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BAWTRY FOREST – 2 RAVEN adjacent pig farm (Lance Degnan)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 1 HAWFINCH (RSPB_Old Moor and Michael Rushton per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – c.300 Pink-footed Geese W @ 9.12am; 4 Shelduck; 1 GOLDENEYE; 2 GOOSANDER; 1 Little Egret; 1 PEREGRINE; 1 Redshank; 1 Snipe; 4 CETTI’S WARBLER; 3 BEARDED TIT (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Barnby Dun – the canal – 2 GOOSANDER (Bob Usher)

DON VALLEY – Conisbrough Castle – 11am – 1 RAVEN SW (Ken Foundation)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1p Mallard; 1 Moorhen; 1 Kestrel; 1 Jay; 5 Mistle Thrush; 6 Bullfinch; 4 Goldfinch; 1 Meadow Pipit; 1 Grey Heron (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Haugh Road – 2 Cormorant SW; 450 Pink-footed Goose W/SW in 3 skeins. 150 W @ 09.05, 50 W @ 09.15 & 100 SW @ 09.30; 6 Buzzard circling together @ 14.05; 34 Golden Plover N @ 13.29; 3 Great Black-backed Gull NW (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEY – Silver Wood (SK4893) – c.200 Pink-footed Geese W @ 9am (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thorpe Marsh NR (SE5909Z) – 1 Water Rail; 2 WILLOW TIT, 2 Treecreeper; 2 Nuthatch (Bob Usher)

SKELBROOKE – c.180 Pink-footed Geese W @ 8.55am; 4 Cormorant W; c.5000 mixed large gulls; 25+ Stock Dove; 40 Fieldfare (Per Jonny Holliday via SESKUBIRDS on Whatsapp)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN; c50 Teal; c50 Pochard; 4 Little Grebe; 2 BITTERN; 2 Little Egret; 1 MARSH HARRIER; c200 Lapwing; 6 Snipe; 1 Kingfisher; 1 Green Woodpecker; Starlings – seen to head towards Low Ellers to roost; 8 Bullfinch; c50 Siskin (Michael Bird, Sue Bird). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

SOUTH ELMSALL – c.180 Pink-footed Geese W @ 9.05am same as Skelbrooke birds (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Carr Lane near JB Common Lake – 1 WILLOW TIT (Jonny Holliday per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)


LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with occasional brighter spells and some heavy rain until 9am; then mainly clear skies with scattered cloud until 5pm; then clear skies thereafter. Visibility: Moderate/good until 7am; then very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +1.0°C to +0.4°C to +5.1°C to +4.0°C to +5.3°C to 0.6°C. Wind: very light W/WSW until 2am; then very light N until 6am; then light N/NNE/NE thereafter. Surface pressure: 1000hPa-1025hPa. Fronts etc.: an E/W occluded front moved rapidly S over the District during the early hours/early morning.


MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
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