September 30, 2016


Friday 30th September 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Little Egret (Tina Langford)

DEARNE VALLEYDenaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5900A and SK5199E)1 Kingfisher, 3 Little Egret, 3 Snipe (Tina Langford)

DEARNE VALLEY Harlington – 1 Grey Wagtail (Tina Langford)

DEARNE VALLEYMexbrough North Ings (SE4802) – 1 Stonechat (Tina Langford)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 1 Song Thrush, 2 Kingfisher, 1m+1f Pochard, 8 Green Sandpiper, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Little Egret, 3 Snipe, 3 Ruff, 7 Dunlin, 84 Golden Plover (Paul Gould per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 1 Greenshank, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Ruff, 7 Golden Plover, 7 Dunlin, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Chris Harris per Twitter)

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. (SK4995) – 8 House Martin over, 2 Buzzard, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Jay, 7 Jackdaw, 12 Teal, 8 Mallard, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Wren, c.20 Lesser Black-backed Gull over (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – c.90 Skylark S (07.30-10.40); 35 Meadow Pipit S/SW (07.30-10.40); 6 Siskin SW, 46 Canada Goose – 46 depd S at 06.50; 3 Little Grebe, 1 Snipe, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull S, 2s Chiffchaff, 1 Sparrowhawk (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000)  – 2 Blackcap, 2 Chaffinch S, 15 Chiffchaff, 23+ Dunlin, c.25 Goldcrest, 9 Goldfinch S, 1 LONG-EARED OWL, 182 Meadow Pipit S, 1 Peregrine, 2 Pink-footed Geese, 11+ Ringed Plover, 83 Skylark S, 3 Snipe, 6 Stonechat, 5 Swallow S, 1 Tree Sparrow S (Mark Paine and Col Neale)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 BITTERN, 1 Little Egret, 2+cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, c.10 Buzzard, 1 OSPREY, 2 Kestrel, 1+j HOBBY, 1c Water Rail, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sndpiper, 6 Snipe, 1 Stock Dove over; 2 Kingfisher, 1+ Goldcrest, 2+ WILLOW TIT, 31 Swallow S, 12+ House martin (2 E and 1+ over), 7+ CETTI’S WARBLER, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 7 Meadow Pipit, 2 Song Thrush, 40 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin over (S Bird, R Bird, NN, L J Degnan, A Dalton, R J Scott, AS). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SKELBROOKE Fields SE of village+ flooded quarry (SE5111) – 1 Blackcap,  2 Chiffchaff, 1 Golden Plover, 1p+1m Grey Partridge, c.45 Lapwing, 21 Linnet, 1 Little Grebe, c.140 Mallard, 2 Mistle Thrush,  c.60 Stock Dove, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson)

WENT VALLEYSouthfield Res (SE6519)Early morning to 13:30 – 90 Meadow Pipit S, 6 Siskin S, 17 Skylark S, 29 Swallow S, 1 Grey Wagtail S, 11 Goldfinch S, 23 Linnet S and small numbers of other finches and Pied Wagtail S (Adrian Scutt)

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

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LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies until late morning, then mainly clear with scattered clouds, occasionally overcast thereafter, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good/Excellent occasionally good. Temperatures: +7.6° to +16.4°C. Wind: very light/light throughout; mainly SW/WSW occasionally SW/SSW/W. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1011hPa falling through most of the day to end the day on 1009hPa. Fronts etc.: none.


3009mapMOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
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