September 25, 2016

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Sunday 25th September 2016

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Buzzard, 1 GREY PLOVER, 1 HOBBY, c.250 Lapwing, 31 LBB Gull, 1 Little Egret, 1 Little Owl, 2 RUFF, 6+ Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Stonechat, 71 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 Water Rail, 21 Little Egret, 210 Wigeon, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 8 Black Tailed Godwit, 8 RUFF, 7 Green Sandpiper, 7 Dunlin, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Little Owl (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 140+r Pied Wagtail (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 2 Siskin SW (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 11 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Kestrel, 13+ Moorhen, 145 Lapwing, 2 Herring Gull (1S); 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull S; 8 Skylark, 2 Swallow S, 22 (9s) Robin, 10 Chiffchaff, 6+ Long-tailed Tit, 60+ Starling, 1 Siskin S, 80+ Goldfinch, 5 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh Tip (SK4596 and SK4696) – 1 Treecreeper, 8 Goldcrest, 7+ Bullfinch, 3+ Blackcap, 5 Song Thrush, 23 Mute Swan, 9 Coot, 58 Mallard, 10 Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck, 2m Pochard, 3 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, c.20 Teal, 3+ Jay, c.20 Long-tailed Tit, 6+ (2s) Chiffchaff, 24 Black-headed Gull, 1c Water Rail, 1 Sparrowhawk over, 2 Common Buzzard (1NW); 5 Stock Dove, 1 Grey Wagtail over; 1 Kestrel, 11 Swallow SW, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Pheasant, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull SW, 3 Coal Tit, 2 Linnet over; 21 Cormorant SW (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, 1 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 1a+1j HOBBY, 1j+1suba/m MARSH HARRIER, 2 Siskin, 6 Snipe, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1c Water Rail, 1 Kestrel (Mark Paine, Daz Watson and today’s Birdguides Birdmap). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

IDLE VALLEYNewington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 1 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET 8 Little Egret, 6 Dunlin, 5 Ringed Plover, 176 Wigeon, 125 Teal (Steve Furber and Derick Evans per Twitter)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 49 Wigeon, 5 PINTAIL depd SW; 20 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 3 Sparrowhawk, 7 Buzzard, 1 OSPREY, 3 Kestrel, 4 Water Rail, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Rook SW, 8 Swallow S, 26 House Martin, 10 Goldcrest, 2 WILLOW TIT, 7 CETTI’S WARBLER, 17 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Pied Wagtail over, 2 Meadow Pipit (R J Scott and A Andruchiw). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

I have just signed this PETITION which calls on parliament to declare a moratorium on the shooting of endangered waders such as Golden Plover and Woodcock. Perhaps you might wish to sign it too.

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but bright, clear skies during the very early hours and evening; showers of rain fell during the late morning and mid-afternoon, otherwise dry. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +13.4° to +17.8°C. Wind: light/moderate; mainly SSE/S until 05:00am; variable in direction wholly from within the SW quarter, occasional gusts to 29mph. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1009hPa and falling to 1006hPa by 05:00am, then rising for the rest of the day to end on 1017hPa. Fronts etc.: a NNW/SSE cold front moved E over the District during the early hours.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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MOON PHASE – First quarter.
Crown copyright 2016, the Met Office


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