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Sunday 7th January 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – Pools 90% frozen – 3 Grey Heron, 7 Mute Swan, 187 Greylag Goose, 1 Cormorant, 10 Mallard, 85 Teal, 74 Wigeon, 79 Gadwall, 8 Shoveler, 6 Coot, c.40 Lapwing, 11 Snipe, 8 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 14 Grey Partridge. Also 1 GOOSANDER & 4 Little Grebe on river (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 1 HAWFINCH (John Clarkson and Peter Garrity per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Village – 1 WOODCOCK flushed from scrub(per Twitter) (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) –13 Pochard, 9 GOOSANDER (4f), 3 GOLDENEYE (2f), 24 Cormorant, 2 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 GC Grebe, 2 Redshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 7 Snipe, 2 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 2 BEARDED TIT, 3 Lesser Redpoll (Andrew Leggett per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke – 3 Cormorant; 6 Redwing; 5 Pied Wagtail; 1 Grey Wagtail; 4 Linnet; 1 WOODCOCK; 1 Goldcrest (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke SF (SK4494) – 1 Pheasant; 13 Magpie; 1 Siskin over; 7 Song Thrush; 2 Reed Bunting; 1 Great Black-backed Gull NE; 1 Coot; 1f/i Sparrowhawk (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Kestrel; 1m Sparrowhawk; 1 WOODCOCK; 1 Grey Heron; 3 Mistle Thrush; 40+ Fieldfare over; 3 Redwing over; 1 Song Thrush; 12 Blackbird; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Buzzard; 3 Bullfinch; 1 Goldcrest; 1 Meadow Pipit; 5 Robin (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Ravenfield – Moor Lane South – 1 Kestrel (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 22 Gadwall; 1 WOODCOCK; 1 Sparrowhawk; 3 Skylark; 2 Lesser Redpoll; 2 Stock Dove; 1 Great Black-backed Gull N; 2 Common Gull; 90 Black-headed Gull (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 6 Great Crested Grebe; 4 Little Grebe; 2 Cormorant; 9 Mute Swan; 90 Canada Goose; 5 Gadwall; 9 Shoveler; 1m Wigeon; 12 Teal; 7m Pochard; 78 Tufted Duck; 1m PINTAIL circled 9:30am left S @ 0935; 2 Water Rail; 200+ Lapwing; 4 Herring Gull; 1 Kingfisher; 20 Robin; 3 Fieldfare left N; 10 Great Tit; 4 Long-tailed Tit; 2+ House Sparrow; 2 Tree Sparrow; 5 Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 18 WHOOPER SWAN, 1 Kestrel; 1 PEREGRINE; 1 Water Rail, c.50 Golden Plover; 3 JACK SNIPE, 7 Snipe; 1 Redshank, 2 RUFF, 3 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail (Colin Neale, Paul Shawcroft and John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks) – SK6693 – 4 WHOOPER SWAN, 1m+1f GOLDENEYE, 2 RUFF, 20 Redshank (Steve Furber).

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 2 WHOOPER SWAN and 1 BARNACLE GOOSE of unknown origin (Steve Furber) (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-RECENT SIGHTINGS). All entered on Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN6 Shelduck; 20+ Wigeon; 1+ BITTERN3 Little Egret1 Little Grebe; 1 MARSH HARRIER2 Sparrowhawk; 1 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 2 Common Gull; 1 ICELAND GULL1 Kingfisher1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 4 Goldcrest2 Coal Tit; 1 MARSH TIT (unringed); 2 CETTI’S WARBLER; 2 Nuthatch; 3 Treecreeper2 Bullfinch; 2 Greenfinch. BUFFER AREA – 1s CETTI’S WARBLER (Short Lane pond); 20,000r Starling on Low Ellers Marsh (Jenny Kingsland, PN, Sue Bird, Roger Bird, Darren Wozencroft, Sheila Bury). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG)

SOUTH KIRKBY CAMP – 1 Buzzard (Elizabeth Jackson per Paul Jackson via SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY – JB Common Lake – 4 Teal; 1 Great Crested Grebe and 2 WILLOW TIT (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY WASTE PLANT/LAGOON – 2 Skylark and c.20 Siskin (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WENT VALLEY – Fenwick Lane (Askern end) and Norton Common – 2 Barn Owl, 2 Goldcrest, 12 Grey Partridge, Jay, Kestrel, Meadow Pipit and 4 Yellowhammer (Ryan McClarence)

WEATHER REPORTS (Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies and dry throughout with a heavy frost during the morning. Visibility: Excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: +1.2°C to -1.9°C to +4.2°C to +0.0°C to +0.9°C. Wind: very light, occasionally light variable in direction but wholly from the NE quarter. Surface pressure: 1025hPa-1030hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
Crown copyright 2018, the Met Office


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