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Wednesday 7th November 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

BLAXTON/WESTWOODSIDE – Junction of Sanderson Bank & Idle Bank (SK7299 – Notts/Lincs border) – 181 (14j) WHOOPER SWAN and 3 Mute Swan (Ryan McClarence)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 Buzzard, 9 Grey Partridge, 60 Lapwing, 10 Snipe, 3 Shelduck, 47 Teal, 85 Wigeon, 24 Shoveler, 9 Gadwall, 12 Mallard, 12 Common Gull, 2 Kingfisher, c.80 Fieldfare, c.20 Redwing (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 3 (1j) Mute Swan, 2 Wigeon, 13 Gadwall, 7 Pochard, 7 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 295 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 7 Herring Gull, 7 BH Gull and 2 Common Gull, 1 Buzzard, 127 Lapwing, 4 Black-tailed Godwit over west at 12.04 pm, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay and 1 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 4 (3j) Mute Swan,58 Canada Geese, 31 Shoveler, 25 Teal, 13 Tufted Duck, 10 Wigeon, 7 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Red Legged Partridge, 4 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 22 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 73 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 23 Stock Dove, c40 Fieldfare and 10+ Redwing + c.100 through late afternoon (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Jeff Wragg per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Dunlin, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 BEARDED TIT, 1 BARN OWL, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1m GOOSANDER, 3 Little Egret (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 249 Greylag, 135 Canada Geese, 84 Teal, 59 Wigeon, 13 Shoveler, 12 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 1 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Moorhen, 196 Lapwing, c150 Golden Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, c40 Fieldfare, 2 STONECHAT, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit and c25 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 Egyptian Geese, 1j ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD N @ midday, 1 WOODCOCK (Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack

IPORT LAKES – 1+ JACK SNIPE (Gary Johnston). Added to Birdtrack.

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy, occasionally overcast and very occasional clear skies; some light rain fell during the day. Visibility: good/very good until 0400hrs; excellent/good/moderate/very good until 0900hrs; then excellent, occasionally very good thereafter. Temperatures: +11.1°C to +11.2°C to +10.8°C to +11.5°C to 10.1°C to +13.7°C to 8.6°C. Wind: 10mph-16mph SE/SSE until 0500hrs; then 21mph-18mph but gusting from 30mph-37mph SSE/SE until 1500hrs; then 14mph-10mph S/SW thereafter. Surface pressure: 997hPa-993hPa-1004hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/SE cold front moved NE over the District during the morning and was followed by a similar occluded front during the afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – New.
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