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Saturday 31st December 2016

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A very happy and a great birding 2017 to all contributors and readers of Doncaster Birding

BIRD REPORTS

ADWICK-LE-STREET SEWAGE WORKS – 1 Little Egret and 1 MERLIN (Dave Carroll)

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Little Egret, 1 Stonechat, 3 Grey Partridge, 210 Greylag Geese, 60 Canada Geese, 138 Lapwing, 50 Wigeon, 29 Teal, 2 Skylark, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker (Per today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY Old Moor (SE4302) – 20 Little Grebe, 740 Teal, 645 Wigeon, 440 Gadwall, 110 Shoveler, 3 Shelduck, 3 PINTAIL, 65 Tufted Duck, 32 Pochard, 9 Goldeneye, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 BEARDED TIT, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2 Stonechat (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 1m Kestrel, 4+ Herring Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6+ Fieldfare, 8+ Blackbird, 5+ Bullfinch, 4+ Linnet, 10+ Goldfinch, 1m Chaffinch, 2 Treecreeper (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSilver Wood (SK4893) – 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1s Song Thrush, 1 Grey Heron, 50+ House Sparrow (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1m Pochard, 10 Tufted Duck, 3 Gadwall, 1a Great Black-backed Gull SW, 1 WOODCOCK, c.100 Fieldfare, 8 Skylark, c.15 Yellowhammer, 4 Pied Wagtail, 20 Meadow Pipit, 4 Mistle Thrush, 1 Lapwing N, 5 Jackdaw E, 3 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 1 PEREGRINE N @ 10.40; 4 Grey Partridge, 2 Jay, c.60 Goldfinch, 7 Rook, 20+ Carrion Crow (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 22 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, c.140 Greylag Geese, 7 Gadwall, 3 Wigeon, 4 Pochard, 41 Tufted Duck, 2 Water Rail, 160+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 9 Herring Gull (7W); 24 (1s) Dunnock, 22 Robin, 3 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 27 Blackbird, 1 Goldcrest, 15 Lesser Redpoll, 10 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 70 Curlew, 90 Fieldfare, 1 Goosander, 9 Grey Partridge, 4 Kestrel, 9+ Lesser Redpoll, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 PEREGRINE, c.200 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Stonechat, 7 WHOOPER SWAN (Daz Watson, Col Neale, Andy Marshall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) -1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard and c.8000 Starling – went to roost at Huxter Well Marsh at 4.30pm (Sue and Roger Bird). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies through the early hours and cloudy/overcast thereafter, dry throughout. Visibility: moderate until 11am; then good/very good thereafter. Temperatures: +3,8° to +8.7°C. Wind: mainly light; SSW/SW throughout. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1031hPa-1021hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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MOON PHASE – New.
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