October 22, 2018


Monday 22nd October 2018

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DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 4 (2j) Mute Swan, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Mallard, 4 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 6 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 73 Lapwing, 5 LBB Gull, 6 Common Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 JACK SNIPE, 5 Dunlin, 3 Green Sandpiper, c.400 Golden Plover, 2 Redwing, 4 BEARDED TIT, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 9 Great Crested Grebe; 9 Little Grebe; 6 Cormorant; 5 Grey Heron (1 SW); 9 Mute Swan; 120+ Canada Goose; 2 Gadwall; 2 Shoveler left S; 63 Tufted Duck; 2m Pheasant; 2 Water Rail; 250+ Black-headed Gull; 1 (2cy) Herring Gull; 1 Grey Wagtail; 1 Goldcrest; 8+ Long-tailed Tit; 2 Siskin N; 4 Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1150+ Pink-footed Geese, 1+c CRANE; c.400 Lapwing, 1 Green Woodpecker (Colin Wall and Nick Whitehouse). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 HEN HARRIER – ‘ringtail’ hunting over Huxter Well Marsh and Piper Marsh from 12.15 for at least 30 mins (PH et al); 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 RUFF, 8 Snipe, 1 BARN OWL, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher (Pat Heath, Andy Dalton, Irene and Graham Thackray, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: clear skies throughout. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +7.8°C to 3.3°C to 12.9°C to 6.?°C. Wind: 7mph-11mph from SW quarter until 1700hrs; 9mph-13mph from W until 2000hrs; then 11-14mph WSW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1032hPa-1038hPa-103?hPa. Fronts etc.: none.


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

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