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Friday 26th October 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 1m PINTAIL, 2 GOLDENEYE, 1f SMEW still, (Andrew Leggett per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1f SMEW, 4 BEARDED TIT (Karen Williams & Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Warbler Way – 1c WILLOW TIT, 8 Lesser Redpoll (Ken Foundation & Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 1 MARSH HARRIER, 160 Golden Plover and 2 Dunlin (Nick Lancaster per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke Liberty Steel – 1a PEREGRINE; 1 Sparrowhawk S; 4 Cormorant; 3 Mute Swan SW @ 0946hrs; 1 Buzzard over @ 0930hrs (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Ryecroft – c.250 Fieldfare W (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh Tip/Bluebell Wood – 1 RAVEN over (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 10 Great Crested Grebe; 10 Little Grebe; 12 Cormorant; 1c WHOOPER SWAN left N; 7 (3j) Mute Swan; 6 Greylag Goose; c.135 Canada Goose; 3 Gadwall; 2m Pochard; 73 Tufted Duck; 3 r-h GOLDENEYE; 2 Water Rail; 60 Lapwing; 240 Black-headed Gull; 12 Skylark; 1 Grey Wagtail; 8 Redwing; 100+ Fieldfare NW; 20 Blackbird; 3 Goldcrest; 16+ Long-tailed Tit; 2 Rook SE; 10+ House Sparrow; 2 Lesser Redpoll; 30+ Goldfinch; 15 Greenfinch; 1 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FINNINGLEY GP (Notts) – WeBS+ – 8 Mute Swan, 187 Greylag Geese, 49 Canada Geese, 1 Shelduck, 41 Wigeon, 47 Mallard, 6 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, , 5 Pheasant, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 8 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1j MARSH HARRIER, 4 Buzzard, 12 Coot, 19 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 92 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 5 LBB Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 21 Stock Dove, 80+ Woodpigeon, 3 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw S, 2 Rook S, 50+ Carrion Crow (4S); 40+ Skylark (10S); 200+ Starling SE; 7 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail S, 1 Pied Wagtail, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 1 ROCK PIPIT, 2 Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 possibly 4 CRANE (Colin Wall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack

IPORT LAKES – c.60 Pochard, 1 MARSH HARRIER N, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, c.70 LBB Gull, c.10 Herring Gull, 1a YELLOW-LEGGED GULL, c.150 Rook, 2 Grey Wagtail (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with some rain during the early hours, otherwise clear skies with some scattered cloud, otherwise dry. Visibility: mainly excellent/very good, occasionally good during the early hours. Temperatures: +8.7°C to 9.0°C to 4.7°C to 9.6°C to 5.?°C. Wind: 10mph-17mph occasionally gusting to 30mph during the afternoon and evening. Surface pressure: 1014hPa-1009hPa-1012hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/NW cold front moved S over the District during the early hours.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
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