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Monday 7th January 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Little Egret, 14 Grey Partridge, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 200 Lapwing, 24 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 63 Teal, 380 Wigeon, c.40 Mallard. On the river 3 Goosander, 1 Grey Wagtail (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 4 Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 10 Pochard, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 1 Mallard, 10 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 259 Coot, 9 Herring Gull and 4 Common Gull. Also present were 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel and 20+ Lapwing over west (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2 Mute Swan, 13 Canada Geese, 21 Gadwall, 16 Tufted Duck, 9 Teal, 6 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 2 Pochard, 3 Cormorant, 8 Coot, 1 Sparrowhawk, 19 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 229 BH Gull, 12 Herring Gull, and 2 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 10 Goldeneye, 1 MARSH HARRIER presumed same as Bolton Ings; , 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Little Egret (Gerald Lax and Chris Harris per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 3 Mute Swan, 185 Canada Geese, 32 Greylag, c100 Wigeon, 14 Shoveler, 9 Teal, 4 Goosander, 4 Gadwall, 2 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Coot, 39 Lapwing, 63 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull and 1 Pied Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 Green Sandpiper (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – 1 BITTERN (Tina Langford)

DON VALLEY – Thorne Road Retail Park– 4 WAXWING (Per Birdguides)

HARWORTH PIT TOP (Notts) – 52 Teal, 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Snipe, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL (Jon O’Malley). Added to Birdtrack

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET (Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack.

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: overcast until mid-evening; then clear skis thereafter; some light rain fell during the late afternoon. Visibility: good until 0400hrs; then very good until 0700hrs; then good until 1100hrs; then very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +7.1°C to +6.8°C to +7.1°C to +6.4°C to +11.1°C to +7.1°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 7mph-19mph occasionally gusting to 29mph, from SW quarter until 1500hrs; then 24mpg-17mph gusting to 36mph and W/WNW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1035hPa-1024hPa-1025hPa-102?. Fronts etc.: a N/SW warm front moved SE over the District during the morning and a N/SW cold front did the same during the afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – New.
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