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Monday 26th February 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan; 2 GC Grebe; 1 Little Grebe; 12 Mallard; 27 Gadwall; 2 Teal; 26 Shoveler; 48 Tufted Duck; 37 Pochard; 2 GOLDENEYE; 3 Grey Heron; 1m GOOSANDER; 1 Redshank; 1 Snipe; 1 Pink-footed Goose; 1 Buzzard; 1 MARSH HARRIER; 1m Stonechat; 1 MARSH TIT; 2 Grey Wagtail; 1 Song Thrush (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 1 HAWFINCH (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 6 Little Egret; 39 Cormorant; 3 Shelduck; 2m Pochard; 2 GOLDENEYE; 28 GOOSANDER; 1 MARSH HARRIER; 1 Water Rail; 3 Oystercatcher; 1 Snipe; 1 Common Gull; c.4000 Starling; 1 CETTI’S WARBLER (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER; 1 RICHARD’S PIPIT; 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Stonechat; 3 Goldcrest; 1 FIRECREST (PC); 1 Chiffchaff heard; c.180 Golden Plover (Matthew Capper, Barnsley BSG, Chris Harris, Paul Coombes, Tina Langford, Danny Fardell et al and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

Yellow-browed Warbler @ Wombwell Ings this afternoon © Paul Coombes 2018
Another shot of the Yellow-browed Warbler @ Wombwell Ings this afternoon © Paul Coombes 2018
The Richard’s Pipit this afternoon on Wombwell Ings this afternoon © Chris Robinson 2018

DON VALLEY – Kilnhurst Ings – am. – 1 Treecreeper; 2 Buzzard; 1 Shoveler; 1 Teal; 8 Redpoll; 4 Goosander; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Cormorant; 5 Common Gull; 1 Grey Heron (Paul Gould)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 1 Great Crested Grebe; 2 Little Grebe; 12 Mute Swan (7 left SW); 5 Gadwall; 6m Pochard; 18 Tufted Duck; 150+ Black-headed Gull; 4 Herring Gull; 2 Wren; 15 Dunnock; 21 Robin; 2s Song Thrush; 14 Blackbird; 17 Bullfinch; 7 Reed Bunting; 2 Yellowhammer; 3 Water Rail (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

FRICKLEY CP (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) – 4 Gadwall and 9 Teal (Mark Spedding per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) –c.1000 Pink-footed Geese; 16 Shelduck; 7 Pochard; 3 Kestrel; 14 Oystercatcher; 40+ Golden Plover; c.100 Lapwing; 13 Curlew; 2 RUFF (John Robinson and Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN; 44 Gadwall; 2 Mallard; 1 GOLDENEYE; 1 BITTERN; 6 Little Egret; 1 Grey Heron;
1 Kestrel; 1 Kingfisher; 2 (1 ‘d’)Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER; 13 Jackdaw; 2 Goldcrest; 2 Bullfinch; 19 Siskin (Andy Dalton, Sue Bird; Roger Bird, AW). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

ROCHE ABBEY (SK5489) – 40 (forty) HAWFINCH in lake area (Jon O’Malley)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast skies with occasional sunny spells and snow flurries on and off through the day. Visibility: excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: -0.3°C to -1.8°C to +0.7°C to -1.4°C to -0.9°C. Wind: mainly very light/light, occasionally moderate; variable in direction but wholly from within the NE quarter. Surface pressure: 1033hPa-1035hPa-1032hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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