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Friday 24th February 2017

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BIRD REPORTS 

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 4 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 14 Tufted Duck, 5 Mallard, 4 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 4 Goldeneye, 3 Teal, 2 Pochard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 184 Coot, 3 Moorhen and 71 BH Gull. Also present were 4 Cormorant 1 Grey Heron and 2 WILLOW TIT (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) –2 Mute Swan, 32 Canada Geese, 66 Wigeon, 56 Shoveler, 29 Teal, 18 Gadwall, 14 Tufted Duck, 7 Pochard, 5 Mallard, 2 GOLDENEYE, 1 Red Legged Partridge, 3 Little Grebe, 42 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 2 Buzzard, 50+ Lapwing, 150+ BH Gull and 2 Common Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – colour ringed Cormorant (green ZDJ) was ringed as a nestling 180km to the west on Puffin Island, Anglesey on 25th June 2016; 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 BRAMBLING (Per today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 124 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 203 Wigeon, 26 Teal, 10 Mallard, 9 Gadwall, 8 Shoveler, 6 Goosander, 2 Tufted Duck, 4 Grey Heron, 10 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, 205 Golden Plover, 2 Lapwing, 207 BH Gull, 5 Common Gull, 6+ Skylark and 2 Meadow Pipit (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 2 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1s Song Thrush, 5 Fieldfare, 2m Chaffinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 9 Mute Swan, 5 Gadwall, 8 Pochard, 26 Tufted Duck, 3 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, 85 Lapwing, 300+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 9s Skylark, 9 (8s) Wren, 32 (16s) Dunnock, 33 (14s) Robin, 4p Long-tailed Tit, 16 Magpie, 1 Linnet NW, 10 Bullfinch, 1s Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IDLE VALLEYMissonSlaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 6 WHOOPER SWAN, 2 (2cy) RUSSIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE and a ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET flew S @ 9am; 3 Stonechat (Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2+ BITTERN, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher (Allen Holmes). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but bright with some sunshine through the day, dry throughout. Visibility: excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: +2.1°C to +4.0°C to +2.5°C to 8.4°C to 3.4°C to 5.4°C to ?.?°C. Wind: very light, occasionally light; mainly from the NW quarter but occasionally WSW. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1006hPa-1017hPa-10??hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office


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