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Wednesday 10th January 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 3 Mute Swan, 64 Greylag, 27 Tufted Duck, 12 Gadwall, 8 Mallard, 8 Pochard, 5 Wigeon, 1f GOLDENEYE, 359 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 11 Herring Gull, 7 Common Gull and 3 BH Gull. Also present were 1 MARSH HARRIER ( mid AM ), 1f Sparrowhawk, 1f GOSHAWK with jesses; 1 Kestrel, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 MARSH TIT (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 7 Mute Swan, c300 Canada Geese, 53 Greylag, 26 Gadwall, 20+ Teal, 9 Shoveler, 9 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 2 Pochard, 1m+1f GOLDENEYE, 1 Wigeon, 13 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 244 Lapwing, 22 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull; Greenfinch and 1 HAWFINCH (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and @Keith Saunders9 per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 32 Pochard, 25 GOOSANDER, 2 GOLDENEYE, 2 Shelduck, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard; 1 Sparrowhawk; 1 Kestrel; 2 PEREGRINE, 7 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron; 3 Little Grebe; 1 GC Grebe; Lapwing; 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank; 3 Snipe; 3 Common Gull; 1 LBB Gull; 3 Herring Gull; 1 Kingfisher; 3 Redwing; 2 Mistle Thrush; 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2+ BEARDED TIT (Paul Gould, Ian Morris and Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

One of the Peregrines at Old Moor today © Paul Gould 2018

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 134 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 1 Pink Footed Goose, 134 Wigeon, 86 Teal, 8 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 1 Little Egret, 11 Moorhen, 1 Coot, c30 Lapwing, 6 Golden Plover, 79 BH Gull, 1 Mistle Thrush, 7 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail and 2 Stonechat (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – New Stubbin – 1 WOODCOCK and 1 Tawny Owl (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 6 Pochard; 10 Tufted Duck; 9 Gadwall; 4 Wigeon; 1m Shoveler; 3 Rook NE (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Ings (SE5501 and SE5502) – 1 Mute Swan, 3 Greylag; 8 Canada Geese; 26 Gadwall; 10 Mallard; 1 Shoveler; 8 Teal; 1 Kestrel, 8+ Snipe; 1s Song Thrush; 2 Mistle Thrush; 12 Magpie; 1 Goldcrest (Chris Robinson)

FRICKLEY CP (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) – 13 Teal (Mark Spedding per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 150 Pink-footed Geese; 1 Redshank; 15 Siskin (Mark Smedley). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARRBITTERN (Martin Roper per Twitter)

Bittern at Potteric Carr today © Martin Roper 2018

 

WEATHER REPORTS (Scampton)

LOCALWeather: overcast with light rain through much of the morning and early afternoon; then sunny with scattered cloud through the afternoon; then cloudy/overcast thereafter. Visibility: Poor/very poor until late morning; then moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +4.0°C to +6.8°C to +5.3°C. Wind: Very light throughout; SE/SSE until mid-morning; then W/WSW until late morning; then variable in direction but wholly from within the NW quarter thereafter. Surface pressures: 1003hPa-1002hPa-1009hPa. Fronts etc.: the meeting point of three fronts (warm, cold and occluded) spent much of the day over or close to the District.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
Crown copyright 2018, the Met Office


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