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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 4 Buzzard, 1 CUCKOO, 3 Little Owl, 1f REDSTART, 2 WHINCHAT, 4 Little Egret, 24 Snipe, c.80 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1j Shelduck, 1 Wigeon, 1 Sparrowhawk (Ken Foundation, Gary Stones and Martin Thompson per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 13 Wigeon, 1 Shelduck, 74 Shoveler, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 45 Pied Wagtail, 1 HOBBY, 1 Buzzard, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 9 Little Egret, 2 RUFF, 1 Ringed Plover, 7 Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 17 Snipe, c.700 Lapwing, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Little Egret, 2 Greenshank, 1 Snipe, 98 Lapwing, 6 Shoveler, 98 Teal, 1 Wigeon, 19 Gadwall (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 3m COMMON SCOTER (Tony Elliott per Steve Furber)

The Common Scoter on Doncaster Lakeside this morning © Steve Furber 2016
The Common Scoter on Doncaster Lakeside this morning © Steve Furber 2016

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. (SK4995) – 10+ Swallow and 1 WILLOW TIT (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYRawmarshHaugh Road (SK4396) – 6 Canada Goose S @ 16.05; 6 Buzzard circling @ 15.40 then NE; 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull S; 2 Swift S @ 15.50 (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 14 Gadwall and 2 Sedge Warbler (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 14 Great Crested Grebe (inc.2a4j-2a+2j+4a); 6 Little Grebe (3a+2j+1); 9 Mute Swan (inc.fam.8); 1 Shoveler, 2m Pochard, 75+ Tufted Duck, 1 Kestrel E, 100+ Lapwing, 40+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull S, 1 Swallow S, 15 Robin, 3 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 24 Chiffchaff, 5+ House Sparrow, 10+ Tree Sparrow, 110+ Goldfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DUNSVILLE QUARRY – 38 Lapwing, 3 Wigeon (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 16 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 2+ HOBBY, 1 LRP, 2 LITTLE STINT, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Peregrine, 45 Ringed Plover, 22 Snipe, 1 WHEATEAR, 1 TURNSTONE ENE, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER N, 11 Yellow Wagtail (Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 6a+2j Shelduck, 4 Wigeon, Mallard x Gadwall hybrid, 2 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1 Water Rail, 1 Oystercatcher, c.900 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Goldcrest, c.40 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 6 CETTI’S WARBLER, 33 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 15 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Reed Warbler (Richard J Scott and Mark Roberts). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEY Sykehouse Topham – 5 Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Buzzard, Little Egret. A WOOD SANDPIPER circled over calling at approx 18:40 (Simon Mitchell)

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly 0vercast until 11:00am, then mainly cloudy with occasional sunny spells until thereafter. Visibility: mainly good/moderate until 1:00pm, very good thereafter. Temperatures: +21.4° to +13.6°C. Wind: very light throughout, E until 3.00am, then mainly W, occasionally SSW, NW until midday; then variable in direction but wholly from the NW quarter until 8:00pm, before turning NNE for the rest of the day. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1012hPa and falling to 1010hPa by 8.00am; then rising thereafter to end the day on 1018hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/W occlusion was over the District during the late evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
Crown copyright 2016, the Met Office


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