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Friday 21st September 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, c.440 Mallard, 2 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 35 Lapwing, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 1 CATTLE EGRET early morning only see Wombwell Ings below (Per Birdguides)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 GREY PHALAROPE (206), 1 SPOTTED CRAKE, 1 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 RUFF, 1 Dunlin, 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 3 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET to roost; 7 Little Grebe, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 1j YELLOW-LEGGED GULL, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Swallows, 1 House Martin, countless Starlings (Russ Haywood, Peaksbirder, Dave Simmonite and Chris Harris per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 1 CATTLE EGRET (205) with cattle early morning then flew to Broomhill Flash (Birdguides)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1m COMMON SCOTER until at least 1005hrs (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FINNINGLEY GP (Notts) – Belated WeBS+ – 4 Mute Swan, 42 Greylag Geese, 27 Canada geese, 2 Gadwall, 29 Teal, 33 Mallard, 9 Pochard, 47 Tufted Duck, 5 Little Grebe, 2 Great crested Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 8 Coot, 3 Green Sandpiper, 11 BH Gull, 92 LBB Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 2a YELLOW-LEGGED GULL, c.20 Jackdaw, c.150 Rook, 4 Carrion Crow, 3 Skylark, 12 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Meadow Pipit (Chris Robinson) Added to Birdtrack

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 100+ Pink-footed Goose, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1m PEREGRINE, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 STONECHAT, 1 WHEATEAR (Andy Marshall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG Added to Birdtrack

IPORT LAKE – 13 Mute Swan, 12 Gadwall, 5 Teal, 8 Shoveler, 85 Pochard (record count for site); 223 Tufted Duck, 38 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 30+ Little Grebe, 30+ Great Crested Grebe, 150+ Lapwing, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 Snipe, 1 (1cy) COMMON TERN, 6 Stock Dove, 1 Kestrel, 20+ Skylark, 150+ House Martin, 6 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 WHEATEAR, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 30+ Alba Wagtail, 140+ Meadow Pipit (steady movement and many grounded); 100+ Linnet, 20+ Goldfinch, 3 Siskin SW, 5 Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson).

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 PINTAIL, 2 HOBBY (one was a juvenile); 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 1 RUFF, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Swallow, 5 Chiffchaff (Andy Dalton). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

UPTON – a garden – 1 MERLIN pursuing local Starling flock (Jonny Holliday per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1 Dunlin, 1 imm ARCTIC TERN, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Grey Wagtail (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: overcast/cloudy with squally downpours on and off through the day and occasional clear skies with some sunshine Visibility: mainly excellent/very good, very occasionally good. Temperatures: +18.2°C to 9.1°C to 13.2°C to ??.?°C. Wind: strong and gusting from 31-55mph until 1900hrs; then light/very light thereafter, wholly from SW quarter with prolonged periods of W and WSW. Surface pressure: 991hPa-989hPa-10??hPa. Fronts etc.:no fronts but several troughs moved over the District during day.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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