November 30, 2018

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Friday 30th November 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE, 5 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 29 Snipe, 49 Lapwing, 3 Shelduck, 12 Shoveler, 103 Wigeon, 54 Teal, 15 Gadwall, 48 Moorhen (Gary Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 3(1j) Mute Swan, 2m+4f Goosander, 2m+2f Tufted Duck, 1m+1f Pochard, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 344 Coot, 3 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull and 1 BH Gull. Also present were 2 cc MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 46 Lapwing over, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Grey Wagtail, 20 Redwing and 2 Redpoll (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 4 (2j) Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 32 Teal, 20 Shoveler, 15 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon, 1 Pochard, 1 male Goldeneye, 6 Cormorant, 5 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 45 Lapwing, 2 Black Tailed Godwit, 115 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull and 20+ Redwing (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 7 BEARDED TIT, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 PEREGRINE, 2 Chiffchaff (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 134 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 31 Wigeon, 9 Teal, 4 Gadwall, 2 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Moorhen, c150 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 174 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 3 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, c50 Redwing and 20+ Fieldfare (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE – 1 (1cy) CASPIAN GULL, 1 (1cy) Yellow-legged Gull and a runt Herring Gull imitating a Ring-billed (Dan Langston)

FINNINGLEY GP (Notts) – c.70 Greylag Geese, 4 Mute Swan, 56 Wigeon, 11 Mallard, 109 Teal, 2 Redshank, 60+ CURLEW, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 50+ Redwing, c.20 Blackbird, 150+ Fieldfare, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Bullfinch (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

FINNINGLEY GP/STW (S Yorks) – 60+ CURLEW – same as above (Chris Robinson). Addedto Birdtrack

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 400 Pink-footed Geese, 4 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (RBA), 1f Goosander, 3 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 PEREGRINE, 2 STONECHAT, 1 BRAMBLING (John Robinson, Chip Rhodes, Mark Paine and Rare Bird Alert via Rich Collis). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG Added to Birdtrack

IDLE VALLEY – Idlestop, Notts (SK7195) – 4 BEWICK’S SWAN (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-LATEST SIGHTINGS)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 5 Shelduck, 35 Pochard, 8 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron (one with a string bag around beak); 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1c Water Rail, 130 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest, 1 MARSH TIT, 4s CETTI’S WARBLER, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 50,000r Starling, Goldfinch and Siskin – mixed feeding flock at Visitor Centre and near the pumping station; 2 Bullfinch (Sue and Roger Bird, Dave Carroll, Sheila Bury, Vernon Barker, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

Life history of colour-ringed Black-tailed Godwit which visited Potteric from 4th-5th July 2018

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with occasional scattered cloud; dry throughout. Visibility: excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: +8.0°C to +6.4°C to +9.5°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 22mph-9mph gusting during the early afternoon from 29mph-32mph to 33mph SW/SSW, occasionally S. Surface pressure: 997hPa-1006hPa. Fronts etc:. none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
Crown copyright 2018, the Met Office


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