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Friday 28th September 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+2j Mute Swan, 14 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 28 Tufted Duck, 4 Gadwall, 4 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 269 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 13 LBB Gull and 3 BH Gull. Also present were 17 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 16 Lapwing, and a female STONECHAT (Alan Whitehouse and Dave Waddington per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2+4j Mute Swan, 9 Canada Geese, 28 Shoveler, 23 Teal, 12 Tufted Duck, 6 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret ( 5 early AM – K. Fisher ), 1 Buzzard, 5 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 10 Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 3 BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) –1 GREY PHALAROPE, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 42+57+57 Pink-footed Geese W (Barnsley BSG and Rich Collis per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 44 Canada Geese, 44 Teal, 15 Shoveler, 2 Mallard, 8 Cormorant over, 110 Lapwing, 78 Golden Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 49 BH Gull, 10+ Skylark, 4 Pied Wagtail, 7 Linnet and 2 Yellowhammer. K. Fisher also had a GREAT WHITE EGRET fly over the ings at 8am and 2 Tawny Owl on Cliffe Road very early morning (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke – 5 Mute Swan SW @ 0743hrs; 300+ Pink-footed Goose – 300+ – 10 skeins (largest 70-75); tracked in over Thrybergh & Silver Wood, between 0720-0845hrs & passing over to W (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke Liberty Steel – 13 Cormorant; 1a PEREGRINE on chimney from 0655hrs at least (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 6a Great Crested Grebe; 10 Little Grebe; 5 Cormorant; 2 Grey Heron; 19 (3j) Mute Swan; 140 Pink-footed Goose NW (2skein 100+0830-40+0956); 19 Greylag Goose; 106 Canada Goose; 1f Gadwall; 4f Shoveler; 87 Tufted Duck; 11 Pochard (8m3f); 1 Sparrowhawk N; 70+ Lapwing; c.100 Black-headed Gull; 1 Herring Gull; 14 Skylark S; 1 Grey Wagtail; 23 (11s) Robin; 4 Chiffchaff; 11 Great Tit; 8 Blue Tit; 3+ Long-tailed Tit; 17 Carrion Crow; 9 Reed Bunting; 2 Yellowhammer; 250+ Feral Pigeon (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh Park – 2 Buzzard (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

FINNINGLEY GP (Notts) – 2 Mute Swan, 50+ Greylag Geese, 100+ Canada Geese,10 Mallard, 1 PINTAIL, c.80 Teal, 8 Pochard, 38 Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Skylark and 2 Meadow Pipit S (Chris Robinso) Added to Birdtrack

The Pintail at Finningley today © Chris Robinson 2018

HARWORTH PIT TOP (Notts) – 71 Pink-footed Geese W @ dusk; 1 SHORT-EARED OWL; 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 3 Skylark, 12 (7S) Meadow Pipit (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 3 WHOOPER SWAN and c.500 Pink-footed Geese (Chip Rhodes and Daz Minto ). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 12 Wigeon, 2 Black-tailed G, 4 CETTI’S WARBLER, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 STONECHAT (Andy Dalton). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1 Pink-footed Goose +80E+12N, 1i RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, 1 Little Egret, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Coal Tit (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCAL – Weather: mainly clear skies with scattered cloud, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly excellent/very good, occasionally good during the early hours. Temperatures: +8.7°C to 6.3°C to 14.6°C to 7.7C. Wind: 7-11mph throughout mainly from the N quarter, but turning ESE/SSE fro mid-evening. Surface pressure: 1029hPa-1033hPa-1032hPa-1033hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
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