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Wednesday 26th September 2018

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THURSDAY 27TH – Doncaster and District OS meeting 19:15 at Parklands S&S Club Wheatley Hall Rd DN2 4LT. Dr Tim Melling with Antarctica. £2.50 for non-members. All welcome.

BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 cc MARSH HARRIER (John Law per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 4+2j Mute Swan, 5 Canada Geese, 5 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Pochard, 21 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 258 Coot, 34 BH Gull, 17 LBB Gull, 2 Common Gull and 1 Herring Gull. Also present were 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET and 1 Little Egret on the west pool (seen mid AM by I. Martin), 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 HOBBY, 35 Lapwing and 1 Green Woodpecker and Swallow (Alan Whitehouse and Dave Waddington per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Barnsley BSG & John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2+4j Mute Swan, 6 Canada Geese, 27 Shoveler, 25 Teal, 12 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 3 Wigeon, 4 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 10 Little Grebe, 2 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 24 Lapwing, 12 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 1 RUFF, 30+ House Martin, 26+ Linnet and 4 Yellowhammer (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 GREY PHALAROPE, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET into roost 19.10; 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 RUFF, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 94 Golden Plover, 1 PEREGRINE with a red ring (Barnsley BSG, Peter Walsh, Gerald Lax and Chris Harris per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 1 Mute Swan, 57 Teal, 7 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 3 Wigeon, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 65 Lapwing, 20+ Golden Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ruff, 47 BH Gull, 1 Pied Wagtail, 7 Linnet and 3 Yellowhammer (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 5 Wigeon (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IPORT LAKES – 9 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 (1cy) BLACK TERN, 1 Grey Wagtail (Chip Rhodes and Chris Robinson). Entered on Ebirder and Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Kingfisher (Kieron Wobschall). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WADWORTH CARR – Carr Lane – 1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 5 Swallow S, 4 Meadow Pipit S, 1 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff, 10 Reed Bunting, 10 Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson)

WADWORTH CARR – Daw Lane – c.250 Linnet, 40 Goldfinch, 20 Reed Buntining, 30 Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with occasional scattered cloud. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +12.0°C to 10.4°C to 22.8°C to 15.6°C. Wind: mainly 15-21mph until early afternoon; then 14-6mph thereafter; wholly from SW quarter. Surface pressure: 1032hPa-1029hPa-1030hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW warm front moved away eastwards during the late morning/early afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
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