March 31, 2018

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Saturday 31st March 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Manvers Lake – 1c Chiffchaff on TPT and 1 Lesser Redpoll by Lake (Keith Saunders per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 8 GOLDENEYE; 2 ‘b’ BITTERN; 1 OSPREY N; 15 (several singing) Water Rail; 8 Oystercatcher; 1 Green Sandpiper; 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL; 2 CETTI’S WARBLER; 12 Chiffchaff; 1 BEARDED TIT (Barnsley BSG and Karen Williams per Twitter)

FIRBECK (PRIVATE SITE) – At least 1 HAWFINCH still on site (Per Birdguides)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 Little Owl (Mark Roberts) (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-RECENT SIGHTINGS).

IPORT LAKES – 2 Mute Swan; 4 Greylag Goose; 2 Egyptian Goose; c.10 Mallard; 14 Pochard; 11 Tufted Duck; 3 Little Grebe; 17 Great Crested Grebe; c.12 Coot; 2 AVOCET; 1 Oystercatcher; 1 Redshank; 110+ Black-headed Gull; 2 Herring Gull; 1 Stock Dove; 2 Woodpigeon; 1 Kestrel; 1 Magpie; 10+ Skylark; 14 Fieldfare left N
2 Pied Wagtail; 12 Linnet; 2 Wren (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – Carr Lodge – 2 Greylag Goose; 7 Canada Goose; 55+ Wigeon; c.70 Gadwall; 50+ Teal; 10+ Mallard; 8 Shoveler; 3 Pheasant; 1 Buzzard; 4+ Coot; 4 Lapwing; 1 Redshank; 1 Black-headed Gull; 120+ Woodpigeon; 4 Magpie; 2 Carrion Crow; 1 Blue Tit; 1 Great Tit; 1 Chiffchaff; 1 Blackbird; 2 Song Thrush (Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

SOUTH ELMSALL – 105 WHOOPER SWAN W @ 9.30am (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Jonny Browns Common – 2d Lapwing (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Jonny Brown’s Floodwater – 20 Mallard; 3 Shoveler; 6 Teal; 2 Lapwing; 3 Snipe; c.100 Black-headed Gull; 1 Common Gull; 2 Meadow Pipit (per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY – 10 Cormorant over during day (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

 

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: Overcast throughout with light rain through much of the day. Visibility: moderate/poor until 9am; good until noon; excellent/very good until 3pm; good/moderate until 7pm; very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +4.7°C to +5.1°C to +4.3°C to +4.4°C. Wind: strong/moderate with gusts to 31mph NE/ENE light/very light from NE quarter until 10pm; light NNW thereafter. Surface pressure: 994hPa-1008hPa. Fronts etc: an occlusion wrapped around an Atlantic depression centred over southern England moved NE over the District as the day progressed.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
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