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Tuesday 29th January 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – c.240 Pink-footed Geese W in two skeins (Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 6 Mute Swan, c.270 Pink-footed Geese W in 3 skeins; 32 Gadwall, 14 Mallard, 1f PINTAIL, 9 Tufted Duck, 7 Pochard, 4 Shoveler, 1m+2f Goosander, 12 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 358 Coot, 29 BH Gull, 6 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull and 1 LBB Gull, 1 MARSH HARRIER,1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay and 2 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – Less than 5% ice-covered. Most notable were the three skeins of Pink Footed Geese over west; c60 at 10.06am,150+ at 10.17am and 60+ at 10.36am. Also noted were 2 Mute Swan, 300+ Canada Geese, 48 Wigeon, 39 Gadwall, 31 Teal, 15 Shoveler, 14 Mallard, 13 Tufted Duck, 6 Pochard, 5 Cormorant, 28 Coot, 15 Lapwing, 135 BH Gull, 7 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, c20 Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush and 1 Pied Wagtail. P. Kent and K. Fisher also had 8 Shelduck, 1 Grey Heron and 2 Herring Gull early morning (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Manvers – Next Warehouse – 1 PEREGRINE ringed as a pullus last May in Sheffield (Gary Stones)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 Goldeneye, 21 Cormorant, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard, c.90 Lapwing, 7 Common Gull, 1 GBB Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, c.2500r Starling (Per today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – A very quiet morning on a 98% ice-covered ings, Even the 119 Wigeon and 148 BH Gulls were making little noise. Also present were 6 Teal, 3 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 5 Moorhen, 13 Lapwing and 4 Common Gull. (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 WOODCOCK; 10 Fieldfare; 4 Linnet; 20 Goldfinch; c.30 Long-tailed Tit; c.80 Pink-footed Goose NW at 09.25; 1 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 1 ‘d’ Great Spotted Woodpecker; 7 Lesser Redpoll; 3 Jay; 1s Great Tit; 8 Reed Bunting; 2 Jackdaw N (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 14 Great Crested Grebe; 4 Little Grebe; 1i Grey Heron; 16 Mute Swan; c.200 Pink-footed Goose W at 09:59; 90+ Greylag Goose; 80+ Canada Goose; 2p Gadwall; 14 Pochard; 38 Tufted Duck; 1m Kestrel; 6 Red-legged Partridge; 3 Water Rail; 150 Black-headed Gull; 1a Common Gull; 2 Herring Gull (1S); 2 Great Black-backed Gull S; 25 Robin; 2 Fieldfare; 9 Great Tit; 14 Blue Tit; 3 Rook N; 2 House Sparrow; 40 Goldfinch; 14 Reed Bunting; 17+ BRAMBLING (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 BEWICK’S SWAN , 2000+ Pink-footed Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 PEREGRINE, 3 WOODCOCK and 3 COMMON (MEALY) REDPOLL (John Robinson and Birdguides).

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 40 Pink-footed Geese, over; 6 Shelduck, 200+ Gadwall, 270+ Teal, c60 Shoveler, c75 Pochard, c55 Tufted Duck, 16 Cormorant, 2 BITTERN sightings; 1 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron; 1 MARSH HARRIER, c140 Lapwing, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Redwing, 1 Pied Wagtail, 11 Bullfinch (Keith Lynes, Michael Bird, David Carroll, Ray Harrison, Andy Dalton). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

TICKHILL – Papermill Lane – 1 MARSH HARRIER @ 1300hrs (Paul Bibby)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 71 Pochard, 4 Goldeneye, 1 r-h RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, 12 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 2 Kingfisher and 7 BRAMBLING (Adrian Scutt).

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with scattered cloud and a frost until mid-morning; the overcast thereafter, with some rain in the afternoon and evening. Visibility: very good/excellent until mid-afternoon; then good/moderate, occasionally poor thereafter. Temperatures: -0.6°C to +0.4°C to -0.7°C to +3.8°C to ?.?°C. Wind: 8mph-14mph-7mph and wholly from the SW quarter throughout. Surface pressure: 1006Pa-99?hPa. Fronts etc.: the cold section of a N/S mixed front moved east over the District during the late afternoon/early evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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