November 25, 2017

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Saturday 25th November 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1m GOLDENEYE; 8 Goosander; 45 Cormorant; 8 Little Egret; 1 Grey Heron; 1 Sparrowhawk; 2 Kestrel; 1 PEREGRINE; 1 GC Grebe; (per Twitter) and per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Warbler Way – 2 Green Woodpecker; 2 Barn Owl, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER; 3 Chiffchaff; 1 MARSH TIT; 2 WILLOW TIT; 10 Redpoll and 2 Siskin (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 1a CASPIAN GULL (Col Neale)

Adult Caspian Gull at Doncaster Lakeside this afternoon © Col Nreale 2017

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Moorhen; 6 Mallard; 1 Teal; 1 Pied Wagtail over;3 Cormorant; 1 Tawny Owl; 1 Buzzard; 1 Sparrowhawk; 1 Kestrel; 5+ Redwing; 10+ Fieldfare; 1 Mistle Thrush; 1 Song Thrush; 12+ Blackbird; 2 WILLOW TIT; 15 Long-tailed Tit; 6 Siskin; 2 Lesser Redpoll; 6 Bullfinch; 6 Goldfinch; 2 Goldcrest; 50+ Jackdaw; 8 Rook; 2 Jay; 4 Black-headed Gull; 1 Grey Heron (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS

DON VALLEY – Thorpe Marsh NR (SE5909Z) – 4 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kestrel, 1 WILLOW TIT, 1 Nuthatch (Neil Shaw, Mick Townsend, Barry Evans, Barry Foster). Late news of an HAWFINCH being seen and photographed here on Thursday 23rd November (Barry Evans per Neil Shaw)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 19 Great Crested Grebe; 5 Little Grebe; 26 Cormorant; 2 Grey Heron; 10 Mute Swan; 103 Greylag Goose; c.170 Canada Goose; 8 Gadwall; 9 Pochard; 58 Tufted Duck; 1f GOLDENEYE; 220+ Lapwing; 200+ Black-headed Gull; 1a Herring Gull; 19 Dunnock; 16 Robin; 4 Song Thrush; 20 Redwing; 25 Fieldfare W; 65 Blackbird; 1c Chiffchaff; 65 Starling W; 7 Lesser Redpoll S; 2 Siskin S; 10 Bullfinch; 2 Kestrel; 2 Water Rail (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 500+ Pink-footed Geese; 7 Shoveler; 1m Goosander; 1 Little Egret; 3+ Kestrel; 1m MERLIN; 2+ PEREGRINE; 3 RUFF; 1 Little Owl; 3 Stonechat; 1 Chiffchaff (Sue & Roger Bird). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IPORT AREA – Dusk – 10 Wigeon; 7 Red-legged Partridge; 40+ Herring Gull; 1 LBB Gull; 13 GBB Gull (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN; c.700 Pink-footed Geese; 5 Shelduck; 13 Wigeon; 210 Teal; 1 PINTAIL; 13 Pochard; 1m Aythya hybrid; 1 BITTERN; 7 Little Egret; 2 MARSH HARRIER; 2 Sparrowhawk; 2 Kestrel; 1 PEREGRINE; 1 Redshank; 4 Common Gull; 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1750 Herring Gull; 130 Great Black-backed Gull; 2 Kingfisher; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 2 Coal Tit; 1 WILLOW TIT; 3 Stonechat; 4 Lesser Redpoll; 10+ Siskin (Richard Scott, Michael Bird, Allen Holmes, Pete Grieves). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

SOUTH KIRKBY CAMP – 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 2 Jay; 20+ Tree Sparrow; 6 Siskin (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY LAGOON – 3 Common Gull (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WADWORTH CARR – Daw Lane – 1 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 20+ Redwing; 400+ Fieldfare; c.100 Starling; 10+ Chaffinch; 2 Greenfinch; c.10 Goldfinch; 2 Lesser Redpoll; 100+ Linnet; 30+ Reed Bunting; 20+ Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson)

                                                             Kestrel at Daw Lane this afternoon

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with scattered cloud; dry throughout but a heavy frost. Visibility: good until 8am; then very good thereafter. Temperatures: +1.4°C to -2.3°C to +5.6°C to +1.5°C to +2.0°C to 1.7°C to ??.?°C. Wind: very light mainly WSW until 9am; then light W until 6pm; then light WSW thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1011hPa-101?hPa.. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – First quarter.
Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office


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