Tuesday 27th December 2016

BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 4 Goosander, 28 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Sparrowhawk (Paul Gould and Keith Saunders per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Upon Dearne to Bolton Ings – 2 Goldcrest and 6 Redpoll on the TPT. 1 Redshank, 1 Little Egret, 8 Goosander, 2 Grey Wagtail and 1m Goldeneye all on the river (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 22 Goosander, 44 Cormorant, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Pochard, 4 Snipe, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Stonechat, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2 BEARDED TIT (Paul Gould and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 2 Gadwall, 2+ Teal, 1 Moorhen, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 16 Magpie, 30+ Jackdaw, 6+ Carrion Crow, 10+ Bullfinch, 20 Goldfinch, 1 Treecreeper, 15+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4+ Fieldfare, 3 Redwing (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 11 Pochard (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 25 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 33 Tufted Duck, 2 Water Rail, 4m Pheasant, 150+ Woodpigeon, 150+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Grey Wagtail, 14 Wren, 23 Dunnock, 28 Robin, 32 Blackbird, 14+ Long-tailed Tit, 10+ Lesser Redpoll, 2+ Tree Sparrow (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 Barn Owl, 2 BEWICK’S SWAN, 3 Brambling, 30+ Fieldfare, 168 Golden Plover, 3 Goosander, 2 HEN HARRIER, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Little Egret, 1 MERLIN, c.200 Pink-footed Geese, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL, 3 Stonechat, 1 Water Rail, 160 WHOOPER SWAN (Col Neale, Andy Marshall, Chip Rhodes, Daz Watson and Mark Paine). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 4 Shelduck, 66 Wigeon, 218 Teal, 59 Shoveler, 2 BITTERN, 5 Little Egret, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 7 Common Gull – pre roost; 35 Lesser Black-backed Gull – roosting; c.200 Herring Gull, 70 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Goldcrest, 2 WILLOW TIT, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF – Access Track during the morning; 6-7000 Starling to roost 4.30pm on the Lagoon; 2 Stonechat, 30 Goldfinch, 21 Bullfinch. BUFFER AREA: 1 Water Rail, c.100 Jackdaw – roost (Sue Bird, Roger Bird, Adrian Andruchiw, Richard Scott, Steve Furber, NN, Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly good, occasionally very good and moderate. Temperatures: +0.0° to +4.2°C. Wind: very light throughout, variable in direction but wholly from within the SW quarter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1038hPa-1044hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
Crown copyright 2016, the Met Office


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