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Thursday 23rd November 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 8 Mute Swan, 3 Mistle Thrush, 42 Shoveler, 6 Cormorant, 9 Tufted Duck, 2 GOLDENEYE, 2 Pochard, 4 Wigeon, 82 Lapwing, 24 Teal, 8 Gadwall (Michael Rushton per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 PEREGRINE (Paul Gould per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 291 Canada Geese, 38 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 133 Wigeon, 13 Shoveler, 9 Teal, 4 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck, 18 Grey Partridge, 89 Lapwing, 3 Common Gull, 1 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel (Alan Whitehouse per Twitter)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 1 GOLDENEYE (Steve Furber). 5000+r BH Gull; 300+r Herring Gull; 1a CASPIAN GULL probably same as Hampole bird seen earlier in the day see below, left just before dark (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Thorpe Marsh NR (SE5909Z) – 1 HAWFINCH (Barry Evans per Neil Shaw)

                        Hawfinch at Thorpe Marsh today © Barry Evans 2017

HAMPOLE/SKELBROOKE AREA – 1 Wigeon; c.5000 mixed gulls inc 1a CASPIAN GULL; 8 Stock Dove, c150 Fieldfare, c70 Redwing, 6+ Yellowhammer, 2 Buzzard, c30 Linnet (Jonny Holliday)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 WOODCOCK, 1 Snipe, 3 RUFF, c.60 Fieldfare (Colin Wall and Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IPORT AREA – 4 Wigeon, 13 Mallard; 2 Teal; c.40 Tufted Duck; 2 Little Egret; 1 Grey Heron; 12 Cormorant; 4 Little Grebe; 8 GC Grebe; 1 Lapwing; 1 Dunlin SW; 1 GBB Gull S; c.10 Herring Gull; 1 LBB Gull; c.10 Redwing; c.50 Fieldfare and 6 Linnet all flying over Daw Lane (Chris Robinson)

MARR AREA – N of A635 – 1 Buzzard sat in field (Keith Saunders)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 29 Mute Swan; 1 WHOOPER SWAN; 5 Shelduck; 28 Wigeon; 20 Gadwall; 225 Teal; 31 Shoveler;
12 Tufted Duck; 2 aythya hybrids – male and female (Pochard x Tufted Duck); 19 Cormorant; 2 BITTERN; 2+ Little Egret; 5 Grey Heron; 3 Little Grebe; 3 Great Crested Grebe; 1 MARSH HARRIER; 3 Kestrel; 15 Lapwing; 1 Dunlin; 3 Snipe; 2 Stock Dove over; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker; c.150 Jackdaw over; 5 Goldcrest; 3+ Coal Tit; 3 BEARDED TIT; 1 Skylark SW; 2 Treecreeper; 9 Fieldfare SW; 4 Song Thrush SW; c.60 Redwing (11SW); 1p Stonechat; 2 Pied Wagtail; a few calling Siskin over (Richard Scott, DB, Adrian Andruchiw, Sue Bird, Steve Furber). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH ELMSALL/SOUTH KIRKBY – Footpath off Old Lane – 1 Little Owl (Paddy per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast until 7am; then mainly clear skies until 6pm; then cloudy but bright thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: mainly excellent/very good; occasionally good. Temperatures: +13.3°C to +4.4°C to +9.4°C to +??.?°C. Wind: moderate/strong throughout gusting at times from 44-31mph; variable in direction but wholly from the SW quarter. Surface Pressure: 981hPa-100?hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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