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Tuesday 18th September 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 8 (2j) Mute Swan, 19 Cormorant; 1 Little Egret; 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET (same as Old Moor) left towards Bolton West End @ 1310; 2 Grey Heron; 3 Little Grebe; 1 GC Grebe; 44 Mallard; 1 Teal; 2 Gadwall; 2 Shoveler; 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 55 Lapwing, 5 LBB Gull; 1 Buzzard; 1 Jay (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton West End – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET (same as Old Moor) seen to drop on here from Old Moor (Chris Harris per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 1 GARGANEY, 3 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Little Egret (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1j Shelduck; 32 Wigeon; 48 Shoveler; 45 Cormorant left roost; 18 Little Egret left roost; ; 1 GREAT-WHITE EGRET left roost; 17 Grey Heron; 1 RED KITE distant to east; 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk; 2 Buzzard, 2 HOBBY; 10 GC Grebe, 1 SPOTTED CRAKE; 1 Water Rail, 1 Ringed Plover, c.300 Lapwing; 2 Dunlin, 6 Green Sandpiper; 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK; 2 Greenshank; 2 RUFF; 1 Black-tailed Godwit; 1 Kingfisher, 1 Chiffchaff, 2s CETTI’S WARBLER; c.120 Jackdaw left roost (Barnsley BSG, Peter Maugham and Chris Harris per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

IPORT LAKES – c.240 Tufted Duck, 16 Shoveler, 12 Pochard, 1 Dunlin, 1 SANDERLING, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2+ YELLOW-LEGGED GULL, 250+ House Martin S, 50+ Sand Martin S, 70+ Swallow S; C.100 Linnet, c.30 Yellow Wagtail (3SW) (Chris Robinson and Bob Usher).

MARR AREA – 3a YELLOW-LEGGED GULL on fields (Adam Hutt)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – c20 Wigeon, c115 Gadwall, 2 PINTAIL; c30 Shoveler; c60 Pochard; 11 Cormorant; 6 Little Egret; 5 HOBBY; 1 Water Rail; 1j Ringed Plover; 220 Lapwing; 12 Black-tailed Godwit; 2 CURLEW SANDPIPER; 6 Dunlin; 1 RUFF; 5 Green Sandpiper; 22 Snipe; 1 Kingfisher; A steady SW movement of hirundines all day, c60 in a group in the morning; 2c Treecreeper; 1 Grey wagtail over; (Sue Bird, Dave Carroll, Keith Lynes, Michael Bird, Helen Womack, Gary Dyson). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

ROSEHILL CEMETERY (SE6102 B) – 1 Swallow S; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 2 Goldcrest (Ian Stubbs)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with scattered cloud and occasional overcast spells with some light showers through the day and some heavy ones during the late evening. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally moderate/good. Temperatures: +15.3°C to 21.9°C to 17.9°C. Wind: mainly moderate/strong gusting to 43mph, with periods of light winds suring the early hours and evening; wholly from SW quarter.  Surface pressure: 1055hPa-999hPa-1007hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/SE cold front moved NE over the District during the late morning and a NW/SE cold front did the same during the late evening

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – First quarter.
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