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Sunday 22nd January 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

BLAXTONBank End Road, NOTTS (SE705003 Notts) – 150+ Curlew (Col Neale)

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, 2 Pink-footed Geese, 330 Greylag Geese, 65 Canada Geese, 2 Little Egret, 20 Fieldfare, 1 Little Owl, 1 Stonechat. 2 Kingfisher, 2 Shelduck, c.90 Lapwing, 1 Green Woodpecker (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 3 Mute Swan, 3 GOLDENEYE, 1p Stonechat, 1 Goldcrest, 1m BEARDED TIT, 1f BRAMBLING, 1p Bullfinch (Per today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYRawmarshHaugh Road Cemetery/Monkwood Road (SK4396) – 3 WAXWING briefly 1pm (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, 43 Greylag Geese, 2m Gadwall, 3 Wigeon, 1m Pochard, 26 Tufted Duck, 1 Kestrel, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 1 Golden Plover E, 150+ Lapwing, 150+ Black-headed Gull, 16 Herring Gull, 1000+ Woodpigeon, 2 Kingfisher, 1y Green Woodpecker, 14 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Bullfinch, 8 Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 4 WHOOPER SWAN, 1m PINTAIL, 2 GOLDENEYE, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL (Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG).

IDLE VALLEYGringley Carr (SK6993W) – 2 Little Egret (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-SIGHTINGS)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 8 Shelduck, c40 Pochard, 2 Aythya hybrid, 1+ BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1i/m MARSH HARRIER, 1 WOODCOCK, 9 Snipe, Larus hybrid – presumed 2nd-winter Glaucous x Herring Gull; 1 Kingfisher, 1 Coal Tit, 2 WILLOW TIT, 3s CETTI’S WARBLER, 1f Stonechat, 13 Bullfinch, 3 Siskin (Richard Scott, Jenny Kingsland, KD). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

The hybrid Glaucous x Herring Gull © R J Scott 2017

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with some cloud during the late afternoon/early evening, with frost during early hours/morning and again in the evening. Visibility: mainly moderate, occasionally poor/very poor. Temperatures: +0.5°C to -2.7°C to -1.0°C to -3.0°C to +3.0°C to 1.8°C. Wind: very light throughout; variable in direction ranging from SE to SW. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1025hPa-1027hPa-1026 hPa-1027hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office


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