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Saturday 20th October 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – c.500 (3 skeins) Pink-footed Geese E, 6 Fieldfare, loads of Goldfinch and 30+ Pied Wagtail, 9 Snipe (Gary Haywood and Keith Saunders per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 950+ Pink-footed Geese in several skeines from 0950 to 1005hrs flying east very high (Alan Marshall. John Wrampling. Ron Marshall)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1+ BITTERN, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 7 Dunlin, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 PEREGRINE, 3 CETTI’S WARBLER, 3 Goldcrest, 2+ BEARDED TIT, 6 Redpoll (RSPB_Old Moor per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res.(SK4995) – 3 Moorhen; 3 (1j) Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 3 Red-legged Partridge; 5 Pheasant; 10+ Redwing; 1c Fieldfare; 1 Mistle Thrush; 2 Meadow Pipit over; 2 Goldcrest; 3c Siskin over; 3 Chaffinch; 2 Linnet; 25+ Long-tailed Tit; 6 Carrion Crow; 3 Jackdaw; 3+ Tree Sparrow; 2+ House Sparrow (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – 2 BITTERN (Martin Roper)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough – Spring Lane – c.800 Pink-footed Geese E around 1000hrs (Simon Noble)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 7 Great Crested Grebe; 13 Little Grebe; 7 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron; 7 Mute Swan; 10 Greylag Goose; 130+ Canada Goose; 6 Gadwall; 1m Wigeon; 25 Pochard; 62+ Tufted Duck; 3 Goldeneye; 2 Water Rail; 60+ Lapwing; 100 Black-headed Gull; 15 Skylark; 2 Grey Wagtail; 2 Redwing; 3 Fieldfare W; 10 Wren; 10 Dunnock; 19 Robin; 15 Blackbird; 1 Goldcrest; 12 Great Tit; 8 Blue Tit; 14 Chaffinch; 2+ Lesser Redpoll N; 1c Siskin W; 50 Goldfinch; 2 Reed Bunting; 1 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 10+ WHOOPER SWAN, 230+ Pink-footed Geese, 1 RED KITE, 1 MERLIN, 2 PEREGRINE, 2 CRANE, 4+ Snipe, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 STONECHAT, 37 Redwing, 51 Fieldfare, c.1550 Starling W, 1 BRAMBLING, 35+ Redpoll , 6 Siskin (Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack

IPORT LAKES – c.130 Pochard, c.15 Cormorant, 5 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, c.50 Golden Plover S, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 alba Wagtail SW, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Treecreeper, c.60 Linnet, 1 BRAMBLING SW (Justin Carr and Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Little Egret, 1 PINTAIL, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 2 Buzzard, 90+ Lapwing, 9 Golden Plover, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, c10 Goldcrest, 1 WILLOW TIT, 2 BEARDED TIT (Dave Carroll). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEY – Askern Lake Area – 250+ Fieldfare S and 1 CROSSBILL W between 1030hrs and 1100hrs (Justin Carr)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 0705hrs to 0545hrs – 11 WHOOPER SWAN S, 16 (3f) Pochard, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Ringed Plover W, 2 Grey Wagtail, 7+ BRAMBLING W (Adrian Scutt)

WENT VALLEY – Went Ings (SE6519) – 3 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 WILLOW TIT (first this year at this site), 2 Coal Tit (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with occasional brighter spells until 1000hrs; then brightening with 80% cloud until 1600hrs; then clear skies thereafter. Visibility: moderate until 1100hrs; good until 1300hrs; very good thereafter. Temperatures: +6.7°C to 15.6°C to ?.?C. Wind: 3mph-14mph variable in direction but wholly from the SW quarter. Surface pressure: 1028hPa-1030hPa-102?hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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