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Monday 8th January 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

BRODSWORTH COMMUNITY WOODLAND/QUARRY (SE5206 I) – 2 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 1 Water Rail; 4 Snipe; 2 Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson)

CADEBY – 1 RAVEN (Chris Needham)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 Pink-footed Geese; 2 Shelduck; 10 Teal; 2 GOOSANDER on river; 1 Little Egret; 16 Grey Partridge; 50 Lapwing; 7 Snipe (John Law, Gary Stones and Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 (1j) Mute Swan; 87 Mallard, 76 Gadwall, 35 Shoveler, 11 Teal, 6 Wigeon, 27 Tufted Duck, 9 Pochard, 2 GOOSANDER; 4 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 MARSH TIT, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Bullfinch and 1 Siskin (John Seevior per Twitter).

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 1 HAWFINCH (Chris Harris and Martin Roper per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

The Broomhill Flash Hawfinch today © Martin Roper 2018

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Geese, Canada Geese, 2 Shelduck, Wigeon, Gadwall, Shoveler, Teal, Tufted Duck, Pochard, 2p GOLDENEYE, 9 GOOSANDER, 28 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, Grey Heron, Kestrel, 1 PEREGRINE, Coot, 1 Water Rail, Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 9 Snipe, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 LBB Gull, Carrion Crow, Great Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Wren, Bullfinch, Blackbird, Goldfinch, Long-tailed Tit, Robin, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Song Thrush, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Goldfinch, Pheasant, Wren, Dunnock, Magpie, Reed Bunting, Woodpigeon, Tree Sparrow, 1 Sparrowhawk (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 WILLOW TIT (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Kilnhurst Ings (SK4697) – 1 GOOSANDER; 1m Sparrowhawk; 1 Kingfisher; 70 Pink-footed Geese W @ 10.30am; 18 Redwing; 7 Fieldfare; 10 Lapwing; 1 Pied Wagtail; 2 House Sparrow; 2 Song Thrush; 1 Mistle Thrush (Paul Gould per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash – Buzzard; Water Rail; Goldcrest; Coal Tit (Martin Roper)

Water Rail at Sprotbrough Flash today © Martin Roper 2018

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 5 Great Crested Grebe; 4 Little Grebe; 7 Mute Swan; 135 Greylag Geese; 80 Canada Geese; 16 Gadwall; 15 Shoveler; 17 Wigeon; 7 Teal; 9 Pochard; 95 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard; 2 Water Rail; 180 Lapwing; 150+ Black-headed Gull; 6 Herring Gull; 1a Great Black-backed Gull; 17 Robin; 21 Blackbird; 1 Goldcrest; 15 Great Tit; 9 Long-tailed Tit; 6 Bullfinch; 1 Little Owl (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 Egyptian Goose; 1 GOLDENEYE; 2 RUFF; 1 RAVEN; 2 Stonechat (Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 BARNACLE GOOSE; 1 Grey Heron; 1 Buzzard; 2 Redshank; 1 Little Owl (Justin Parker) (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-RECENT SIGHTINGS). All entered on Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 BITTERN; 2 Little Egret; 3 Water Rail; 1 cc MARSH HARRIER; 1 Buzzard; 1 Snipe; 1 (2cy) ICELAND GULL; 1 Kingfisher; 1 Jay; 1 WILLOW TIT (ringed); 1 MARSH TIT (ringed); 1 CETTI’S WARBLER; 30 Siskin. BUFFER AREA – 150 Jackdaw; 20,000+r Starling; 12 Redwing; 45 Goldfinch (Allen Holmes, Steve Furber, Tina Langford, Sue Bird, Roger Bird). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

The Iceland Gull at Potteric this afternoon © Steve Furber 2018

SKELBROOKE QUARRY (SE5012) – 4 Wigeon; 2 Tufted Duck; 3 Little Grebe; 2 Red-legged Partridge; 8 Lapwing; 8 Stock Dove; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Skylark; c.150 Fieldfare; 1 Siskin (Jonny Holliday per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY COLLIERY SITE – 1 WOODCOCK (Colin Bradford)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 200+ Wigeon; 42 Gadwall; 14 GOOSANDER; 2 Little Egret; 1a MEDITERRANEAN GULL in roost; 2 Tawny Owl and 1m BRAMBLING (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS (Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies until mid-afternoon; then overcast thereafter and mainly dry with some very light rain during the late afternoon and evening. Visibility: Very good/excellent until 2pm; then moderate/good thereafter. Temperatures: +0.0°C to -0.4°C to +3.8°C to +2.6°C to +?.?°C. Wind: light/very light, variable in direction but wholly from the NE quarter mainly E very occasionally ESE. Surface pressure: 1030hPa-1018hPa. Fronts etc.: a weakening warm front moved N over the District during the late afternoon/early evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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