Barnsley Birders per Twitter)*

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Knoll Beck) – 1 Kingfisher (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)*

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings – 14 BH Gull, 204 Canada Geese, 17 Coot, 6 Cormorant, 3 Curlew (assumed same as Old Moor 3), 94 Golden Plover, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Greylag Geese, c80 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, 26 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Pied Wagtail, 11 Shoveler, 19 Teal, 8 Tufted Duck, and 59 Wigeon (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)*

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (roost) – c.2500 BH Gull, c.20 Common Gull, c70 Herring Gull, 2 LBB Gull (Chris Robinson)*

DON VALLEYRawmarshHaugh Road – 1s Coal Tit, 1 Common Gull, 1 Cormorant SW, 4 Fieldfare E, 10 Goldfinch, 12 Great Black-backed Gull S in 2 hrs; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker over, 45 Herring Gull S in 2 hrs; 140 Pink-footed Goose W @ 08.50hrs; 8 Mallard E, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1s Mistle Thrush, 25 Skylark over, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Stock Dove E (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)*

DON VALLEY Silverwood Lagoon – 50 Black-headed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 4 Common Gull, 60 Fieldfare, 2 Great Black-backed Gull S, 3 Grey Partridge, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Kestrel, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 6 Meadow Pipit, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Mute Swan W @ 08.20; c.90 Pink-footed Goose NW at 08.45; 8 Redwing, 9 Reed Bunting, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL, 2 Skylark, 1s Song Thrush, 1 Sparrowhawk, 7 Tufted Duck (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)*

DON VALLEYSprotbroughSpring Lane – c.25 Goldfinch, 1 Grey Heron, 16 Magpie, and c.131 Pink footed Geese (31@08.00, c100W@09.09) (Simon Noble)*

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP – 200+ Black-headed Gull, 16 Blue Tit, 16 Bullfinch, 80 Canada Goose, 6 Common Gull, 146+ Coot, 4 Cormorant, 14 Dunnock, 35 Fieldfare S, 13 Great Black-backed Gull S, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 20 Great Tit, 1f Goldeneye, 89 Herring Gull (mostly S some resting on res.), 1 Kestrel, 167+ Lapwing, 1 Lesser Redpoll N, 6+ Little Grebe, 21 Moorhen, 13 Mute Swan (5 left E), 230 Pink-footed Goose (2 skeins circa 110W @ 0853 c.120W @ 0907), 22m+5f Pochard, 16 Robin, 2 Redwing, 1 Siskin N, 1s Song Thrush, 74 Tufted Duck, 2 Water Rail, 200+ Woodpigeon, 9 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)*

DON VALLEYThrybergh Tip – 1 Buzzard, 1 Canada Goose, 2 Common Gull N, 6 Cormorant N, 27 Gadwall, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 7 Mute Swan, 1s Song Thrush, 40 Teal, 10 Tufted Duck (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)*

HAMPOLE TIP – 1+ Buzzard, 1j GLAUCOUS GULL (presumed same as Wintersett bird), 150+ GBB Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail, 300+ Herring Gull, 1 Kestrel, c. 20 Linnet, 200+ Pink-footed Geese W in two skeins 0935 and 0955 (Chris Robinson)*

POTTERIC CARR – 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Coal Tit, 9 Common Gull, c30 Goldfinch, 20 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Crested Grebe, c.400 Greylag Geese, 51 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 120 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Marsh Harrier, 4 Mistle Thrush, 1 Peregrine, 1m Pintail, 25m+24f Pochard, 1 Pochard x Tufted Duck hybrid, c30 Redwing, 5 Shelduck, 16 Snipe, 2 Sparrowhawk, 180 Teal, 41 Tufted Duck, 20 Wigeon, 1 WILLOW TIT (Richard Scott and Sue & Roger Bird) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS *

* = added to Birdtrack


On Sunday, it is the Mike Clegg Memorial Bird Race which is raising funds for Common Crane conservation on the Humberhead Levels. Myself, John Wozencroft, Chip Rhodes and Col Neale have formed a team to cover the Hatfield Moors area. If you would like to sponsor us, every little helps, please email me at or text me at 07534271254 to advise the amount you would like to sponsor us for, we can complete the paperwork on collection of the funds. The rules for the race and further details on how to enter can be seen HERE


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 during the early hours and clear skies from mid-morning until mid afternoon. Visibility: variable poor/moderate until mid-morning, good/very good thereafter. Temperatures: +10.4° to +8.2°C. Wind: very light to light, SSE/SE throughout. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting at 1022hPa falling throughout the day and ending the day on 1009hPa. Fronts etc.: an NNW/SSE occluded front moved E over the District during the evening.

Moon phase – Full.
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