November 21, 2017

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Tuesday 21st November 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 7 Mute Swan, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 25 Mallard, 61 Gadwall, 6 Wigeon, 17 Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard, 14 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 237 Coot, 17 Common Gull (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 170 Wigeon; 28 Teal; 10 Shoveler; 15 Golden Plover; 2 Snipe; 1 Stonechat (Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 13 Great Crested Grebe; 4 Little Grebe; 20+ Cormorant; 2 Grey Heron; 9 Mute Swan; 104 Greylag Goose; 100+ Canada Goose; 2p Gadwall; 7 Pochard; 71 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard; 1 Water Rail; 60+ Lapwing; 420+ Black-headed Gull drifted S; 1a Common Gull; 4a Herring Gull; 1a Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1 SHORT-EARED OWL flew low along disused railway emb.0750; 1 Grey Wagtail; 20 Robin; 57 Blackbird; 17+ Long-tailed Tit; 1 Siskin; 11 Bullfinch; 57 Blackbird (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 MERLIN (Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN; 5 Shelduck; 7 Wigeon; 22 Gadwall; c.140 Teal; c.35 Shoveler; 6 Pochard; 21 Tufted Duck; 2 BITTERN; 2 Little Egret; 3 Grey Heron; 2 Great Crested Grebe; 1f MARSH HARRIER; 3 Kestrel; 1c Water Rail; 41 Lapwing; 5 Snipe; 2 Common Gull; 2 Kingfisher; 1+ Green Woodpecker; 1 LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER; 2 Jay; 5+ Goldcrest; 2 Coal Tit; 2 WILLOW TIT (both trapped at Willow Pool. One was a retrap having been ringed at Manor Farm in 2011 (BB). When reporting any sightings of Willow tit at Potteric or elsewhere, please indicate if ringed or un-ringed. 3+ CETTI’S WARBLER; 1 Treecreeper; c.50000r Starling; 45 Fieldfare; c.100 Redwing; 1p Stonechat; 2 Pied Wagtail; 11+ Bullfinch (Keith Lynes, Michael Bird, Helen Womack, Dave Harden, Geoff Chatterton, Andy Dalton, Sue Bird, Dave Carroll, GD, Bev Baxter). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mixture of overcast and cloudy but brighter; rain during the early hours, late afternoon and evening. Visibility: mainly very good/good occasionally moderate and poor during the early hours. Temperatures: +10.6°C to +13.1°C to +10.8°C to +??.?°C. Wind: light/very light throughout; mainly from the SW quarter, occasionally SSE. Surface Pressure: 1010hPa-99?hPa. Fronts etc.: several fronts moved NE over the District during the early hours; as did a cold front during the late evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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