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Tuesday 26th January 2016

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings – 2 Mute Swan, 14 Tufted Duck, 5m+3f Goosander, 3m+5f Goldeneye, 4 Mallard, 3m Pochard, 2 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 1f Wigeon, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 154 Coot, 121 BH Gull, 14 Common Gull and 2 Herring Gull. Also present were 13 Canada Geese, 10 Greylag over, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Moorhen, 1 Lapwing, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Jay (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS).

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 10 Goldeneye, 20 Redwing over, 1 Ruff, 1+ Sparrowhawk, 1 WILLOW TIT (per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – 2 Lesser Redpoll (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings – 2 Mute Swan, 231 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 98 Wigeon, 13 Teal, 9 Shoveler, 9 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 4m+1f Pochard, 2m+2f Goosander, 2 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 188 Golden Plover, 147 Lapwing, 49 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull and 2 Mistle Thrush (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. – 15 Mallard, 4 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Tit, 2 WILLOW TIT, 3 Blue Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYA Sprotbrough garden – 1 Brambling (Pete Munro)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP – 2 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Little Grebe, 27 Mute Swan, c.170 Greylag Goose, 58 Canada Goose, 1m Gadwall, 5m+1f Pochard, 55 Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Water Rail (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors – 4 Goldcrest, 2 Oystercatcher and 20 Siskin (Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR – 3 Shelduck, 45+ Wigeon, 21m/23f Pochard, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, 150+ Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 14 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 WILLOW TIT, 20 Siskin (Keith Lynes, Dave Harden, Michael A Bird, Howard Hunt, Dave Carroll). For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

WENT VALLEYMoss Carrs – 1 Peregrine (David Franklin)

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, occasionally cloudy/clear skies some light rain during the early evening. Visibility: mainly very good until mid-afternoon and excellent thereafter. Temperatures: 6.3° to +12.0°C. Wind: light SW/SSW throughout, light until 0600UTC, then moderate/strong gusting from 30-54mph. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1019hPa falling to 1002hPa by late afternoon, but rising to 1003hPa by the end of the day. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW warm front and a linked E/W one moved S over the District during late afternoon and evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

See DONCASTER BIRDING PHOTOGRAPHS

Moon phase – Full
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