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Saturday 29th September 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

BRODSWORTH – Markham Grange Garden Centre – 1s Chiffchaff (Paul Jackson)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Wigeon, 166 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Gary Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 PEREGRINE, 1 GREY PHALAROPE, 160 Golden Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 5 Black-tailed Godwit (John Seevior, Peter Walsh and Russell Boland per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Kirk Sandall – 1 House Martin (Rich Collis)

DON VALLEY – Thorpe Marsh NR (SE5909Z) – 40+ Wigeon, 2 WILLOW TIT (one with green over yellow leg ring), 3 Swallow (Neil Shaw). Also in the last week 1 BITTERN and 1 OSPREY dates not supplied (Barry Evans & Barry Foster)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1000+ Pink-footed Geese down; 2 Shelduck; 250+ Lapwing; 1 RUFF, 3 Dunlin; 2 Snipe; 1 STONECHAT; 1 Grey Wagtail (John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack

IPORT LAKES – 6 Shoveler, 13 Teal, 114 Pochard, c.235 Tufted Duck, 1 Kestrel, 43 Little Grebe, 28 GC Grebe, 160+ Woodpigeon, 100+ Lapwing SW from Potteric late afternoon; 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 100+ Meadow Pipit mostly down a few south, 40+ Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson)

MARR – HIGH MELTON (Bridleway) – 1 Green Woodpecker (heard); 7 Skylark; 1 STONECHAT, 18+ Meadow Pipit, 11 Linnet (Dave Carroll)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1m RED-CRESTED POCHARD; 2 Little Egret, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 HOBBY over; 300+ Lapwing
14 Black-tailed Godwit; 8 Snipe, 1 Green Woodpecker; 1 WILLOW TIT; 1 Treecreeper (Keith Horton, Rob Burns, Michael Bird). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 300+ (190+W) Pink-footed Geese; 5 Wigeon; 1 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER; 35 GC Grebe; 1 AVOCET; 7 Snipe; 1 Grey Wagtail (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: clear skies and dry throughout. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +6.6°C to 3.2°C to 16.0°C to ?.?C. Wind: 5-9mph until 1000hrs; then 14-17mph until 1700hrs; then <11mph thereafter. Surface pressure: 1033hPa-10??hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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