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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 +1y Mute Swan, 63 Tufted Duck, 14 Pochard, 9m+4f GOOSANDER, 13 Gadwall, 12 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 318 Coot, 11 Common Gull, 3 BH Gull and 2 Herring Gull. Also present were 6 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Jay, 1 Song Thrush, 1 MARSH TIT and 3+ Bullfinch (John Seevior per Twitter and Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Bolton Ings to Wombwell Ings – 8 Siskin, 2 Redpoll and a Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2+6y Mute Swan, 8 Greylag, 29 Gadwall, 26 Mallard, 24 Shoveler, 6 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 5 Tufted Duck, 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 11 Coot, 1 Kestrel, c150 Lapwing, c50 Golden Plover, 11 BH Gull, 2 Herring Gull and 1 Common Gull. A HAWFINCH and a Buzzard were seen early AM (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Harlington – c.100 Pink-footed Geese W @ 13:25 (Rich Collis)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 GOLDENEYE; 31 GOOSANDER; 1 MARSH HARRIER; 1 PEREGRINE; 3 Water Rail; 3 Green Sandpiper; 1 Redshank; 2 CETTI’S WARBLER; 1 WILLOW TIT; 3 BEARDED TIT (Karen Williams and Derek Wroe per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) –151 Canada Geese, 100 + Greylag, 1 Pink Footed Goose, 1 Shelduck, 65 Teal, 62 Wigeon, 15 Mallard, 12 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 11 Moorhen, 6 Coot, c150 Golden Plover, 27 Lapwing, 62 BH Gull, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Stonechat, and 3 Pied Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS) (per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Sandall Sewage Treatment Works – 1 Green Sandpiper (Rich Collis)

Green Sandpiper at Sandall STW today © Rich Collis 2017

DON VALLEY – Silver Wood (SK4893) – 25 Fieldfare and 8 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 75 Tufted Duck; 4 Pochard; 11 Gadwall; 2 Teal; 1 Common Gull; 30 Black-headed Gull; 1 Kestrel (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

IPORT LAKES – 3 Mute Swan; 27 Greylag Geese; 1 Pink-footed Goose; 31 Wigeon; 5 Tufted Duck; 1m Pochard; 1 Kestrel; 8 Coot; c.20 Skylark; c.250 mixed Redwing and Fieldfare on Loversall Carr; c.6000 Starling to roost on Potteric; 11 Chaffinch (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 Little Egret; 1 Water Rail; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Nuthatch; 10,000+ Starling (Andy Dalton). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG)

WADWORTH CARR – Carr Lane – Game-cover crop – 28 Red-legged Partridge; 1 Pheasant; 1 Song Thrush; c.10 Redwing; c.30 Fieldfare; c.20 Yellowhammer and c.10 Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson)

WADWORTH CARR – Daw Lane – 1 Little Egret N; 1 Buzzard; 8 Pheasant; 2 Skylark; 3 Song Thrush; 2 Mistle Thrush; c.40 Chaffinch; c.50 Linnet; 50+ Yellowhammer; 50+ Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with scattered cloud and showers until mid-afternoon; then overcast with some showers until early evening. Visibility: mainly good occasionally moderate until 11am; then very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +6.4°C to +4.9°C to +9.4°C to +?.?°C. Wind: mainly light/moderate SW/WSW until mid-afternoon; then strong gusting from 39-44mph W thereafter. Surface pressure: 995hPa-98?hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/SE occluded front moved NE over the District during the late morning.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
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