September 22, 2017

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Friday 22nd September 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 GARGANEY, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 18 RUFF, 8 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 GREENSHANK, 9 Snipe, 40 Golden Plover, 6 Green Sandpiper, 6 Little Egret, 14 Grey Heron, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER (Barnsley BSG and Ian Morris per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Arksey Ings (SE59306) – 4 Wigeon, 3 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Swallow SW. 3 Chiffchaff (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Bentley – Arksey Lane – 1 Swallow (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Moorhen; 3 Mallard; 2 Teal; 1 Black-headed Gull; 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull SE; 1 Pied Wagtail; 1 Buzzard; 8 Bullfinch; 2 Lesser Redpoll over; 1m Sparrowhawk (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Haugh Road – 42 Lapwing over Back Lane @ 17.30; 1i WHEATEAR on playing field @ 07.30 (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 11 (9J) Mute Swan; 15 Coot; 5 Gadwall; 4 Teal; 6 Little Grebe; 18 Lesser Black-backed Gull; c.30 Black-headed Gull; c.160 Canada Goose; 3s Chiffchaff; 1 Grey Wagtail; 8 Jay; 1 Kestrel; 1 Buzzard; 1 Sparrowhawk; 5 Skylark; 8 Meadow Pipit S; 4 Bullfinch; c.30 Long-tailed Tit; 6 Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 9 Great Crested Grebe; 6 Little Grebe; 10 Cormorant; 1j Grey Heron; 92 Canada Goose; 53 Tufted Duck; 1m Sparrowhawk; 190 Lapwing; 50+ Black-headed Gull; 2 Herring Gull; 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull S; 1 Kingfisher; 12 Meadow Pipit S; 4 Swallow S; 1 Grey Wagtail W; 38 (23s) Robin; 11 Chiffchaff; 3 Goldcrest; 6 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 PEREGRINE, 1 LRP, 1 GREY PLOVER, 96+ Ringed Plover, 6 LITTLE STINT, 20 Dunlin, 2+ CURLEW SANDPIPER; 1 GREENSHANK, 4 Snipe, 4 RUFF, 1 WHEATEAR (John Robinson and Andy Marshall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IPORT AREA – 1 Little Egret; 1 Grey Heron; 1 GREENSHANK; 1 Kingfisher (Chris Robinson).

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies until midday; then cloudy but bright until 5pm; then overcast with rain on and off thereafter. Visibility: good/moderate until 10am; then mainly very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +6.9°C to +5.9°C to 16.6°C to 13.1°C to 13.9°C. Wind: very light/light throughout, mainly SSW/WSW occasionally SW until 2pm; then mainly S/SSE occasionally SSW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1018hPa-1020hPa-1019hPa-1020hPa. Fronts etc: a N/SW occlusion moved slowly E over the District during the late afternoon/evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – New.
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