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Sunday 2nd December 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 4 Grey Heron, 197 Grey Lag Goose, 60 Canada Goose, 1 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE, 5 Pink Footed Goose, 4 Shelduck, c.160 Wigeon, 13 Snipe, 4 Black Tailed Godwit, 4 Buzzard, 29 (13, 5, 5,3, 3) Grey Partridge, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 Little Egret, 1 GC Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 12 (7m) Goosander, 33 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 300+ Coot, 15 Golden Plover, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard, 4 Jay, 70 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest (Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Goldthorpe – 1m HEN HARRIER reported moving SW at midday (Per Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Hatfield Pit Tip – 2 JACK SNIPE and 2 SHORT-EARED OWL (Per Birdguides)

DEARNE VALLEY – Manvers Lake – c.40 Redpoll (Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 469 Teal, 6 Pochard, 3 Goldeneye, 1m Goosander, 14 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Snipe, 6 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 BEARDED TIT, c.2000r Starling (Per today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – 2 BITTERN, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Buzzard, 2 RAVEN, 17 Canada Geese 1 Water Rail (Martin Roper)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 12 Great Crested Grebe; 3 Little Grebe; 14 (4S) Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron; 47 Greylag Goose; 42 Canada Goose; 10 Pochard; 64 Tufted Duck; 1f Goldeneye; 3 Water Rail; 140 Lapwing; 130 Black-headed Gull; 74 Herring Gull; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1s Song Thrush; 1 Goldcrest; 1 Coal Tit; 10+ Long-tailed Tit; 8 House Sparrow; 2 Tree Sparrow; 13 Chaffinch; 1 BRAMBLING (ho); 40+ Goldfinch; 6 Bullfinch; 4 Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 50 Pink-footed Geese, 30+ Shoveler, 1 (1cy) MARSH HARRIER, 1 WOODCOCK, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL (John Robinson and Mark Paine). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG Added to Birdtrack

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 Shelduck, 250 Wigeon, 120 Teal, 2m PINTAIL, 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER, 3 RUFF, 7 Redshank, 7 Dunlin, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 3 Whooper Swan flew NE, 500 Wigeon, 180 Teal, 10 Redshank, 1 RUFF (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 Shelduck, 1 Little Egret, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 PEREGRINE S, 3 JACK SNIPE, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Chiffchaff, 50,000r Starling, 2 Meadow Pipit (Allen Holmes, Andy B, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH ELMSALL – Station Fields and Moorhouse old Railway – 3 Teal, numerous Redwing and Fieldfare, 2 WILLOW TIT, 1 Grey Wagtail, c.15 Redpoll, c.20 Chaffinch (Paul Jackson and Paddy Martin per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

TORNE VALLEY – Rossington – Holmes Carr Wood area (SK6198 E) – 5 Cormorant NE, 1 Little Egret, 100+ Wodpigeon into roost, 1 BARN OWL, 1m+1f STONECHAT, 3 Jay, 2 RAVEN W, 25000+ Starling on route to Potteric roost; 1 Grey Wagtail W, 1 Siskin W (Chris Robinson). Entered on Birdtrack.

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: overcast through the early hours with some rain; then brighter but remaining 100% cloud cover until late afternoon; then overcast with heavy rain showers during the evening. Visibility: mainly good/moderate until 0900hrs; then mainly excellent, occasionally very good thereafter. Temperatures: +10.1°C to +8.9°C to +13.2°C to +?.?. Wind: 11mph-22mph from SW quarter throughout and gusting from 29mph-33mph during the afternoon/early evening. Surface pressure: 994hPa-991hPa-993hPa-99?hPa. Fronts etc:. a NW/SW warm front moved NE over the District during the early hours and a NW/SE occlusion did the same during the late morning/early afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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