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Saturday 21st January 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYDenaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – c.180 Pink-footed Geese SE @ 9.20am (Ken Foundation)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 3 GOLDENEYE, 26r Goosander, 48r Cormorant, 11r Little Egret (new January record for the site), 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 4 BEARDED TIT, 4000+r Starling, 1f BRAMBLING (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEYSilver Wood (SK4893) – 1 ‘y’ Green Woodpecker, 1s Song Thrush, 2 Grey Heron (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 SHORT-EARED OWL, 1 Siskin, 2m Pochard, 1p Gadwall, 1c Little Grebe, 3 Snipe, 1 JACK SNIPE, 1s Mistle Thrush, 8 Fieldfare, 1 ‘y’ Green Woodpecker (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 16 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 16 Mute Swan, 49 Greylag Goose, 46 BARNACLE GEESE of unknown origin, 3 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 3 Pochard, 24 Tufted Duck, 1 i/m SCAUP, 1m Goosander, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 23 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 ‘y’ Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1s Song Thrush, 2 (1s+1W) Mistle Thrush, 1 Goldcrest (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors – 2 WHOOPER SWAN, 1m HEN HARRIER, 1 PEREGRINE and 2 JACK SNIPE (Mark Lynes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEYMissonSlaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – c.25 BARNACLE GEESE NW @ 8am (perhaps part of the 46 at Thrybergh CP); 1 r-t. HEN HARRIER (Tony Elliott per Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 6 Shelduck, 1+ BITTERN, 8r Little Egret (3 left SE early morning); 1 i/m MARSH HARRIER, 1 Water Rail, 150 Lapwing, 7 Snipe, 18 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 615+ Herring Gull, 1 (2cy) CASPIAN GULL arrived at 4pm (RJS); 140+ Great Black-backed Gull, 2 WILLOW TIT, 4s CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Treecreeper, 2s Mistle Thrush, 2 Lesser Redpoll BUFFER AREA – 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1s Mistle Thrush (Richard Scott, Alan Marshall and Michael Bird). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

The 2cy CASPIAN GULL at Potteric today © R J Scott 2016

SKELBROOKEFields by village (SE5012) – 2j GLAUCOUS GULL. (Ryan McClarence per Twitter).

TORNE VALLEYRossingtonRiver Torne – 2 Little Egret (Justin Parker per Twitter)

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast and damp, with very light misty rain through much of the day. Visibility: poor/moderate through the early hours; then good, occasionally very good and excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +0.9°C to +1.4°C to +1.0°C to +4.4°C to +2.8°C. Wind: very light throughout; variable in direction but mainly from the SE quarter, occasionally ENE. Surface pressure: 1033hPa-1026hPa. Fronts etc.: a slow moving N/E mixed front moved NE over the District during the afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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