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Friday 4th January 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 74 Greylag, 6 Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, 3m+3f Goosander, 2 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Tufted Duck, 10 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 358 Coot, 3 Common Gull and 1 BH Gull. Also present were 2 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Kestrel, 2 Kingfisher (on Knoll Beck); 1 BARN OWL and 1 Jay (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior and Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2 Mute Swan, 34 Canada Geese, 11 Greylag, 1 Shelduck, 33 Gadwall, 33 Teal, 24 Wigeon, 11 Tufted Duck, 7 Shoveler, 6 Mallard, 1 Pochard, 1 Cormorant,1 Kestrel, 67 Lapwing, 112 BH Gull, 4 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 MARSH HARRIER (Gerald Lax per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 5 Mute Swan, 12 Canada Geese, 8 Greylag, 169 Wigeon, 11 Shoveler, 10 Mallard, 9 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 5 Moorhen, 1 Coot, c200 Golden Plover over west at 9.18am, 37 Lapwing, 104 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Pied Wagtail, 7 Redwing and 4 Fieldfare. P. Kent also had 2 Stonechat near the corner pond (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Sandall Sewage Treatment Works (SE6006) – 1 Chiffchaff (Rich Collis)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1m Pochard; 5 Tufted Duck; 1 Common Gull; 30 Black-headed Gull; 1 Herring Gull W; 1 Siskin; c.75 Fieldfare; 1 Stock Dove; 1 Kestrel (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 11 Great Crested Grebe; 9 Little Grebe; 8 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron; 6 Mute Swan (4 left W); 115+ Greylag Goose; 30+ Canada Goose and grey feral; 2p Gadwall; 1 Wigeon; 7 Pochard; 34 Tufted Duck; 1m Goldeneye; 3 Water Rail; 12+ Moorhen; 1 Dunlin; 200 Black-headed Gull; 1 Common Gull; 3 Herring Gull 1 Stock Dove; 16 Robin; 1 Song Thrush; 1 Fieldfare; 23+ Blackbird; 1 Goldcrest; 9 Great Tit; 15 Blue Tit; 26+ Long-tailed Tit; 8+ House Sparrow; 2+ Tree Sparrow; 2 Lesser Redpoll; 11 Greenfinch; 13 Bullfinch; 6 Reed Bunting; 1m BRAMBLING (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Wheatley Retail Park area– 4 WAXWING (Ryan McClarence and Gary Johnston)

Three of the four Waxwing at Wheatley Retail Park © Ryan McClarence 2019

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 25 Whooper Swan, 14 BEWICK’S SWAN, 1 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 1 MERLIN, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE. 130+ Redpoll (Col Neale, Mark Roberts and Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 PINTAIL, 1m MERLIN, 1 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, 1 Chiffchaff (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 6 Shelduck, 2 Dunlin, 22 Redshank, 3 RUFF (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack

TORNE VALLEY – Westwoodside – Littleworth Crossroads – 3+ BRAMBLING with Chaffinches (Mark Roberts)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: overcast but dry throughout. Visibility: good/moderate throughout. Temperatures: +0.3°C to -0.8°C to +4.6°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 5mph-10mph wholly from the SW quarter until 1600hrs; 6mph-8mph NW/WNW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1043hPa-1040hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – New.
Crown copyright 2018, the Met Office


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