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Thursday 1st November 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 4 (2j) Mute Swan, 11 Pochard, 8 Mallard, 3 Gadwall, 3f GOOSANDER, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Cormorant, 271 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 7 BH Gull, 6 Common Gull, 2 LBB Gull and 2 Herring Gull, 1 Little Egret, 7 Lapwing, 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Redwing, 1 Jay (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 3 Mute Swan, 250+ Canada Geese,43 Shoveler, 26 Tufted Duck, 24 Teal, 20+ Wigeon, 11 Gadwall, 9 Mallard, 4 Pochard, 1 GOLDENEYE, 3 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 6 Red Legged Partridge, 38 Lapwing, 48 BH Gull and 2 Common Gull. Seen early morning were 1 BARN OWL, 1 LITTLE OWL and 1 Curlew, 1 JACK SNIPE (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS, K Fisher and David Bamforth)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 18 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 GC Grebe, 1 PEREGRINE, 5 Green Sandpiper, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Redwing, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 4+ BEARDED TIT, 2 Lesser Redpoll (Ken Foundation per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 27 Canada Geese, 75 Wigeon, 62 Teal, 16 Shoveler, 3 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 1 Moorhen, 98 Lapwing, 3 Golden Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 73 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 15+ Skylark, 4 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Pied Wagtail, 7 Linnet, 3 Reed Bunting and 1 Yellowhammer, (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 13 Dunnock; 11 Robin; 3 Redwing; 16 Fieldfare left N; 4+ Long-tailed Tit; 16 Chaffinch; 4 Lesser Redpoll; 70+ Goldfinch (35+S) ; 1 Siskin S; 18 Great Crested Grebe; 7 Little Grebe; 8+ Cormorant; 1j Grey Heron; 7 (3j) Mute Swan; 1 Pink-footed Goose; 52 Greylag Goose (inc.buff col hybrid); 109+ Canada Goose (inc grey/white feral); 2 Gadwall; 5 Shoveler; 1f/j Wigeon; 17 Pochard; 68+ Tufted Duck; 2 r-h GOLDENEYE; 2 Water Rail; 13 Moorhen; 80+ Black-headed Gull; 3 Herring Gull (inc 1jv s1w 1- 2cy); 2 Grey Wagtail; 10 Wren (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IDLE/TORNE VALLEYS – Idle Bank/Park Drain area – c.150 WHOOPER SWAN feeding on fields just south of the crossroads (Daz Minto)

IPORT LAKES – 2 GOLDENEYE, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper. 30 Grey Partridge (Gary Johnston). Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 20 Mute Swan, 5 Shelduck, 30+ Wigeon, 140+ Teal, 35 Pochard, 13 Tufted Duck, 1 BITTERN, 5 Little Egret, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 16 Golden Plover, 216 Lapwing, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 2 WOODCOCK, 8 Snipe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 100+r Jackdaw, 6 CETTI’S WARBLER, c10,000r Starling, c30 Siskin (Mark Roberts, David Beresford, Andy Dalton). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast until 1600hrs, then clear skies thereafter, some light rain fell during the early hours/early morning, otherwise dry. Visibility: moderate/poor occasionally good until midday, then very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +6.7°C +9.2°C to 1.?°C. Wind: 8mph-3mph from SE/S until 0800hrs; then 7mph-8mph W/WSW until 1000hrs; then 10mph-7mph WNW/NW occasionally W thereafter. Surface pressure: 1005hPa-1003hPa-1011hPa. Fronts etc.: two closely associated and parallel N/S cold fronts were over and lying east of the District during the early hours, morning and early afternoon before dissipating.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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