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BRODSWORTH COMMUNITY WOODLAND – 2 Goldcrest, 2 Grey Partridge,  2 Jay, 10+ Long-tailed Tit, 15 Meadow Pipit (Chris Robinson)

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 40+ Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck 5 on R Dearne; 5 Grey Partridge, 1 Dunlin, 44 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 1f PINTAIL, 14 Shoveler, 7 Gadwall, 120+ Wigeon, 90+ Teal, 4 Common Gull, 4 LBB Gull, c.50 Redwing, c.40 Fieldfare, 3 Buzzard, 1 Little Egret E, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker (Gary Stones and Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 193 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag Geese, 4 Pochard, 1p Goldeneye, 2 Dunlin, 2 Mute Swan, 42 Shoveler, c.40 Lapwing, (Michael Rushton per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 5 PINTAIL, 5 Shelduck, 1j GC Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 4 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1f Kestrel, 2 Barn Owl, 7 Goosander, 1f Goldeneye, 1 Buzzard, 40r Cormorant, 30 Golden Plover, 16 Dunlin, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2+ Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 1 WILLOW TIT (Barnsley BSG, Jeff Wragg and Ian Butler per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Water Rail, 2 Moorhen, 30+ Black-headed Gull, 100+ Redwing, 50+ Fieldfare, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 WILLOW TIT, 2 Goldcrest (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSilver Wood (SK4893) – 1 WOODCOCK, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jay, 50 Fieldfare, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Grey Wagtail (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 4m Pochard, 16 Tufted Duck, 6 Shoveler, 30 Coot, 1p Mute Swan, c.50 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull N, 8 Reed Bunting, 12 Meadow Pipit, 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 Kestrel, 2 Grey Partridge, 60 Goldfinch, 11 Fieldfare, 6 Bullfinch, c.15 Long-tailed Tit, 1 WOODCOCK (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThorpe Marsh (SE5909Z) –1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Kingfisher, 60+ Redwing, 12 Fieldfare  (Neil Shaw)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 BEWICK’S SWAN, 6 Curlew, 30+ Fieldfare, 2 Kestrel, 3 Pink-footed Geese, 99 WHOOPER SWAN (Col Neale and Daz Watson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 540 Greylag Geese, 29 Canada Geese, 1 Bar-headed Goose (escape), 2 Shelduck, 43 Wigeon, Aythya hybrid drake Pochard x Tufted Duck; 1+ BITTERN, 1 Little Egret, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Dunlin, 5 Snipe, 32 Herring Gull, 17 Great Black-backed Gull NW, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 MARSH TIT, 1s Mistle Thrush, c.10 Redpoll (R J Scott, AF, D Carroll, S Bury). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEYSouthfield Res (SE6519) – 104 Wigeon, 35 Pochard, 2i SCAUP, 3 Dunlin, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 BRAMBLING E (Adrian Scutt)

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LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with some heavy rain during the early hours and morning, with some very light rain during the afternoon. Visibility: moderate/good until 5am; then mainly very good, occasionally moderate and excellent until 8pm; moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +6.1° to +0.7°C. Wind: very light, then light, then moderate; variable in direction but wholly from within the NE quarter until 11am; then light/very light and variable in direction but wholly from within the NW quarter until 9pm. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 993hPa and falling to 982hPa by 9am; then rising thereafter to end the day on 997hPa. Fronts etc.: a frontal system wrapped around a depression moved E over the District during the early hours and morning.



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