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Monday 27th February 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

BENTLEY COMMUNITY WOODLAND – 2 Mute Swan, 1 Pochard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Jay, 1 Siskin (Chris Robinson)

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 15 WHOOPER SWAN SW @ 9.20. Also 3 Redshank. 3 Little Egret. 2 Ringed Plover (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 15 Tufted Duck, 11 Gadwall, 9 Mallard, 6 GOLDENEYE, 4 Pochard, 2 Goosander, 2 Shoveler, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 184 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 61 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 61 Wigeon, 46 Shoveler, 19 Tufted Duck, 6 Gadwall, 5 Teal, 4 Mallard, 2 GOLDENEYE, 41 Coot, c200 Lapwing, c150 Golden Plover, and 220+ BH Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 15 WHOOPER SWAN, 1 PINTAIL, 4 GOLDENEYE, 8 Goosander, 1 Buzzard, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 10 BLACK-TAILED GODWIT, 1+ Curlew, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 70 Herring Gull S, 1+ Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1f Stonechat, a superb Starling murmuration for 45 mins, 2 BRAMBLING (Barnsley BSG, Russell Boland and Chris Harris per Twitter and today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 87 Canada Geese, c200 Wigeon, 31 Teal, 12 Shoveler, 11 Mallard, 11 Pochard, 7 Tufted Duck, 6 Gadwall, 1 Goosander, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 12 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 4 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 76 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 2 GBB Gull, 5+ Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail and 2 Reed Bunting. K.Fisher also had a skein of 18 WHOOPER SWAN over west at 8.30am, 16 Linnet and 2 Chiffchaff in Broomhill Park (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYSprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – 15 WHOOPER SWAN W @ 9.15am (Pete Munro)

HAMPOLE TIP – 1 (4cy) ICELAND GULL (Ryan McClarence)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area  – 6 BEWICK’S SWAN, c.135 WHOOPER SWAN, 1 GOLDENEYE, 20 Golden Plover, 15 Curlew and c.150 Fieldfare (John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE VALLEYHagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 2 Dunlin (Ryan McClarence)

IDLE VALLEYMissonSlaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 6 WHOOPER SWAN (Ryan McClarence)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Shelduck, 2 BITTERN, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 1f Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1c Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 43 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 2 Jay, 8s CETTI’S WARBLER, 4s Song Thrush, 1s Mistle Thrush and a mixed flock of Goldfinch and Redpoll. BUFFER AREA – 2s Mistle Thrush (Richard Scott, Sue & Roger Bird and visitor reports per AW). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEYNorton Common Bridleway area (SE5164 S) – 1 Little Egret and 1 Green Sandpiper (Ryan McClarence)

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy/overcast through much of the day, with skies clearing by early evening onwards, with rain on and off through the morning and afternoon. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent occasionally good. Temperatures: +6.6°C to +6.9°C to +6.6°C to 6.9°C to 6.1°C to 8.6°C to +4.4°C to 5.3°C to ?.?°C. Wind: light/very light throughout; SW/SSW until 3am; then S until 11am; then variable in direction from within the W quarter thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 996hPa-980hPa-???hPa. Fronts etc.: two N/SW cold fronts moved ESE over the District during the early hours/morning.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – New.
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