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Monday 29th January 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

CARCROFT/SKELLOW – Former Bullcroft Colliery Tip and Adwick Railway Pond – 2 Mute Swan; 1 Kestrel; 1 Little Grebe; 1c Water Rail; 4 Moorhen; 2 Coot; c.500 Wood Pigeon E @ dusk; 9 Magpie; 10 Meadow Pipit; 1 Redpoll over (Chris Robinson)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 SMEW; 1 Little Egret, 3 Shelduck, 4 GOOSANDER, 4 Pink-footed Geese; c.70 Greylags; 2 Snipe; 2 Kestrel; 1 Buzzard; 1 PEREGRINE (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 3 Mute Swan; 1 Great Crested Grebe; 4 Mallard; 14 Gadwall; 8 Shoveler; 2 Teal; 31 Tufted Duck; 16 Pochard; 3 GOLDENEYE; 2 GOOSANDER; 6 Cormorant; 3 Grey Heron; 15 BH Gull, 5 Common Gull; 1 Herring Gull; 1 Buzzard; 1 MARSH TIT; 1 WILLOW TIT (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 54 Canada Geese, 31 Gadwall, 26 Teal, 16 Tufted Duck, 11 Shoveler, 9 Pochard, 8 Mallard, 6 Wigeon, 1f GOLDENEYE, 2 Cormorant, 25 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 8 Lapwing, 28 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 HAWFINCH (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Ian Morris per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 Oystercatcher; 3 Snipe; 3 Green Sandpiper; 2 Redshank; 2 Grey Heron; 2m+1f GOLDENEYE; 3m+3f GOOSANDER; 1 cc MARSH HARRIER; 1 PEREGRINE; 38 Cormporant; 1 Song Thrush; 2 Mistle Thrush; 3 Redwing; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 LBB Gull; 6 Herring Gull; 8 Common Gull; 1 CETTI’S WARBLER (Barnsley BSG and Ian Morris per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 7 Mute Swan, 2 Shelduck, 122 Wigeon, 35 Teal, 11 Mallard, 9 Gadwall, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 14 Grey Partridge, c250 Lapwing, 12 Golden Plover, 91 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 3+ Skylark, 5 Meadow Pipit, 1 Mistle Thrush and 2 Stonechat (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Kilnhurst Ings (SK4697) – 1p GOOSANDER; 1 Redwing; 10 Fieldfare; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Common Gull; 1 Redpoll; 1 Treecreeper; 12 Lapwing; 1 Little Grebe; 2 Cormorant; 1m House sparrow (Paul Gould per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 40+ Greylag Goose; 76+ Canada Goose; 11 Pochard; 24 Tufted Duck; 1m Pheasant; 1 Water Rail; 330+ Lapwing; 60 Black-headed Gull; 2 Herring Gull; 2 Skylark; 1s Song Thrush; 150 Fieldfare; 1 Coal Tit; 1 Jay; 20+ Chaffinch; 50+ Goldfinch; 18 Bullfinch; 1f BRAMBLING; 8 Reed Bunting; 4 Yellowhammer; 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE; 1 Barnacle Goose; 2 Little Grebe; 4 Cormorant; 25 Mute Swan (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

White-fronted Goose at Thrybergh CP today © Mike Smethurst 2018

FRICKLEY CP (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) – 5 Tufted Duck and 1 Little Grebe (Mark Spedding per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

HARWORTH PIT TOP (Notts) – 2 JACK SNIPE (Gary Johnston)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 BEWICK’S SWAN; 150+ WHOOPER SWAN; 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET (Per Birdguides and Dave McWilliams via Whatsapp). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN; 1 Shelduck; 16 Wigeon; 1 Little Egret; 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER; 2 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 1 Water Rail; 70 Lapwing; 1 Snipe; 2 Common Gull; 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 120 Herring Gull; 1 ICELAND GULL; 60 Great Black-backed Gull; 1 Kingfisher; 2 Jay; 1 Goldcrest; 4 Coal Tit; 1 WILLOW TIT; 2s CETTI’S WARBLER; 3 Treecreeper; 1 Meadow Pipit (Darren Wozencroft). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG)

SOUTH ELMSALL – Priory Estate garden – 1m+1f Blackcap (Colin Bradford per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY CAMP – 5+ Long-tailed Tit; 2 Blue Tit; 5+ Tree Sparrow; 3 House Sparrow; 6 Greenfinch; 1 Goldfinch; 1 Reed Bunting all around new feeding station (Paddy Martin via SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Jonny Browns Common – 3m Shoveler; 14 Tufted Duck; 1 Grey Heron; 1+ Buzzard; 6 Grey Partridge; 31 Coot; 1+ Jay; 1 WILLOW TIT; 50+ mixed Redwing and Fieldfare (Mark Spedding per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

UPTON – Roadside pool – 1 Green Sandpiper (Paddy Martin per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1f Red-crested Pochard, 1f MARSH HARRIER; 1m BRAMBLING (Adrian Scutt)

YESTERDAY’S HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL RECORDS FROM SOUTH YORKSHIRE. SATURDAY’S DONCASTER BIRDING HAS ALSO BEEN UPDATED WITH RECORDS FROM THE TICKHILL/MALTBY AREA.

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with scattered cloud mixed with overcast spells until 3pm; then clear skies thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: +10.2°C to +10.5°C to +9.8°C to +10.5°C to +1.9°C. Wind: moderate/strong gusting from 38-29mph WSW until 10am; then moderate/light then very light variable in direction but wholly from the NW quarter thereafter, occasionally gusting from 29-30mph at the beginning of this period. Surface pressure: 1023hPa-1019hPa-1030hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW cold front moved SE over the District during the late morning/early afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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