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Sunday 19th February 2017

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BRODSWORTH COMMUNITY WOODLAND/WOODLANDS PARK ALLOTMENTS (SE5207) – 1 Snipe, 4 JACK SNIPE, 1 Skylark, c.10 Meadow Pipit, 2 (1s) Goldcrest, 1 Jay, 5 Yellowhammer over (Chris Robinson)

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 RINGED PLOVER, 1 Curlew, 7 Buzzard, Grey Part heard, 1 Stonechat (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY Old Moor (SE4302) – 3+ Mute Swan, 5 Shelduck, 1 PINTAIL, 10 Pochard, 9 GOLDENEYE, 24 Goosander, 3 Little Grebe, 54r Cormorant, 6r Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Buzzard, 8 Water Rail, 8 Oystercatcher, 1 Green Sandpiper, 9 Snipe, 400+ Black-headed Gull, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 8 Common Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Song Thrush, 2 BEARDED TIT, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER (Barnsley BSG and Nigel Smith per Twitter, today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS and Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS).

DON VALLEYAldwarke SF (SK4494) – 4 Pheasant, 9 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 (1s) Song Thrush, c.25 Magpie, 2 Mute Swan SW, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant N, 6 Coot, 9 Gadwall, 3 Herring Gull SW, 1 Common Gull SW, 5 Teal, 2 Moorhen, 1 JACK SNIPE, 1p Mallard (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 8 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 12 Mute Swan, 4 Gadwall, 29 Tufted Duck, 15 Pochard, 2 Water Rail, 90+ Lapwing, 100 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull S, 20 Herring Gull (19 W); 9s Skylark, 24 (17s) Dunnock, 20 (11s) Robin, 5s Song Thrush, 1s Mistle Thrush, 1s Goldcrest, 14 (4s) Great Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 18 Bullfinch, 7 (2s) Reed Bunting, 5 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS);

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1m HEN HARRIER, 1 Kestrel, 10 Lapwing and 1 Curlew (Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

IDLE VALLEYGringley Carr (SK6993W) – 1 r-t HEN HARRIER, Curlew, Chiffchaff, 25 CORN BUNTING, 100+ Finch flock, including a BRAMBLING, 55 WHOOPER SWAN, 100 Fieldfare, 450 Lapwing and 650+ Skylark (SK58 Birders per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-SIGHTINGS)

IDLE VALLEYMissonSlaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 6 WHOOPER SWAN and 2 (2cy) RUSSIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Shelduck, 9 Little Grebe, 4 (1p/d) Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Egret, 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Jay, 1 Goldcrest, 1 WILLOW TIT, 4 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2 Song Thrush (Jenny Kingsland). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

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LOCALWeather: mainly overcast/cloudy with occasional brighter spells, dry throughout. Visibility: moderate/good through the early hours; then very good/excellent until mid-evening; then good thereafter. Temperatures: +6.7°C to +7.8°C to +7.5°C to 11.3°C to 9.0°C to 8.7°C to 9.5°C. Wind: light, occasionally very light; SW/WSW until 7.0am; then W until 2pm; then WSW/SW thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1019hPa-1018hPa-1020hPa-1018hPa. Fronts etc.: a N/SW warm front moved E over the District during the evening.


MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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