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Friday 5th January 2018

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BIRD REPORTS 

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 3 Mute Swan, c.480 Pink-footed Geese W/N (c.180 W @ 8:05am; c.150 W @ 10am; c.70 N @ 11am; c.80 W @ 11:05 am); 15 Tufted Duck, 13 Mallard, 8m+4f GOOSANDER, 9 Gadwall, 8 Pochard, 4 Shoveler, 2m+2f GOLDENEYE (K.Fisher), 6 Cormorant, 337 Coot, 8 Common Gull, 5 BH Gull and 2 Herring Gull. Also present were 1 Grey Heron, 1 Lapwing, 1 MARSH TIT, 1 Green Woodpecker and 12+ Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter) 

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Bolton Ings to Wombwell Ings – 5 Bullfinch and 3 Redpoll (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 8 Mute Swan, c200 Canada Geese, 25 Teal, 16 Gadwall, 13 Shoveler, 10 Mallard, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Wigeon, 8 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 8 Red Legged Partridge, 6 Grey Partridge, 12 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 25 BH Gull, 2 Herring Gull and 1 HAWFINCH (Rich Collis per Whatsapp and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings – 9 GOOSANDER (6m); 5 Shelduck; 2 Pochard; 24 Tufted Duck; c.60 Teal; 8 Shoveler; 40 Mallard; Gadwall and 2 Tawny Owl (Ken Foundation)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – c.100 Pink-footed Geese W @ 9.30am; 1 Shelduck; 100+ Wigeon; 4 Pochard; 17 Lapwing; 3 Green Sandpiper; 1 Redshank; 1 Snipe; 3 Grey Heron; 3 Little Egret; 3 GOLDENEYE; 30 GOOSANDER; 1 Shelduck; 2 Buzzard; 1 Sparrowhawk; 1 PEREGRINE; 1 Green Woodpecker; 1 Common Gull; 6 Herring Gull; 2 GC Grebe; 1 Kingfisher; 1 Green Woodpecker; 1 CETTI’S WARBLER; 1 Jay; 2 Pied Wagtail (Paul Gould, Ian Morris and Jeff Wragg per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 160+ Greylag ( with an accompanying Pink Footed Goose), 120 Pink-footed Geese W @ 8.50am; 3 Canada Geese, 1 Shelduck, 122 Wigeon, 53 Teal, 17 Gadwall, 9 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 1f GOOSANDER, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 5 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail ( Green Sand Dyke ), 129 Golden Plover, 56 Lapwing, 26 BH Gull, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 10+ Linnet and 2 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Jeff Wragg per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Bentley Community Woodland – 2c Water Rail; 1 WOODCOCK; 1 Snipe; c.350 Woodpigeon NW to roost; 1c Tawny Owl; 1 Siskin S (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Little Owl; 3 Mistle Thrush; 1 Song Thrush; 10+ Blackbird; 1f Chaffinch; 2 Bullfinch; 5+ Long-tailed Tit; 5 Wren; 4 Robin (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Kirk Sandall – A garden – 1 Blackcap and 1p Bullfinch (Bob Usher)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – New Stubbin – 450 Pink-footed Goose SSE in 3 skeins (250 @ 11.00,100 @ 11.05 & 100 @ 11.10); 1 GOOSANDER E @ 09.40; 1 Green Woodpecker; 1 BRAMBLING N @ 10.20; 1 Cormorant N; 4 Greylag Goose – SW (per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silver Wood (SK4893) – 7 Greenfinch; 10+ Pink-footed Goose W @ 10.10am; 1 ‘y’ Green Woodpecker; 2 Nuthatch; 25 Fieldfare; 3 Redwing (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 5 Great Crested Grebe; 5 Little Grebe; 12 Greylag Goose; 77 Canada Goose; 2 Gadwall; 2m Shoveler; 27 Tufted Duck; 2 Water Rail; 100+ Lapwing; 100+ Black-headed Gull; 1 Common Gull S; 9 Herring Gull; 4 Wren; 16 Dunnock; 21 Robin; 8 Redwing; 5 Fieldfare; 24 Blackbird; 1 Goldcrest; 1f BRAMBLING; 17 Bullfinch (at least 12 m) (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

FRICKLEY CP (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) – 1 WOODCOCK over 1c Tawny Owl; 1 LONG-EARED OWL (Colin Bradford per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

HAMPOLE TIP/SKELBROOKE – 1a CASPIAN GULL (Tom Lowe per Twitter)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – c.90 Pink-footed Geese E; 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET (Colin Wall & per RBA respectively). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN; c80 Pink-footed Geese (2 skeins over the VC, c30 W at 10.30am and c50 E at 11.20am); 2 Canada Geese; 2 Shelduck; 2 Wigeon; 2 BITTERN; 4 Little Egret; 2 Grey Heron; 1 Great Crested Grebe; 1 cc MARSH HARRIER; 2 Water Rail; 100+ Lapwing; 1 (2cy) ICELAND GULL; 2 Jay; 2 Goldcrest; 2 Coal Tit; 1 WILLOW TIT (ringed bird); 1 MARSH TIT (ringed bird); 1s CETTI’S WARBLER; 1c Blackcap (AD); 1 Nuthatch; c20,000r Starling; 1 Pied Wagtail; 2 Bullfinch; 1 Lesser Redpoll;
60 Siskin (Sue Bird, Roger Bird, Andy Dalton, Steve Furber). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

SOUTH KIRKBY WASTE PLANT/LAGOON – 2 Shoveler; 1 Grey Heron; 1 Buzzard; 1 Sparrowhawk; 1 Kestrel; 1 Snipe S; 10+ Redpoll (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with scattered cloud until 3am; then mainly overcast with occasional showers and sunny spells until 5pm; then mainly clear skies with some scattered cloud thereafter. Visibility: Excellent/very good until 10am; then mainly moderate, occasionally good and poor until 7pm; then poor/very poor and moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +3.1°C to +1.4°C to +5.0°C to -0.7°C to -0.3°C. Wind: light/very light variable in direction from within the SW quarter until 9am; then very light ESE/E until noon; then very light ENE/N until 3pm; then very light from within the NW quarter until 8pm; then very light WSW/W/WNW thereafter. Surface pressure: 991hPa-989hPa-999hPa. Fronts etc.: a short E/W occluded front moved EENE over the District during the late morning/early afternoon and a second much longer one moved south to lie over the District during the late evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
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