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Thursday 21st September 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 11 Little Grebe; 172 Mallard; 14 Shoveler; 6 Gadwall; 10+ Tufted Duck; 1 Wigeon; 1 Common Sandpiper; 1 Sparrowhawk (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 12 Little Egret; 2 Shelduck; 12 RUFF; 11 Dunlin; 4 Ringed Plover; 1 GREENSHANK; 3 Green Sandpiper; 41 Golden Plover; 1 PEREGRINE (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 47 Teal, 16 Shoveler, 12 LBB Gull; 2 RUFF; 1j Ringed Plover; 1 Little Egret (John Seevior per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Haugh Road – 1 PEREGRINE over @ 5.30pm (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough – Northfield Road – 1 Buzzard low SW @ 2.40pm (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 8 Great Crested Grebe; 8 Little Grebe; 6 Cormorant (1E); 1 Grey Heron; 35 Mute Swan; 53 Tufted Duck; 4 Pheasant; 130+ Lapwing; 1 Dunlin; 7 Herring Gull; 13 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 60+ Black-headed Gull; 9 Swallow S; 27 Robin; 1 Mistle Thrush W; 16 Blackbird; 18 (3s) Chiffchaff; 100+ Starling; 4 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HARWORTH PIT TOP (Notts) – 1 Kestrel, 5 House Martin, 3 Swallow SW, 1 Skylark, c.25 Meadow Pipit (Chris Robinson).

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 MARSH HARRIER, 60+ Ringed Plover, 1 LITTLE STINT, 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER (AM, JW, MP); 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 GREENSHANK (Andy Marshall, Mark Paine, John Wozencroft  and Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

*** I have today posted a couple of Andy Marshall’s photos of last Saturday’s BAIRD’S SANDPIPER. These are at DONCASTER BIRDING 16th SEPTEMBER 2017 and HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG 16th SEPTEMBER 2017

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 46 Mute Swan; 1 Canada Goose, 1j Shelduck; 7 Wigeon; 70+ Gadwall; 120+ Teal; 40+ Shoveler; 28 Pochard; 10 Tufted Duck; 14 Cormorant; 1+ BITTERN; 5 Little Egret; 5 Grey Heron; 7 Little Grebe; 8 (2j) Great Crested Grebe; 1m MARSH HARRIER; 1 Sparrowhawk; 1 HOBBY; 5 Water Rail; 450+ Lapwing; 4 Black-tailed Godwit; 8 Dunlin; 1 GREENSHANK; 6 Snipe; 68 Black-headed Gull; 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1 Kingfisher; 1 Green Woodpecker; 2 Jay; 1 WILLOW/MARSH TIT; 14 Swallow S
31 House Martin; 30 hirundines through; 8 CETTI’S WARBLER; 13 Chiffchaff; 1 Blackcap; 20+ Starling; 1 Stonechat; 2 Pied Wagtail; 2 Meadow Pipit W; 8 Chaffinch; 65+ Goldfinch (DB, Richard Scott, Darren Wozencroft, Sue Bird, Roger Bird, Adrian Andruchiw). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

 

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast until late evening when the skies cleared; rain fell during the mid to late afternoon; otherwise dry. Visibility: good/moderate until 8am; then very good until 2pm; then moderate until 6pm; then very good/excellent until 10pm; then good thereafter. Temperatures: +13.8°C to +13.1°C to 16.8°C to 7.9°C. Wind: very light/light throughout, SSW until 2am; then S/SSE until midday; then SSW until 3pm; then mainly W/WSW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1013hPa-1012hPa-1017hPa. Fronts etc: a N/SSW cold front moved E over the District during the afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – New.
Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office


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