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Wednesday 13th September 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 Little Egret, 220 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 13 Golden Plover W, 2 Grey Partridge, 1f PINTAIL, 2 Wigeon, 3 Jay (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 10 PINTAIL, 1 HOBBY, 1 Swift and 7+ Sand Martin (Geoff Carr per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Mute Swan, 6 Wigeon, 1 GARGANEY, 2 PINTAIL, 2 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 PEREGRINE, 12 Little Egret, 4 Ringed Plover, 8+ Golden Plover, 35 Lapwing, 4 Dunlin, 4 Green Sandpiper, 13 RUFF, 1 Swift, 7+ Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 2m+1f BEARDED TIT (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Mallard; 1 Moorhen; 1 PEREGRINE departed E; 5 Buzzard; 20+ Swallow; 10+ House Martin; 2 Jay; 1s Chiffchaff; 1 Blackcap; 1 Pied Wagtail over; 50+ Lesser Black-backed Gull; 50+ Black-headed Gull (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

RAWMARSH – Rockliffe Rd – 1 Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 5+ MARSH HARRIER, 7 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 4+ HOBBY, 1 PEREGRINE, 43 Ringed Plover, 19 Dunlin, 1 GREENSHANK, 1 Snipe, 2 Stonechat (John Robinson and Andy Marshall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 12 RUFF, 1 GREENSHANK, 1 Dunlin and 4 Ringed Plover (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-SIGHTINGS)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Shelduck, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 4 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 360 Lapwing, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Goldcrest, 1 WILLOW TIT, 10 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 45 House Martin, 3 CETTI’S WARBLER, 5 Chiffchaff (Darren Wozencroft, BirdGuides). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1 PINTAIL, 1 HOBBY, 70 Golden Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail (Adrian Scutt)

WENT VALLEY – Went Ings (SE6519) – 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 WILLOW TIT and 2 Treecreeper (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with occasional bright spells until 11am; then sunny with scattered cloud until 4pm; then clear skies until 7pm; then returning to cloudy but bright but cloudy thereafter; some heavy rain fell during the early hours. Visibility: Excellent, occasionally good and very good. Temperatures: +11.2°C to +10.4°C-15.0°C-8.2°C. Wind: mainly moderate/strong until 6pm, gusting 29-54mph until 6pm; mainly W/WSW occasionally SW and SE. Surface pressure: 989hPa-984hPa-999hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/S warm front moved E over the District during the evenjng.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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