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Tuesday 2nd October 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+2j Mute Swan, 7 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 1 Teal, 1 Wigeon, 3+3j Great Crested Grebe, 19 Cormorant, 302 Coot, 5 LBB Gull, 3 BH Gull and 1 Herring Gull. Also present were 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 18 Lapwing, 3 Grey Wagtail and 2 Bullfinch (John Seevior per Twitter and Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2+4j Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 30 Teal, 28 Shoveler, 14 Tufted Duck, 9 Mallard, 7 Little Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 PEREGRINE, 2 Moorhen, 21 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, and 1 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – c.60 Wigeon; 5 PINTAIL; 5 Cormorant; 3 Little Egret; 5 Grey Heron; 3 Buzzard; 1 GREY PHALAROPE, 1 KNOT, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 236 Golden Plover, c.300 Lapwing; 1 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper; 1 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 1 Snipe; 5 Black-tailed Godwit; 1 LBB Gull; 1 GS Woodpecker (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS; Ian Morris and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 22 Canada Geese, 77 Teal, 10 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 82 Lapwing, 1 Golden Plover (145 early AM), 58 BH Gull, 7 LBB Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail and 50+ Goldfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE – 3 Rose-ringed Parakeet (Mark ?)

DONCASTER MINSTER – 1 PEREGRINE (Rich Collis)

DON VALLEY – Hatfield Village – 1 GANNET over (Stephen Abbott)

The Gannet over Hatfield village yesterday afternoon © Stephen Abbott 2018

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 4a Great Crested Grebe; 13 Little Grebe; 8 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron; 19 (3j) Mute Swan; 4 Pochard; 104 Tufted Duck; 100 Lapwing; 140 Black-headed Gull; 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull W; 1 Grey Wagtail; 3 Song Thrush; 1 Chiffchaff; 1 Goldcrest; 2 Coal Tit; 4+ Long-tailed Tit; 250+ Starling SW (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IPORT LAKES – 5 Shoveler; 13 Teal, c.230 Tufted Duck; 83 Pochard; 3 Little Egret; 1 Grey Heron; 1 Kestrel; 8 House Martin blogging around Amazon warehouses; 2 Grey Wagtail; 5 Meadow Pipit; c150 Linnet (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Shelduck; 32 Wigeon; 35+ Gadwall; 120+ Teal; 2 PINTAIL; 40+ Shoveler; 2 Grey Heron; 5 Little Grebe; 1 Great Crested Grebe; 400+ Lapwing; 14 Black-tailed Godwit; 1 Green Sandpiper; 3 Snipe; 1 WILLOW TIT; 6 Redwing over (Keith Lynes, Michael Bird, Helen Womack, Sue and Roger Bird, Dave Carroll). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but bright, occasionally overcast with rain during the early hours and sunny spells during the daylight hours; ainly dry. Visibility: excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: +8.9°C to 8.8°C to 17.2°C to ?.?C. Wind: 18-10mph until 0700hrs; then 26-18mph gusting from 30 to 41mph until 1900hrs; then 17-15mph thereafter; wholly from the SW quarter until 0700hrs; then WNW/NW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1019hPa-1015hPa-1018hPa-1017hPa-1021hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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