December 27, 2018

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Wednesday 26th December 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 12 Great Crested Grebe; 5 Little Grebe; 7 Cormorant; 1a Grey Heron; 3a Mute Swan; 70 Greylag Goose; 2p Gadwall; 11 Pochard; 51 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard; 13 Moorhen; 200 Lapwing; 220 Black-headed Gull; 7 Herring Gull; 3 Great Black-backed Gull; 1 Little Owl; 1c Tawny Owl; 1 Coal Tit; 4 House Sparrow; 4 Tree Sparrow; 14 Chaffinch; 7 Greenfinch; 1 BRAMBLING; 10 Bullfinch; 4 Reed Bunting; 1m Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FINNINGLEY GP (Notts) – 7 Mute Swan, 234 Greylag Geese, 111 Canada Geese, 22 Shelduck, c.500 Wigeon, 5 Gadwall; 82 Mallard; 129 Teal, 22 Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 10 Coot, 59 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 39 Black-headed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 2 GBB Gull (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 80 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Goldeneye, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 1 WOODCOCK, 200+ Lesser Redpoll, 6+ COMMON (Mealy) REDPOLL (Col Neale, Andy Marshall & 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 Pink-footed Goose, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1c CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 WATER PIPIT (Lance Degnan). Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 1 Pink-footed Goose, 21 Redshank, 41 Curlew (possibly part of Finningley birds above), 3 RUFF (Lance Degnan). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 Goldeneye, 1 LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Grey Wagtail (Mark Roberts). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG. Added to Birdtrack.

TORNE VALLEY – Rossington Pit Tip – 30+ Pink-footed Geese over, 1 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 2 Water Rail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe (Stuart Churchill). Added to Birdtrack by SC.

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – c.300 Wigeon, 45 Gadwall, , c.100 Pochard, 1f MARSH HARRIER, 1 WOODCOCK, 1a MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 BRAMBLING (Adrian Scutt). Added to Birdtrack

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast/cloudy with some rain during the early hours, and some hazy sunshine through the day; dry throughout. Visibility: variable from poor to good, mainly moderate/poor. Temperatures: +7.5°C to +9.5°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 7mph-11mph; variable in direction but wholly from within the SW quarter. Surface pressure: 1031hPa-10??hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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