October 23, 2016


Sunday 23rd October 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 Little Egret, 15 Shoveler, 43 Wigeon, 77 Teal, 378 Lapwing, 21 Snipe, 5 Dunlin, 3 Common Gull, 5 Grey Partridge, 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 1f Stonechat (Nigel smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 51r Cormorant, 2 Black Tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail, 2 Stonechat, 1 ROCK PIPIT, 1 BRAMBLING over, 5 Little Egret (4r), 2 RUFF, 2 Redshank, 7+ BEARDED TIT, c.40 Lesser Redpoll, 1 COMMON (Mealy) REDPOLL (Nigel Smith and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. (SK4995) – 30+ Redwing, 4 Teal (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 7 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 8 Mute Swan, 2 Wigeon, 1m Pochard, 50 Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, 16 Moorhen, 85 Coot, 28 Lapwing, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 1a Common Gull, 22 Skylark, 7 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 13 Wren, 17 Dunnock, 28 Robin, 9 Redwing, 14 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Rook, 10 Carrion Crow, 39 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin, 10 Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 7 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IDLE VALLEYGringley Carr (SK6993W) – 13 Whooper Swan, 1 RED KITE and MERLIN (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Shelduck, 63 Wigeon, 304 Teal, 125 Shoveler, 2 BITTERN, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 93 Golden Plover, 5 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Jay, 18 Jackdaw, 12 Goldcrest, 1 Coal Tit, 27 Skylark mainly N; 6 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Treecreeper, 35 Fieldfare mainly N; c.80 Redwing, 3 Pied wagtail over, 10 Meadow Pipit, 3 Redpoll over, c.50 Goldfinch, 11 Siskin, c.20 Reed Bunting (Richard Scott, Adrian Andruchiw). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

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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LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy with occasional sunny and overcast spells, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, with a prolonged period of good/moderate during the early hours only. Temperatures: +11.3° to +5.3°C. Wind: mainly very light, occasionally light (late morning/early afternoon); variable in direction, but wholly from within the NE quarter, mainly ENE/NE/NNE occasionally E. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1016hPa and falling through much of the day to end on 1014hPa. Fronts etc.: none though the District was lying between an occlusion to both the N and S during the latter part of the day.



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

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