January 13, 2019

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Saturday 12th January 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1m STONECHAT and 1+ BEARDED TIT (Karen Williams via Twitter and Richard Scott)

DON VALLEY – Ravenfield – 1 Kestrel and 1 WOODCOCK (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Ravenfield Park – 1 Tufted Duck; 2 Buzzard; 3 Grey Heron; 20+ Siskin; 15+ Lesser Redpoll; 30+ Long-tailed Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silver Wood (SK4893) – 1 Tawny Owl and 1 Nuthatch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 14 Great Crested Grebe; 7 Little Grebe; 10 Cormorant; 2 Grey Heron; 13 Mute Swan; 2 Pink-footed Goose; 160+ Greylag Goose; 70 Canada Goose- inc 2fera1l buff/white 1ygrey/black; 4p Gadwall; 3m Pochard; 36 Tufted Duck; 1m Goldeneye; 2 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 3 Water Rail; 80 Lapwing; 120+ Black-headed Gull; 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull NE; 3 Herring Gull (inc.1N+1W); 2 Fieldfare; 10+ Long-tailed Tit; 40+ Starling; 14 Chaffinch; 25+ Goldfinch; 5 Lesser Redpoll; 4 Bullfinch; 14 BRAMBLING (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thorne Road Retail Park – 1 WAXWING (Rich Collis)

HOWELL WOOD CP to CLAYTON – 3 Buzzard and 2 Kestrel (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 23 Whooper Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese, 5 Goosander,  1 GREAT WHITE EGRET , 14 Curlew (John Wrampling, Alan Marshall, John Robinson and Andy Bell). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Little Egret, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Jay (Mark Revitt). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

TORNE VALLEY – Westwoodside, Lincs (SK738933) – 7 BEWICK’S SWAN & 7 Whooper Swan (Andy Bell)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCAL Weather: mainly overcast, with some light rain during the afternoon. Visibility: mainly good/very good, occasionally moderate/poor until 0800hrs; then very good/excellent, occasionally moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +6.7°C to +7.7°C to +7.3°C to +8.7°C to +7.2°C to +10.?°C. Wind: 13mph-19mph, WSW/W until 1100hrs; then 22mph-17mph gusting to 33mph W/WNW until 1600hrs; then 10mph-14mph W/WSW/WNW until 2000hrs; then 17mph-22mph gusting to 33mph, WNW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1025hPa-1015hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW cold front moved SE over the District during the morning.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – First quarter.
Crown copyright 2018, the Met Office


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