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Friday 12th January 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

A18 – Near Black Bull PH – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET N @ 3pm (Jenny Cobb)

BENTLEY COMMUNITY WOODLAND AND SHAFTHOLME – 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Water Rail, 1 JACK SNIPE and 1 Grey wagtail. Also c.200 Fieldfare and c.300 Starling on fields north-east of the rail crossing (Chris Robinson)

BRODSWORTH CHURCH YARD – 4 HAWFINCH (John and Darren Wozencroft per DonnyBirding via Whatsapp)

CLAYTON – Wink House Farm/Clayton Village Club – 1 Barn Owl; 1 Little Owl; 10 Tree Sparrow; 2 Bullfinch; Linnet, Greenfinch; c.50 Yellowhammer (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 3 Mute Swan, 17 Tufted Duck, 10 Gadwall, 6 Mallard, 6m Shoveler, 4 Pochard, 2m+1f GOLDENEYE, 315 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 13 Common Gull, 7 Herring Gull and 6 BH Gull. Also present were 11 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 18 Lapwing over, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush and 1 MARSH TIT (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Bolton Ings to Wombwell Ings – 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 1 HAWFINCH; c250 Canada Geese, 27 Gadwall, 16 Teal, 15 Wigeon, 11 Mallard, 9 Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck, 6 Shoveler, 2f GOLDENEYE, 2 Cormorant, 16 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 1 Redshank, 35 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull. A Little Owl was heard calling at first light by K.Fisher (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS, Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1m BEARDED TIT; 2 Green Sandpiper; 5 Snipe; 1 PEREGRINE; 3 Shelduck; 2 Common Gull; 3 GOLDENEYE; 14 Cormorant; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Little Egret; 1 Kingfisher; 2 GOOSANDER (Andrew Leggett per Twitter and Per today’s OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 7 Mute Swan, 174 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 96 Wigeon, 57 Teal, 11 Gadwall, 10 Mallard, 1m+3f GOOSANDER, 2 Shoveler, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Coot, 6 Moorhen, 86 Golden Plover, 82 Lapwing, 94 BH Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Mistle Thrush and 1 Stonechat (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Conisbrough Top – 1 Rose-ringed Parakeet has been around this area for the last month (Rob Harker)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash – 1 Kingfisher showing well (Martin Roper)

The Kingfisher at Sprotbrough Flash © Martin Roper 2018

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 2 Great Crested Grebe; 5 Little Grebe; 2 Cormorant; 22 Mute Swan left NW; 74 Canada Goose; 2p Gadwall; 9 Pochard (8m1f ); 20 Tufted Duck; 2 Water Rail; 10+ Moorhen; 1 Golden Plover W; 200+ Lapwing; 150+ Black-headed Gull 2 Herring Gull; 27 Robin; 2 Fieldfare E; 16 Blackbird; 11 Great Tit; 15 Blue Tit; 17 Long-tailed Tit; 20 Goldfinch; 20 Goldfinch; 1f BRAMBLING; 16 Bullfinch; 7 Reed Bunting; 3 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

FRICKLEY HALL – 3 Buzzard; 40 Redwing; 2 Nuthatch and 1 Treecreeper (Mark Spedding per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

FRICKLEY CP (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) – 4 Gadwall; 1f Shoveler; 20 Siskin (Mark Spedding per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 6 BARNACLE GEESE of unknown origin flew WNW (Mark Paine)

M18 – Near Old Cantley – 1 PEREGRINE E (Rich Collis per DonnyBirding via Whatsapp)

SKELBROOKE QUARRY/HAMPOLE TIP AREA – 1 imm ICELAND GULL (Jonny Holliday, John & Darren Wozencroft per DonnyBirding via Whatsapp)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 50 Pochard; 1m GOLDENEYE; 16 GOOSANDER; 1r MEDITERRANEAN GULL; 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Grey Wagtail (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS (Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with mist/very light rain on and off through the day. Visibility: very poor/poor until 10am; then moderate/poor thereafter. Temperatures: +5.4°C to +4.4°C to +5.7°C to +4.7°C. Wind: Very light throughout; NE until 2am; then variable in direction but wholly from within the SE quarter. Surface pressure: 1026hPa-1027hPa-1023hPa. Fronts etc.: a N/S occlusion was lying over the District at noon but soon disappeared.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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