January 14, 2018

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Saturday 13th January 2018

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BIRD REPORTS 

BRIERHOLME CARR – 2 Little Egret (Rich Collis)

CLAYTON – 2 Buzzard (Paul Jackson)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 1 HAWFINCH (Chris Harris and Justin Carr per Twitter)

The Hawfinch at Broomhill Flash today © Justin Carr 2018

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 10 Snipe; 2 JACK SNIPE; 2 CETTI’S WARBLER; 3+ BEARDED TIT; c.2000 Starling left roost; (Karen Williams per Twitter and Per today’s OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Conisbrough – Riverside Close – 1c Tawny Owl and 1s Mistle Thrush (Paul & Barbara Shepherd)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 2 Moorhen; 2 Mallard; 2 Tawny Owl; 1 Barn Owl; 10+ Magpie; 1 Grey Heron; 1 Fieldfare; 1 Reed Bunting; 6 Bullfinch; 1 Meadow Pipit; 2 Wren; 4 Dunnock; 4 Blackbird; 1 Pheasant (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 2 GOLDENEYE; 16 Gadwall; 15 Tufted Duck; 1 Cormorant; 1 Buzzard; 1 Grey Partridge (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough – Marlborough Ave/Melling Ave – 1 WAXWING though elusive (Per Birdguides – Observer unknown)

DON VALLEY – Stainforth – Hatfield Pit Tip – 6 TWITE; 2 COMMON (Mealy) REDPOLL and 45 Lesser Redpoll on South side of biggest mound. 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 7 Grey Partridge, Stock Dove, 3 Kestrel and 5 Buzzard (Andy Lakin)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 3 Great Crested Grebe; 2 Little Grebe; 2 Cormorant; 17 Mute Swan; 46 Greylag Goose; 54 Canada Goose; 6 Gadwall; 5m Shoveler; 16m Pochard; 26 Tufted Duck; 2 Water Rail; 1 Golden Plover S; 250+ Lapwing; 3 Herring Gull; 100+ Black-headed Gull; 1 Grey Wagtail; 2 Wren; 7 Dunnock; 20 Robin; 9 Long-tailed Tit; 9 Chaffinch; 1f BRAMBLING; 1 Siskin NE; 9 Bullfinch; 4 Reed Bunting; 1f Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

HOOTON PAGNALL – 2 Red-legged Buzzard (Paul Jackson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 GOLDENEYE; 2 WOODCOCK and 1 Tawny Owl (John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 1 Little Egret, c.100 Wigeon; 25 Teal and 4 Redshank on the Flash and 7 Yellowhammer along the Lane (Derrick Evans)

IPORT LAKES – 15 Greylag; 5 Tufted Duck; 1m Pochard; 3 Cormorant; 2 Little Grebe; 9 Coot; c.25 Redwing; c.100 Fieldfare (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN; 5 Shelduck; 24 Wigeon; 2 BITTERN; 2 Little Egret; 1 cc MARSH HARRIER; 1m
1 Sparrowhawk; 3 Buzzard; 1m Kestrel; 230 Lapwing; 3 Snipe; 1 Green Woodpecker; 3 Goldcrest; 3+ Coal Tit; 2 Treecreeper; 1 Redwing; 14 Chaffinch; 17 Bullfinch; 30 Siskin (Keith Lynes, Darren Wozencroft). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

SKELBROOKE QUARRY/HAMPOLE TIP AREA – 3 Little Grebe and 22 Lapwing (Paul Jackson, Paddy Martin and Colin Bradford per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY – c.50 Pink-footed Geese @ 9.50am (Jonny Holliday per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Jonny Browns Common – 3 Buzzard 2 Gadwall c.100 Pink-footed Geese W @ 10am otherwise quiet (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WADWORTH CARR – Carr Lane – Game-cover crop – 1 Kestrel; c.15 Yellowhammer and 8 Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson)

WADWORTH CARR – Daw Lane – c.50 Linnet; c.40 Redpoll; c.20 Chaffinch; c.25 Yellowhammer; c30 Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson)

WEATHER REPORTS (Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with mist/very light rain during the very early hours but dry otherwise. Visibility: mainly moderate/poor, occasionally good during the late afternoon. Temperatures: +4.6°C to +4.8°C to +4.4°C to +5.9°C to +?.?°C. Wind: very light/light mainly SSE/SE, occasionally S. Surface pressure: 1023hPa-1019hPa-1020hPa. Fronts etc.: a weakening N/S mixed warm/cold front moved NE over the District during the afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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