November 28, 2018


Wednesday 28th November 2018

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Doncaster & District ornithological society meeting Thursday 29th 19:15. @ Parklands S&S club, Wheatley hall road DN2 4LT. Nick Whitehouse ” An update to the status of birds in the Doncaster area since 1988″ £2.50 for non members all welcome.


DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Little Egret, 1 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE, 5 Pink footed Goose, 5 Snipe, 21 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Shelduck, c.200 Wigeon, c.40 Teal, 8 Shoveler, 10 Gadwall (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 7 Mallard, 2 Pochard, 1f Goosander, 1f Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 341 Coot, 6 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull and 1 BH Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 58 Lapwing, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, c.30 Redwing and c20 Redpoll (Alan Whitehouse and John Seevior per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 1 juv Mute Swan, 40 Teal, 18 Shoveler, 13 Tufted Duck, 4 Wigeon, 3 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 13 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 3 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 112 Lapwing, 4 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 102 BH Gull, 2 Herring Gull and 70+ Redwing (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2+m PINTAIL, 5 Pochard, 4 GOLDENEYE, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Gull, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 4 BEARDED TIT, c.20 Redpoll inc 1 COMMON (MEALY) REDPOLL (DW) same as Bolton Ings (Dave Waddington per John Seevior; Gerald Lax and Barnsley BSG per Twitter and Per today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 200+ Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 47 Teal, 23 Wigeon, 4 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 1 Kestrel, 3 Moorhen, 159 Lapwing, 5 Golden Plover, 2 Dunlin, 95 BH Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Common Gull, 10+ Redwing, 1 Song Thrush and 10+ Greenfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE – 1 (1cy) CASPIAN GULL and 1a YELLOW-LEGGED GULL (Daniel Langston, Gary Johnston, Col Neale & Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 9 Great Crested Grebe; 7 Little Grebe; 18 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron; 1 Mute Swan; 120+ Greylag Goose; 70+ Canada Goose; 4 Gadwall; 4 Teal; 11 (2f) Pochard; 100+ Tufted Duck; 3f Goldeneye; 2m Goosander; 1m Kestrel; 3 Water Rail; 14+ Moorhen; 100+ Coot; 75+ Lapwing; 100+ Black-headed Gull; 4 (1S) Herring Gull; 1 Grey Wagtail; 23+ Redwing; 7 Fieldfare; 8+ Long-tailed Tit; 30+ Goldfinch; 3 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 4 BEWICK’S SWAN and c.40 Curlew (Per RBA and Daz Minto). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1c Water Rail, 1 WOODCOCK, 3 Rose-ringed Parakeets over Short Lane Fields (Chris Robinson and Mark Roberts). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: cloudy/overcast throughout, with rain on and off through the day. Visibility: moderate/poor, occasionally very poor until 0700hrs; then good until 1100hrs; then excellent/very good, occasionally moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +7.5°C to +6.0°C to +14.1°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 7mph-24mph gusting from 29mph-44mph S/SE until 1500hrs; then SSW/SW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1007hPa-997hPa-100?. Fronts etc:. a NW/SE warm front moved NE over the District during the early hours and a NW/SW cold front did the same during the afternoon.


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

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