January 13, 2019


Sunday 13th January 2019

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DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 1 WOODCOCK flushed from next to TPT near the Ings (Kevin Farr per Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – Wigeon, Mallard, Shoveler, Teal, 5 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 28 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard, c.60 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 13 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, Stock Dove, Robin, 2 BEARDED TIT, Long-tailed Tit, c.2000r Starling, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Linnet (@superfurrymatty per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke (SK4494, SK4394) – 3 WOODCOCK; 2 Linnet; 1 Grey Wagtail over; 1m Kestrel (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 8 Pochard; 32 Tufted Duck; 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 2 Herring Gull W; 1 Lesser Redpoll; 1c Tawny Owl; 1 WOODCOCK; 1 Grey Partridge (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thorne Road Retail Park – 1 WAXWING (Per Birdguides)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 11 Great Crested Grebe; 5 Little Grebe; 10 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron; 2 Pink-footed Goose; 180+ Greylag Goose; 83 Canada Goose; 2p Gadwall; 3m Pochard; 43 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard; 2 Water Rail; 100 Lapwing; 100 Black-headed Gull; 6 Herring Gull (2S+1S+2S); 3 Great Black-backed Gull (2S+1S); 6+ Long-tailed Tit; 25 Jackdaw S; 40 Rook;6+c House Sparrow; 1 Tree Sparrow; 9 Greenfinch; 4 Bullfinch; 9 Reed Bunting; 5 BRAMBLING (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 23 Whooper Swan, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 1f LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER (Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack

IPORT LAKES – 2 Egyptian Geese, 131 Wigeon, 3 Goldeneye, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 4 Shelduck, 250 Teal, 12 Wigeon, 3 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 1a MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 650 Herring Gull, 1 (2cy) CASPIAN GULL, 570 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Reed Bunting (Richard Scott, Sue Cullen, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

TORNE VALLEY – Rossington Pit Tip – 27 species inc. 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Nuthatch, 12 Siskin (Stuart Churchill)

TORNE VALLEY – Westwoodside – Doncaster Road – 7 BEWICK’S SWAN (Per Birdguides)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast until late afternoon; then mainly clear skies thereafter. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, very occasionally good. Temperatures: +10.6°C to +9.3°C to +11.3°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 29mph-17mph, but gusting to 48mph and WNW/W in direction. Surface pressure: 1014hPa-1007hPa-1011hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/WSW cold front moved S over the District during the late morning/early afternoon.


MOON PHASE – First quarter.
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