November 23, 2017


Wednesday 22nd November 2017

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BROOMHILL TIP – 1 WOODCOCK (Per John Seevior via Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 5 Snipe; 1 RUFF; 2 Redshank; 2 Green Sandpiper; 22 Lapwing; 2 Little Egret; 2 Grey Heron; 3 PINTAIL; 1f GOLDENEYE; 2 Little Grebe; 1 GC Grebe; 18 Cormorant; 6 LBB Gull; 90+ Herring Gull; 9 Common Gull; 1 PEREGRINE (Ian Morris per Twitter and per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Shaftholme (SE5707) – 4 Little Egret; 2 Sparrowhawk; c.10 Redwing and 1 Siskin (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 3 Mute Swan; 2 Mallard; 2a Lesser Black-backed Gull; c.90 Black-headed Gull; 2 Common Gull; 5 Coot; 1m Pochard; 4 Moorhen; 1 Cormorant N @ 08.40; 1 BRAMBLING; 14 Meadow Pipit; 60 Fieldfare; 30 Redwing; 2 Siskin; 4 Jay; 1 Grey Partridge; c.20 Pheasant; 1s Mistle Thrush; c.40 Long-tailed Tit; 1 Stock Dove; 1s Mistle Thrush; 1 Kestrel (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Swinton (SK4699) – 63 Collared Dove on wires (Paul Gould)


LOCALWeather: overcast and dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good; occasionally good and excellent. Temperatures: +12.9°C to +15.0°C to +13.8°C to +??.?°C. Wind: moderate/strong throughout gusting from 29-48mph through much of the day; mainly SSW, occasionally S and SW. Surface Pressure: 998hPa-982hPa.. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW cold front associated with passing centre of a large Atlantic depression was approaching the District from the W by late evening.


MOON PHASE – Waxing crescent.
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