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Tuesday 29th November 2016

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag Geese, 50 Tufted Duck, 25 Mallard, 12 Teal, 6 Pochard, 4 male Goosander, 4 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 1 female Goldeneye, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 BITTERN, 141 Coot, 26 BH Gull and 16 Common Gull. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 48 Lapwing, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Jay, c150 Redwing, 20+ Fieldfare, 1 Greenfinch and 6 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 76 Greylag, 60+ Teal, 55+ Shoveler, 50+ Wigeon, 30+ Gadwall, 25 Mallard, 10+ Tufted Duck, 8+ Cormorant, 3 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 200+Redwing and 20+ Fieldfare (John Seevior per Alan Whitehouse via today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1j EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 9 Goosander, c.40 Golden Plover, 1m Stonechat (Peter Walsh per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 235 Canada Geese, skein of c40 Greylag NW at 8.40am, 101 Wigeon, 46 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Shoveler, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Moorhen, 19 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 83 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull and 100+ Redwing. K. Fisher had a Kingfisher and c20 Fieldfare along the R.Dove and a JACK SNIPE on the Corner Pond (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Denaby Common (SK4698) – 4 Snipe, 50 Greylag Geese, 45 Canada Geese, 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Cormorant, 2 Lapwing, 50+ Carrion Crow, 55 Starling, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Common Gull (Paul Gould per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 25 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 12 Greylag Geese left N; 52 Canada Goose, 2 Wigeon, 2m Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 5 Pochard, 103 Tufted Duck, 1 Kestrel, 1c Grey Partridge, 1 Water Rail, 100+ Lapwing, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 200+ Woodpigeon, 1c Green Woodpecker, 14 Wren, 19 Dunnock, 22 Robin, 80+ Redwing, 9 Fieldfare, 61 Blackbird, 1 Goldcrest, 10+ Long-tailed Tit, 4+ Tree Sparrow, 14 Chaffinch, 37 Lesser Redpoll, 14 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1p Stonechat, 2 WOODCOCK (Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE VALLEY – Gringley Carr (SK6993W) – 1m HEN HARRIER (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-SIGHTINGS)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 14 Mute Swan, 9 Pink-footed Geese, 350+ Greylag Geese, 2 Shelduck, 40+ Wigeon, 60+ Gadwall, 200+ Teal, 24 Mallard, 110+ Shoveler, 18 Pochard, 24 Tufted Duck, 17 Cormorant, 2 BITTERN, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 5 Water Rail, 8 Moorhen, 116 Coot, 90+ Lapwing, 6 Snipe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 8 Goldcrest, 1s CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Chiffchaff, c.20,000r Starling, 1 Stonechat, 2 Pied Wagtail, 16 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush (Keith Lynes, Sue Bird, Dave Carroll, Andy Duncan, Richard Scott, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 26 Great Crested Grebe, 254 Wigeon, 595 Mallard, 59 Teal, 3i SCAUP, 2m Goldeneye, 12 Goosander, 2 Little Egret, 8 Snipe and 1 Tawny Owl (Adrian Scutt)

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: clear skies and dry throughout with a heavy frost. Visibility: variable mainly very poor/poor until mid-morning, then mainly good thereafter. Temperatures: -3.7° to +4.2°C. Wind: very light throughout; variable in direction from within the SE quarter until 6.00am; then mainly from within the SW quarter thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1035/1034hPa throughout. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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