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Friday 25th November 2016

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 19 Mallard, 17 Tufted Duck, 11 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, 6 Pochard, 1f Goldeneye, 1 Teal, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Goosander, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 122 Coot and 15 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Kestrel, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker and 5 Jay (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) –Two skeins of Pink Footed Geese through west at 8.35 and 9.40am. Also noted were 3 Mute Swan, 60+ Shoveler, 40+ Teal, 30+ Gadwall, 30+ Wigeon, 15+ Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 5 Red Legged Partridge, 7 Cormorant, 4 Moorhen and 1 Sparrowhawk (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 Little Egret, 48 Cormorant, 4 PINTAIL, c.500 Teal, 21 Goosander, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2 Stonechat, 4 Dunlin, 2 Redshank (Barnsley Birders per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 212 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 68 Teal, 64 Wigeon, 3 Goosander, 5 Red Legged Partridge, 7 Moorhen, 139 Golden Plover, 51 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, c100 Redwing, 2 Pied Wagtail and 1 Bullfinch. (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 19 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, 12 Cormorant, 9 Mute Swan, 65 Pink-footed Geese NW @ 10:21; 48 Greylag Geese, 160+ Canada Geese, 2 Wigeon, 9 Pochard, 32 Tufted Duck, 4m Pheasant, 2 Water Rail, 120+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 17 Dunnock, 20 Robin, 66+ Redwing, 90+ Fieldfare, 44 Blackbird, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Rook SE; 3 House Sparrow, 1c BRAMBLING prob. S; 14 Lesser Redpoll (1S); 60+ Goldfinch, 10 Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 110 Pink-footed Geese (96NW@9.18am and 14E@9.52am); 2 Shelduck, 3 Little Egret, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk. 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 6 Water Rail, 8 Snipe, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 1 WILLOW TIT, 1 MARSH TIT, 4 BEARDED TIT, 5 CETTI’S WARBLER, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Redpoll over; c.5 Siskin (R J Scott, S Bird, R Bird, D Carroll, S Bury, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast until mid/late morning; then cloudy with sunny spells for the rest of the daylight hours; clear skies thereafter, dry throughout. Visibility: excellent/very good until 8.00pm, then good/moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +9.1° to +2.7°C. Wind: very light throughout; NE until 8.00am; then a mixture of ENE/NNE and occasionally NE. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1028hPa and falling slowly through most of the day to end on 1025hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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MOON PHASE – Waning crescent
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