January 25, 2016

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Monday 25th January 2016

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BIRD REPORTS

BESSECARR a garden – 1m Blackcap (Richard Scott)

BRODSWORTH COMMUNITY WOODLAND – 2 Goldcrest, 6+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Skylark, 4 Snipe and 1 WOODCOCK (Chris Robinson)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton IngsEastern pool – 1 Mute Swan, 13m+10f Pochard, 22 Tufted Duck, 6m+4f Goosander, 1m+2f Goldeneye, 2 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 138 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 68 BH Gull, 54 Common Gull and 4 Herring Gull. Also present were 17 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 4 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret flying east, 100+ Lapwing over, 1 female Sparrowhawk, 1 LBB Gull over,1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 calling Green Woodpecker, 3 Bullfinch and 1 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS).

DEARNE VALLEYDenaby Ings – The MARSH TIT was again at the feeding station (Justin Carr). 9 Grey Heron, 2 Shelduck, 3 Goosander (2m 1f), 25 Tufted Duck, 60 Teal 60, 110 Mallard, 10 Gadwall, 1 Buzzard, 3 Tawny Owl, 1 Barn Owl, 1 WOODCOCK, 1 Water Rail, c.20 Siskin, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 G.S Woodpecker (Ken Foundation)

DEARNE VALLEY Old MoorBrambling, 8+ Goldeneye, 1 Ruff, WILLOW TIT (Per today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings – The back field was productive with a Buzzard ( dark coloured with a a white chest bar ) hunting for worms/ beetles, 3 Little Egret in the corner near the gypsy camp and 6 Skylark( 2+ in song flight). On the Ings were 2 Mute Swan, 117 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese, 198 Wigeon, 27 Teal, 14 Shoveler, 13 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 2m+2f Goosander, 2m+1f Pochard, 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 232 Golden Plover, 153 Lapwing, 38 BH Gull,1 Common Gull and 1 Kingfisher (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. – 18 Mallard, 2 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 6 Bullfinch, c.20 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Jay, 16 Jackdaw S and 4 Moorhen (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP – 3 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 34 Mute Swan, 95 Greylag Goose, 70 Canada Goose, 8 Gadwall (5m3f), 2 Pochard (mf), 31 Tufted Duck, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Water Rail, 17 Moorhen, 121 Coot, 140+ Lapwing, 250+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 16 Herring Gull (13S), 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull S, 2 Great Black-backed Gull S, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Skylark, 1 Meadow Pipit, 27 (14s) Robin, 18 Magpie, 15+ Tree Sparrow, 1 Linnet S, 30+ Goldfinch, 14 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HAMPOLE TIP – 1 RAVEN but Gulls very skittish failing to settle during two hours watching, so nothing of note seen (Justin Carr and Rich Collis). GLAUCOUS GULL (Obs unknown per Birdguides Birdmap)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area – 1f SMEW (Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY Scrooby – 2 RAVEN and 1 SHORT-EARED OWL (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-SIGHTINGS)

POTTERIC CARR – 1 Bittern, 1i/m+1cc Marsh Harrier. CARR LODGE – 15 Stock Dove, 12 Linnet (Andy Dalton and visitor sightings). For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

WENT VALLEYNorton Sewage Works – 24 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Wagtail and c40 Greenfinch (Ryan McClarence)*

WENT VALLEYSouthfield Res – 1 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 100 Pink-footed Geese W, 47m+6f Pochard, 10 Goosander, 3 Goldeneye, 1 Tawny Owl and 1 Kingfisher (Adrian Scutt)

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

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 clear skies with scattered cloud until midday then cloudy/overcast thereafter with occasional heavy showers here and there. Visibility: variable through the early hours from moderate to very good; then very good until early evening and excellent thereafter. Temperatures: 13.2° to +7.5°C. Wind: very light to light mainly S occasionally SSE and SSW until midday; then moderate to strong gusting 30-34mph SW/SSW through the afternoon; then strong (gusting to 45mph during the early evening) then moderate to light W/WSW through the evening. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1021hPa and falling steadily to reach 1010hPa by late afternoon; then rising through the evening 1019hPa by the end of the day. Fronts etc.: two N/SSW cold fronts moved over the District one in the late afternoon and the second during the early evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

See DONCASTER BIRDING PHOTOGRAPHS

Moon phase – Full
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