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Tuesday 23rd January 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

BENTLEY COMMUNITY WOODLAND AND SHAFTHOLME – 2c Water Rail; 1 JACK SNIPE and 1c Tawny Owl (Chris Robinson)

BESSACARR – 1.15pm – a RED KITE drifted S parallel with Bawtry Road (John Evans)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1f SMEW (Keith Saunders per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 5 Mute Swan, 13 Gadwall, 9 Tufted Duck, 5m+4f GOOSANDER, 6 Pochard, 5 Mallard, 5 Shoveler, 2m+1f GOLDENEYE, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 292 Coot, 3 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull and 1 Herring Gull. Also present were 14 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 7 Cormorant, 2 Buzzard, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Kestrel, 1 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 1 Jay, 1 MARSH TIT and 2 Stonechat (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS, John Seevior and Paul White per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash –88 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 33 Gadwall, 14 Pochard, 14 Teal, 9 Wigeon, 1 Mallard, 1f GOLDENEYE, 1 Buzzard, 26 Coot, 200+ Lapwing, 12 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 20+ Redwing, 5+ Greenfinch and 1 HAWFINCH (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Chris Harris per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 41 spp incl: 4 Mute Swan; 3 Shelduck; 4 Shoveler; 16 Teal; 25 Tufted Duck; 1 Pochard; 3 Gadwall; 4 GOOSANDER; 4 Grey Heron; 17 Cormorant; 7 Common Gull; 2 Herring Gull; c.40 BH Gull; 3 Green Woodpecker; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 15 Fieldfare; 4 Redwing; 1 Mistle Thrush; 1 Yellowhammer; 3 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 1 Kingfisher; 2 RAVEN (Ian Morris and Paul & Barbara Shepherd)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 Buzzard, 1 PEREGRINE, 1m BRAMBLING (Craig Hartley and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 6 Mute Swan, 5 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 65 Wigeon, 38 Teal, 17 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 3m+3f GOOSANDER, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 14 Moorhen, 7 Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 202 Golden Plover, 46 Lapwing, 96 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 6+ Skylark, 2 Stonechat, 50+ Goldfinch and 4 Greenfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 4 Great Crested Grebe; 3 Little Grebe; 2 Cormorant; 21 Mute Swan; 75 Canada Goose; 2m Gadwall; 6m Pochard; 30 Tufted Duck; 1 Sparrowhawk E; 1 Kestrel; 2 Water Rail; 250+ Lapwing; 80 Black-headed Gull; 5 Herring Gull; 2 Wren; 11 Dunnock; 22 Robin; 1 Song Thrush; 14 Blackbird; 8 Great Tit; 14 Blue Tit; 5+ Long-tailed Tit; 1 Tree Sparrow; 11 Greenfinch; 1 Siskin NE; 1f BRAMBLING; 16 Bullfinch; 8 Reed Bunting; 1 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS and Ian Morris).

EDLINGTON – Fields between New and Old Edlington – 9.50am – 1 RED KITE W (Neil Shaw)

FRICKLEY CP (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) –1 Buzzard (Colin Bradford per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

FRICKLEY HALL – 1 HAWFINCH near iron gates flew off towards CP at 11:40am (Colin Bradford per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

HAMPOLE TIP – 12 Greylag Geese over and 2cy GLAUCOUS GULL (Jonny Holliday)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 400 Pink-footed Geese; 2 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE; 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET and 30 Tree Sparrow (Gary Johnston per Twitter). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN; 7 Shelduck; 19 Wigeon; c60 Gadwall; c300 Teal; c50 Shoveler; c.50 Pochard; c50 Tufted Duck; 12 Cormorant; 2/3 BITTERN; 3 Little Egret; 3 Grey Heron; 2 Little Grebe; 1 MARSH HARRIER; 1 Sparrowhawk; 1 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; c.130 Lapwing;
2 Snipe; 1 Common Gull; 3 Herring Gull; 3 Great Black-backed Gull; 1+ Great Spotted Woodpecker; 2 Jay; 2 Goldcrest; 4 Treecreeper; 4 Fieldfare; c.35 Redwing; 3 Mistle Thrush; c.60 Siskin (Sue Brook, Keith Lynes, Brian Buckle, Dave Harden, Geoff Chatterton, Helen Womack, BW, S&BT, Richard Scott, Ian Heppenstall, Janet Heppenstall). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

SOUTH KIRKBY INDUSTRIAL ESTATE – 6.40am – 1 Barn Owl flying at roadside (Paul Jackson)

UPTON – 1 Green Sandpiper on flood by A638 (Mark Spedding per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WEATHER REPORTS (Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly bright but cloudy, occasionally overcast with some light rain during the early morning and occasional clear skies during the evening. Visibility: Excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: +5.1°C to +12.3°C to +9.4°C. Wind: very light/light S until 7am; light/moderate SSW gusting from 32-30mph until noon; then strong/moderate SW gusting from 29-36mph until 7pm; then moderate/light WSW/SW/SSW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1015hPa-1007hPa-1009hPa. Fronts etc.: a N/S warm front moved E during the early morning and was followed by two N/SW cold fronts moving NE during the afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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