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Tuesday 24th January 2017

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BIRD REPORTS 

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) –2 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, 2 Pink-footed Geese, c.300 Greylag Geese, 1 Little Owl, 1 Little Egret, 1 Stonechat, Kingfisher, 160 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 5 Mute Swan, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Mallard, 32 Gadwall, 12 Shoveler, 15 Pochard, 24 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 14 Goosander, 2 GOLDENEYE, 1 Buzzard, 2 WILLOW TIT, 12 Common Gull (John Seevior per Twitter)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 1m PINTAIL, 1 (2cy/m)+1f SCAUP both rare species at this site and 1m+1f Aythya hybrid (Richard Scott)

The Scaup at Doncaster Lakeside this afternoon © R J Scott 2017

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 2 Pochard, 2 Gadwall, c.20 Coot, 1p Mute Swan, 90 Black-headed Gull, 1a Lesser Black-backed Gull, BH Gull, 1 Cormorant N, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Grey Partridge, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL, 2 Jay, 8 (2s) Skylark, 70 Rook, 4 Yellowhammer, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, c.50 Goldfinch, 8 Reed Bunting, 15 Meadow Pipit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 18 Mute Swan, 18 Greylag Geese, 2 Shelduck, 6 Wigeon, 75+ Gadwall, 200+ Teal, 85+ Mallard, 55+ Shoveler, 5 Pochard, 25+ Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorant, 1 BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 150+ Coot, 60+ Lapwing, 7 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Goldcrest, 4 Coal Tit, 2 WILLOW TIT, 2 MARSH TIT, 4 Treecreeper, 2 Stonechat, 1 Pied Wagtail, 11 Bullfinch, 10+ Redpoll, 2 Reed Bunting (Keith Lynes, Sue Bird, Dave Carroll, Sheila Bury, Ian Heppenstall, Janet Heppenstall, Sue Cullen, Phil Goacher, Helen Womack, MC). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEYSouthfield Res (SE6519) – 101 Pochard, 3 SCAUP, 4 GOLDENEYE, 2 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 1a GLAUCOUS GULL roosted, 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Kingfisher (Adrian Scutt)

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with some cloud during the late afternoon and evening, dry throughout. Visibility: very poor/poor until late morning, then mainly moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +1.5°C to +0.1°C to +0.7°C to -1.1°C to +6.9°C to 4.1°C to +4.2°C. Wind: very light throughout; variable in direction mainly SSW/SW occasionally N and S. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1026hPa-1025hPa-1027hPa-1026hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office


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