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Wednesday 24th January 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

BRODSWORTH – Churchyard – 5 HAWFINCH (Gary Dyson)

COVE FARM GP (Lincs) – 1 PINTAIL and c.40 BRAMBLING (Steve Furber)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 4 Pink-footed Goose, 115 Greylag Goose, 3 Shelduck, 1f SMEW, 4 GOOSANDER, 7 Shoveler, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 PEREGRINE, 40 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Yellowhammer (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 11 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 5 Pochard, 1m+1f GOLDENEYE, 1 GOOSANDER, 1 Shoveler, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 8 BH Gull and 2 Common Gull. Also present were 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Bullfinch and 1 MARSH TIT (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash –27 Gadwall, 17 Wigeon, 14 Pochard, 11 Teal, 11 Shoveler, 9 Tufted Duck, 2 Mallard, 1m+1f GOLDENEYE, 2 Cormorant, 28 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 68 Lapwing, 14 BH Gull, 8 Common Gull, 3 Herring Gull and 1 LBB Gull. A HAWFINCH was seen early morning (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1f BEARDED TIT, 1 Redhank, 6 Snipe, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Herring Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Sparrowhawk, 7r Little Egret, 35r GOOSANDER and 47r Cormorant, 3 GOLDENEYE and 3 Green Sandpiper (Ian Morris and Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 7 Mute Swan, 131 Canada Geese, 35 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 53 Wigeon, 36 Teal, 14 Mallard, 4 Gadwall, 2m+2f GOOSANDER, 9 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 131 Golden Plover, 129 Lapwing, 58 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 2 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit and 1 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Old Denaby Flash – 2 Mute Swan, 1 Wigeon, 3 Gadwall, c.10 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 7 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, c.80 Woodpigeon (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Stubbin Hill – 1c Little Owl (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 89 WHOOPER SWAN, 1 BEWICK’S SWAN, 6 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE and 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET (Rich Collis and Steve Furber). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 BITTERN; 1 PEREGRINE, c.30,000r Starling (Andy Dalton). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

UPTON – 1 Green Sandpiper on flood by A638 (Colin Bradford per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1p PINTAIL, 78 Pochard, 1m MERLIN, 1m PEREGRINE and 2m BRAMBLING (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS (Scampton)

LOCALWeather: a mixture of overcast and bright but cloudy skies until 6pm; then clear skies thereafter. Visibility: mainly excellent/very good, occasionally good during the early hours and mid-morning. Temperatures: +9.0°C to +12.8°C to +5.5°C. Wind: moderate/strong throughout gusting from 29-57mph, variable in direction but wholly from the SW quarter. Surface pressure: 1008hPa-995hPa-999hPa-998hPa-1002hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW cold front moved SE over the District during the early hours/morning.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – First quarter.
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