October 23, 2016

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Saturday 22nd October 2016

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BIRD REPORTS

ADWICK-LE-STREET – 100+ Pink-footed Geese W @ 8.55am (Dave Carroll)

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET E (Gary Stones); but no sign at Denaby ings later (Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302)BEARDED TIT (ho); 1 BITTERN, 1+ Kingfisher, 1 JACK SNIPE, 1 Little Egret, 1f Stonechat (Andy Everest and RSPB_Old Moor per Twitter)

DON VALLEY Edenthorpe – 34 Pink-footed Geese W @ 5.25pm (Rich Collis per Twitter)

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. (SK4995) – 3 Moorhen, 11 Teal, 8 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 4 Black-headed Gull, 16 Jackdaw, 1 Jay, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Bullfinch, 20+ Redwing (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY Old Denaby Village – 1 Barn Owl (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 6 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 26 Pink-footed Goose W @ 8.48am, 6 Greylag Goose (5S), 9 Shoveler W @ 9.01am; 44 Tufted Duck, 2 COMMON SCOTER, 2 Water Rail, 29 Lapwing, 80+ Black-headed Gull, 1a Herring Gull, 28 Skylark (6N, 2S); 7 Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 12 Wren, 25 Dunnock, 23 Robin, 21 Redwing, 64+ Fieldfare (c.50S, 14N); 25 Blackbird, 7 Goldcrest, 70+ Goldfinch, 9 Bullfinch (Per today’s (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 8 Fieldfare, 4 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 26 Pink-footed Geese, 30+ Shoveler (Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

IDLE VALLEYIdlestop (SK7195) – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET NE @ 3.15pm (Col Neale)

MISSON BANK DRAIN, NOTTS (Approx 1.5 miles  S of Wroot) – 1 ringtail Harrier sp. (Mark Paine)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Shelduck, 121 Wigeon, 1 BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Water Rail, 42 Golden Plover, 550 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 12 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Jay, 1 Rook, 12 Goldcrest, 1 Coal Tit, 5 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Treecreeper, 5 Fieldfare, 145 Redwing, 2 Grey Wagtail over, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Redpoll, 9 Siskin, 10 Bullfinch, 7 Reed Bunting (Darren Wozencroft, Richard Scott). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

TORNE VALLEYRossington Area – 30+ Fieldfare over in small flocks, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Redpoll with 80+ Linnets, 40+ Skylark (Stuart Churchill per Twitter)

WRITE TO YOUR MP BEFORE 31st OCTOBER 2016

Roger Bird has drawn my attention to the fact that on 31st October 2016 there is a debate in parliament on Hen Harriers and Moorland Issues. Roger and I have emailed our respective MPs asking them to attend the debate and to represent our concerns regarding Driven Grouse shooting and the plight of Hen Harriers.
Doncaster MPs and their email addresses are:
Ed Miliband MP – ed.miliband.mp@parliament.uk
Rosie Winterton – rosie.winterton.mp@parliament.uk
Caroline Flint – caroline.flint.mp@parliament.uk
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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast through the early hours, otherwise mainly cloudy but bright with sunshine, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly good/moderate with a prolonged period of very good from late morning to late afternoon. Temperatures: +5.9° to +11.1°C. Wind: mainly very light, occasionally light (late morning/early afternoon); mainly N, occasionally NNW, NE and NNE. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1020hPa and falling through much of the day to end on 1016hPa. Fronts etc.: an occluded front moved N over the District during the evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

2210mapMOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
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