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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Little Egret, 150+ Redwing (Justin Carr, Danny Fardell and Chris Robinson)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) –2 Mute Swan, c70 Mallard, 57 Tufted Duck, 11 Shoveler, 10 Pochard, 8 Goosander, 2 Teal, 2f Goldeneye, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 212 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 28 BH Gull and 12 Common Gull. Also present were 4 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 1 Song Thrush and 3 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) –2 Mute Swan, 55+ Shoveler, 45 Wigeon, 13 Gadwall, 12 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 2 Pochard, 5 Cormorant, 4 Moorhen, 50+ Golden Plover, 40+ Lapwing, 18 Snipe, 2 JACK SNIPE, 123 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Red Legged Partridge, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Stonechat (Alan Whitehouse via today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Jeff Wragg per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) –1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 3 PINTAIL, 12 Goosander, 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 2 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 3 Snipe, 1 JACK SNIPE, 1 Common Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 1 WILLOW TIT, 1 Carrion Crow, c.3000r Starling, 3m Bullfinch (per today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS and Paul Gould per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan over, 15 Wigeon, 2 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 3 Moorhen, 25 Lapwing, 56 BH Gull and c40 Redwing (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYKirk Sandall Sewage Treatment Works – 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 HARRIS’ HAWK (Rich Collis)

DON VALLEYSilver Wood (SK4893) – 1 Grey Wagtail over (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSprotbroughNorthfield Road – 1 Goldcrest (Justin Carr)

DON VALLEYSprotbroughChestnut Grove – 1 Grey Wagtail over (Justin Carr, Danny Fardell and Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 6 BEWICK’S SWAN, 167 WHOOPER SWAN, c.250 Pink-footed Geese, 75 Golden Plover, 17 Curlew (John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Sparrowhawk, c.10,000r Starling (Richard Scott). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEYSouthfield Res (SE6519) – 3 Shelduck, 359 Wigeon, 670+ Mallard, 120 Teal, 3i SCAUP, 13 Goosander, 1 Water Rail, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Dunlin, 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 500+ Fieldfare, 150+ Redwing, 70+ Tree Sparrow (Adrian Scutt)

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WEATHER REPORT

No full weather report as my Broadband was down so had no access to Met Office website, but generally very cold with many water areas frozen but warming slightly by late morning and clear skies with a light WNW wind, dry throughout.


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