November 2, 2018

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Friday 2nd November 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 4 (2j) Mute Swan, 28 Greylag, 16 Mallard, 6 Pochard, 2m+1f GOOSANDER, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 1 BITTERN, 3 Grey Heron, 298 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 12 Common Gull, 9 Herring Gull, 6 LBB Gull and 6 BH Gull, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 8 Lapwing, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Jay (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 5 Mute Swan, c350 Canada Geese, 98 Greylag, 52 Shoveler, 36 Teal, 17 Wigeon, 13 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel, 2 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 14 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 96 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Herring Gull. Early morning P. Kent also had a MERLIN through at 7.35am, a PEREGRINE and 25 Fieldfare (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard, 1m Sparrowhawk, 7 Green Sandpiper, 2 JACK SNIPE, 1 Snipe, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 BEARDED TIT, 3 Redpoll (per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 2 Mute Swan, 127 Greylag, 81 Canada Geese, 78 Wigeon, 51 Teal, 13 Shoveler, 3 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 2 Moorhen, 22 Lapwing, 12 Golden Plover, 3 Dunlin, 99 BH Gull, 6 Common Gull, 5+ Skylark, 3 Pied Wagtail and 2 Redwing (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke – 17 Carrion Crow SW around dawn; 11 Redwing (3SE); 3 ‘alba’ Wagtails; 3+ Linnet; 5 Mute Swan NE @ 0705hrs; 2 Blackbird high to SW; 2 Song Thrush (1SW); 1 Sparrowhawk over; 2 Meadow Pipit; 2 RAVEN SW together @ 0708hrs; 7 Cormorant (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke Liberty Steel – 4 Mute Swan (3SW); 5 Cormorant; 1 Kestrel over; 1 Sparrowhawk over (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res.(SK4995) – 1 Moorhen; 12 Teal; 6 Mallard; 1 Cormorant; 3 Grey Heron; 1 Grey Wagtail; 1 LITTLE OWL; 2 Buzzard; 4 Carrion Crow; 4 Magpie; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 2 Goldcrest; 1 Reed Bunting; 3 Meadow Pipit over; 6+ Chaffinch; 8+ Linnet; 8 Bullfinch; 3c Siskin over; 1+ Lesser Redpoll (ho); 9 Red-legged Partridge; 7 Black-headed Gull; 3+ Greenfinch; 1 Fieldfare; 40+ Redwing; 2 Song Thrush (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – 2 BITTERN (Paul Coombes per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 16 Great Crested Grebe; 9 Little Grebe; 8+ Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron; 7 Mute Swan; 1 Pink-footed Goose; 49 Greylag Goose; 100+ Canada Goose; 2p Gadwall; 5 Shoveler; 9 Pochard; 61 Tufted Duck; 2 r-h GOLDENEYE; 2+c Red-legged Partridge; 2 Water Rail; 100+ Coot; 50+ Lapwing; 100+ Black-headed Gull (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh Tip (SK4596 and SK4696) – 3 Buzzard; 1 Sparrowhawk; 2 RAVEN in from NE then left S (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 5 Pink-footed Geese SW, 1 MERLIN, 3 RUFF, 2 Redshank (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack

IPORT LAKES – 4 Wigeon, 8 Shoveler, 7 GOLDENEYE, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Green Sandpiper. 1 JACK SNIPE, 3 Meadow Pipit, c.130 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies until 2000hrs; then overcast thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: very good/good until midday, then excellent until 1600hrs; then very good thereafter. Temperatures: +1.2°C to -0.7°C to +10.5°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 9mph-7mph variable in direction but wholly from SW quarter until midday; then 10mph-6mph from NW uarter until 1500hrs; then 5mph-10mph from SW quarter thereafter. Surface pressure: 1013hPa-102?hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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