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Monday 20th February 2016

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BIRD REPORTS

BRODSWORTH COMMUNITY WOODLAND/WOODLANDS PARK ALLOTMENTS (SE5207) – 1 Snipe, 1 JACK SNIPE, 2 Skylark, 13 Meadow Pipit, 2 (1s) Goldcrest, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer over (Chris Robinson)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 19 Tufted Duck, 12 Gadwall, 9 Mallard, 6 GOLDENEYE, 3 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 191 Coot, 220+ BH Gull, 25 Common Gull, 4 Herring Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Jay and 2 WILLOW TIT (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 4 Mute Swan, 31 Canada Geese, 1 Shelduck, 47 Wigeon, 31 Shoveler, 18 Tufted Duck, 18 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 6 Teal, 2 GOLDENEYE, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 26 Coot, 6 Moorhen, 50+ Lapwing, 250+ BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY Old Moor (SE4302) – c.200 Pink-footed Geese W over Bolton West End, 2 Shelduck, 3 GOLDENEYE, 5 Goosander, 30 Cormorant, 5 Oystercatcher, 21+ Snipe, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 6 Herring Gull (inc Y: A33); 1f Stonechat, 1f BRAMBLING, 5 Greenfinch, 2 Bullfinch, 11 Linnet (Chris Harris per Twitter, today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS and Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS).

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 51 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 3 Shelduck, 91 Wigeon, 19 Gadwall, 18 Teal, 15 Shoveler, 9 Mallard, 4 Goosander, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 11 Coot, 7 Moorhen, 11 Lapwing, 124 Golden Plover, 120+ BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 3 Skylark, 1 Song Thrush, 3+ Pied Wagtail, c10 Linnet and 3 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 8000+ Black-headed Gull, 30 Common Gull, 60 Herring Gull (Richard Scott)

DON VALLEYBarnby Dun Sailing Lake (SE6109) – 8 Goosander (Neil Shaw)

DON VALLEY Thorpe Marsh NR (SE5909Z) – 2 Shelduck, 8 Shoveler, 2 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 WOODCOCK, 1 Snipe, 24 Fieldfare, 1 WILLOW TIT plus 1 Red Admiral on the wing (Neil Shaw)

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

IDLE VALLEYHagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 1 Ringed Plover (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEYMissonSlaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 6 WHOOPER SWAN (Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 BITTERN, 1 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Gull, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2 Redpoll, 1s Reed Bunting (Sue & Roger Bird). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEYSouthfield Res (SE6519) – 4 SCAUP (Adrian Scutt)

WENT VALLEYWent Ings (SE6519) – 159 Teal, 5 Little Egret, 1m MARSH HARRIER (Adrian Scutt)

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but reasonably bright, with occasional sunny spells and overcast periods, dry throughout. Visibility: good/very good until midday and excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +9.5°C to +9.3°C to +11.0°C to 10.4°C to 14.4°C to ?.?°C. Wind: light/moderate throughout, gusting from 31-40mph during the afternoon; variable in direction but almost wholly from the SW quarter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1017hPa-1013hPa-1015hPa. Fronts etc.: a weakening NE/SW cold front moved SE over the District during the morning and was followed during the evening by a NE/SW cold front.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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