February 20, 2016

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Saturday 20th February 2016

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TODAY’S BIRD REPORTS

HAMPOLE TIP/SKELBROOKE FIELDS – 1 (2cy) KUMLIENS GULL , 1 (2cy) CASPIAN GULL, 2 RAVEN (Ryan McClarence)

POTTERIC CARR – 6 Shelduck, 10 Wigeon, 22 Pochard, 1 Goldeneye, 20 Cormorant, 1 Bittern, 4 Little egret, 4 Little grebe, 6 Great crested grebe, 1 Marsh harrier – imm male, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 3 Water rail, 2 Oystercatcher, c60 Lapwing, 8 Snipe, 10 Common gull, 15 Lesser black-backed gull, 160 Herring gull, 1 (2cy) CASPIAN GULL (Richard Scott), 5 Great black backed gull, 4 Jay, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Cetti’s warbler, 8 Redwing, c20 Siskin, 9 Bullfinch. (Per todays POTTERIC CARR SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor – 9 Little Egret, 1 Bittern, 1 Curlew, 1 (2nd w) CASPIAN GULL, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2+ BEARDED TIT, 2 Brambling. (Records via Twitter – @Barnsleybsg)

CONISBROUGH – Kearsley Brook – 1 DIPPER, 2 Grey Wagtail (Paul & Barbara Shepherd)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield MoorsTudworth Flash Fields – 5 Whooper Swan. Alderfen – 7 Whooper Swan, 5 BEWICK’S SWAN (4ad+1juv). Ten Acre Lake – 1 SMEW (female), 5 Pintail (3 male + 1 female), 10+ Wigeon, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Great-crested Grebe. Stainforth Moor Rd – 1 Grey Wagtail (John Robinson)

 

LOCAL WEATHER – overcast with light rain showers, WIND – moderate W, TEMP – 6-10C, VISIBILITY – good.

Todays Surface Pressure Chart at DONCASTER BIRDING PHOTOGRAPHS

As Chris is away until the 28th February please could you leave your records via the comments box or email them to sj.furber@yahoo.co.uk or text 0774 205 7224 or Tweet @DonnyBirder1 thanks, Steve Furber


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