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Thursday 27th December 2018

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Little Egret, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 140 Greylag Geese, 90 Canada Geese, 3 Shelduck, 3 Tufted Duck, 4 Shoveler, 130+ Teal, 90+ Wigeon, 57 Gadwall, 1 Snipe, 43 Lapwing, 10 Meadow Pipit, 5 Yellowhammer (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 BARN OWL (Gerald Lax per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res.(SK4995) – 2 Moorhen; 1 Coot; 7 Mallard; 3 Grey Heron; 1c Tawny Owl; 1 LITTLE OWL; 1f Kestrel; 2 Grey Partridge; 10+ Red-legged Partridge; 1 BRAMBLING; 6 Bullfinch; 2 Meadow Pipit; 1 Skylark; 20+ Redwing; 40+ Fieldfare (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)


DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 Snipe; 2 Pochard; c.30 Fieldfare; 3 Meadow Pipit; 1 Buzzard; 10+ Jay (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IDLE VALLEY – Gringley Carr (Notts) – 65 Mute Swan and 148 Whooper Swan, presumably including the 87 from Slaynes Lane (Lance Degnan). Added to Birdtrack

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 87 Whooper Swan left Unit 2 and flew S @ dawn; 4 Pink-footed Geese N; 1m PINTAIL; 1m+1cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER (Steve Furber & Pete Greaves). Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 7 Shelduck, c.70 Wigeon, 1 BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1c Water Rail, 130 Lapwing, 11 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest, 2 WILLOW TIT, 1 Coal Tit, 3s CETTI’S WARBLER, 21 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Treecreeper, c60,000r Starling, 30+ Siskin, 4 Bullfinch, (Sue and Roger Bird). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG Added to Birdtrack

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCAL – Weather: overcast until 0300hrs; then mainly clear skies with variable cloud until 1500hrs; then overcast thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: poor/very poor until 1100hrs; then moderate/good until 1700hrs; then poor/moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +7.7°C to +5.3°C to +9.3°C to +7.4°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 9mph-1mph; mainly from the SW quarter, occasionally NW/WNW during the mid-afternoon. Surface pressure: 1026hPa-1025hPa-1026hPa. Fronts etc.: none.


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

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