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Monday 19th September 2016

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Greenshank (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 1 Barn Owl, 1 BITTERN, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 40 Golden Plover, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 HOBBY, 1 Kestrel, 1 KNOT, c.900 Lapwing, 25 Little Egret, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 6 RUFF, 12+ Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk (Dave Simmonite per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 2+ RUFF, 2 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 1m PINTAIL (John Seevior and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 3 Wigeon (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 10 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 8 Mute Swan, 40+ Pink-footed Goose S, 51 Tufted Duck, 120 Lapwing, 1j Herring Gull, 4 Swallow N, 21 Robin, 10 (4s) Chiffchaff, 18+ Long-tailed Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, 1 COMMON SCOTER, 5 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon (T Rhodes et al). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

 

IDLE VALLEY Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 1 Dunlin, 2 KNOT (IC), 2 Ringed Plover (Ian Cowgill and Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 59 Wigeon, 1 BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 1cc+1m MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 OSPREY – seen twice catching a fish at Huxter Well Marsh and flying off SW at 12.30 and 3pm; 1 Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, 7 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 WILLOW TIT, 5 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, 7 CETTI’S WARBLER, 9 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Grey Wagtail heard; 2 Pied Wagtail (D Wozencroft, R J Scott, S Bird, R Bird, KDu) (). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: overcast throughout, with light rain showers scattered through the day. Visibility: variable mainly poor/moderate/good. Temperatures: +12.3° to +14.8°C. Wind: very light throughout; very variable throughout but mainly W, NNW, N and NNE. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1021hPa and rising very slowly to end on 1022hPa. Fronts etc.: a NNE/SSW mixed front was lying across the District throughout the day.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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