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Sunday 30th September 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 242 Canada Goose, 202 Grey Lag Goose, 74 Mallard, 39 Teal, 5 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 188 Lapwing, 17 Snipe, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Green Woodpecker, 7 Skylark (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 Little Egret; 1 STONECHAT (Rich Collis)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 38 (37W) Pink-footed Goose; c.50 Wigeon; 2 PINTAIL, 8 Cormorant; 3 Little Egret; 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 1 MARSH HARRIER; 1 Buzzard; 1 MERLIN; 1 GREY PHALAROPE, 1 Ringed Plover, 165 Golden Plover, 430 Lapwing; 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 1 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 1 Snipe; 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 1 RUFF, 1 Common Gull; 3 LBB Gull; 1 BARN OWL, 1 Kingfisher; 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 BEARDED TIT (Barnsley BSG, Karen Williams and Russell Boland per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke – River Don – 2+ (1S, 2N) Cormorant; 1 Kingfisher; 1a Mute Swan; 1 Mallard; 5 Moorhen; 2 RAVEN over together @ 0850hrs (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke SF (SK4494) – 1 Buzzard drifted off N; 9 (1S) Song Thrush; c.30 Mallard; 1 Reed Bunting; 3 Moorhen; 3 Snipe; 25+ Gadwall; 1m Pheasant; 11 Teal; 1 Shoveler; 1 Grey Wagtail over; 10 Magpie (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Kilnhurst Ings (SK4697) – 1 Sparrowhawk S; 6 Snipe; 6 Reed Bunting; 8 Cormorant S; 5+ (1ch) Moorhen; 1m Pheasant; 1f/j Kestrel; 11 Meadow Pipit; 1 Mistle Thrush (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Kilnhurst riverside (SK4698) – 9 Cormorant S; 11 Linnet; 1 Goldcrest; 1 Pied Wagtail (‘alba’ wagtail) SW; 1 Herring Gull W; 2 Bullfinch; 1 Kingfisher; 2 Yellowhammer over; 1 Moorhen; 3 Great Black-backed Gull S; 3 Jay; 3 Reed Bunting; 1c Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Meadow Pipit S; 1+ Sparrowhawk (f hunting along river with 1+ juv(s) calling nearby); 1 Buzzard; 7 Song Thrush; 18+ Long-tailed Tit; 1 Greylag Goose S; 1 Chiffchaff; 2 Pheasant (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 9 Great Crested Grebe; 8 Little Grebe; 5 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron; 22 (3j) Mute Swan also1ad dead in n /field ring yo42; 25 Greylag Goose +2 grey white feral; 65 Canada Goose; 1 Wigeon; 3 Pochard; 77 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard over @ 1400hrs; 1 PEREGRINE S @ 0901hrs; 170 (50+S) Lapwing; 2 Grey Wagtail; 21 Robin; 1 Song Thrush; 1 Mistle Thrush SE; 2 Chiffchaff; 1 Coal Tit; 1 Jay; 54+ Goldfinch; 300+ Feral Pigeon (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FINNINGLEY GP (Notts) – 4 (2j) Mute Swan; 150+ Greylag Geese; 80+ Canada Geese; 22 Wigeon; 95 Teal; 5 Pochard; 12 Tufted Duck; 3 Cormorant; 7 Little Grebe; 3 GC Grebe; 20 Golden Plover SE; 1 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; c.10 Skylark; 2 Chiffchaff; 1 Grey Wagtail over; 7 Meadow Pipit S; 1 Linnet SW’ 1 Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 MARSH HARRIER; 1 Snipe; 1 RAVEN; 3 Siskin (John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 RED-CRESTED POCHARD; 2 (cc+2cy/m) MARSH HARRIER; c.20 Snipe (Rich Collis). Added to Birdtrack

SOUTH KIRKBY – Grove Drive – 1 Grey Wagtail (Paddy Martin per SESKUBIIRS via Whatsapp)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCAL Weather: mainly clear skies until 0600hrs; then mainly cloudy but dry and occasionally overcast with the occasional light rain shower until 2000hrs; then clear skies thereafter. Visibility: good until 0800hrs; very good until 1300hrs; then excellent until 2100hrs; then very good thereafter. Temperatures: +7.0°C to 6.2°C to 13.8°C to 7.5C. Wind: 8-11mph until 0900hrs; then 11-17mph thereafter; from SW quarter until 1300hrs; then WNW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1021hPa-1017hPa-1020hPa. Fronts etc.: a weakening NE/SW cold front moved SE over the District during the very early hours.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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