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Thursday 24th January 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 95% frozen just a few small pools ice free. 5 Shelduck, 60 Teal, 160 Wigeon, 6 Gadwall, 15 Mallard, 270 Lapwing, 31 Snipe, 5 Golden Plover (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – On an 85% ice-covered east pool were 2 Mute Swan, 85 Shoveler, 42 Gadwall, 31 Mallard, 27 Pochard, 13 Tufted Duck, 2m+3f Goosander, 1 Teal, 6 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 418 Coot, 22 BH Gull, 14 Herring Gull, 8 Common Gull and 2 LBB Gull, c150 Pink Footed Geese over west at 12.17pm, 1 BARN OWL, 4 Bullfinch and 1 Song Thrush (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 90% ice-covered. Present were 3 Mute Swan, c250 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag, 84 Wigeon, 47 Gadwall, 36 Teal, 25 Mallard, 7 Pochard, 7 Shoveler, 32 Coot, 1 PEREGRINE, 59 Lapwing, 134 BH Gull, 2 Herring Gull and 1 Common Gull. (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 Shelduck, 145 Shoveler, c.50 Teal, 5 Goldeneye, 11 Goosander, 52 Cormorant left roost, 7 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 4 Little Grebe, c.60 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 BEARDED TIT, c.2500 Starling, 1 BRAMBLING (Per today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke (SK4494, SK4394) – 1 PEREGRINE (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – 2 BITTERN (Per Birdguides)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 16 Great Crested Grebe; 5 Little Grebe; 6 Cormorant; 30 Mute Swan; 1 Grey Heron; 50c Pink-footed Goose SW @ 08:23hrs; 120+ Greylag Goose; 90+ Canada Goose; 4p Gadwall; 1 Teal; 16 Pochard; 49 Tufted Duck; 2 Water Rail; 1 Grey Wagtail; 2 BRAMBLING (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HAMPOLE TIP – 1a KUMLIEN’S GULL (Tom Lowe)

The adult Kumlien’s Gull at Hampole Tip today © Tom Lowe 2019
A flight shot of the Kumlien’s © Tom Lowe 2019

M18/A1 junction – 100+ grey Geese probably Pink-feet NW (David Franklin)

SKELLOW/CARCROFT – Former Bullcroft Colliery Spoil Heap – 1 Green Woodpecker (Chris Robinson)

SKELLOW – The Skell – 3 Little Egret, 1c Water Rail, 1 Snipe, 1 Kestrel and 4 Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 BEARDED TIT. BUFFER AREA – 1 Kestrel N; 1 PEREGRINE, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet; 50,000 Starling (Mark Roberts, Richard Scottt). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG Added to Birdtrack

WENT VALLEY – Askern/Norton Common Bridleway – 7 Snipe, 3 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Yellowhammer plus 1 fly-over Lesser Black-backed Gull amongst 100s of Herring Gulls and 10s of Great Black-backed Gulls (David Franklin)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast through the early hours and morning, then hazy sunshine from late morning onwards; dry but a heavy frost. Visibility: very variable throughout from poor to moderate to good to moderate to poor again. Temperatures: –5.2°C to +3.5°C to ?.?°C. Wind: 6mph-9mph, wholly from within the SW quarter until 1000hrs; then 8mph to 5mph wholly from the W/WNW until 1900hrs; then 2mph-?mph SE thereafter. Surface pressure: 1008Pa-101?hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
Crown copyright 2018, the Met Office


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