January 28, 2018


Saturday 27th January 2018

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1f SMEW, 3 Little Egret, 6 Mute Swan, 26 Greylag Goose, 22 Mallard, 63 Teal, 43 Wigeon, 77 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 3 Shelduck, 47 Coot, 44 Moorhen, 1c Water Rail, 25 Lapwing, 1 Kingfisher (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 1 HAWFINCH (Michael Rushton per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 Mute Swan, 1 Little Egret, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Yellowhammer (per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Barnby Dun Sailing Lake (SE6109) – 4m GOOSANDER (Neil Shaw)

DON VALLEY – Thorpe Marsh NR (SE5909Z) – 1 WILLOW TIT, 1 Nuthatch, c 3,000 Starling murmuration at dusk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail, 24 Fieldfare (Neil Shaw)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 4 Little Grebe; 4 Cormorant (1S); 6 Mute Swan; 74+ Greylag Goose; 78 Canada Goose; 2 Gadwall; 10 Pochard; 28 Tufted Duck; 2 Water Rail; 12 Moorhen; 28 Robin; 6 Long-tailed Tit; 1f BRAMBLING; 18 Bullfinch; 5 Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 BEWICK’S SWAN, 139 WHOOPER SWAN, 1 GOOSANDER, two GREAT WHITE EGRETS (KR & DMA), 1m HEN HARRIER (JR), 1 PEREGRINE (John Robinson, Ken Roberts, Dave Adamson, Col Neale)). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – 8 Greylag, 63 Wigeon; 17 Tufted Duck; 1 Pochard; 1 Cormorant, c.15 GBB Gull, 1 (2cy) ICELAND GULL left 4:15pm; 1 LBB Gull; c10 Herring Gull; 11 Fieldfare SW; 5 Chaffinch SW (Chris Robinson)

Iceland Gull at Iport Lakes

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN; 2 Shelduck; 18 Wigeon; 3 Great Crested Grebe; 1 Sparrowhawk; 1 Kestrel; 210 Herring Gull; 1r (2cy) ICELAND GULL (same as Iport bird); 1 (2cy) GLAUCOUS GULL; 70 Great Black-backed Gull; 1 Goldcrest; 3 CETTI’S WARBLER; 2 Treecreeper (Darren Wozencroft). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

SOUTH KIRKBY WASTE PLANT AREA – 1 Barn Owl (Paddy Martin per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

TICKHILL/MALTBY AREA – A RED KITE was soaring over the N-end of Sandbeck Park, close to A631 between Maltby & Tickhill (SK5692) @ 1145hrs & a Sparrowhawk flew across A631 in front of car in Tickhill village (SK5892) a few minutes later (Paul Leonard)

UPTON – 1 Green Sandpiper on flood by A638 (Jonny Holliday per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

Friday’s Doncaster Birding has been updated with records I missed off last night. Sorry.

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with scattered cloud until 7am; then mainly overcast until 8pm, with some light rain during the late afternoon; then cloudy but brighter thereafter. Visibility: good until 9am; then very good thereafter. Temperatures: +2.7°C to +3.1°C to +2.3°C to +11.1°C to +9.6°C. Wind: mainly very light and light but occasionally moderate with gusts from 29-34mph during the afternoon and 29-30 during the late evening. Surface pressure: 1026hPa-1017hPa-1022hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW warm front and an associated NE/SW cold front moved SE over the District during the late afternoon.


MOON PHASE – Waxing gibbous.
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