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Sunday 27th January 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 10 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan, 130 Greylag Goose, c.30 Mallard, c.60 Teal, 35 Gadwall, 335+ Wigeon, 11 Shoveler, 6 Shelduck, c.400 Lapwing, 1 Golden Plover, 26 Snipe, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 20 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 5 Song Thrush (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 3 Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, 28 Cormorant, 1 BITTERN, 2 grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, c.60 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 8 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 2 BEARDED TIT . c.2500r Starling (Per today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke SF (SK4494) – 3 Tufted Duck; 2 Coot; 2 Song Thrush; 1p Mallard; 5 Gadwall; 1a Mute Swan; 1 Stock Dove over; 1 Snipe; 1 RAVEN over from W @ 1008hrs; dropped down on Liberty Steel site (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash & Quarry (SE5300F) – 2 BITTERN, 1 Water Rail and 1 Kingfisher, c.40 Redpoll (Andy Lakin and Tina Langford). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – River Don – Thrybergh Banks – 1a Mute Swan + 1 dead in water; 2 Coot; 3 Cormorant; 3 Mallard (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 14 Great Crested Grebe; 6 Little Grebe; 6 Cormorant; 1i Grey Heron; 12 Mute Swan; 60+ Greylag Goose; 2p Gadwall; 11 Pochard; 53 Tufted Duck; 2 Buzzard; 1 Sparrowhawk; 1 Water Rail, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Redwing; 25+ Fieldfare; 1 Chiffchaff; 11+ Long-tailed Tit; 20+ Goldfinch; 9 Bullfinch; 20+ BRAMBLING (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS and Nick Bristow)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh Tip (SK4596 and SK4696) – 8 Bullfinch; 1 Goldcrest; 6 Siskin; 1c Green Woodpecker; 1 Stock Dove; 3 Herring Gull SW; 1 Sparrowhawk; 3 Lesser Redpoll; 17 Goldfinch; 6+ Long-tailed Tit; 33 Canada Goose; 1p Mute Swan; 2 Grey Heron; 16 Tufted Duck; 17 Shoveler; 5 Coot; 1 Moorhen; 4 Gadwall; c.50 Teal; 1p+1m Goosander all SW; 2 Pheasant (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 WAXWING S (Mark Paine). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 9 Shelduck, 370 Teal, 91 Pochard, 45 Tufted Duck, 15 Cormorant, 1 BITTERN, 1 Little Egret, 1m+1cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 COMMON REDPOLL, 13 Siskin (Richard Scott, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG Added to Birdtrack

SOUTH KIRKBY – Jonny Browns Common – 1m RED-CRESTED POCHARD (130) (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

Red-crested Pochard at Jonny Brown’s Lake © Paul Jackson 2019

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: overcast through the early hours and again during the evening, otherwise mainly bright with clear skies and scattered cloud; dry throughout. Visibility: very good/good/moderate until 0500hrs; then excellent thereafter. Temperatures: 5.8°C to +1.9°C to 5.8°C to +2.9°C. Wind: 13mph-8mph, SW/WSW/W until 0200hrs; then 16mph tp 31mph but gusting from 29mph to 49mph and entirely from the NW quarter thereafter. Surface pressure: 983Pa-996hPa. Fronts etc.: a cold front moved E over the District during the early hours.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office


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