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January 31, 2016
DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor – 2 Barn Owl, 2 BEARDED TIT, 2 Brambling, 2 Buzzard, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 64 Cormorant, 240 Gadwall, 6 Goldeneye, 42 Goosander, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 7 Little Egret, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Peregrine, 43+ Shoveler, 4 Water Rail, 1 WILLOW TIT (Nigel Smith per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)
DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. – 15 Black-headed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 5 Jackdaw over, 3 Moorhen, 2 Tufted Duck (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)
DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Haugh Road/Stubbin Hill – 1 Cormorant NE, 3 Mute Swan SE, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull S, 1 Stock Dove SW, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2s Skylark, 5 Meadow Pipit, 45 Redwing SE, 25 Fieldfare W, 2 Mistle Thrush over, 2 Linnet N, 1 Yellowhammer over, 3 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)
DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough – A garden – 1 Blackcap (Tina Langford)
DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough – Northfield Road – 1 Grey Wagtail feeding on the street (Chris Robinson)
DON VALLEY – Thorpe Marsh – 30+ Fieldfare, 1 Kestrel, 12 Redwing, 2 WILLOW TIT, 3 WOODCOCK (Neil Shaw)
HAMPOLE TIP – 1 KUMLIEN’ GULL was on fields near tip (John Wozencroft)
HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area – 8 BEWICK’S SWAN, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 SMEW, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL, 1 Snipe, 90 Whooper Swan, 1 WOODCOCK (John Wozencroft, John Robinson, Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG
WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res – 3 Goldeneye, 11 Goosander, a second year ICELAND GULL W at 0805hrs, 1 Marsh Harrier, 45m+7f Pochard (Adrian Scutt)
“Say No to the New Build YWT’s New Visitor Centre” #keepspurnwild
Spurn is an are of natural beauty, please protect this national and unique treasure for ALL of us to enjoy – visitors, residents and future generations.
The YWT should use their existing visitor centre ‘the Blue Bell Visitor Centre’ which was given to them NOT a new-build!
Why would you wish to spoil the fantastic view down the peninsula with a 2 store building over six and a half metres tall and a large car park?
Spurn Bird Observatorry publicly announce their strong opposition to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s plans. A strong statement that the proposed visitor centre is in totally the wrong location from a conservation, recreational disturbance & bird welfare point of view.
To sign the ipetition objecting to the proposal go to GAZPICSVIEW.WORDPRESS.COM
NEW SPURN BIRD OBSERVATORY (Not the visitor centre above)
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
LOCAL – Weather: variable throughout, overcast with brighter intervals with squally wintery sowers with rain and sleet. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout, Temperatures: +7.4° to +2.1°C. Wind: moderate/strong throughout gusting from 29-38mph, WSW/W occasionally SW. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1003hPa falling through most of the day to end on 1007hPa. Fronts etc.:a NNW/SSW trough moved rapidly E during the afternoon.
SURFACE PRESSURE CHART
MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous
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