December 22, 2016


Wednesday 21st December 2016

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(Former) BULLCROFT COLLIERY TIP – 1 Barn Owl, 1 Sparrowhawk (Chris Robinson)

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – c.150 Wigeon, 50 Teal, 8 Shoveler, 2 Goosander, 80 Lapwing, 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, Greylag Geese (P), 7 Grey Partridge (Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 2 Goldeneye, 41 Goosander, 1 JACK SNIPE (Paul Gould and Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – c.50 Common Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c.200 Herring Gull, 7 Great Black-backed Gull (Richard Scott)

DON VALLEYArksey Ings (SE593061) – c.30 BH Gull, 4 Canada Geese, 18 Common Gull NE, 7 Gadwall, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron, 15 Greylag Geese, 27 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 59 Teal, 63 Wigeon (Chris Robinson)

HAMPOLE TIP AREA (SE4911 and SE5011) – 1 RED KITE over (Jonathan Holliday per Twitter)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER (JB), 1 WILLOW TIT, 1 MARSH TIT, 1 SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF (Per Andy Dalton). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG and Idlebirder per Twitter.

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LOCALWeather: overcast/cloudy until mid-morning then clear skies with sunshine through the daylight hours and through the evening; occasional showers during the early hours and morning. Visibility: very good throughout the morning, otherwise good. Temperatures: +3.9° to +8.6°C. Wind: mainly light turning very light by evening; mainly SW/SSW occasionally S during early hours. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1015hPa-1012hPa-1021hPa. Fronts etc.: a N/SSW cold front moved SE over the District during the early hours/early morning; followed by a N/SW occlusion during the afternoon.



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