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BIRD REPORTS

BARNSDALE BAR – 2 Green Woodpecker (Paddy Martin)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 75% frozen – WeBS – 1 Pink-footed Goose; 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE; 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Mute Swan, 57 Canada Goose, 57 Greylag Goose, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 16 Mallard, 36 Teal, 177 Wigeon, 115 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 41 Coot, 60 Moorhen, 360 Black Headed Gull, 15 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 160 Lapwing (inc 82 on territory), 15 Snipe, 24 Golden Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher; 1 Buzzard and 16 Grey Partridge, 26r Fieldfare;  5 Long-tailed Tit; (Nigel Smith and Keith Saunders per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – WeBS – 10 Mute Swan, 27 Canada Geese, 59 Greylag, 2 GOLDENEYE, 85 Gadwall, 28 Mallard, 6 Teal, 56 Tufted Gull, 40 Pochard, 9 Shoveler, 2 GC Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 219 Coot, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 171 BH Gull (Karen Williams per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – WeBS+ – 6 Mute Swan, 75 Canada Goose, 32 Tufted Duck, 25 Gadwall, 30 Wigeon, 21 Mallard, 35 Teal, 3 GOLDENEYE, 14 Pochard, 6 Shoveler, 45 Coot, 19 Moorhen, 145 Golden Plover, 130 Lapwing (

DEARNE VALLEY – Manvers Lake – WeBS – 6 Mute Swan, 27 Canada Geese, 4 Gadwall, 48 Mallard, 115 Tufted Duck, 3 GC Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Heron, 48 Coot, 32 Moorhen, 7 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 119 BH Gull. Plus usual hybrids (Karen Williams per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 ‘b’ BITTERN, 7 Little Egret, 37 GOOSANDER, 42 Cormorant, 2 Shelduck, 1 PEREGRINE, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 4 BEARDED TIT (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – WeBS+ – 1 Mute Swan, 178 Canada Goose, 1 Barnacle Goose, 2 Pink Footed Goose, 147 Greylag Goose, 2 Shelduck, 145 Wigeon, 35 Teal, 21 Mallard, 19 Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 22 Snipe, 2 Stonechat (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke Lane – 1 Kestrel (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke SF (SK4494) – 1 Meadow Pipit N; 2 Coot; 1 Moorhen; 1 Grey Wagtail; 1 Cormorant NE; 2+ Long-tailed Tit; 1 Chiffchaff; 8 Magpie (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Ravenfield – 1 Kestrel (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

RAVENFIELD CHURCH – 1s Chaffinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Rectory Fields Allotments – 1s Song Thrush (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Rockliffe Rd – 5+ Long-tailed Tit; 1 Song Thrush (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEY – River Don – Thrybergh Banks – 4 Moorhen; 6 Coot; 2a+2cy Mute Swan (colour-ringed 773Y red); 1 Cormorant; 23 Tufted Duck; 16 Teal; 2p Mallard; 1m Gadwall; 4 Moorhen; 3d Stock Dove (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS) Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh – Chestnut Court – 1s Song Thrush (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh – Doncaster Road – 12 Jackdaw and 1s Greenfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 3 Little Grebe; 3 Cormorant; 13 Mute Swan; 4 Gadwall; 5m Pochard; 34 Tufted Duck; 3 Water Rail; 150+ Black-headed Gull; 24 Herring Gull; 1 Collared Dove; 2s Skylark; 5 Wren; 20 Dunnock; 29 Robin; 2 Song Thrush; 2 Mistle Thrush E; c.80 Fieldfare (20N, 60E); 19 Blackbird; 11 Great Tit; 11 Blue Tit; 18 (4s) Chaffinch; 18 Bullfinch; 9 (1s) Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh – Off Mungy Lane – 2s Song Thrush; 1p Bullfinch; 2 Long-tailed Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh Park – 1s Goldcrest; 1s Coal Tit (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh – The Old Rectory – 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Mistle Thrush (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh Tip (SK4596 and SK4696) – 8 Shoveler; 2 Coot; 2 Mute Swan; 1 Moorhen; 1s Reed Bunting; 1 Snipe; 1 WILLOW TIT; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Pheasant; 2 Canada Goose SW; 14 Mute Swan W, then SW (from Thrybergh CP) @ 0807hrs; 3 Cormorant N; 5+s Song Thrush; 2 (1s) Goldcrest; 1 Jay; 3+ Long-tailed Tit; 4 Bullfinch; 1s Coal Tit; 1f Kestrel (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS).

FRICKLEY ESTATE – 1 WOODCOCK; 1 Little Owl; 1c Tawny Owl (Paddy Martin and Colin Bradford per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

FINNINGLEY GP (Notts) – WeBS+ – 3 Mute Swan; 78 Greylag Geese; 3 Canada Geese; 16 Shelduck; 272 Wigeon; 7 Tufted Duck; 4 Cormorant; 1 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 1s Red-legged Partridge; 5 Coot; 1 Oystercatcher; 56 Lapwing; 1 Redshank; 97 BH Gull; 4 Common Gull; 1 LBB Gull (Chris Robinson).

FINNINGLEY GP (S Yorks) – WeBS – 1 Buzzard; 2 Ringed Plover; 36 Redwing; 15 Pied Wagtail; 1 Grey Wagtail; 3 Bullfinch and 6 Linnet (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 83 WHOOPER SWAN; 680+ Pink-footed Geese; 5 Egyptian Geese; 4 RED-CRESTED POCHARD; 16 Shoveler; 4 GOOSANDER; 2 Oystercatcher; c.70 Lapwing; 1 Grey Wagtail; 8 Lesser Redpoll (Daz Watson, Chip Rhodes, Colin Wall, Carl Cornish and Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – WeBS – 1 Wigeon, 46 Teal, 7 Gadwall, 2 Mallard, 71 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 17 Black-headed Gull (Carl Cornish)

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks) – SK6693 – WeBS – 825 Wigeon, 161 Teal, 7 Mallard, 10 Shelduck, 6 Oystercatcher, 56 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 2 RUFF, 7 Redshank, 3 Cormorant, 9 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 654 Black-headed Gull, 19 Common Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel (Carl Cornish).

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – WeBS – 51 Greylag Goose, 2 Canada Goose, 4 Shelduck, 250 Wigeon, 50 Teal, 10 Gadwall, 30 Mallard, 2 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel (Carl Cornish)

IPORT LAKES – WeBS+ – 40% Frozen – 3 Mute Swan; 11 Greylag; 2 Egyptian Geese; 8 Gadwall; 1m Brewer’s Duck; 14 Mallard; 22 Teal; 44 Tufted Duck; 6 Cormorant; 3 Little Egret; 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 3 Little Grebe; 3 GC Grebe; 2 RL Partridge; 2 Grey Partridge; 26 Coot; 2 Oystercatcher; 43 Lapwing; 182 BH Gull; 1 LBB Gull; 2 GBB Gull; 25+ Skylark (several singing); 3p Mistle Thrush; 3 Meadow Pipit, c15 Pied Wagtail; c.40 Linnet; 1 SNOW BUNTING (CCR); 1s Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson, Bob Usher, Gary Johnston, Stuart Churchill and visitor)

Snow Bunting at Doncaster Iport Lakes today © Bob Usher 2018

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN; 30 Teal; 1 BITTERN; 4 Little Egret; 2 Grey Heron; 1 MARSH HARRIER; 1 Kestrel; 1 PEREGRINE; 1 LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER; 1 WILLOW/MARSH TIT; c.140,000 Starling (SR, JS, AW, Hull RSPB group). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

TICKHILL – 20 WHOOPER SWAN NNW at about 11:30 am (Paul Bibby)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast interspersed with brighter spells with some sunshine; rain during the evening. Visibility: mainly moderate/good, occasionally very good/poor and very poor during the early hours. Temperatures: +3.2°C to +1.4°C to +3.8°C to -0.3°C to +8.0°C to +6.9°C to +7.7°C to +?.?°C. Wind: very light throughout, variable in direction but wholly from the S quarter. Surface pressure: 1022hPa-101?hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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