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BIRD REPORTS

CANTLEY – c.200 Pink-footed Geese SE (Ian Stubbs)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Buzzard, 1 Little Egret, 1 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE, 5 Pink Footed Goose, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Snipe, 75 Lapwing, 2 Shelduck, 180 Wigeon, 170 Teal, 40 Gadwall, 5 Shovelet, 1 Kingfisher, 16 Grey Partridge (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 7 (4j) Mute Swan, 3 Little Grebe, 1 GC Grebe, 16 Mallard, 4 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 53 Tufted Duck, 11 Pochard, 1f Goldeneye, 6 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 3 (2f) Goosander, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 16 (11f+5m) Goosander; 2 Shelduck 1m PINTAIL. 5 Grey Heron. (Paul & Barbara Shepherd per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Mexborough North Ings (SE4802) – 1 SHORT-EARED OWL and 1 Water Rail on the Dearne (Paul & Barbara Shepherd per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Whooper Swan W @ 1420hrs; 2 Goldeneye, 22 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 2 Green Sandpiper, 6 Snipe, 6 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF, 1m+1f BEARDED TIT, 1 Grey Wagtail, 14 Lesser Redpoll (Barnsley BSG and Gerald Lax per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 JACK SNIPE (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 5 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 1 (1cy) MARSH HARRIER, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL and 1p STONECHAT (John Robinson, Daz Minto and Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG Added to Birdtrack

IPORT LAKES – 2 Mute Swan, 50 Greylag, 31 Canada Goose, 41 Wigeon, 2 Shoveler, 6 Goldeneye, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Redshank, 2 Snipe, c.40 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 12 Skylark, 1 STONECHAT, 5 Redwing, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, c.100 Linnet (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

Stonechat at the Iport Lakes this afternoon © Chris Robinson 2018

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 193+ Greylag Geese, 7 Shelduck, 15 Wigeon, c35 Gadwall, c230 Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe, c40 Shoveler, c45 Tufted Duck, 60 Pochard, 2 BITTERN, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Water Rail, c90 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 JACK SNIPE, 16 Snipe, 3 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 BARN OWL, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20+ Carrion Crow, 2 Coal Tit, 2 MARSH TIT, 100,000r Starling, c60 mixed flock of Redpoll, Siskin and Goldfinch (Keith Lynes, Michael Bird, Dave Harding, Geoff Chatterton, Tuesday volunteers, Andy Dalton, Vernon Barker, Dave Carroll, Sue Bird, Allen Holmes). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1 BRENT GOOSE (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with a heavy frost during the morning; dry throughout. Visibility: mainly moderate/good, occasionally poor and very poor, moderate and poor. Temperatures: -0.7°C to +0.3°C to -1.5°C to +5.2°C to +/-?.?°C. Wind: 8mph-2mph variable in direction but wholly from within the SW quarter. Surface pressure: 1012hPa-102?hPa. Fronts etc:. none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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