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Tuesday 5th February 2019

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BRODSWORTH COMMUNITY WOODLAND – 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Snipe, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1+ Siskin (ho) and 30+ Yellowhammer into roost (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – c.170 Pink-footed Geese NW @ 0920hrs, 1 Shelduck, 3 Goosander, 1 PEREGRINE (Gary Stones and Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 3 Mute Swan, 10 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 1f Pochard, 2f Goosander, 2 Grey Heron, 12 Cormorant, 5 Common Gull, 16 Herring Gull, 3 LBb Gull, 1 Jay, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Harlington Sewage Treatment Works – 1 Little Egret SW, 1 Kestrel, 1 CHIFFCHAFF showing characteristics of the Siberian race tristis; 10+ Meadow Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 10+ Pied Wagtail (Rich Collis). Entered on Birdtrack by RCC.

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 Shelduck, 8 Goldeneye, 10 Goosander, 26 Cormorant, 1 BITTERN, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Water Rail, c.60 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 1 BARN OWL, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2 BEARDED TIT, 3000r Starling, 2m+1f BRAMBLING, 3 Yellowhammer (Adam Hutt per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1c Tawny Owl; 6 (2s) Skylark; 8 (1s) Reed Bunting; 1+ Pink-footed Goose WNW at 0920hrs; 3 Rook S; 1 Siskin; 1 Stock Dove; 1p Mute Swan; 10 Coot lagoon still 40% iced; 30 Black-headed Gull; 1 Common Gull (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 15 Great Crested Grebe; 3 Little Grebe; 1 Grey Heron; 8 Mute Swan; c.200 Greylag Goose left E flushed by gunshots; 3p Gadwall; 18 Pochard; c30 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard; 2 Water Rail; 170+ Lapwing; 200 Black-headed Gull; 1 LITTLE OWL; 3s Skylark; 22 (8s) Dunnock; 29 (15s) Robin; 1 Song Thrush; 1 Fieldfare; 20 Blackbird; 11 Great Tit; 16 Blue Tit; 11 Long-tailed Tit; 14 Chaffinch; 30+ BRAMBLING; 11 Bullfinch; 10 Reed Bunting; 3 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

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

The Kumlien’s Gull at Hampole Tip today © Tome Lowe 2019

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 BEWICK’S SWAN, c.60 Whooper Swan, 190 Pink-footed Geese, over south, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Goldcrest (John Robinson and Colin Wall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 5 Shelduck, c200 Gadwall, c360 Teal, c120 Shoveler, c20 Pochard, c25 Tufted Duck, 20 Cormorant, 1 BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Water Rail, c150 Lapwing, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Goldcrest, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Lesser Redpoll (Keith Lynes, Michael Bird, Phil Goacher, Doug Smith, Dave Harding, Geoff Chatterton, Helen Womack, Dave Carroll). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG Added to Birdtrack.

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: completely clear skies until 0500hrs; then mainly clear skies with scattered cloud until 1100hrs; then overcast thereafter, with rain during the late afternoon and evening. Visibility: mainly moderate/good, occasionally very good during the very early hours and very occasionally poor during the early morning. Temperatures: +1.4°C to -2.0°C to +7.5°C to +7.0°C. Wind: 5mph-16mph gusting very occasionally to 30mph during the evening, mainly from the SW quarter, very occasionally SE during the early afternoon. Surface pressure: 1022Pa-1023hPa-1016hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/SW warm front followed by two closely associated N/SW cold fronts moved slowly east over the District from late afternoon onwards.


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