January 27, 2019

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Saturday 26th January 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

BAWTRY FOREST – c.60 Pink-footed Geese W@ 1155hrs; 1 HOODED CROW (122) at Pig Farm (Mark Roberts, Stuart Churchill and Justin Parker)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Ringed Plover (127) the first of the year and 2 RAVEN SW (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Village – LATE NEWS FOR MONDAY 21st – 1m BLACK REDSTART (128) (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 2 RAVEN NW @ (Ken Foundation per Twitter). Added to Birdtrack

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res.(SK4995) – 1 Coot; 3 Moorhen; 2 Teal; 5p Mallard; 1c Tawny Owl; 1 Buzzard; 2 Jay; 25+ Magpie; 1 Song Thrush; 10+ Blackbird; 2+ Redwing over; 1 WOODCOCK; 1 Skylark; 1 Treecreeper; 7 Bullfinch; 6 Goldfinch; 10+ Siskin; 1 Grey Wagtail (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Ravenfield Park – 1m Tufted Duck; 1 Little Grebe; 1p Mute Swan; 2 Goldcrest; 4 Bullfinch; 30+ Lesser Redpoll; 5+ Siskin (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 18 Great Crested Grebe (1p showing interest in old nest site); 6 Little Grebe; 6 Cormorant; 1i Grey Heron; 40+ Pink-footed Goose NW @ 08:20; 80+ Greylag Goose; 60+ Canada Goose; 2 Gadwall; 9 Pochard; 32 Tufted Duck; 1 Water Rail; 12 Moorhen; 80+ Coot; 100 Lapwing; 100+ Black-headed Gull; 11 (10N) Herring Gull; 1s Skylark; 10 Fieldfare; 3p Long-tailed Tit; 20+ BRAMBLING (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS and Ryan McClarence per Twitter)

One of the Brambling at Thrybergh CP © Ryan McClarence 2019

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 BEWICK’S SWAN, 55 Whooper Swan, c.3000r Pink-footed Geese N, 1 WOODCOCK, 20 Redwing, 20 Lesser Redpoll, 2 BRAMBLING (Andy Marshall, John Robinson, Col Neale & Mark Paine). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – c.100 Whooper Swan S, 1 PINTAIL, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 WATER PIPIT (129) near village @ 0900hrs (DH) (Steve Furber and Dave Hursthouse). Added to Birdtrack

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 1 Dunlin, 15 Redshank, 2 RUFF (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack

MISSON SPRINGS – Finningley GP – WeBS+ – 24 Pink-footed Geese, 231 Greylag Geese, 7 Canada Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, 19 Shelduck, c.500 Wigeon, 2 gadwall, 2 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 4 Pheasant, 16 Coot, 53 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Herring Gull S, c.50 Woodpigeon, 1 Kestrel, 2 Carrion Crow, 5+ Long-tailed Tit, c.300 Starling W, c.10 Blackbird, 8 Redwing (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – c100 Pink-footed Geese W at 1215hrs; 7 Shelduck; 1 Little Egret; 1m MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel’ 1 Peregrine – over IPort; 1 WOODCOCK; 1a MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 500 Herring Gull, 300 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker over; c200 Jackdaw, 7 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 80,000r Starling; 1 Pied Wagtail, 20 Bullfinch, 20 Lesser Redpoll, 30 Goldfinch, 20 Siskin (Richard Scott, Pete Greaves, Helen Womack, Michael Bird, Darren Wozencroft). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG Added to Birdtrack

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast, with occasional brighter spells; and rain during the late afternoon and evening. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: 8.8°C to +6.1°C to 9.3°C to +6.3°C. Wind: 9mph-19mph, wholly from within the SW quarter until midday; then 21mph to 15mph gusting from 29mph to 33mph and wholly from the SW until 2000hrs; then 15mph to 13mph SW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1008Pa-983hPa. Fronts etc.: a cold front moved E over the District during the late afternoon/early evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.


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