November 28, 2016


Sunday 27th November 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 1j WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE left towards Edderthorpe; 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 KNOT, 32 Goosander, 45r Cormorant, 7 Little Egret, 1 Barn Owl, 3 BEARDED TIT, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1p Stonechat, c.10000 Starling left roost this morning (Barnsley BSG, John Law and Jeff Wragg per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell 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 VALLEYAldwarke SF (SK4494) – 1 Grey Wagtail, 1f Kestrel, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Buzzard, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Moorhen, 3 Teal, 17 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 1 Reed Bunting, 1p Mute Swan (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. (SK4995) – 2 Barn Owl, 1c Tawny Owl, 8 Mallard, 6 Black-headed Gull, 1m Sparrowhawk (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 240 Black-headed Gull (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 21 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 10 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 10 Mute Swan, 37 Pink-footed Goose W @9:18am; 1f Wigeon, 1m Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 42 Tufted Duck, 1 r/h Goosander dep S; 2 Water Rail, 80+ Black-headed Gull, 7 Herring Gull, 40 Skylark, 19 Robin, 37 Redwing, 17 Fieldfare, 37 Blackbird, 1 Goldcrest, 8+ Long-tailed Tit, 14 Jackdaw, 4 Rook N, 5 House Sparrow, 4 Tree Sparrow, 15 Chaffinch, 12 Lesser Redpoll, 60+ Goldfinch, 9 Bullfinch, 1 Buzzard (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 5 WHOOPER SWAN, 500+ Pink-footed Geese, 1 Goldeneye, 25 Curlew, 3 WOODCOCK, 1 ad/m PEREGRINE, 2 Stonechat, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Tree Sparrow (Col Neale, Andy Marshall & John Wozencroft). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 47 Pink-footed Geese SW at 12.30; 3 Shelduck, 4 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 15 Golden Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Snipe, 1 Jay, 1 WILLOW TIT (Jenny Kingsland and Mark Roberts). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

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LOCALWeather: overcast/cloudy but dry throughout. Visibility: mainly poor/moderate until 5.00am; good/very good thereafter. Temperatures: +3.3° to +7.7°C. Wind: very light throughout; N/NNW/NE until 11.00am; then variable from within NE quarter thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1024hPa and rising through much of the day to end on 1029hPa. Fronts etc.: a NNW/SE occlusion moved SW over the District during the late morning/early afternoon.



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