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Thursday 25th October 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 4 (2j) Mute Swan, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 6 Teal, 56 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 1 Grey Heron, 1f GOOSANDER, 16 Cormorant, 117 Lapwing, 3 LBB Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker and large numbers of Coot (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 1f SMEW still this morning and 1 cc MARSH HARRIER (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 18 Wigeon, 16 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 66 Lapwing, 1 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Green Sandpiper, 7 Snipe, 1 Water Rail, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard, 1 PEREGRINE, 4 GOLDENEYE, 1 BARN OWL, 3 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1+ BEARDED TIT (Ho). (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res.(SK4995) – 1+ Teal; 2 Tawny Owl; 1 BARN OWL (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 8 Great Crested Grebe; 4 Little Grebe; 16 Cormorant; 4a Mute Swan; 140+ Canada Goose; 6 Gadwall; 11 Pochard; 56+ Tufted Duck; 2 Goldcrest; 43+ Greenfinch (10S, 30+SE, few singles on site; 11 Fieldfare (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Pink-footed Goose, 50+ Wigeon, 190+ Teal, 3 PINTAIL (1m+2f); 28 Pochard, 3 BITTERN, 1 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 3 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Water Rail, 162 Golden Plover, 400+ Lapwing, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 RUFF, 1 Kingfisher, 1c WILLOW TIT, 1c MARSH TIT, 2 BEARDED TIT, 1s Chiffchaff, 3 CETTI’S WARBLER, 20 Lesser Redpoll (Steve Furber, David Beresford, Gary Dyson, Tina Langford, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with occasional scattered cloud until early evening; then overcast until 2200hrs; then clear skies with scattered cloud thereafter, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally good during the early hours. Temperatures: +6.5°C to 4.8°C to 14.6°C to 9.0°C. Wind: 8mph-17mph, mainly W/WNW, occasionally WSW. Surface pressure: 1025hPa-1015hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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