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Wednesday 23rd October 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 4 (2j) Mute Swan, 12 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 4 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 1 BITTERN, 2 Grey Heron, 9 LBB Gull, 3 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 326 Coot and 1 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 29 Lapwing, 7 Golden Plover W and 1 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 3j Mute Swan, 12 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 68 Shoveler, 19 Teal, 17 Tufted Duck, 15 Mallard, 7 Wigeon, 4 Pochard, 3 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 3 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 19 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 55 BH Gull, 4 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull and 1 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 14 Wigeon, 1f GOLDENEYE, 14 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpiper, 10 Golden Plover, 6 Snipe, 63 Lapwing (Peter Walsh per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 194 Canada Geese, 55 Wigeon, 54 Teal, 26 Shoveler, 3 Mallard, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 157 Lapwing, 133 Golden Plover, 2 Dunlin, 137 BH Gull, 6 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 4 Skylark, 1 Pied Wagtail and 32 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 10 Teal; 4 Gadwall; 13 Tufted Duck; 1m Pochard; 2 Mallard; 7 Meadow Pipit; 12 (1s) Skylark; c.90 Black-headed Gull; 3 Common Gull; 2 Siskin; 3 Buzzard; 4 Little Grebe (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IPORT LAKES – 1 WHOOPER SWAN briefly 0400hrs (possibly one of Potteric birds); 7 Shoveler, 3 Teal, c.50 Pochard; 19 Cormorant; 5 Little Egret; 1 Grey Heron; 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, c.100 Linnet (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 4 WHOOPER SWAN (dropped onto cell 1b at 3pm); 33 Greylag Geese; 1 Pink-footed Goose; 3 Shelduck; c.65 Wigeon; c50 Gadwall; c.125 Teal; 3 (mff) PINTAIL, c40 Shoveler, c40 Pochard, c65 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1f MARSH HARRIER, 1 r-t HEN HARRIER again over Huxter Well Marsh; 5 Sparrowhawk; 3 Buzzard; 1i PEREGRINE, c70 Golden Plover, c300 Lapwing, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 RUFF, 19 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15 Rook over Manor Farm, 1 MARSH TIT, 6 Goldcrest, 5 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Siskin (Keith Lynes, Michael Bird, Phil Goacher, Dave Harding, Dougie Smith, Gary Dyson, Dave Carroll, Sue and Roger Bird, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: periods of overcast during the early hours and early evening; otherwise clear skies or with scattered cloud. Visibility: very good throughout. Temperatures: +7.5°C to 15.4°C to ??.?°C. Wind: 16mph-13mph WSW until 0200hrs; 17mph-13mph, W until 0500hrs; then 23-15mph W, gusting to 36mph until 1200hrs; then 21mph-24mph gusting to 37mph WNW until 1700hrs; then 18-??mph W thereafter. Surface pressure: 1033hPa-1026hPa-10??hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
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