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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Little Egret; 5 Mute Swan; 38 Canada Goose; 67 Greylag Goose; 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE; 17 Mallard; 34 Teal; 221 Wigeon; 8 Shoveler; 78 Gadwall; 2 Shelduck; 59 Coot; 57 Moorhen; 138 Lapwing (91 on territory); 23 Snipe; 2 Ringed Plover; 143 Black Headed Gull; 5 Common Gull; 2 Herring Gull; 2 Buzzard; 13 Grey Partridge (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) and TPT – 3 GOLDENEYE; 1m GOOSANDER; 2 GC Grebe; 3 big groups of wigeon on Field Pool. Plenty of tufties, pochard on Bolton (Keith Sanders per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 Pink-footed Goose; 1 Barnacle Goose; 1 Shelduck; 2 Ringed Plover; 1 Stonechat; the RICHARD’S PIPIT was again in the north east corner upto 5.15pm (Chris Harris per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 2 Jay; 8 Magpie; 2 Carrion Crow; 2s Song Thrush; 5+ Blackbird; 2 Mistle Thrush; 15+ Fieldfare; 5 Yellowhammer; 1 Reed Bunting; 1 WILLOW TIT; 4m Chaffinch; 6 Bullfinch; 1s Skylark; 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull NE together; 1m Pheasant; 2 Moorhen; 2p Mallard; 5 Teal; 3 Mute Swan; 1f Sparrowhawk; 1 Little Owl(Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Fields between Shaftholme and Arksey – 2 WHOOPER SWAN and 2 Mute Swan (Alan Marshall and Tony French)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 4 Little Grebe; 9 Mute Swan; 2p Gadwall; 6m Pochard; 24 Tufted Duck; 6 Red-legged Partridge; 6 Herring Gull; 1a Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1 Wren; 20 Dunnock; 20 Robin; 3s Song Thrush; 3 Water Rail (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – c.60 WHOOPER SWAN N; 600+ Pink-footed Goose; 1 MERLIN; 2 PEREGRINE; 1 WOODCOCK (John Robinson and Pete Greaves). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks - SK6693) – 20 Shelduck; 1 GREEN-WINGED TEAL; 15 Redshank and 3 RUFF (Lance Degnan). 

IPORT LAKES – 2 Ringed Plover (Bob Usher)

OWSTON CHURCHYARD – 1 Blackcap and 2 Nuthatch (Tony French)

SOUTH KIRKBY CAMP – 2 Grey Partridge (Paul Jackson and Paddy Martin per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WENT VALLEY – Sykehouse – 2 Buzzard; 34 Lapwing; 2 Curlew and 170 Redwing (Colin Bradford)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast until mid-morning; then clear skies until early evening; then cloudy/overcast thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: gtood/moderate until late morning; then very good until late afternoon; then good thereafter. Temperatures: +1.4°C to -0.9°C to +5.6°C to +1.5°C. Wind: very light/light; variable in direction mainly E/ESE, occasionally NE. Surface pressure: 1023hPa-1028hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – First quarter.
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