September 28, 2018

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Thursday 27th September 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 3+2j Mute Swan, 6 Canada Geese, 4 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 1 Pochard, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 19 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 272 Coot, 8 BH Gull and 3 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 57 Lapwing, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Jay and 2 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse and Dave Waddington per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior and Becki Mountford per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2+4j Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 23 Teal, 20 Shoveler, 8 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 8 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 3 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 10 Snipe, 5 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 1 RUFF and 1f WHEATEAR (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 18 Wigeon, 1 GREY PHALAROPE, 11 Cormorant, 1 BITTERN, 4 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET into roost @ 1846hrs; 7 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 1 Greenshank, 2 RUFF, 3 Green Sandpiper, 168 Golden Plover, 150 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 LBB Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker (Ian Morris and Chris Harris per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 1j Shelduck, 47 Teal, 21 Shoveler, 3 Wigeon, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 91 Lapwing, 33 Golden Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 22 BH Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Skylark, 3 Swallow, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Reed Bunting and 2 Yellowhammer (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res.(SK4995) – 4 Mallard; 2 Moorhen; 2 Tawny Owl; 1 Kestrel; 1 Buzzard; 3 Swallow over; 1 Pheasant; 1 Red-legged Partridge; 40+ Rook; 2 Jay; 1 Mistle Thrush; 3 Bullfinch; 12 Long-tailed Tit; 2 Chiffchaff; 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull over (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – River Don Navigation – Kirk Sandall to Barnby Dun – 1 Kingfisher and 2 House Martin (Neil Shaw)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 5a Great Crested Grebe; 10 Little Grebe; 7+ Cormorant; 17 (3j) Mute Swan; 43 Greylag Goose left N; 3 Gadwall; 3 Shoveler; 5 Pochard; 75 Tufted Duck; 14 Red-legged Partridge; c.100 Lapwing; 50+ Black-headed Gull; 1a Herring Gull E; 12 Skylark (7S); 2 Grey Wagtail; 8 Wren; 17 Dunnock; 22 Robin; 2 Song Thrush; 13 Blackbird; 7c Chiffchaff; 10+ Long-tailed Tit; 12 Carrion Crow; 12 Magpie; 12 Chaffinch; 100+ Goldfinch; 3 Reed Bunting; 200+ Feral Pigeon (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IPORT LAKE – 71 Pochard and 1 (1cy) BLACK TERN (Bob Usher, Gary Johnston and Chris Robinson).

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 24 Wigeon; 200+ Teal; 1 PINTAIL; 67 Shoveler; 3+ BITTERN; 4 Little Egret; 2 MARSH HARRIER; 3 Buzzard; 1 HOBBY; 1c Water Rail; 32 Golden Plover; c.500 Lapwing; 12 Black-tailed Godwit; 2 Green Sandpiper; 14 Snipe; 1+ Kingfisher; 1 Green Woodpecker; 3c Goldcrest; 1 WILLOW TIT; 1 MARSH TIT; 4s CETTI’S WARBLER; 3 (2s) Chiffchaff; 2 Pied Wagtail; 2 Greenfinch; 4 Reed Bunting (Sue Bird, Gary Dyson, Mark Roberts, David Beresford, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with scattered cloud divided by a period of overcast during the morning. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally good/moderate. Temperatures: +14.8°C to 12.7°C to 23.0°C to 10.2°C. Wind: 7-10mph until 10am, then 16-13mph thereafter; from the SW quarter until mid-afternoon; then from NW quarter thereafter. Surface pressure: 1029hPa-1022hPa-1027hPa. Fronts etc.: a weakening ENE/WSW cold front moved SE over the District during the evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
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