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Tuesday 9th October 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 4+2 juv Mute Swan, 34 Tufted Duck, 7 Mallard, 5 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 1 Pochard, 1 Teal, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 12 Cormorant, 267 Coot, 7 LBB Gull, 3 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 4 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 51 Lapwing, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay and 1 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 110 Pink Footed Goose E, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 300 Golden Plover, 9 House Martin, 3 Swallow (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 GREY PHALAROPE, 1 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 318 Golden Plover, 1j LRP, 1j Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail, 3 Swallow (Chris Harris per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 19 Shoveler, 85 Teal, 240 Lapwing, 80 Pink-footed Geese 80 flew East at 16.05; 60 Golden Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Snipe, 1 Redshank, 2 STONECHAT (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – River Don – Kilnhurst – 1m Wood Duck (Paul Gould)

FINNINGLEY GP (Notts) – 1 Buzzard, c.80 Teal, 9 Wigeon, c25 Skylark SW, c30 Meadow Pipit SW (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1000+ Pink-footed Goose, 54 Shoveler, 1+ MARSH HARRIER, 2 CRANE, 110 Lapwing (Chip Rhodes and Colin Wall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack

IPORT LAKES – 141 Pochard, 157+ Tufted Duck, 3 Little Egret, 200+ Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 JACK SNIPE, 4 Snipe, 2 Skylark, 1 Jay, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, c.100 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Shelduck, c60 Wigeon, c50 Gadwall, c150 Teal, 4 PINTAIL, 8 Pochard, 1 BITTERN, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 6 Buzzard, c350 Lapwing, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 RUFF, 11+ Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Skylark over, 6 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Treecreeper, c25 Redwing, 2 STONECHAT, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit over, yellow escaped Budgerigar (Richard Collis, Gary Dyson, Vernon Barker, Keith Lynes, Michael Bird, Sue Bird, Dave Carroll). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH ELMSALL – Hillfold – 1 HARRIS’ HAWK through at 1020hrs (Mark Spedding)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast through the early hours; then mainly clear skies thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: excellent throughout. Temperatures: +12.2°C to 12.1°C to 18.9°C to 14.7C. Wind: 7mph-15mph throughout, wholly from SW quarter. Surface pressure: 1016hPa-1015hPa-1016hPa-1015hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – New.

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