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Friday 24th November 2017

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BIRD REPORTS 

BRODSWORTH COMMUNITY WOODLAND/QUARRY (SE5206 I) – 1 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 1 Grey Partridge; 4 Snipe; 1 Redwing; 4 Goldcrest; 4 Jay; 3 Meadow Pipit (Chris Robinson)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Sparrowhawk; 7 Snipe; 16 Grey Partridge; 175+ Fieldfare; 1 Grey Wagtail; large mixed Goldfinch and Reed Bunting flock (Walter Aram & Jeff Wragg per Twitter)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 2 Goosander NW, c.5000 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 380 Herring Gull, 7 GBB Gull (Richard Scott)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 22 Great Crested Grebe; 5 Little Grebe; 20 Cormorant; 3 Grey Heron; 10 Mute Swan; 118 Greylag Goose – 118 – and 2white/brown feral; 127 Canada Goose; 9 Gadwall; 8 Pochard; 57 Tufted Duck; 1 Kestrel; 16 Red-legged Partridge; 1 Water Rail; 90+ Lapwing; 200+ Black-headed Gull; 2 Common Gull; 5 Herring Gull; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 13 Wren; 24 Dunnock; 21 Robin; 6 Song Thrush; 12 Redwing; 4+ Fieldfare; 74 Blackbird; 6 Goldcrest; 11 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – c.1000 Pink-footed Geese; 33 Curlew and c.350 Fieldfare (Sue & Roger Bird). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN; 5 Shelduck; 12 Wigeon; 2 BITTERN; 3 Little Egret; 2 MARSH HARRIER; 2 Kestrel; 1 Snipe; 1 Kingfisher; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 4 Goldcrest; 1 Fieldfare; 45+ Redwing; 4 Stonechat (Dave Carroll, Sheila Bury, Darren Wozencroft). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

SOUTH ELMSALL – Field Lane – 1 RAVEN S @ 9.20am (Mark Spedding)

SOUTH KIRKBY CAMP – 150 Pink-footed Geese SE; 1 Sparrowhawk; 1 Goldcrest; 1 WILLOW TIT; 7 Tree Sparrow; Greenfinch; Siskin; 6 Yellowhammer; Reed Bunting (Paddy per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: cloudy/overcast through much of the early hours; then clear skies until early evening; then cloudy but bright thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good; occasionally excellent. Temperatures: +3.4°C to +0.1°C to +7.0°C to -??.?°C. Wind: very light and variable in direction but wholly from the SW quarter. Surface Pressure: 1005hPa-101?hPa.. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW occluded front moved SE over the District during the late evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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