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Thursday 4th October 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

BALBY – c.70 Pink-footed Geese SW @ 0820hrs, presumed same as Auckley and Conisbrough (Andy Lakin)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 7 (1j) Mute Swan, 6 (3j) Great Crested Grebe, 5 Mallard, 1 Gadwall, 43 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 28 Tufted Duck, 35 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 97 Lapwing, 8 LBB Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Snipe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Jay (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 56 Canada Goose, 124 Wigeon, 29 Shoveler, 34 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 19 Cormorant, 6 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 PEREGRINE, 5 Little Grebe, 3 GC Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 1 LRP, 275 Golden Plover, c.300 Lapwing, 1 GREY PHALAROPE, 1 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 2 Snipe, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Gull, c.100 Jackdaw, c.200 Starling, c.30 Linnet (Barnsley Bird Sightings, Paul Gould and Chris Harris per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Conisbrough Castle – c.70 Pink-footed Geese over presumed same as Auckley and Balby (Paul Shepherd)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res.(SK4995) – 1 Moorhen; 4 Teal; 1 Grey Heron over; 1m Pheasant; 5 Red-legged Partridge; 1 Tawny Owl (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Kirk Sandall, Curzen Crescent garden – 1 Grey Wagtail briefly and Nuthatch which has been down for peanuts for the last 3 days (Stuart Chester)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 6 Great Crested Grebe; 8 Little Grebe; 8 Cormorant; 16 Mute Swan; 21 Greylag Goose; 5 Pochard; 92 Tufted Duck; 1m Sparrowhawk; 1m Kestrel; 80+ Black-headed Gull; 3 Herring Gull; 9 Skylark; 1 Grey Wagtail; 2 Chiffchaff; 11 Chaffinch; 80+ Goldfinch; 250+ Feral Pigeon (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough – Northfield Road – 1 Grey Wagatail S and 1 Siskin SW (Chris Robinson)

IPORT LAKES – 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel; c.60 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Grey Wagtail; 19+ Meadow Pipit, 100+ Linnet (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 small skeins Pink-footed Geese over at about 8am and 8.30am; 1 Shelduck, 35 Wigeon, 160+ Teal, 1 PINTAIL, 63 Shoveler, 10 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 4 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 6 Golden Plover, c.500 Lapwing, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 6 Goldcrest, 3 Swallow SW, 6s CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Chiffchaff, 100 Starling, 1 Fieldfare over, 2 Pied Wagtail (Andy Dalton, Sue and Roger Bird, Gary Dyson, David Beresford, Ron Parke, Barry Wardley). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SKELBROOKE – 2 Red-legged Partridge and 200+ mixed finches (Paddy Martin per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY CAMP – 14 Red-legged Partridge (Paddy Martin per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

TORNE VALLEY – Auckley – c.70 Pink-footed Geese W @ 0800hrs (Mark Roberts)

WRANGBROOK – STW – 5 Grey Wagtail and 10+ Pied Wagtail (Paddy Martin per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast until 0900hrs; then mainly clear skies with scattered cloud thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good, occasionally excellent. Temperatures: +13.8°C to 13.0°C to 18.1°C to ??.?°C. Wind: 2-15mph and from the SW throughout. Surface pressure: 1025hPa-101?hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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