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Wednesday 23rd November 2016

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THURSDAY 24TH 7:15pm DDOS MEETING AT PARKLANDS SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB, OFF WHEATLEY HALL RD, DONCASTER DN2 4LT. SPEAKER: GRAHAM CATLEY ON ALBERTA, CANADA. £3.00 FOR NON-MEMBERS,

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET E @ 09.00. Also 3 WHOOPER SWAN S (Malc Gough per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 4 Mute Swan, 8 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 1m Goosander, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 135 Coot and 10 Common Gull. Also present were 4 Jay, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher and c.50 Redwing (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 75 Shoveler, 30+ Teal, 25 GadwalL, 17 Mallard, 9 Wigeon, 9 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 1m Goldeneye, 1 PINTAIL, 15 Cormorant, 2 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull. (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 53 Pink-footed Geese W, 2m PINTAIL, 45 Shoveler, 525 Teal, 3 Goldeneye, 11r Goosander, 3 Little Egret, 3+ Sparrowhawk, 250 Golden Plover, 12 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 2 Stonechat, 1 BLACKCAP, 2+ BEARDED TIT, 1 WILLOW TIT, 12 WAXWING SW @ 11:15am (Paul Gould and Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 5 Mute Swan, 162 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 147 Teal, 25 Wigeon, 1 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 9 Moorhen, 81 Golden Plover, 41 Lapwing, 8 Snipe, 32 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Pied Wagtail, 20+ Redwing and 1 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYConisbrough Viaduct (SK5198)  –  1 GREAT WHITE EGRET E @ 9.18am (Rob Harker)

DON VALLEY – Kilnhurst Ings (SK4596) – 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Wigeon, 30+ Lapwing, 2 Goldcrest  (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSprotbrough Flash – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET E @ 9:30am (Chris Johnson and Ray Thorneycroft)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 16 WHOOPER SWAN, 500+ Pink-footed Geese, 25 Shoveler, 2 PEREGRINE, 3 Dunlin (John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE VALLEYGringley Carr (SK6993W) – 1a/m MARSH HARRIER, 20 Pink-footed Geese E and c.200 Linnet (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-SIGHTINGS)

IDLE VALLEYHagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – c20 Tree Sparrow (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEYNewington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 1 Pink-footed Goose, 20 Redshank, 1 Dunlin (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEYMissonSlaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET W @ 10:30am; 1 cc MARSH HARRIER and 1 PEREGRINE (Steve Furber)

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: a mixture of overcast skies with some rain during the early hours and cloudy with sunny intervals. Visibility: poor, moderate and occasionally very poor until mid-morning; then very good, excellent occasionally good thereafter. Temperatures: +3.0° to +8.6°C. Wind: very light mainly NNW, NW, occasionally WNW until 10am; then light and mainly NE occasionally NNE thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1012hPa and rising throughout the day to end on 1025hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW occlusion moved off NE during the afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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MOON PHASE – Third quarter

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