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Monday 23rd January 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 7 Mute Swan, 62 Tufted Duck, 32 Shoveler, 21 Mallard, 14 Teal, 11 Pochard, 3 Goosander, 3 GOLDENEYE, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 191 Coot, 27 BH Gull and 16 Common Gull. Also present were 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Snipe and a flock of 6+ Long Tailed Tit (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 2 Shelduck, 58 Wigeon, 58 Shoveler, 42 Gadwall, 28 Teal, 13+ Tufted Duck, 11 Pochard, 5 Common Gull, 2 LBB Gull and 1a MEDITERRANEAN GULL (John Seevior per Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 9 Shelduck, 3 GOLDENEYE, 7 Goosander, 1 Buzzard. 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1f Stonechat, 2 BEARDED TIT (Per today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – 1s Song Thrush, a calling Green Woodpecker, 1 Buzzard, 1 Jay, c30 Redpoll and c25 Goldfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Shelduck, 240+ Wigeon, 31 Teal, 3 Gadwall, 2 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 128 Lapwing, c60 Golden Plover, 96 BH Gull, 6 Common Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 8 Pied Wagtail, 6+ Linnet and c10 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY KilnhurstOld Denaby pasture/River Don – 1 PEREGRINE and 1 Pink-footed Goose (Paul Gould)

DON VALLEYSprotbroughChestnut Grove – 20 WAXWING briefly early afternoon before flying towards Don Gorge (Tina Langford)

                                                                                                              Waxwings in Sprotbrough today © Tina Langford 2017

IDLE VALLEYGringley on the HillNorth of Beacon Hill – 1 MERLIN (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-SIGHTINGS)

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but bright until mid-afternoon then overcast until early evening before gradually clearing skies then clear skies from mid-evening onwards. A heavy frost during the early hours and morning with 99% ice cover on most lakes, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly poor/moderate, occasionally very poor especially during the early hours and early morning with patchy fog. Temperatures: +1.7°C to –2.4°C to +3.9°C to +1.9°C to +3.3°C to 1.2°C to +2.1°C. Wind: very light throughout; variable in direction mainly from within SW quarter, occasionally NW during the early hours. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1027hPa-1028hPa-1026 hPa-1027hPa-1026hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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