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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 GOLDENEYE, 14 Cormorant, 5 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 PEREGRINE, 9 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Golden Plover, c.65 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 3 JACK SNIPE, 5 Snipe, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2j LBB Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, c.10 Redwing, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1+ BEARDED TIT (ho), (Chris Harris per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke – 3 Cormorant; 2 Redwing; 49 Starling NW c.50 Fieldfare NW; 1 Sparrowhawk; 15+ Magpie; 1 Snipe; 1 Meadow Pipit; 3 Skylark N; 1c ROCK PIPIT NE @ 0950hrs (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke SF (SK4494) – 1+ Song Thrush; 1 Sparrowhawk; 9 Stock Dove; 6p Mallard; 15 Gadwall; 2f Tufted Duck; 1a Mute Swan; 6 Black-headed Gull; 12 Teal (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Braithwaite – 1 WOODCOCK, c.60 Fieldfare (Bob Usher)

DON VALLEY – Silver Wood (SK4893) – 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Nuthatch; 4 Skylark; 10 Long-tailed Tit; 3 Bullfinch; 2 Jay (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 13 Tufted Duck; 6 Gadwall; 4 Little Grebe; 1p Mute Swan; 40 Black-headed Gull; 1 Common Gull; 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1 Cormorant N; 5 Jackdaw E; 1 CROSSBILL SW @ 0755hrs; 2 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; c.12 Skylark; 10 Reed Bunting; 30+ Long-tailed Tit; 5 Jay; 1 Fieldfare; 25 Goldfinch; 1 Grey Partridge; 15+ Pheasant (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 1 Pink-footed Goose; 10 Great Crested Grebe; 9 Little Grebe; 10+ Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron; 8 Mute Swan; 11 Greylag Goose inc hybrid; 2m Gadwall; 2 Shoveler; 15 Pochard; c.86 Tufted Duck; 2 GOLDENEYE; 1 Buzzard N; 15 Red-legged Partridge; 2m Pheasant; 2 Water Rail; 10+ Moorhen; 100+ Black-headed Gull; 2 Herring Gull; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 15 Skylark; 6 Meadow Pipit; 207+ Redwing NW; 80 Fieldfare (30+NW); 21 Blackbird; 1 Coal Tit; 18+ Long-tailed Tit; 1c Treecreeper; 11 Chaffinch; 35+ Goldfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 20 WHOOPER SWAN, 40 Pink-footed Geese, 1 PEREGRINE, 2 CRANE, 50+ Redwing, 200+ Fieldfare, 100+ Starling and 23 Lesser Redpoll (Col Neale & Paul Shawcroft). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – c100 Pink-footed Geese NW at 1050hrs; 7 Shelduck, 1f PINTAIL, 1 BITTERN, 3 Little Egret, 4+ Buzzard, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 RUFF, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 RAVEN – circling high over Huxter Well and then off towards Iport; 1 WILLOW TIT, 3 BEARDED TIT (Sue Cullen, Mark Roberts, Mark Revitt, Colin O’Neil, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

UPTON CP – 1 Chiffchaff and 1 WILLOW TIT (Jonny Holliday per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with scattered cloud, dry throughout. Visibility: excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: +3.3°C +4.7°C to 2.5°C to 6.5°C to 4.9°C to 7.8°C to 1.?°C. Wind: 18mph-5mph variable in direction but wholly from the N quarter mainly N/NNE. Surface pressure: 1019hPa-1023hPa-1022hPa-1023hPa-1019hPa. Fronts etc.: a trough moved W over the District during the late evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
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