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Wednesday 5th December 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 13 Grey Partridge, 1 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Shelduck, 4 Shoveler, 22 Gadwall, 115 Teal, 190 Wigeon, 1 Kingfisher (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 4 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag, 1 Pochard, 50+ Tufted Duck, 4 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 3 Mallard, 1m Goosander, 1 Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 BITTERN, 373 Coot, 5 Herring Gull, 2 BH Gull and 2 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Sparrowhawk, 40+ Redwing, 8 Fieldfare and 2 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – A dead Mute Swan, 150+ Canada Geese, 34 Teal, 12 Tufted Duck, 8 Shoveler, 7 Mallard, 1 Gadwall, 14 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 3 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 36 Lapwing, 3+ Snipe, 49 BH Gull and 1 Common Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 100+ Canada Geese, 1 Shelduck, 17 Teal, 16 Gadwall, 14 Wigeon, 13 Shoveler, 3 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Moorhen, 139 Lapwing, 105 Golden Plover, 26 BH Gull, 12 Common Gull, 2 Pied Wagtail and a flock of c150 Winter Thrushes (mainly Redwing) (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 70+ Greylag Geese, 30 Canada Geese, 5 Shelduck, 4 Little Egret, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Snipe over, 4 Jay, 1 Coal Tit, Long-tailed tit – various flocks around the reserve (Paul Paddock). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: overcast with persistent light rain through much of the day. Visibility: mainly poor/moderate, occasionally very poor. Temperatures: +2.2°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 3mph-15mph wholly from the SE quarter. Surface pressure: 1022hPa-10??hPa. Fronts etc:. two parallel NW/SE occluded fronts and an associated N/S cold front moved NE over the District through the course of the day.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
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