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Thursday 10th January 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 16 Mallard, 4 Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck, 6 Pochard, 2m Goldeneye, 10 Goosander, 363 Coot, 10 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 Shelduck, 5 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 1 Buzzard, 1 Snipe, 14 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2000 Starling at dusk (Per today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER – Robin Hood Airport – 1 SHORT-EARED OWL (MSh per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Barnby Dun (SE6109) – 4 Goosander (Keith Lindley)

DON VALLEY – Conisbrough – Riverside Close – 1 Blackcap feeding on Holly berries (Paul & Barbara Shepherd)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1c Tawny Owl; 1 WOODCOCK; 1 Pied Wagtail; 1 Greylag Goose E; 2 Lesser Redpoll; 2 Skylark; 1 Buzzard; 3 Jay; c.20 Fieldfare (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 11 Great Crested Grebe; 7 Little Grebe; 8 Cormorant; 1i Grey Heron; 10 (1j) Mute Swan; c.200 Greylag Goose inc buff/white feral; 2 Gadwall; 9 Pochard; 57 Tufted Duck; 8+ Red-legged Partridge; 100 Lapwing; 150+ Black-headed Gull; 9 Herring Gull inc.7S; 1a Great Black-backed Gull W; 1 Stock Dove; 25 Robin; 25 Blackbird; 14+ Long-tailed Tit; 4 Lesser Redpoll; 40+ Goldfinch; 9 Greenfinch; 10 Bullfinch; 8 Reed Bunting; 1 Yellowhammer; 6 BRAMBLING; 3 Water Rail (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 21 Whooper Swan, 2 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1+ MERLIN, 1 PEREGRINE (John Robinson, Dave Adamson and Daz Minto). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 33 Mute Swan, 23 Greylag Geese, 23 Canada Geese, 8 Shelduck, 101 Gadwall, 7 Wigeon, 190+ Teal, 33 Shoveler, 87 Pochard, 67 Tufted Duck, 29 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 150+ Lapwing, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Jay, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 3 CETTI’S WARBLER, 150,000 Starling murmuration, 2 Song Thrush, 11 Bullfinch, 7 Lesser Redpoll, 8 Siskin (David Beresford). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly good/moderate, occasionally very good during the early hours and early morning. Temperatures: -0.1°C to +7.1°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 10mph-6mph mainly from the SW quarter with a prolonged period of WSW winds from early morning to early afternoon. Surface pressure: 1031hPa-10??hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE.SW warm front moved SE over the District during the afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waxing crescent.
Crown copyright 2018, the Met Office


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