Thursday 28th January 2016

BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings – 1 Barn Owl, 5 Buzzard, 4 Goosander and 2 Goldeneye (Tina Langford and Jeff Wragg per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 2 Barn Owl, 1m+2f Brambling, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 58r Cormorant, 5 Goldeneye, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Jay, 6r Little Egret, 20 Pochard, c.15 Redwing, 1 Ruff, a few Siskin, 1 Snipe, 6 Water Rail, a few Yellowhammer (Tina Langford and Jeff Wragg and Barnsley Birders per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings – 100+ Golden Plover, 2 Goosander, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Little Egret (Tina Langford)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP – 2 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 25 Mute Swan (3dep. W), 45 Greylag Goose, 70+ Canada Goose, 4 Gadwall, 1 Teal, 6m+1f Pochard, 36 Tufted Duck, 1m Goosander, 1 Sparrowhawk W, 1 Kestrel, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Water Rail, c.200 Lapwing, 150+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 4 Herring Gull (3S), 5 Skylark, 18 Dunnock, 25 Robin, 10+ Long-tailed Tit, 10+ Tree Sparrow, 7 Siskin (1N), 31 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors – 1f Goldeneye, 2 Kestrel, 440 Lapwing, 1+m Marsh Harrier, 2 Peregrine, 300 Pink-footed Geese, 19 Redwing, 4 Siskin (John Wozencroft, Chip Rhodes, Mark Paine and Bryan Wainwright). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEYScrooby – 60 Pink-footed Geese SW and 2 SHORT-EARED OWL (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-SIGHTINGS)

KILL THE PROPOSED YWT VISITOR CENTRE AT SPURN, NOT THE BIRDS

As many will know, the YWT are intent in erecting a large two-storey visitor centre with a large wind turbine included in one of the fields bordering the Canal Scrape, which the vast majority of local residents believe will ruin the scenic views down Spurn peninsula and visiting birders believe will do that as well as be damaging to migrating birds. If you would like to add your support please go to GAZPICSVIEW.WORDPRESS.COM to sign the ipetition.

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 until midday then mainly cloudy but bright, occasionally overcast with some rain during the late afternoon/evening. Visibility: very good throughout. Temperatures: +0.9° to +8.2°C. Wind: light/moderate occasionally strong W/WSW/SW/SSW until midday, then moderate strong gusting from 30-40mph mainly SW/SSW thereafter, occasionally WSW during the early afternoon. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1013hPa rising to 1020hPa by midday, then fell back again to end the day on 1013hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/SSW occlusion moved E over the District during the late afternoon/early evening and a warm front moved NE during the evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

See DONCASTER BIRDING PHOTOGRAPHS

MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous
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