February 28, 2018


Tuesday 27th February 2018

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DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan; 1 GC Grebe; 2 Little Grebe; 18 Mallard; 26 Gadwall; 37 Shoveler; 39 Tufted Duck; 30 Pochard; 10 Cormorant; 2 GOLDENEYE; 2 Grey Heron; 1 Buzzard; 1 MARSH TIT; 1 Song Thrush (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 10 Pochard; 13 GOOSANDER; CGJ has been advised that the SMEW reported to RBA was reported in error; 27 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron and an AVOCET (Chris Robinson and Tina Langford and per Chris Johnson)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 ‘b’ BITTERN; 1 Oystercatcher; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Grey Wagtail; 6 Bullfinch; 1 Siskin (John Law and Keith Saunders per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER; 6+ Goldcrest; 1 FIRECREST; 1 RICHARD’S PIPIT (David Bamforth et al per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 3 Little Grebe; 1 Cormorant; 6 Mute Swan; 2p Gadwall; 2 Pochard; 25 Tufted Duck; 1c Red-legged Partridge; 2c/m Pheasant; 3 Water Rail; 200+ Black-headed Gull; 4 Herring Gull; 3 (1s) Wren; 17 Dunnock; 30 Robin; 1s Song Thrush; 22 Blackbird; 11 (3s) Chaffinch; 30 Goldfinch; 8 Greenfinch; 18 Bullfinch; 6 Reed Bunting; 3m (1s) Yellowhammer; 20 Golden Plover; 1 Lapwing; 2 Red-legged Partridge; 1f Kestrel (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

HARWORTH PIT TOP (Notts) – 2 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 4 (2p) Grey Partridge; 5 JACK SNIPE; c.10 Skylark; 3 Meadow Pipit; c.15 Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson and Tina Langford)

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 1 Ringed Plover; 1 Dunlin; 10 Redshank (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 2 AVOCET; 5 Redshank and c.200 Common Gull (Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN; 5 Shelduck; c.60 Wigeon; c.100 Gadwall; c.90 Teal; 1p PINTAIL; c.80 Shoveler; 12 Pochard; c30 Tufted Duck; 13 Cormorant; 5 Little Egret; 4 Little Grebe; 4 Great Crested Grebe; 1i/m+1cc MARSH HARRIER; 1 Kestrel; c.200 Lapwing; 7 Common Gull; 1 Green Woodpecker; 2 (1d) Great Spotted Woodpecker; 2 Jay; 1 Goldcrest; 2 WILLOW TIT; 2 Treecreeper; 3 Song Thrush; 6 Redwing; 1 Stonechat; 2+ Siskin; 11 Bullfinch; 2 Reed Bunting (Keith Lynes, Adrian Andruchiw, Sue Bird, Dave Carroll, Ian Heppenstall, Janet Heppenstall, Sheila Bury). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

ROCHE ABBEY – King’s Wood – 1 WOODCOCK; 1 Chiffchaff; 3 MARSH TIT; 15 HAWFINCH; 80+ Siskin (Jon O’Malley)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCAL Weather: mainly overcast skies with occasional sunny spells and snow falling intermittently through the day; clear skies from 9pm onwards. Visibility: mainly excellent/very good, occasionally moderate. Temperatures: -1.0°C to -2.2°C to +1.2°C to -6.6°C to -5.6°C. Wind: mainly very light/light, occasionally moderate; variable in direction but wholly from within the NE quarter. Surface pressure: 1031hPa-1023hPa. Fronts etc.: an E/W trough was lying over the District during the evening.


MOON PHASE – Waxing gibbous.
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