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Friday 23rd February 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Shelduck; 2 Little Egret; 4 Buzzards, 5 Snipe, 7 Grey Partridge, 3 Ringed Plover, 10 Golden Plover; 100+ Lapwing; 28 Snipe; 1 Kingfisher; 2s Skylark (Pat Heath and Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 5 Mute Swan, 46 Pochard, 38 Tufted Duck, 13 Gadwall, 10 Mallard, 7 Shoveler, 1m+1f GOLDENEYE, 1f GOOSANDER, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 147 Coot and 57 BH Gull. Also present were 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 MARSH TIT (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 7 Mute Swan, c250 Canada Geese, 56 Greylag, 1 Pink Footed Goose (plus a skein of c130 over west at 9.05 am.), 67 Wigeon, c40 Teal, 25 Tufted Duck, 14 Pochard, 10 Gadwall, 10 Mallard, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Barn Owl, 11 Coot, c50 Lapwing, 72 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 HAWFINCH (Alan Whitehouse and Ken Foundation per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Knoll Beck – A Little Egret and a Kingfisher (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 WHOOPER SWAN; c.120 Pink-footed Geese NW @ 09:00 + 1 down; (Karen Williams and Peter Walsh per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 95% ice cover. Present were 1 Mute Swan, 134 Canada Geese, 64 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 126 Wigeon, 22 Teal, 7 Gadwall, 4 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 2 male Goosander, 1 Tufted Duck, 13 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel. 35 Lapwing, 252 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 2 Skylark, 1 Redwing, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Stonechat and 1 Reed Bunting. A RICHARD’S PIPIT, seen on Tuesday pm, was relocated in the north east corner this afternoon by Jeff Wragg. (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Ings (SE5501 and SE5502) – 1 Mute Swan; c.20 Greylag; 11 Canada Geese; 1 Canlag Goose; c.10 Mallard; 7 Teal; 3 Tufted Duck; 2 Grey Heron; 5 Snipe; 2 JACK SNIPE; 6 Fieldfare; 2 Mistle Thrush; 7 Magpie (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 4 Great Crested Grebe; 5 Little Grebe; 2 Whooper Swan present all morning; 2p Gadwall; 5m Pochard; 71 Tufted Duck; 1m Goosander briefly; 3 Water Rail; 40 Lapwing; 200+ Black-headed Gull; 3 Herring Gull; 1s Skylark; 2 Wren; 18 Dunnock; 26 Robin; 4s Song Thrush; 16 Blackbird; 14 (6s) Great Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEY – York Road – Morrison’s Service Station – 1 Little Egret SE @ 5:05pm (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET (Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

OWSTON CHURCHYARD – 2 Nuthatch and 1 HAWFINCH (Tony French and Alan Marshall)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Little Egret; 2 BITTERN; 1 MARSH HARRIER; 2 Nuthatch; 1 Stonechat. BUFFER AREA – Short Lane Fields – tens of thousands of starling @ 5.30pm (). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with some occasional cloud through the early hours; then mainly overcast with some brighter spells thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: mainly moderate/good. Temperatures: -1.2°C to -3.4°C to +3.1°C to -?.?°C. Wind: very light/light; variable in direction mainly E/NE until 10am; then mainly ESE thereafter. Surface pressure: 1025hPa-10??hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – First quarter.
Crown copyright 2018, the Met Office


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