October 24, 2016


Monday 24th October 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Peregrine, 3 Little Egret, 1 Little Owl, 1 Goldcrest, 7 Grey Partridge (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 11 (4j) Mute Swan, 9 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 47 Tufted Duck, 5 Pochard, 17 Common Gull, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Stonechat (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 45 Cormorant, 7 Little Egret, c.4000r Starling, 1 BITTERN, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Shelduck, 1 PINTAIL, 4 BEARDED TIT, 1p Stonechat, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2 Water Rail (RSPB_Old Moor, Chris Harris and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wath Golf Club – 7 Yellowhammer (Paul Gould per Twitter)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 10 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 8 Mute Swan, 70 Tufted Duck, 1 Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, 18 Moorhen, 140 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 13 (7s) Wren, 20 Dunnock, 25 (12s) Robin, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, 7 Fieldfare N, 13 Blackbird, 2 Goldcrest, 8+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Siskin W, 11 Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 52 Curlew, 9 Dunlin, c.100 Fieldfare, 2 Goldeneye, 1 GREY PLOVER N, 1 JACK SNIPE, 300+ Pink-footed Geese, 1 Snipe, 3 Stonechat, 4 Water Rail, 13 Whooper Swan (Chip Rhodes and John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

IDLE VALLEYIdle WashlandsSlaynes Lane/Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 5 Dunlin, 7 Redshank, 2 RUFF and c.20 Snipe and 32 Golden Plover (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-SIGHTINGS)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 96 Golden Plover and 1 WILLOW TIT (Mark Roberts). 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 but bright with some sunny spells and occasional overcast intervals, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good, occasionally prolonged periods of good, and briefly excellent. Temperatures: +5.9° to +11.8°C. Wind: very light throughout, NNE/NE throughout. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1014hPa and rising through much of the day to end on 1019hPa. Fronts etc.: none.



MOON PHASE – third quarter.
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