Saturday 28th January 2017


BENTLEYYORK ROADMorrison’s Supermarket – 1 Little Egret perched on a bush in the car park @ 12.35pm when flushed by Magpies and flew towards The Range had perhaps been flushed into the car park from the neighbouring Swaithe Dyke (Simon Noble)

BRAITHWELL (SK5294 H) – c.40 WAXWING (J O’Malley)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 34 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, 1 Little Egret, 1 Ruff (Jeff Wragg, Barnsley BSG, Heather Bennett per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 4 Shelduck, 2 PINTAIL, 9 GOLDENEYE, 25 Goosander, 9 Little Egret, 6 Water Rail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Stonechat, 1 WILLOW TIT, 1 BEARDED TIT, 1 BRAMBLING (Barnsley BSG per Twitter Per today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 4 Pochard, 13 Little Grebe, 12 GC Grebe, c.3000r BH Gull, c.50 Herring Gull (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Moorhen, 2 Buzzard, 10+ Bullfinch, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Goldcrest (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThorpe Marsh NR (SE5909Z) – 1 Snipe, 1 WILLOW TIT, 3,000+ Starling Murmuration down to roost at c. 5pm (Neil Shaw)

FRICKLEY CP + WATER TREATMENT WORKS (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) – 2 WILLOW TIT, 1 Chiffchaff, 10 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 11 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag Geese, c.60 Pied Wagtail, c.50 Meadow Pipits (Jonathan Holliday)


HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors – 100+ WHOOPER SWAN, 2+ BEWICK’S SWAN, 1 HEN HARRIER, 1 MERLIN, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stonechat (Col Neale and John Wozencroft)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 4 Shelduck, Gadwall x Mallard hybrid, 52 Pochard, 36 Tufted Duck, Pochard x Tufted duck hybrid  drake; 1 BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 5 Snipe, 2 Water Rail, c.15 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c.350 Herring Gull, c.80 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Treecreeper, c.1000 Starling murmurantion; 1 Greenfinch, 50 Lesser Redpoll, 6 Reed bunting (Richard Scott, Ian Heppenstall. Janet Heppenstall, Darren Wozencroft). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEYNorton Common Bridleway (SE5164 S) – 1 SHORT-EARED OWL and 1 Kingfisher (David Franklin)

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LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with occasional showers and sunny spells. Visibility: poor/moderate until noon; very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +2.3°C to +6.7°C to +6.4°C to +6.7°C C to +2.7°C to +3.5. Wind: mainly light/very light, occasionally moderate/strong gusting to 30mph during the early afternoon. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1009hPa-1005hPa-1011hPa. Fronts etc.: a NNW/S cold front moved ENE over the District during the morning and a trough did the same during the late evening.


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