December 16, 2018

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Sunday 16th December 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 3 Mute Swan, 145 Greylag Geese, 4 Canada Goose, 6 Pink-footed Geese, 1 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE, 15 Mallard, 4 Shoveler, c.300 Wigeon, c.200 Teal, 15 Gadwall, c.300 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 1 Golden Plover, 15 Grey Partridge, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, c.300 Fieldfare, c.150 Redwing (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 72 Tufted Duck, 5 Pochard, 1 Goldeneye, 12 Goosander (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 4 Egyptian Geese (Karen Williams per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 50+ Wigeon, 1f Goldeneye, 22 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 2 Buzzard, 40+ Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 3 Common Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, c.50 Redwing, 6 BEARDED TIT, c.20 Linnet (Nicola S per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS) )

DEARNE VALLEY – Warbler Way – 6 Water Rail (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke SF (SK4494) – 4 Redwing; 4 Pheasant; 1 Pied Wagtail; 1 Meadow Pipit; 1 Grey Wagtail over; 1a Great Black-backed Gull SW; 1i Herring Gull SW; 1f Reed Bunting; 7 Tufted Duck; 1a Mute Swan; 1 Buzzard left W/SW; 1 WOODCOCK; 1 Song Thrush (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – New Stubbin, Back Lane – 4 Mistle Thrush over; 5 Great Black-backed Gull E/SE; 8 Herring Gull E/SE; 1 Yellowhammer; 1 Coal Tit; 1m Kestrel; c.60 Redwing; c.70 Rook; c.75 Jackdaw; 1 BRAMBLING heard over; 25 Black-headed Gull; 6 Fieldfare W/SW (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 15 Great Crested Grebe; 7 Little Grebe; 10 Cormorant; 2 Grey Heron (1a1j); 4 Mute Swan (2a1j+1a); 59 Greylag Geese; c.90 Canada Geese; 4 (2p) Gadwall; 14 Pochard; 74 Tufted Duck; 2 Water Rail; 100+ Lapwing; 220 Black-headed Gull; 2 Herring Gull; 1 Grey Wagtail; 20 Robin; 20+ Redwing; 80+ Fieldfare; 31 Blackbird; 30+ Long-tailed Tit; 6+ House Sparrow; 2 Tree Sparrow; 16 Lesser Redpoll; 1 Siskin N; 4 Bullfinch; 7 Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 WOODCOCK, 32 Lesser Redpoll and 1 COMMON (Mealy) REDPOLL (Mark Paine & Paul Shawcroft). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG Added to Birdtrack

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE still with Greylags, 2 Pink-footed Goose, 7 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 1 Chiffchaff (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack.

White-fronted Goose with Greylags at Slaynes Lane today © Steve Furber 2018

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 3 RUFF, 4 Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 1 Kingfisher (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack.

IPORT LAKES – Late afternoon – 3 Mute Swan, c165 Greylag Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, c.20 Wigeon, 9 Gadwall, 4 Teal, c.30 Tufted Duck, c.10 Pochard, 6 Goldeneye, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Redshank, 4 Herring Gull, 1 GBB Gull, 4 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare, c.1000 Strarling over, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, c.70 Linnet (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 4 Egyptian Geese left early morning and presumed same as Broomhill Flash; 3 Shelduck, 17 Wigeon, 58 Pochard, 36 Tufted Duck, 4 Redshank, 9 Snipe, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 3 Goldcrest, 1 WILLOW TIT, 2 MARSH TIT, 1 Treecreeper, 100,000r Starling 10+ Bullfinch (Richard Scott, Allen Holmes, Ian and Janet Heppenstall, Ashley Watson, Sue Cullen). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG Added to Birdtrack  

TORNE VALLEY – Idle Bank – 3 Whooper Swan (Stuart Churchill) Added to Birdtrack by observer.

TORNE VALLEY – Westwoodside, Lincs (SK737 994) – 11 (4j) BEWICK’S SWAN (Per Birdguides and Stuart Churchill). Added to Birdtrack.

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with some scattered cloud and an overperiod during the evening; some rain fell during the evening. Visibility: very good/excellent until mid-afternoon; then good until early evening; then moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +6.8°C to +3.2°C to +6.8°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 23mph-6mph occasionally gusting to 31mph and from the SW quarter until 1300hrs; then 7mph-9mph from SE quarter thereafter. Surface pressure: 998hPa-100?hPa. Fronts etc.: a trough associated with a N/S occlusion lying to the south moved east over the District during the late afternoon/early evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


2 Comments »

  1. Rob Harker says:

    Osprey flying north over Conisbrough 08:20. Rob Harker

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