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Tuesday 9th January 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 3 Mute Swan, 81 Tufted Duck, 39 Mallard, 30 Shoveler, 14 Gadwall, 8 Teal, 4m+3f GOOSANDER, 4 Pochard, 1m GOLDENEYE, 5 Cormorant, 324 Coot, 31 BH Gull, 8 Common Gull and 7 Herring Gull. Also present were 1 Buzzard, 1 MARSH HARRIER (through at 12.30pm ), 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 MARSH TIT (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 7 Mute Swan, 135 Greylag, 1 Pink-Footed Goose, 40+ Wigeon, 23 Shoveler, 20+ Teal, 1 Buzzard, 19 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 206 Lapwing, 7 BH Gull and 3 Common Gull, 1 HAWFINCH (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Chris Harris per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Knoll Beck – 11 Mallard and 5 Teal (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 225 Canada Geese, 27 Greylag, 124 Wigeon, 25 Teal, 14 Mallard, 5 Gadwall, 1 Cormorant, 8 Moorhen, 44 Lapwing, 14 Golden Plover, 136 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 20+ Skylark, 10+ Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit and 1 Stonechat (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Justin Parker)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 6 Great Crested Grebe; 6 Little Grebe; 1 Grey Heron left E; 15 Gadwall; 5 Shoveler; 6p Teal; 16 Pochard; 40+ Tufted Duck 3 Water Rail; 3 Wren; 15 Dunnock; 15 Robin; 18 Blackbird; 9 Great Tit; 9 Blue Tit; 1 Rook SW; 2+ House Sparrow; 10 Bullfinch; 8m Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 Shelduck; 1 Wigeon; c50 Gadwall; c.250 Teal; c.55 Shoveler; 2 Pochard; 19 Tufted Duck; 2+ BITTERN; 2 Little Egret; 1 Little Grebe; 1f MARSH HARRIER; 1c Water Rail; c.120 Lapwing; 2 Snipe; 1 Green Woodpecker; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Goldcrest; 1 MARSH TIT; 1 CETTI’S WARBLER; 4 Treecreeper; 6 Bullfinch. BUFFER AREA – 1m Sparrowhawk; 12,000r Starling (Keith Lynes, Michael Bird, Sue Bird, Roger Bird, Dave Carroll, Helen Womack, KB, Sheila Bury). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

UPTON – Bullcarr Mires – 3 JACK SNIPE; 20+ Snipe; Skylark; Goldcrest; 2 WILLOW TIT; 2 Coal Tit; 2 Yellowhammer (Jonny Holliday per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WEATHER REPORTS (Scampton)

LOCALWeather: overcast throughout with very light rain through much of the day. Visibility: Moderate/poor throughout. Temperatures: +2.4°C to +3.0°C to +2.8°C to +3.4°C to +3.2°C to +?.?°C. Wind: Very light throughout, variable in direction but wholly from the SE quarter. Surface pressure: 1017hPa-1003hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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