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Saturday 1st October 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 6 Wigeon, 2 Buzzard, 7 Grey Partridge, 1 Peregrine, 2 Little Owl, 3 Little Egret, 1 Golden Plover, 100+ Lapwing, 3 Stonechat (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 3 Mute Swan 31 Greylags 1 Pochard 8 Cormorant 5 Little Egret, 23 Little Grebe 3 GC Grebe 1 Kingfisher (Martin Wells per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 44 Pink-footed Geese (42W and 2NE), 1 Peregrine, 1120 Lapwing, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ringer Plover, 16 Dunlin, 4 RUFF, 7 Black Tailed Godwit, 374 Golden Plover, 20 Snipe (Barnsley Birders and Chris Harris per Twitter)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 7 Little Grebe, c.50 Pink-footed Geese W @ 09:55am (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 10 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant, c.50 Canada Goose, 62 Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 160+ Lapwing, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull S, 10 Skylark (6S); 8 Meadow Pipit, 18 Dunnock, 34 (13s) Robin, 4 (1s) Chiffchaff, 12+ Long-tailed Tit, 18 Magpie, 2 Jay, 1 Siskin S, 10 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 moulting adult AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER (JW, DH, CN), 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 CRANE, 2j CURLEW SANDPIPER, 22 Dunlin, 13 Golden Plover, GREY PLOVER (ho), 1 HEN HARRIER, 1+ HOBBY, 35+ Lesser Redpoll, 4+ MARSH HARRIER, 1 Peregrine, 7 Pink-footed Geese, 6 Pochard, 28 Ringed Plover, 6 Shoveler, 1 Snipe, 4 Stonechat, 1 TWITE over (DH) (J Wozencroft, C Neale, D Hursthouse, M Paine, M Lynes, C Robinson, T Langford et al ) For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 33 Wigeon, 250 Teal, 180 Shoveler, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 45 Pochard, 2 BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 2+ Buzzard, 3 MARSH HARRIER, 3 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail, 15+ Golden Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 5 Snipe, 3 Common Gull over, 1 Collared Dove over, 2+ Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Coal Tit, 2 WILLOW TIT, 15 Swallow S, 1 House Martin S, 9 CETTI’S WARBLER, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Pied Wagtail over, 2 Meadow Pipit over, 2 Greenfinch over, 50+ Goldfinch, 2 Siskin over (M Roberts, M A Bird, K Lynes, R J Scott and T Langford). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

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 overcast, some very light rain showers during the late afternoon and early evening. Visibility: good/moderate until 07:00am otherwise mainly very good/excellent occasionally good and very poor. Temperatures: +5.7° to +15.5°C. Wind: very light and variable in direction but wholly from within the eastern half of the compass until early evening then W, WNW, N and NNW thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1009hPa falling through much of the day to 1005hPa by late afternoon; then rising to end the day on 1008hPa. Fronts etc.: two NW/SW occlusions moved E over the District through the course of the day.


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