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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands – 57 Black Headed Gull, 3 Blackbird, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Buzzard, 4 Carrion Crow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Common Gull, 5 Coot, 40 Gadwall, 1 Great Tit, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Greylag Geese, 1 Lapwing, 100+ Linnet, 2 Little Egret, 1 Little Owl, 5 Magpie, 10 Mallard, 18 Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan, 60 Redwing, 10 Reed Bunting, 3 Robin, 5 Shelduck, 8 Shoveler, 1 Snipe, 1m Sparrowhawk, 84 Teal, 62 Wigeon, 1 Woodpigeon, 3 Yellowhammer (Paul Gould and Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYDenaby Ings – 4 Goosander, 2 Shelduck, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Paul & Barbara Shepherd)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 52r Cormorant, 11r Goldeneye, 53r Goosander,  8r Little Egret left roost am; 1 Ruff, 4 Siskin, 3 Water Rail (Nigel Smith and Barnsley Birders per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYAldwarke SF – 2 (1s) Song Thrush, 2p Gadwall, 11 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 1p Mute Swan, 1p Mallard, 2f Pheasant, 1 Cormorant SW (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. – 2 Herring Gull SW, 1 Tufted Duck, 10+ Mallard, 1p Kestrel, 1f Pheasant
(Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYRawmarsh Haugh Road/Stubbin Hill – 10 Greylag Geese(2W, 8SE), 1 Goosander N, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 MERLIN W, 2 Common Gull, 12 Herring Gull S, 4 Great Black-backed Gull S, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2s Skylark, 1 Pied Wagtail over, 11 Fieldfare SW, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 4 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh – 1 Little Owl (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP – 1 (1w) ICELAND GULL S, 10 Herring, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, 34 Mute Swan, 182 Greylag Geese, 10 Pochard (7m3f), 41 Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, 350+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 207 Herring Gull (130s+63w between 1000-1030hrs), 6 Great Black-backed Gull S, 24 Robin, 22 Redwing E, 10+ Long-tailed Tit, 17 Tree Sparrow (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area – 4+ BEWICK’S SWAN, 7 Brambling, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 LONG-EARED OWL at an undisclosed location to prevent disturbance; 1a Peregrine, c.600 Pink-footed Geese, 1f Stonechat, 2 Water Rail, 70+ Whooper Swan (Andy Marshall and Daz Watson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR – c80 Pink-footed Geese N, 4+ Shelduck, 17 Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Little Egret, 1 cc Marsh Harrier, 1 Kestrel, 7 Snipe, 1 first winter CASPIAN GULL (SJF), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 6+ Bullfinch (Jenny Kingsland and Steve Furber). For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

Steve’s photographs of the Caspian Gull can be seen on today’s DONCASTER BIRDING PHOTOGRAPHS

BRITISH BIRD OBSERVATORIES COUNCIL NEWSLETTER

Chrys Mellor of Flamborough Bird Observatory has asked me to publicise the issue of the recently published British Bird Observatories Council Newsletter see https://goo.gl/cPvDfi

FINAL CALL FOR OUTSTANDING SPONSORSHIP FOR MIKE CLEGG MEMORIAL BIRD RACE

If you have not yet paid your pledge for the Bird Race please send cheques made payable to Barnsley Bird Study Group to Graham Speight at 58 Locke Avenue, Barnsley S70 1QH and note the back of the cheque FOR HATFIELD CHARGERS. Please also email me at Sabsgull@hotmail.co.uk or text/phone me at 07534271254 to advise that you have paid and so I can note my debtors sheet and and therefore avoid unnecessary chasing.

NEW SPURN BIRD OBSERVATORY

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

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast/cloudy skies with some sunny intervals during the afternoon, some rain during the early hours/mornng. Visibility: good/very good throughout. Temperatures: 7.8° to +12.9°C. Wind: light SW/SSW throughout. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1022hPa stable until early evening when it reached 1023hPa before falling back to 1022hPa by the end of the day. Fronts etc.: a N/S warm and a linked E/W cold front both moved E over the District during the late afternoon/evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

See DONCASTER BIRDING PHOTOGRAPHS

MOON PHASE – Full
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