November 8, 2018

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Thursday 8th November 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

BLAXTON/WESTWOODSIDE – Bank End Road – (SE725990 Notts/Lincs border) – 10 Mute Swan, 201 WHOOPER SWAN appeared to be more than yesterday but didn’t have time to stop and count (Ryan McClarence)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1m MANDARIN (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 4 (2j) Mute Swan, 1 Greylag, 46 Tufted Duck, 15 Mallard, 7 Teal, 3 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Cormorant, 313 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 11 BH Gull, 5 Common Gull and 3 LBB Gull. Also present were 39 Lapwing, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Jay and 1 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 5 (3j} Mute Swan, 26 Shoveler, 23 Teal, 17 Tufted Duck, 5 Wigeon, 4 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 8 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET E @ 1040hrs (JS, AW), 1 Grey Heron, 5 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 80+ Golden Plover, 19 Lapwing, 1 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull, PEREGRINE, c.150 winter thrushes (c70% Fieldfare and 30% Redwing) and c40 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse and John Seevior per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 250+ Canada Geese, 120+ Greylag, 45 Teal, 44 Wigeon, 10 Shoveler, 2 Mallard, 2 GOOSANDER, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Moorhen, 152 Lapwing, 80+ Golden Plover, 8 Snipe, 1 Dunlin, 59 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 LITTLE OWL, 4 Skylark, 6 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 STONECHAT and c25 Linnet. (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE – 3000+ BH Gull, c.10 Common Gull, c.10 LBB Gull, 50+ Herring Gull, 1 (2cy) CASPIAN GULL, 1 GBB Gull (Justin Carr)

Caspian Gull in the Lakeside pre-roost this afternoon © Justin Carr 2018

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1+ CRANE (ho); 1 RED KITE; 1 MARSH HARRIER; 1 HEN HARRIER; 1 SWIFT sp. Possibly a PALLID (MP only) (Rich Collis, Chip Rhodes, John Robinson, Mark Paine, Dave Hursthouse). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack

IPORT LAKES – 6 Shoveler, 4 Pochard, 5 GOLDENEYE, 13 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 JACK SNIPE, 2 Skylark, 1 Kestrel, 2 Redwing, 57 Carrion Crow S to roost; 2 Grey Wagtail (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

TORNE VALLEY – Rossington Pit Tip area – Golden Plover and 1 STONECHAT (Justin Parker)

TORNE VALLEY – Yorkshire Wildlife Park – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET (Terese Hulse) Photograph on today’s Doncaster & District Ornithological Society Facebook page.

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy, occasionally overcast and occasional clear skies; some heavy rain fell during the afternoon. Visibility: good until 0200hrs; then very good thereafter. Temperatures: +8.4°C to +8.6°C to +5.6°C to +12.5°C to 7.?°C. Wind: 9mph-13mph SW/SSW until 0500hrs; then 9mph-14mph S/SE thereafter. Surface pressure: 1005hPa-101?hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – New.
Crown copyright 2018, the Met Office


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