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Tuesday 30th January 2018

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 Shelduck; 1f SMEW ; 52 Lapwing (Tina Langford and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 3 Mute Swan; 1 Great Crested Grebe; 4 Mallard; 28 Gadwall; 3 Shoveler; 34 Tufted Duck; 15 Pochard; 1f GOLDENEYE; 5 GOOSANDER; 8 Cormorant; 2 Grey Heron; 4 Common Gull; 1 Herring Gull; 1 Buzzard; 1 MARSH TIT; 2 Green Woodpecker; 3 Jay (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 1 Barnacle Goose; 1f GOLDENEYE; 1 HAWFINCH (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Mexborough North Ings (SE4802) – 1m+1f Stonechat and several pairs of Skylark now singing and displaying (Ken Foundation)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor – 1 MARSH HARRIER; 1 PEREGRINE; 1 CETTI’S WARBLER; 2 BEARDED TIT; 4 Green Sandpiper; 2 Redshank; 5 GOLDENEYE; 67 Rook (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 2 Pink-footed Geese and 2 Stonechat (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 3 Great Crested Grebe; 1 Little Grebe; 15 Mute Swan; 45 Greylag Goose; 70 Canada Goose; 2p Gadwall; 2m Shoveler; 4m Pochard; 33 Tufted Duck; 2 Water Rail; 300 Lapwing; 60+ Black-headed Gull; 21 Herring Gull; 1 Grey Wagtail; 1 Wren; 22 Dunnock; 33 (21s) Robin; 3s Song Thrush; 23 Blackbird;14 Great Tit; 14 Blue Tit; 15 Bullfinch; 7 Reed Bunting; 1f Yellowhammer; 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE; 24 Golden Plover S; 1 Buzzard W (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

FINNINGLEY GP (Notts) – 48 Shelduck; 5 Wigeon; c.100 Lapwing E; 1 Redshank; 3 Pied Wagtail and 9 Linnet (Chris Robinson).

FINNINGLEY GP (S Yorks) – c.100 Lapwing E (same as above); 5 Pied Wagtail; 2 Bullfinch (Chris Robinson)

FRICKLEY CP (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) –150 Pink-footed Geese W @ 10:35 and 1 Grey Wagtail (Mark Spedding per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 GOOSANDER; 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET and 13 CORN BUNTING over (Simon Mitchell). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN; 1 Shelduck; c28 Wigeon; c40 Gadwall; c150 Teal; c15 Shoveler; 26 Pochard; c21 Tufted Duck; 1 BITTERN; 2 Great Crested Grebe; 1m+2f MARSH HARRIER; 2 Kestrel; 1 Water Rail; c170 Lapwing; 2 Common Gull; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Goldcrest; 1 CETTI’S WARBLER; 1m BEARDED TIT; 1 WILLOW TIT; 1 Treecreeper; 1m+1f Stonechat; 7 Bullfinch; 1 Lesser Redpoll (Keith Lynes, Brian Buckle, DS, Phil Goacher, Geoff Chatterton, Dave Harden, David Horncastle; visitor reports and Birdguides). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

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

WENT VALLEY – Sykehouse – Topham – 1m PINTAIL and 1 WOODCOCK (Simon Mitchell)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with scattered cloud, occasionally cloudless skies and overcast skies; dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good, occasionally good during the early hours/early morning. Temperatures: +1.2°C to +2.0°C to +1.4°C to +5.5°C to +5.3°C to +6.1°C to +3.5°C to +3.9°C. Wind: very light/light throughout; mainly SW occasionally WSW and SSW. Surface pressure: 1030hPa-1012hPa. Fronts etc.: none.


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

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