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Sunday 21st January 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – WeBS – 8 Mute Swan, 3 Greylag Geese, 1 Shelduck, 1f SMEW, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 46 Wigeon, 78 Gadwall, 42 Mallard, 5 Shoveler, 59 Teal, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 12 Grey Partridge, 20 Coot, 26 Moorhen, 24 Lapwing, 1 JACK SNIPE, 12 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher (Nigel Smith and Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – WeBS – 95% frozen – 8 Mute Swan, 2 GOOSANDER, 1m GOLDENEYE, 33 Shoveler, 86 Mallard, 19 Gadwall, 14 Pochard, 30 Tufted Duck, 2 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 353 Coot, 6 Moorhen, 5 Cormorant, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Buzzard, 14 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 16 BH Gull (Karen Williams per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2 Shelduck, 29 Mallard, 17 Wigeon, 119 Teal, 4 Pochard, 37 Shoveler, 147 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 20 Lapwing, 1 HAWFINCH (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Manvers Lake – WeBS –  60% frozen – 6 Mute Swan, 19 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Geese, 17 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 57 Tufted Duck, 11 Mallard, 3 Pochard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 44 Coot, 24 Moorhen. Plus usual hybrids. 1 Common Gull, 13 BH Gull (Karen Williams per Twitter) (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 300+ Wigeon, 4 Little Egret, 15 GOOSANDER, 5 GOLDENEYE, 9 Shelduck, 39 Pochard, 40 Cormorant, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 2 Snipe, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 3 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 PEREGRINE, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2 BEARDED TIT, 1 Meadow Pipit, 30 Bullfinch, 40 Greenfinch, (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 Little Egret, 1 Shelduck, 29 Mallard, 76 Wigeon, 19 Teal, 110 Golden Plover, 90 Lapwing, 42 Meadow Pipit (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 2 Mallard; 1m Sparrowhawk; 1 Kestrel; 30+ Fieldfare; 2 Mistle Thrush; 1 Song Thrush; 6 Blackbird; 6 Jackdaw; 1 Meadow Pipit over; 1c WILLOW TIT; 20+ Long-tailed Tit; 4 Linnet (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough – Marlborough Ave – 1 WAXWING was showing for much of the afternoon at no.44 (Chris Robinson and Chris Twell).

IF GOING TO SEE THE WAXWING PLEASE COULD YOU RESPECT THE PRIVACY OF THE NEIGHBOURS AS THERE HAVE BEEN COMPLAINTS TODAY ABOUT SOME OF THE PHOTOGRAPHERS.

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 13 Bullfinch; 3 Reed Bunting; 3 Great Crested Grebe; 1 Little Grebe; 3 Cormorant; 5 Mute Swan; 52+ Greylag Goose; 13 Gadwall; 5m Shoveler; 6 Pochard; 79 Tufted Duck; 3 Water Rail ( res 70% frozen); 240+ Lapwing; 80 Black-headed Gull; 2 Herring Gull; 20 Robin; 1 Mistle Thrush; 17 Blackbird; 1 Goldcrest; 13 Blue Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FINNINGLEY GP (Notts) – WeBS+ – 1 Canada Goose; 26 Shelduck; c.200 Wigeon; 27 Teal; 3 Mallard; 1 Little Grebe; 78 Curlew; 51 BH Gull; 1 GBB Gull; 2 Buzzard;
1 Kestrel (Chris Robinson).

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 80+ WHOOPER SWAN; 300+ Pink-footed Geese; 6 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE; 3 Kestrel; 9 Grey Partridge, 1 Curlew (Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Gringley Carr – 60+ BRAMBLING, 200+ Chaffinch (Col Neale) (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE-BIRDWATCHERS-LATEST SIGHTINGS)

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks) – SK6693 – 30 Curlew; 20 Redshank and 3 RUFF (Steve Furber and Stuart Churchill).

IPORT LAKES – WeBS+ – 6 Mute Swan; 25 Greylag Geese; 2 Egyptian Geese; 71 Wigeon; 6 Gadwall; 44 Mallard; 8 Shoveler; 40 Teal; 30 Tufted Duck; 6 Pochard; 6 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron; 3 Little Grebe; 2 Moorhen; 14 Coot; 25 Lapwing SW; 1 Redshank; 1 JACK SNIPE; 47 Black-headed Gull; 1 Common Gull; 8 Herring Gull; 27 GBB Gull; c.30 Skylark; 2 Redwing SW; 2 Mistle Thrush; 1 Grey Wagtail; 4 Pied Wagtail; 12 Meadow Pipit (Chris Robinson and Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – WeBS – 201 Coot; 131 Mallard; 72 Shoveler; 91 Gadwall; 450 Teal; 3 Snipe; 5 Shelduck; 1 Water Rail (Mark Roberts). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1m PINTAIL; 91 Pochard and 9 GOOSANDER (Rich Collis)

WEATHER REPORTS (Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with snow; sleet and rain from late morning onwards. Visibility: moderate until 3am; then good until 5am; then moderate until 8am; then moderate poor until 8pm; then very poor until 10pm; then moderate thereafter. Temperatures: -1.8°C to -2.0°C to +3.5°C. Wind: very light WNW/NW until 2am; then very light/light, variable in direction but wholly from the SW quarter; then light SSE occasionally gusting to 30mph until 7pm; then light/very light from within the SW quarter thereafter. Surface pressure: 1011hPa-1014hPa-1003hPa. Fronts etc.: Two closely parallel NW/SE occlusions moved NE over the District during the afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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