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Sunday 21st October 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 Grey Heron, 138 Canada Goose, 3 Greylag Goose, 1 Little Grebe, 8 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 49 Teal, 32 Shoveler, 19 Wigeon, 3 Coot, 52 Moorhen, 15 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 79 Black Headed Gull, 3 LBB Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 4 Common Gull, 1 Kestrel (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – c.150 Wigeon, c.60 Teal, 14 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Water Rail, c.500 Golden Plover, c.200 Lawing, 4 Dunlin, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 4 Black-tailed Cormorant, 1 Kingfisher, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 7+ BEARDED TIT (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke – 1 Reed Bunting; 1c Great Spotted Woodpecker; 6 Meadow Pipit; 5 Song Thrush; 1 Lesser Redpoll SW; 10+ Magpie; 2+ RAVEN (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke Liberty Steel – 1 PEREGRINE (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res.(SK4995) – 5 Teal; 1 Grey Heron over; 1 Red-legged Partridge; 1 Buzzard; 1 Black-headed Gull; 2 Skylark; 4+ Siskin over; 4 Goldcrest; 1 Treecreeper; 15+ Redwing; 3 Song Thrush (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 6 Great Crested Grebe; 12 Little Grebe; 6 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron; 1 Little Egret S @ 0805hrs; 8 Mute Swan; 10 Pochard; 60 Tufted Duck; 2 Water Rail, 120 Black-headed Gull; 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull S; 15+ Skylark; 1 Grey Heron; 18 Dunnock; 22 Robin; 2 Song Thrush; 2 Redwing; 1 Fieldfare N; 15 Blue Tit; 2 Tree Sparrow; 1 BRAMBLING (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 200+ Pink-footed Geese, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 CRANE (Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1m MARSH HARRIER, 1 Redshank, 1 RUFF, 2 STONECHAT (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack

IDLE VALLEY – Misson Springs (Notts) – 1f/imm HEN HARRIER (Derrick Evans)

IPORT LAKES – 2a WHOOPER SWAN, 8 Wigeon, 6 Shoveler, c.150 Tufted Duck, c.130 Pochard, c.15 Cormorant, 5 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, c.70 Lapwing, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, 70+ Skylark, 5 Redwing, c.20 Meadow Pipit, 3 Grey Wagtail, 50+ Goldfinch, c.250 Linnet (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Shelduck, 1 BITTERN, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 36+ Golden Plover, 4 Common Gull, 1 WILLOW/MARSH TIT (Sue Cullen). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

UPTON – a garden – c.120 Pink-footed Geese N @ 1140hrs (Jonny Holliday per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: clear skies until 1300hrs; then mainly clear skies with variable levels of scattered cloud until 1600hrs; then overcast thereafter. Visibility: moderate/good, occasionally good and 1000hrs; very good until 1400hrs; excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +9.9°C to 8.5°C to 17.8°C to 8.8°C. Wind: 7mph-9mph SW/WSW/SSW until 0800hrs; 9mph-15mph W/WSW until 1500hrs; 10-15mph NW/WNW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1028hPa-1025hPa-1031hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW cold front moved SE over the District during the late afternoon/early evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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