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BIRD REPORTS 

ADWICK-LE-STREET SEWAGE WORKS – 2 Little Egret over @ 4.30pm and 500 Woodpigeon in surrounding fields (Dave Carroll)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 Little Egret, 100+ Greylag Geese, c.25 Canada Geese, 4 Pink-footed Geese, 1 SMEW, 3 Shelduck, 2 GOOSANDER, 8 Shoveler, c.80 Lapwing (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 3 Mute Swan, 54 Tufted Duck, 27 Gadwall, 18 Pochard, 11 Shoveler, 6 Goosander, 1m+1f GOLDENEYE, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 284 Coot and 3 BH Gull. Also present were 19 Cormorant, 3 Buzzard, 1 Snipe, 2 Jay, 1 MARSH TIT and 1 WILLOW TIT (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 250+ Canada Geese, 36 Greylag, 45 Teal, 31 Gadwall, 22 Tufted Duck, 17 Wigeon, 16 Pochard, 14 Shoveler, 11 Mallard, 2m+1 GOLDENEYE, 6 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 24 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 81 Lapwing, 5 Herring Gull, 3 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull and 1 HAWFINCH (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Chris Harris per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 7 Mute Swan, 22 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 3 Shelduck, 111 Wigeon, 35 Teal, 13 Mallard, 4 Gadwall, 1f GOOSANDER, 1 Shoveler, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 4 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 171 Lapwing, 28 Golden Plover, 141 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 5+ Skylark and 1 Stonechat (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

HAMPOLE TIP – 1 (2cy) GLAUCOUS GULL, 1 (prob 3cy) ICELAND GULL, 4+ Stock Dove and c.30 Linnet (Jonny Holliday)

HARWORTH PIT TOP (Notts) – 1 SHORT-EARED OWL (Martin McCallum)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 BEWICK’S SWAN, 116 WHOOPER SWAN and 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET (Per Birdguides). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Gringley Carr – 10 CORN BUNTING, 10 BRAMBLING, 4 Tree Sparrow [within large Finch flock on field edge, comprising of at least 2 Yellowhammer, 4 Reed Bunting and larger numbers of House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Goldfinch and Greenfinch], Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 300 Northern Lapwing, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 10+ Stock Dove, 50+ Fieldfare, 20+ Redwing, 500-600 Starling (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE-BIRDWATCHERS-LATEST SIGHTINGS)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Whooper Swan3 Shelduck, 21 Wigeon, 3 BITTERN2 Little Egret2 Snipe1 Kingfisher2 Goldcrest, 3 CETTI’S WARBLER2 Stonechat (Darren Wozencroft and Richard Scott). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

TICKHILL – Wilsic Lane – Hilltop View Farm – 5.00pm – 2 Barn Owl and 1 Little Owl (Paul Bibby)

WEATHER REPORTS (Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with occasional scatterered cloud until 4pm; then cloudy/overcast with some light rain until 7pm; then mainly clear skies with scattered cloud thereafter. Visibility: mainly very good, occasionally excellent. Temperatures: +5.2°C to +4.7°C to +5.1°C to +4.7°C to +8.2°C to +3.?°C. Wind: light/moderate with very occasional gusts from 30-34mph; mainly SW/SSW, occasionally S. Surface pressure: 1003hPa-1004hPa-1003hPa-1006hPa. Fronts etc.: a N/SW occluded front moved NE over the District during the early evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – First quarter.
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