Monday 14th January 2019

BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 4 Mute Swan, 16 Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard, 6 Mallard, 4 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 3 Goosander, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 375 Coot, 2 Herring Gull and 1 BH Gull, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay and 1 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 WILLOW TIT, 1 MARSH HARRIER, Little Egret, 5 Goldeneye (Chris Harris per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 2 Mute Swan, 200+ Canada Geese, 162 Wigeon, 13 Teal, 11 Shoveler, 7 Goosander, 3 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 98 Lapwing, 132 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 3 Skylark and 11 Fieldfare (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER – Robin Hood Airport – 2 SHORT-EARED OWL (MSh per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Cadeby – c.20 Red-legged Partridge (Tina Langford)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough – Plantation above Traveller site – 6 Redpoll (Tina Langford)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 12 Great Crested Grebe; 10 Little Grebe; 8 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron; 21 Mute Swan; 2 Pink-footed Goose; 150+ Greylag Goose; 100+ Canada Goose; 12 Gadwall; 3 Pochard; 41 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard; 8 Grey Partridge; 2 Water Rail; 100 Lapwing; 150+ Black-headed Gull; 1 Common Gull; 3 Herring Gull (2S); 6 Great Black-backed Gull (4W+2S); 1 LITTLE OWL; 1 Grey Wagtail; 16 Dunnock; 20 Robin; 1s Song Thrush; 21 Blackbird; 10 Great Tit; 14 Blue Tit; 14+ Long-tailed Tit; 11 Jackdaw S; 12 Chaffinch; 2 Lesser Redpoll; 10 Greenfinch; 12 Bullfinch; 8 Reed Bunting; 12 BRAMBLING (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

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

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 21 Whooper Swan, 2 BEWICK’S SWAN, 480+ Pink-footed Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, and 1 BARN OWL (Paul Coombes and John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack.

IPORT LAKES – 2 Egyptian Geese, 114 Wigeon, 1 Pochard, 3 Goldeneye, 1m Goosander SW, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 17+ Little Grebe, 5 GC Grebe, 1 Redshank, 7 Skylark, 2 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 30 Linnet, 6 Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 Little Egret, 1 i/m MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 BARN OWL, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Treecreeper, 6 Bullfinch, c25 Siskin (Allen Holmes, Richard Collis, Darren Wozencroft, GC). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

TORNE VALLEY – Westwoodside, Lincs (SK747988) – c.100 mixed Swans including at least 7 BEWICK’S SWAN (MSh per Twitter)

TORNE VALLEY – Westwoodside – Misson Bank, S Yorks (SE70500) – 12 Whooper Swan and 120 Stock Dove (MSh per Twitter)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with variable levels of cloud throughout. Visibility: mainly very good, very occasionally excellent and good. Temperatures: +6.0°C to +2.4°C to +7.0°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 15mph-1mph, variable in direction but wholly from the NW quarter until 1600hrs; then 3mph-8mph SW/W thereafter. Surface pressure: 1012hPa-102?hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/SE occluded front was lying to the east of the District during the late morning/early afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – First quarter.
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