February 21, 2017

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Tuesday 21st February 2017

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BIRD REPORTS 

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 19 Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 5 GOLDENEYE, 2 Pochard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 172 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 66 BH Gull and 10 Common Gull. Also present were 6 Canada Geese, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher and 2 WILLOW TIT (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 36 Canada Geese, a skein of c120 Pink Footed Geese, through west at 10.20am , 71 Wigeon, 36 Shoveler, 14 Gadwall, 13 Tufted Duck, 9 Teal, 8 Pochard, 5 Mallard, 2 GOLDENEYE, 1 Cormorant, 1 Red Legged Partridge. 2 Kestrel, 29 Coot, 174 Lapwing, 150+ BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – 1 Buzzard and 2 Mistle Thrush (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 Mute Swan, 64 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 6 Shelduck, c200 Wigeon, 26 Shoveler, 23 Gadwall, 21 Mallard, 20+ Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Goosander, 3 Pochard, 1 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 13 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 35 Lapwing, 100+ Golden Plover, 194 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 3 Skylark and 2 Pied Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 4+ Meadow Pipit, 3s Skylark, c.20 Reed Bunting, 8 Yellowhammer, 3 SHORT-EARED OWL, 1 Buzzard, 1m Stonechat, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c.50 Goldfinch, c.300 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 4 Little Grebe, 6 Coot (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 12 Mute Swan, 11 Greylag Geese, 9 Canada Geese, 7 Gadwall, 11 Pochard, 30+ Tufted Duck, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Water Rail, 13 Lapwing (4p/d), 150+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 7s Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail, 12 (10s) Wren, 25 (17s) Dunnock, 25 (14s) Robin, 2s Song Thrush, 20 Blackbird, 1s Goldcrest, 2p Long-tailed Tit, 2+ Tree Sparrow, 12 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 3 PINTAIL, 1 PEREGRINE, 3 Stonechat, 1 Goldcrest and 20+ Redpoll (Bernard and Maureen Featherstone and Colin Wall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 Egyptian Geese, 4 Shelduck, 1 BITTERN, 1 Little Egret, 3 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 18 Snipe, 10 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2p Coal Tit, 1s CETTI’S WARBLER, 4 Mistle Thrush, 30 Redpoll, 20 Goldfinch (Sue & Roger Bird, Dave Carroll, Helen Womack, Sheila Bury). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEYNorton Common Bridleway – c.120 Pink-footed Geese W @ 8am (perhaps same as those over Broomhill Flash later in the day; 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, Grey Partridge, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Barn Owl,  c100 Fieldfare, 1 Grey Wagtail (David Franklin and Ryan McClarence)

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but reasonably bright, with occasional sunny spells and overcast periods, dry throughout. Visibility: Excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: +9.5°C to +4.1°C to +11.8°C to 11.1°C to ??.?°C. Wind: light/moderate throughout; variable in direction but wholly from within the SW qarter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1015hPa-1014hPa-1015hPa-1004hPa-????hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/SE warm front moved NE over the District during the morning and was followed by a second during the afternoon and an ENE/WSW cold front moved E over the District during the evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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