September 29, 2016


Thursday 29th September 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 8 Ruff, 1 Barn Owl, 8 Dunlin, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 17 Little Egret, 6 Green Sandpiper, 102 Golden Plover, 8 Snipe, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Blackcap, 2 Stonechat (Paul Gould per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 3 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin, 7 Ringed Plover (John Seevior per Twitter)

DON VALLEYSilver Wood (SK4893) – 2 Grey Heron (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 2 RAVEN WNW @ 09:20am (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 10 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 11 Cormorant, 8 Mute Swan, 3 Greylag Goose, 41 Canada Goose, 48 Tufted Duck, 2 Kestrel, 2m Pheasant, 300 Lapwing, 70 Black-headed Gull, 2j Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch depd E; 2 Skylark, 2 Swallow S, 11 Meadow Pipit S, 18 (10s) Robin, 13 Chiffchaff, 100+ Starling, 100+ Goldfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS


IDLE VALLEYNewington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 45 Mute Swan,  c.550 Wigeon, c.500 Teal, 3 Grey Heron, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 4 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 5 Dunlin, 1 Ruff (S J Furber and R A Marshall)

POTTERIC CARR  (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 OSPREY (A Dalton)

WENT VALLEYNorton Common Bridleway – 6 Golden Plover (flying SE over junction of A19 and Norton Common Road), 1 Kingfisher, 1-2 Green Woodpecker. Plus a light passage south of Swallows and Skylarks (David Franklin)

All above entered on Birdtrack

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LOCAL – Weather: mainly overcast until early morning, giving way to a mainly bright and sunny day with some scattered cloud, dry throughout. Visibility: Excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: +18.5° to +10.9°C. Wind: moderate/strong until late afternoon gusting 39mph through this period; then very light through the evening; variable in direction but wholly from within the SW quarter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1013hPa falling to 1009hPa by early morning; then rising to 1010hPa by late morning; falling to 1009hPa by mid-afternoon then rising to end the day on 1011hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW cold front moved E during the early hours.

MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
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