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Thursday 28th September 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 4 Wigeon, 4 Little Egret, 100+ Lapwing, 2 CURLEW SANDPIPER (prob same birds from Old Moor), 1 Green Sandpiper, 20+ Snipe, 11 RUFF (Gary Stones and Pat Heath per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 11 Little Grebe; 3 Great Crested Grebe; 1f Goosander; 1 Chiffchaff (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 113 Wigeon, 15 Little Egret, 1 PEREGRINE, 6 Water Rail, 5 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 3 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 GREENSHANK, 56 (fifty six) RUFF, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 BEARDED TIT, 1 Reed Warbler (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 2 Moorhen; 12 Mallard; 6+ Black-headed Gull; 2 Jay; 3 Magpie; 1 Grey Heron; 7 Linnet; 4 Bullfinch; 8 Goldfinch; 3 Meadow Pipit SE; 1c WILLOW TIT; 1f Kestrel; 1 Buzzard; 5 Teal (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; 7 Little Grebe; 4 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron S; 22 Mute Swan; 49 Canada Goose; 1 e/m Wigeon; 60 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard; 2 Sparrowhawk; 3 Kestrel; 300+ Lapwing; 200+ Black-headed Gull; 2j Lesser Black-backed Gull; 6 Skylark; 2 Grey Wagtail; 36 Robin; 2 Song Thrush; 1 Mistle Thrush; 20 Blackbird; 10 (3s) Chiffchaff; 1 Goldcrest; 5 Jay; 8 Jackdaw; 1 Rook N; 14 Carrion Crow; 80+ Linnet; 2 Lesser Redpoll S; 40+ Goldfinch; 2 Siskin S (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 MARSH HARRIER, 2 PEREGRINE, 54 Ringed Plover, 7 LITTLE STINT, 16 Dunlin; 1 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 GREENSHANK, 28 Snipe, 22 RUFF, 3 Stonechat (Adrian Scutt & Mark Paine). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1f LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER and 1 Nuthatch (Mark Roberts). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with some rain until 11am; then mainly cloudy but bright thereafter. Visibility: mainly poor/moderate until 9am; very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +13.6°C to +15.3°C to 14.4°C to 18.6°C to 13.6°C to 13,7°C. Wind: light/very light SE/SSE until 7am; then very light and variable in direction mainly from the western half of the compass. Surface pressure: 1016hPa-1015hPa-1018hPa-1017hPa-1018hPa-1017hPa. Fronts etc: a N/S mixed front moved E over the District during the early hours.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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