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Wednesday 20th September 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 Wigeon, 3 Little Egret, 7 RUFF, 1 Green Sandpiper. 1 Dunlin, 11 Snipe, c.100 Greenfinch, c.150 Goldfinch, c.20 Linnet (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 30 Wigeon, 73 Shoveler, 1 GARGANEY, 1 BITTERN, 15 RUFF, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 4 Ringed Plover, 18 Golden Plover, 10 Dunlin, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 GREENSHANK, 11 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 HOBBY, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 2+ Kingfisher, 2 Jay, 2 Swallow (Barnsley BSG, Ian Morris per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 4 Chiffchaff; 6 Carrion Crow; 8 Goldfinch; 4 Great Tit; 3 Magpie; 45 Woodpigeon; 2 Red-legged Partridge; 2 Goldcrest; 2 Mallard; 3 Teal; 1 Grey Heron; 1 Little Grebe; 1 Tawny Owl; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 5 Jay; 1 Kestrel; 4 Bullfinch; 1 Grey Wagtail; 1 Buzzard; 2 Chaffinch; 6 Long-tailed Tit; 3 Moorhen; 3 WILLOW TIT; 12 Jackdaw (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Haugh Road – 38 Mallard E @ 07.30; 1 Cormorant – 1 – N @ 16.07; 8 Buzzard circling @ 12.00; 290 Black-headed Gull – 290 – on playing field @ 5.50; 1 Jay SW @ 11.55 (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 164 Canada Geese (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 80+ Ringed Plover, 25 Dunlin, 6 LITTLE STINT, 3 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 2 Snipe, 2 Stonechat (Andy Marshall and Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

STAINTON AREA – 8.50 to 9am – 1 f/i PIED FLYCATCHER then flew off into woodland and was lost (Keith Rich)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies until 2am; then mixture of mainly cloudy but bright and occasionally overcast; mainly dry with a light shower of rain during the late afternoon. Visibility: very good until 2am; then good until 11am; then excellent until 9pm; then very good thereafter. Temperatures: +10.9°C to +9.0°C to 17.7°C to 14.6°C. Wind: very light/light, occasionally moderate mainly SSW/SW occasionally S. Surface pressure: 1019hPa-1013hPa. Fronts etc.: a NNW/SSW warm front moved NE over the District during the evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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