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Various Field guides for sale mainly S. America, excell condition. Call or txt 07851412902 for details

Also, a different seller has a pair of Zeiss Victory 8 x 42 binoculars for sale, if interested please call or txt 07752323915


DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 4 Mute Swan, 25 Shoveler, 18 Tufted Duck, 11 Mallard, 5m+3f GOLDENEYE, 5 Gadwall, 4 Pochard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 202 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 6 BH Gull and 3 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron and 2 WILLOW TIT (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 1 Shelduck, 56 Shoveler, 42 Wigeon, 30+ Teal, 18 Pochard, 17 Gadwall, 14 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 3 GOLDENEYE, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 55 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 41 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Early morning PWK had a JACK SNIPE flushed by a Sparrowhawk and a Green Sandpiper. (Jeff Wragg, Barnsley BSG, Heather Bennett per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 46 Canada Geese, 2 Shelduck, 130+ Wigeon, 79 Teal, 14 Gadwall, 10 Shoveler, 7 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret,12 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 171 Golden Plover, 44 Lapwing, 52 BH Gull, 4 Common Gull, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Redwing, 6 Linnet, 1 Bullfinch and 2 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYKilnhurst Ings (SK4596) – 10+ Teal, 1 Little Egret, 2 Goldcrest (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 10 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 20 Mute Swan (10 left S @ 0830); 5 Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 33 Tufted Duck, 2 Water Rail, 15+ Moorhen, 70 Coot, 250+ Lapwing, 80+ Black-headed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 20 Dunnock, 25 Robin, 10+ Redwing, 40+ Fieldfare, 4+ Long-tailed Tit, 10 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYWheatleyGenerally around McDonalds opposite Sandall Park (Shaw Lane) – c.70 WAXWING (Justin Carr and Rich Collis)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 10 WHOOPER SWAN, 1 MERLIN, c.500 Golden Plover, c.300 Fieldfare, 1 Chiffchaff (Chip Rhodes and John Robinson ). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG).

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 BITTERN, 1 Buzzard, 8 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 2 WILLOW TIT, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Treecreeper, 9 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 20 Redpoll, 20 Goldfinch, 5 Reed Bunting (Sue Bird, Dave Carroll, Sheila Bury, Mark Roberts, Andy Dalton). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

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LOCALWeather: overcast through much of the day with very light rain falling regularly through the day. Visibility: mainly moderate/good, occasionally poor until mid-afternoon; then poor thereafter. Temperatures: +4.1°C to +3.6°C to +4.0°C to +3.9°C to +5.0°C to +4.9°C to 5.0°C to 4.9°C to 5.0°C. Wind: mainly light throughout, occasionally moderate/strong gusting at times to 31mph during the late morning; SSE/SE throughout. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1014hPa-1010hPa. Fronts etc.: a NNW/SSE warm front was over the District through much of the day.


MOON PHASE – Waxing crescent.
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