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Sunday 28th January 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

COVE FARM GP (Lincs) – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET (different to the Hatfield Moors bird below as both seen at 11am); 2 Little Egret and 20+ BRAMBLING (Bob Usher)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Goose, 90 Greylag Goose, 4 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Cormorant, 44 Mallard, 53 Teal, 60 Wigeon, 69 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, 5 Shelduck, 1 SMEW, 1 GOOSANDER, 1 Tufted Duck, 32 Coot, 33 Moorhen, .c.60 Lapwing (seen displaying for first time this year), 2 Snipe, 320 Black Headed Gull, 21 Common Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Grey Partridge, c.40 Meadow Pipit (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 1c Little Owl and 1 HAWFINCH (Peter Garrity and Jonny per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 BITTERN, 7 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 30 GOOSANDER left roost,  5 GOLDENEYE, 51 Cormorant, 60 Lapwing, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 4 Snipe, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER and 2 BEARDED TIT (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke – 1 Redwing, 12 Long-tailed Tit; 6 Pied Wagtail (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke SF (SK4494) – 3 Great Black-backed Gull SW; 6 Herring Gull SW; 1s Song Thrush; 1 Grey Wagtail; 1 Buzzard drifted off S; 2 Reed Bunting; 1 Sparrowhawk; 3 Tufted Duck; 13+ Long-tailed Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Old Ravenfield – 2p Mallard; 1 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron; 1m Sparrowhawk; 1 Kestrel; 2 Buzzard; 1 WOODCOCK; 8 Magpie; 2 Jay; 2 Carrion Crow; 2 Mistle Thrush; 1 Song Thrush; 250+ Fieldfare; 6 Blackbird; 1 Pheasant; 1 Moorhen;; 4 Bullfinch; 20+ Goldfinch; 2 Dunnock (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 2 Little Grebe; 2 Cormorant; 23 Mute Swan; 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE came in from E with 5 Greylags; 49 Greylag Goose; 1 Barnacle Goose; 78 Canada Goose; 3 Gadwall; 5 Shoveler; 9 Pochard; 27 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard; 1 Sparrowhawk NE; 2 Water Rail; 12 Moorhen; 100+ Lapwing; 100 Black-headed Gull; 15 Herring Gull; 1 Grey Wagtail; 12 Great Tit; 26 (11s) Robin; 12 Greenfinch; 1 BRAMBLING; 16 Bullfinch; 7 Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 BEWICK’S SWAN; 130+ WHOOPER SWAN; 2 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE; 3 GOOSANDER; 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET (Bob Usher, Steve Furber and Justin Parker). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

Whooper Swan at Alderfen today © Justin Parker 2018

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks) – SK6693 – 2 Oystercatcher, 22 Redshank and 3 RUFF (Steve Furber).

IPORT LAKES – 33 Greylag Geese; 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Grebe; 1 Redshank; c.10 (4s) Skylark (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Shelduck; 18 Wigeon; 3 Little Egret; 3+ BITTERN; 3 Little Grebe; 2 Great Crested Grebe; 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER; 2 Sparrowhawk; 4 Buzzard; 2 Kestrel; 1 PEREGRINE; 1 Common Gull; 1r ICELAND GULL; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 CETTI’S WARBLER; c.10 Long-tailed Tit; c35,000r Starling; 4 Bullfinch (Jenny Kingsland, AW, Allen Holmes, PN, Sheila Bury). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

SOUTH KIRKBY – Boarding Kennels woodland – c.30 Siskin (per Twitter)

SOUTH KIRKBY CAMP – Robin; Blackbird; Great Tit; Blue Tit; Dunnock; 7 Long-tailed Tit; 9 Tree Sparrow; 3 Chaffinch; 5 Greenfinch; 2 Goldfinch; Reed Bunting (Paul Jackson via SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY INDUSTRIAL ESTATE – c.10 Siskin (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIIRS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY WASTE PLANT/LAGOON – 1 Shoveler (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WADWORTH CARR – Carr Lane – Game-cover crop – 1 Mute Swan S; 1 Kestrel; 1 Snipe; 1 Redwing; 1 Greenfinch S; c.30 Reed Bunting; c.40 Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson)

WADWORTH CARR – Daw Lane – 1 Buzzard; 1 Song Thrush; 1 Fieldfare; 1 Grey Wagtail; c.50 Linnet; c.40 Lesser Redpoll; c.20 Reed Bunting; c.15 Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with occasional scattered cloud; dry throughout. Visibility: good until 5am; then very good until 9am; then excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +8.5°C to +6.1°C to +14.0°C to +10.1°C to +10.2°C. Wind: mainly light/moderate, occasionally very light early in the day; gusting from 30-36mph from 11am onwards. Surface pressure: 1022hPa-1025hPa-1023hPa. Fronts etc. none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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