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Tuesday 8th January 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 17 Shoveler, 13 Pochard, 3m+6f Goosander, 6 Tufted Duck, 4 Gadwall, 2m+2f Goldeneye, 2 Mallard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 355 Coot, 2 BH Gull and 2 Common Gull. Also present were 2 Kestrel, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker and 3 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 125 Canada Geese, 24 Greylag, 49 Teal, 23 Wigeon, 22 Gadwall, 14 Tufted Duck, 3 Mallard, 2 Pochard, 3 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel, 9 Coot, 40 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 329 BH Gull, 10 Common Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 4 Mistle Thrush and 2 Redwing (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 6 Goldeneye, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Sandpiper, 9 Common Gull, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 3 BEARDED TIT, 3 Lesser Redpoll, (Per today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Warbler Way – 1 cc MARSH HARRIER and (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 2 Mute Swan, 230 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 162 Wigeon, 18 Teal, 17 Mallard, 9 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 6 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 66 Lapwing, 108 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare and 1 Pied Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE – 1 (2cy) CASPIAN GULL (Ryan McClarence). Added to Birdtrack by RM

DON VALLEY – Thorne Road Retail Park area– 4 WAXWING (Per Birdguides). Added to Birdtrack

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 114+ Whooper Swan S, 2000+ Pink-footed Geese, 2 Shelduck, 2 Egyptian Geese, 200 Wigeon, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 RUFF, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 1 PEREGRINE, 3 STONECHAT, c.40 Lesser Redpoll and 1 COMMON (Mealy) REDPOLL (Justin Parker, Stuart Churchill, John Robinson, Daz Minto and Mark Smedley). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE VALLEY – Idlestop, Notts (SK7195) – 1f MERLIN S (Daz Minto). Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 2m PINTAIL, 1f MARSH HARRIER, c.10 Redshank, 3 RUFF, c.30 Fieldfare and c.50 Lesser Redpoll (Tina Langford). Added to Birdtrack

IPORT LAKES – 2 Mute Swan, 2 Greylag Geese, c.20 Canada Geese, 50+ Wigeon, 2 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 29 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, Moorhen, Coot, 3 GC Grebe, 2 Jack Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 6 Shelduck, c80 Gadwall, c.100 Teal, c20 Shoveler, c.80 Pochard, c.50 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 1p MARSH HARRIER, c.170 Lapwing, 1 WOODCOCK, 1000+ Black-headed Gull, 4 Stock Dove over, 1 Kingfisher, 1 ‘d’ Great Spotted Woodpecker, 250+ corvids (Jackdaws and Carrion Crows over the northern areas of the reserve at dusk); 1 MARSH TIT, 4s CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 1s Song Thrush, 18 Redwing, 6 Bullfinch, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 15 Siskin. BUFFER AREA – Short Lane Fields – large Starling murmuration (Keith Lynes, Michael Bird, David Harding, Geoff Chatterton, Dave Carroll, Sue Bird, Ray Harrison, Sophie Pinder, Adrian Andruchiw, Ian and Janet Heppenstall). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG  Highlights added to Birdtrack

WADWORTH CARR – Daw Lane – 2 Pheasant and 1 Jack Snipe (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

WENT VALLEY – Askern/Norton Common area – 1 Snipe, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 WILLOW TIT, 1 Siskin, 100+ Redwing, 2 Fieldfare (David Franklin)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with some scattered cloud, dry throughout. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +6.5°C to +6.3°C to +6.8°C to +5.1°C to +7.2°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 17mph-8mph occasionally gusting to 30mph during the afternoon, wholly from the NW quarter. Surface pressure: 1024hPa-1024hPa-1029hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waxing crescent.
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