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Monday 29th October 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 4 (2j) Mute Swan, 127 Greylag, 6 Mallard, 6 Pochard, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Cormorant, 306 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 16 Common Gull, 7 BH Gull, 4 LBB Gull and 3 Herring Gull, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 17 Lapwing, 1 Snipe and 1 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2+3j Mute Swan, 350+ Canada Geese, 44 Greylag, 43 Teal, 41 Shoveler, 21 Wigeon, 16 Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 4 Pochard, 3 Little Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 1 MARSH HARRIER (left north at 8.40am ), 2 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 19 Lapwing, 5+ Snipe, 1 JACK SNIPE, 73 BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Early morning, K. Fisher and P. Kent had a good passage of winter thrushes with c3000 Fieldfare and 50+ Redwing (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 JACK SNIPE, 4 Green Sandpipers, 4 Little Egrets, 6 Black Tailed Godwits, 6 Dunlin, 1 Water Rail, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 3 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2 BEARDED TIT (Gerald Lax per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 1 Mute Swan, 69 Wigeon, 51 Teal, 24 Shoveler, 2 Mallard, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 119 Golden Plover, 81 Lapwing, 6 Dunlin, 106 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 5 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 10+ Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail, 30+ Linnet and 2 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 9 Great Crested Grebe; 6 Little Grebe; 10+ Cormorant; 7 Mute Swan; 10 Greylag Goose; 37 Canada Goose; 4 Gadwall; 3 Wigeon; 2 Teal; 18 Pochard; 79 Tufted Duck; 3 r-h GOLDENEYE; 1m Sparrowhawk; 1 Kestrel; 2 Water Rail; 80+ Lapwing; 1 Snipe; 100+ Black-headed Gull; 70+ Woodpigeon S; 12+ Skylark; 1 Grey Wagtail; 10 Wren; 17 Dunnock; 19 Robin; 4 Redwing; 1 Mistle Thrush left E; 25 Fieldfare left W; 1 Goldcrest; 17 Magpie; 8+ Long-tailed Tit; 1 Tree Sparrow; 18 Chaffinch; 4 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 500+ Pink-footed Geese, 26 WHOOPER SWAN, 6 Skylark, 5 Meadow Pipit, 1 Buzzard. 1 Kestrel, 60 Lapwing, 12 Curlew (Mark Smedley). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack

IPORT LAKES – 3 Wigeon, 8 Gadwall, 9 Shoveler, c.20 Teal, 57 Pochard, 3 r-h GOLDENEYE, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk N, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 1 Snipe, c.10 Skylark over, 109 Carrion Crow N/NW to roost; 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail , 1 Siskin heard only (Chris Robinson and Dave Carroll). Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 Shelduck, 35 Wigeon, 2 PINTAIL, 2 BITTERN, 1 Little Egret, 3 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk over; 2c Water Rail, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 RUFF, 1 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Snipe, 2 Stock Dove over; 1 Kingfisher, 1 Rook over; 2 Goldcrest, 1 MARSH TIT, 4 (2m+2f) BEARDED TIT, 5s CETTI’S WARBLER, 8 Blackbird, c10 Redwing, c20 Pied Wagtail, 25 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll (Dawn Scott, Gary Dyson, Ian Heppenstall, Sue and Roger Bird). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with some scattered cloud and occasional very light showers. Visibility: excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: +1.5°C +2.5°C to -0.7°C to 7.9°C to 2.0°C to ?.?°C. Wind: 6mph-13mph variable in direction but almost wholly from NE quarter, occasionally NNW. Surface pressure: 1018hPa-1002hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
Crown copyright 2018, the Met Office


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