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Friday 28th December 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 12 Mallard, 70+ Tufted Duck, 8 (6f) Pochard, 1 Grey Heron, 25r Goosander, 8 Cormorant, 15 Common Gull, 7 Herring Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Green Sandpiper (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4r Little Egret, 56r Cormorant, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Snipe, 4 Grey Heron, 2m Goldeneye, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 35 Cormorant, 3 Herring Gull, 9 Common Gull, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Jay (Ian Morris and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Warbler Way – 1 Chiffchaff, 2 WILLOW TIT, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Green Woodpecker (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 277 Lapwing, 109 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 12 Teal, 4 Shoveler, 3 Goosnder, 22 Mallard, 9 Greylag, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Common Gull, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Karen Williams per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Cadeby – 2 Fieldfare and 8 Reed Bunting (Tina Langford)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – 1 BITTERN, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher (Tina Langford)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash to Cadeby – 1 Treecreeper and 3 Bullfinch (Tina Langford)

HOWELL WOOD CP – Howell Lane end – c.30 BRAMBLING (Paddy Martin per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 3 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 1 PEREGRINE, 67 Lesser Redpoll and 3 COMMON (Mealy) Redpoll (Chip Rhodes & Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – River Idle – 2 STONECHAT (John Gallagher, Mick Clay and Andy Murray)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) –3 STONECHAT (John Gallagher, Mick Clay and Andy Murray).

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 MARSH HARRIER, 1f/i MERLIN, 30+ Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 2 WILLOW TIT, 1 MARSH TIT, 1c BEARDED TIT, 12 CETTI’S WARBLER, 4 Treecreeper, c.75,000 Starling, 28 Bullfinch (Richard Doan). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

THORNE – A614 – ½ mile south of rail bridge – 47 Whooper Swan (Andy Lakin)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast/cloudy with some clear skies with scattered cloud during the evening; dry throughout. Visibility: mainly good/very good, occasionally excellent and poor during the afternoon and early evening respectively. Temperatures: +7.2°C to +7.5°C to +7.1°C to +9.9°C to +4.8°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 2mph-13mph; variable in direction but wholly from the SW quarter. Surface pressure: 1026hPa-1031hPa. Fronts etc.: a weakening E/W cold front moved SE over the District during the late afternoon/evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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