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Wednesday 24th October 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 5 (1j) Mute Swan, 14 Mallard, 7 Teal, 6 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 1 Wigeon, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 1 BITTERN, 1 Grey Heron, 319 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 6 Common Gull, 3 LBB Gull and 3 BH Gull. A mixed tit flock contained 55 Lapwing, 15+ Long Tailed Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit and 1 Chiffchaff. Also present were 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 55 Lapwing, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush and a male Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2f SMEW located at 9am by Peter Kent. An added bonus whilst watching these two birds was the 16 WHOOPER SWAN that flew over the flash and landed on Wombwell Ings. Also noted were 2 Mute Swan, 61 Shoveler, 23 Teal, 16 Tufted Duck, 13 Wigeon, 11 Gadwall, 10+ Mallard, 1 Pochard, 4 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 3 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 12 Lapwing, 3 LBB Gull, 2 Common Gull and 1 Fieldfare (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS, John Seevior, Peter Kent and Peter Walsh and per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin (Dave Simmonite per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 162 Canada Geese, 64 Teal, 53 Wigeon, 18 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Moorhen, 177 Lapwing, c.200 Golden Plover, 2 Dunlin, 114 BH Gull, 6 Common Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 10+ Skylark, 1 Kingfisher, 30+ Linnet and 1 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Peter Walsh per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Silver Wood (SK4893) – c.150 Pink-footed Geese E @ 1020hrs (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough – Swaithe Dyke – 1 Grey Wagtail seen and heard several times through day (Chris Robinson)

IPORT LAKES – 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 STONECHAT and 2 Grey Wagtail (Stuart Churchill). Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 5 Shelduck, 1m+j MARSH HARRIER, 1 HEN HARRIER, 2 Water Rail, 142 Golden Plover, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 RUFF, 1 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3s CETTI’S WARBLER (Paul Paddock, Gary Dyson, Adrian Andruchiw). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

Hen Harrier at Potteric today © Adrian Andruchiw 2018

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly bright with scattered cloud until late morning; clear skies thereafter, dry throughout. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +12.4°C to 10.3°C to 15.8°C to ??.?°C. Wind: 17mph-11mph W/WNW throughout. Surface pressure: 1026hPa-1029hPa-102?hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
Crown copyright 2018, the Met Office


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