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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 7 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 95 Greylag Goose, 190 Canada Goose, 1 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE, 5 Pink-footed Geese + 26W, 15 Mallard, 35 Teal, 8 Gadwall, 244 Wigeon, 4 Shelduck, 3 Coot, 3 Lapwing, 10 Snipe, 2 Buzzard (Nigel Smith and David Ashurst per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 3 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE  (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – Wigeon, Gadwall, Shoveler, Teal, 2 Goldeneye, 4 Pochard, 10 Goosander, 21 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 3 Little Grebe, c.50 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 PEREGRINE, Redwing (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 3 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, same as Broomhill birds (David Bamforth and Peter Walsh per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke (SK4494, SK4394) – 22 Redwing NE; 7 Linnet; 1 Snipe; 1 Meadow Pipit; 2 Grey Wagtail; 2 WOODCOCK (1 @ SK4494 & 1 @ SK4394); 1 Song Thrush; 1 Cormorant SW (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DONCASTER ROBIN HOOD AIRPORT (A614) – 1 RAVEN S @ 1450hrs (Chris Robinson)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE – 1a CASPIAN GULL (Stuart Churchill)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – 1 BITTERN, 2 Kingfisher 1 Water Rail, 150 Greylag, 3 Goldcrest, 3 Wren, 1 RAVEN, 2 Buzzard (Martin Roper & Tina Langford)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough – Spring Lane – 1 Buzzard over, c.20 Redwing, c.20 Fieldfare, 8 BRAMBLING which left W @ 1000hrs (Simon Noble)

DON VALLEY – Stainforth – Hatfield Pit Tip – 2 JACK SNIPE,4 Snipe, 6 Whoopers in 2 groups 4+2 (SE), c105 Pink-footed Geese (SE), 5 Grey Partridges, 2 Green Sandpiper, 100+ Stock Doves, 3 Bullfinches, 5 Kestrels,2 Buzzards, 4 Jays, 50 Linnets and 1 Grey Wagtail (Andy Lakin)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 17 Great Crested Grebe; 7 Little Grebe; 8 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron; 4 Greylag Goose; 70 Canada Goose; 2 Shelduckcircled then N; 1m Wigeon; 18 Pochard; 50 Tufted Duck; 3 r-h Goldeneye; 100 Lapwing; 17 Herring Gull; 4 Great Black-backed Gull S; 2 Water Rail (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FINNINGLEY GP (Notts) – 8 Mute Swan, 3 Whooper Swan, c.180 Greylag inc buff colured bird presumably same as bird formerly at Thrybergh CP; 7 Pink-footed Geese, c.130 Canada Geese, 2 Shelduck, c.100 Wigeon, c.20 Teal, 3 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 1 GC Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 15 Coot, c.400 Lapwing NE, 1 Redshank, 1 Curlew W, c.10 BH Gull, 1 GBB Gull, 100+ Fieldfare, 50+ Redwing, c.200 Starling SW (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

 

 

Whooper Swans on Finningley GPs this afternoon © Chris Robinson 2018

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 101 Lesser Redpoll, 7 COMMON (MEALY) REDPOLL and 1 COUE’S ARCTIC REDPOLL (210) ringed (Paul Shawcroft, Col Neale & Andy Marshall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG Added to Birdtrack

 

Common (Mealy) Redpoll on Hatfield Moors today © Paul Shawcroft 2018

 

 

 

Coue’s Arctic Redpoll on Hatfield Moors today © Paul Shawcroft 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1m Pintail, 1 Goldeneye, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 4 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER – a new bird for the site (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 30 Pink-footed Geese NE; 2 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1f Sparrowhawk, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 JACK SNIPE, 1 BARN OWL, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, c100,000 Starling – gathered before dropping in to roost at 4.02pm at cell 4; 2 WILLOW/MARSH TIT, 9 Bullfinch (Mark Roberts, Ashley Watson, Sue Cullen, Allen Holmes, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

UPTON – a garden – 2 CROSSBILL W (Jonny Holliday per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with some light showers of rain and intermittent brighter spells. Visibility: mainly very good/good, occasionally excellent and moderate. Temperatures: +5.3°C to +5.8°C to +2.7°C to +6.8°C to ?.?°C. Wind: 10mph-3mph mainly NNE/N, occasionally ENE and NNW. Surface pressure: 1013hPa-1012hPa-1014hPa. Fronts etc:. an E/W trough was over the District through much of the day.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
Crown copyright 2018, the Met Office


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