November 24, 2018

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Saturday 24th November 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 BEARDED TIT (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Warbler Way – 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 WILLOW TIT, 1 Treecreeper, 7 Siskin (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 4 Whooper Swan E, 5 Pink-footed Geese, 1 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Stainforth – Hatfield Pit Tip – c.80 Pink-footed Geese over in direction of Thorne and 1 BARN OWL (Andy Lakin)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 14 Great Crested Grebe; 6 Little Grebe; 12 Cormorant; 1j Grey Heron; c.70 Pink-footed Goose W @0957 + a 2nd skein w heard call 1120 W not seen; 65 Canada Goose; 1 Greylag Goose S; 5 Gadwall; 3 Shoveler; 14 Pochard; 64 Tufted Duck; 3 r-h Goldeneye; 3 Water Rail; 60+ Lapwing; 60+ Black-headed Gull; 3 Herring Gull; 1 Grey Wagtail; 11 Wren; 8 Redwing; 11 Fieldfare; 27 Blackbird; 1 Goldcrest; 18+ Long-tailed Tit; 1 Tree Sparrow; 18 Chaffinch; 47+ Goldfinch; 8 Bullfinch; 5 Reed Bunting; 4 (2j) Whooper Swan @14:00hrs left East 15:11hrs flushed by individual trespassing up closed off dam wall path. (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FINNINGLEY GP (Notts) – belated WeBS+ – 5 Mute Swan, 136 Greylag, 88+ Pink-footed Geese, 63 Canada Geese, 2 Shelduck, 500+ Wigeon, 154 Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 16 Coot, 6 Golden Plover, 53 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 21 Black-headed Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 30+ Fieldfare, 20+ Redwing, 1 Redpoll (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 100+ Wigeon, 1 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, 3 Ruff, 6 Snipe, (Mark Roberts). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 5 Whooper Swan, 2 Goldeneye, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 JACK SNIPE, 1c Tawny Owl, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 WILLOW TIT, 1 MARSH TIT (Allen Holmes, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

TICKHILL – Low Common – Water Lane – 2 SHORT-EARED OWL (Keith Rich)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCAL – Weather: mainly overcast with intermittent brighter spell from late morning to late afternoon and some light rain during the evening. Visibility: moderate/poor through the early hours; then good, occasionally moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +6.8°C to +6.4°C to +8.5°C to +4.2°C to ?.?°C. Wind: 5mph-13mph very variable in direction but wholly from within the NE quarter. Surface pressure: 1013hPa-1012hPa-1013hPa. Fronts etc:. none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
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