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Tuesday 28th February 2017

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BIRD REPORTS 

BRODSWORTH COMMUNITY WOODLAND (SE5207) – 1 JACK SNIPE, 2 Snipe, 2c Green Woodpecker, 1 Meadow Pipit, 14 Magpie (Chris Robinson)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 4 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 14 Tufted Duck, 5 Mallard, 5 Gadwall, 2 GOLDENEYE, 3 Goosander, 3 Pochard, 3 Shoveler, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 171 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 87 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail on river, 1 Song Thrush and 2 WILLOW TIT (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Tom Hibbert per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 85 Canada Geese, 84 Wigeon, 46 Shoveler, 19 Gadwall, 14 Tufted Duck, 6 Teal, 4 Mallard, 2 Pochard, 3 Little Grebe, 40 Coot, 108 Lapwing and 150+ BH Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 38 Canada Geese, 181 Wigeon, 16 Mallard, 13 Teal, 11 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 5 Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Goosander, 1 Cormorant, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 16 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 200+ Golden Plover, 4 Lapwing, 211 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 8 Skylark, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush and 10+ Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 7 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 19 Mute Swan, 5 Greylag Goose, 63 Canada Goose, 10 Pochard, c.30 Tufted Duck, 1f Sparrowhawk, 2 Water Rail, 130+ Black-headed Gull, 1a Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 8 (7s) Skylark, 25 (13s) Dunnock, 24 (10s) Robin, 2s Song Thrush, 1 Goldcrest, 4p Long-tailed Tit, 2+ Tree Sparrow, 1 Siskin (first record for year); 12 Bullfinch, 9 Reed Bunting, 4 (3s) Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HAMPOLE TIP/SKELBROOKE – 1 (a) and 1 (4cy) ICELAND GULL (Jonathan Holliday)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1m GOLDENEYE, 1 MERLIN, 15 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 2 Stonechat (John Robinson and Colin Wall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Shelduck, 14 Pochard, 3 Little Egret, 1 BITTERN, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 cc MARSH HARRIER, 3 Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 24 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 1 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Song Thrush (Keith Lynes, Michael A Bird). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEYNorton Common Bridleway area (SE5164 S) – 7 Grey Partridge, Kestrel, Kingfisher, 16 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL and Snipe (Ryan McClarence)

                                                  Today’s Short-eared Owl on Norton Common Bridleway © Ryan McClarence 2017

WENT VALLEYSouthfield Res (SE6519) – 15 Pink-footed Geese, 4 SCAUP, 1 (4cy) ICELAND GULL for 5 mins before leaving E; 1 Barn Owl, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL and 1 Green Woodpecker (Adrian Scutt)

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with occasional cloud until late morning; then cloudy/overcast thereafter, some light rain during the late afternoon/early evening. Visibility: moderate until early morning; then good until mid-morning; then excellent until early evening; then moderate/good thereafter. Temperatures: +0.8°C to -0.1°C to 0.0°C to -1.2°C to +6.6°C to +4.0°C to +4.3°C to +4.0°C to +4.2°C to +3.9°C. Wind: light/very light throughout; variable in direction but almost wholly from the SW quarter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 981hPa-991hPa. Fronts etc.: a N/SW occluded front moved ENE over the District during the late afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – New.
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