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BIRD REPORTS

BRODSWORTH COMMUNITY WOODLAND/QUARRY (SE5206 I) – 2 Buzzard, 1 JACK SNIPE, 1 Snipe, 4 (3s) Skylark, 7 (6s) Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Jay, 5 Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson)

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 LRP, 1 Pink footed Goose (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 Shelduck, 2 GOLDENEYE, 2 Goosander, 1 Water Rail, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Oystercatcher (n/b), 3 Redshank, 5 Herring Gull, 2+ BEARDED TIT, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER (Per today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYAldwarke SF (SK4494) – 1c Buzzard W, 2 Lapwing, 2 Greylag Geese, 2m Pheasant, 1p Mute Swan, 8 Coot, 2s Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron over N/NE; 3p+1m Gadwall, 1p Long-tailed Tit, 1 Mallard, 1 ‘tr’ Little Grebe, 1p Kestrel over, 1 Tufted Duck (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSprotbrough Flash/Pot Ridings Wood (SE5300F) – 2 WOODCOCK (John Law)

DON VALLEYSprotbroughSpring Lane – Chiffchaff heard, Green Woodpecker heard, 1p Bullfinch, 15 Fieldfare NW @ 10.08; 1 Buzzard, 1 Goldcrest (Simon Noble)

DON VALLEYStainforth/Hatfield Pit Tip – 2 SHORT-EARED OWL from Kirton Lane (Andy Lakin)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 4 Great Crested Grebe, 46 Mute Swan, 1m Pochard, 33 Tufted Duck, 1m SCAUP, 2 Water Rail, 2 Sand Martin, 4s Chiffchaff, 1s Goldcrest, 6m (4s) Reed Bunting, 5 (2s) Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 RED KITE, 2+ MARSH HARRIER, 1+ PEREGRINE,  5 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 1 WHITE WAGTAIL, 2 Stonechat, 150 Fieldfare (Andy Marshall, Daz Watson and Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEYNewington Flash (S Yorks) – SK6693 – 1 GREY PLOVER, 1 Dunlin, 1 LRP (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEYMissonSlaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 BARNACLE GOOSE of unknown origin, 1 Little Owl (Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 10 Shelduck, 1 Wigeon, 4 Little Egret, 3 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1f+1cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5+ Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 1c Water Rail, 1a MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1a+1 (2cy) Common Gull, 2 Stock Dove over, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1s Goldcrest, 4 CETTI’S WARBLER, c.30 Chiffchaff, 2 (1s) Mistle Thrush, 2 Linnet over. BUFFER AREA – 16 Wigeon, 1 Oystercatcher over, 2 ‘dr’ Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 6 Chiffchaff, 1s Blackcap, 4 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Reed Bunting (R J Scott, KW, Geoff Jarvis, Adrian Andruchiw). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

STAINTONFormer Pit Tip – 2 SHORE LARK still present (Andy Deighton and RBA)

One of the two Shore Lark near Stainton today © Andy Deighton 2017

UPTON VILLAGE – 1 hybrid m House x Tree Sparrow (Jonathan Holliday)

Back of the camera image of the hybrid male House x Tree Sparrow at Upton © Jonathan Holliday 2017

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: clear skies until the evening then overcast, but dry throughout. Visibility: mainly moderate/good, occasionally very good and excellent until mid-morning; then very good until late afternoon; then good thereafter. Temperatures: +2.1°C to +1.3°C to +2.0°C to +2.2°C to 1.1°C to 13.2°C to ?.? °C. Wind: very light/light throughout; variable in direction but wholly from within the NE quarter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1029hPa-10??hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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