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Friday 7th December 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

CARCROFT/SKELLOW – Former Bullcroft Colliery Tip and Adwick Railway Pond – 6 Gadwall, 1 Green Woodpecker, c.10 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, c.10 Blackbird (Chris Robinson)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE, 5 Pink-footed Goose, c250 Greylags, c200 Canada Geese, 4 Shelduck, 1m PINTAIL, 150 Wigeon, 190 Teal, 24 Gadwall, 8 Shoveler, c.40 Mallard, 3 Grey Partridge, 48 Lapwing, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Snipe (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 5 Mallard, 5 Shoveler, 3 Tufted Duck, 2f Goosander, 6 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 355 Coot, 2 Herring Gull and 1 Common Gull, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1f STONECHAT, 40+ Redwing, 20+ Fieldfare and 16+ Long Tailed Tit, 2 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 3 (1j) Mute Swan, 56 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 14 Shoveler, 14 Tufted Duck, 13 Teal, 2 Mallard, 1 Gadwall, 4 Cormorant, 1 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 30+ Lapwing, 52 BH Gull and 2 Common Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Harlington – 1 RAVEN over (Steve Furber)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 8 Pochard, 1f Goldeneye, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard (Gerald Lax per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 2 Mute Swan, 158 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 16 Teal, 13 Shoveler, 13 Gadwall, 12 Wigeon, 5 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Moorhen, 312 Lapwing, 100+ Golden Plover, 103 BH Gull, 5 Common Gull, 1 male STONECHAT and 1 Pied Wagtail. A Treecreeper, 2 Reed Bunting and 40+ Redwing (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – A Rawmarsh garden – 1 WOODCOCK over at dusk (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 12 Great Crested Grebe; 4 Little Grebe; 8 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron; 1 Mute Swan; 14 Greylag Goose; 89 Canada Goose; 4 (2m) Gadwall; 7 (1f) Pochard; 51 Tufted Duck; 1m Pheasant; 2 Water Rail; 240+ Lapwing; 100+ Black-headed Gull; 9 Herring Gull; 1 Grey Wagtail; 1s Song Thrush; 45 Redwing; 60+ Fieldfare; 8+ Long-tailed Tit; 5 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Green Woodpecker, 1m LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 1 WILLOW TIT, 1 MARSH TIT (Andy Dalton). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with heavy showers until mid-morning the cloudy with occasional downpours until early evening; then clear skies with occasional cloud. Visibility: mainly good/moderate occasionally very good until mid-morning; then excellent/very good thereafter. Temperatures: +11.8°C to +12.5°C to +4.?°C. Wind: 10mph-24mph gusting to 29mph during the early hours and from 54mph-30mph during the late morning and early afternoon and 32mph-33mph during the mid-evening; variable in direction but wholly from the SW quarter. Surface pressure: 1006hPa-995hPa-998hPa-997hPa. Fronts etc:. a N/S cold front moved E over the District during the early hours/morning.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – New.
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