December 31, 2018

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Monday 31st December 2018

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A VERY HAPPY BIRDING NEW YEAR AND THANKS TO ALL CONTRIBUTORS TO THE LOCAL BLOGS, TWITTER AND WHATSAPP GROUPS ETC.

BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 10 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 3 Mute Swan, 67 Canada Goose, 281 Greylag Geese, 35 Mallard, 132 Teal, 260 Wigeon, 27 Gadwall, 6 Shoveler, 7 Coot, 53 Moorhen, 76 Lapwing, 209 Black- headed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 13 Common Gull, 2 PEREGRINE, 1 Buzzard (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 12 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 6 Goosander, 2+ Grey Heron, 6 Cormorant, 3 Herring Gull, 5 LBB Gull, 6 Common Gull, 368 Coot, 1 PEREGRINE, 37 Lapwing, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1s Song Thrush, 1 Jay (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2 Pink-footed Geese and 3 different PEREGRINE in the area (Jeff Wragg per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 140 Mallard, 80 Teal, 1 Pochard, 8 Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck, 1 Shelduck, 2 Buzzard, 1 BARN OWL, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Siskin (Ken Foundation per Twitter). Added to Birdtrack.

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 7 Little Egret, 64r Cormorant, 3 Shelduck, 63 (11f) Shoveler, 7 Goosander, 13 (5m) Goldeneye), 2 Snipe, 1 Buzzard (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE – 1 (1cy) CASPIAN GULL (Col Neale). Added to Birdtrack

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 15 Pochard and 1 Jack Snipe (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS) Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 13 Great Crested Grebe; 5 Little Grebe; 12 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron; 5a Mute Swan; 13 Greylag Geese; 60 Canada Geese; 3p Gadwall; 1m Pochard; 39 Tufted Duck; 2c Water Rail; 100+ Lapwing; 200+ Black-headed Gull; 28 Herring Gull left W; 14 Great Black-backed Gull left W; 1 Buzzard; 18+ Long-tailed Tit; 70+ Starling (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FRICKLEY 4×4 CENTRE SIDE OF RAIL TRACK – c.80 mixed Goldfinch, Siskin and Lesser Redpoll (Paddy Martin)

FRICKLEY PARK (Clayton End) – 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 5 Redwing, c.20 Fieldfare. c.40 Linnet (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 1m HEN HARRIER and 1 (1cy/m) MARSH HARRIER (Mark Paine). Added to Birdtrack

MOORHOUSE – 4 Cormorant, 4 Grey Partridge, 6 Song Thrush, 4 Greenfinch, 8+ Chaffinch, (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 5 Whooper Swan left NE at 3.30pm; 130 Pink-footed geese NW at 3.15pm; 1 Little Egret, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 50 Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 30 Long-tailed Tit, 60,000+r Starling, 1 Pied Wagtail (Sue and Roger Bird). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG  Added to Birdtrack

SKELBROOKE VILLAGE – c.50 Fieldfare (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp). Added to Birdtrack

SOUTH KIRKBY CAMP – 2 Tree Sparrow (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 296 Wigeon, 37 Gadwall, 4 PINTAIL, 535 Mallard, 1 Little Egret, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1a MEDITERRANEAN GULL and 1 PEREGRINE (Adrian Scutt). Added to Birdtrack

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with scattered cloud until 0500hrs; then mainly overcast thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: mainly moderate/poor,occasionally very poor until 0500hrs; then good until 0800hrs; excellent/very good thereafter. Temperatures: +4.7°C to +5.8°C to +3.8°C to +9.3°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 3mph-15mph; variable in direction but wholly from SW quarter. Surface pressure: 1034hPa-1035hPa-103?hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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