February 8, 2019


Thursday 7th February 2019

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ADWICK-LE-STREET SEWAGE WORKS – 83 Fieldfare in a nearby field (Dave Carroll)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 2 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 7 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 13 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 380+ Coot, 1f Goosander, 6 Herring Gull, LBB Gull, 2 Common Gull, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Jay (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 Shelduck, 1 BITTERN grunting, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 5 Goldeneye, 21 Goosander, 3 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher (Barnsley BSG, Rich Collis and Gerald Lax per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – NE of Newton Farm – 4 Mute Swan, 6 Canada Geese and pre-roost gathering of 70 Carrion Crow and 25 Magpie (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 18 Great Crested Grebe; 3 Little Grebe; 2 Cormorant; 34 Mute Swan; 60 Canada Goose; 10 Pochard; 30 Tufted Duck; 2 Water Rail; 1i Grey Heron; 14+ BRAMBLING; 12 Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

IPORT AREA – 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Snipe. 2 Meadow Pipit (Gary Johnston)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Coal Tit, 8 Bullfinch, 3 Treecreeper, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2 Jay, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 170+ Lapwing, 24 Cormorant, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5 Shelduck, 300+ Gadwall, 63 Pochard, 50+ Tufted Duck, 60+ Shoveler, 80+ Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 18 Greylag Geese, 5 Canada Geese, 23 Mute Swan, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Water Rail, 10 Siskin, 1 Lesser Redpoll in Goldfinch flock; 1 Great Black-backed Gull (David Beresford). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

Darvic Ringed Great Black-backed Gull

The following details have been returned about a bird found dead near to Mitchell Hide which was ringed last year as a chick in Denmark.

Date Place km
06/07/18 Møgholm, Hirsholmene, Frederikshavn, Nordjylland, Denmark
14/09/18 Strandby Havn, Frederikshavn, Nordjylland, Denmark 6
08/01/19 Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, Doncaster 859

Darvic Ringed Herring Gull

The following details have just been returned about a bird seen on Decoy Lake on 28th November 2017

GR081147 27/02/2012 Daneshill Landfill Site, Notts: 53°22’N 1°0’W (SK6786)
4G9B VV 27/12/2012 Richmond Bank, River Mersey: 53°22’N 2°39’W (SJ5786) (Warrington) 109km W
4G9B VV 28/11/2017 Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, S Yorks: 53°29’N 1°8’W (SE5800) 16km NW

TORNE VALLEY – Rossington Area – 5 Grey Partridge, 2 Red-legged Partridge and 4 Yellowhammer (Stuart Churchill). Entered on Birdtrack by SC.

UPTON – Flash by A638 – 1 Green Sandpiper same location as this time last year (Mark Spedding per SESKUBIRDS)


LOCALWeather: mainly overcast until noon with some rain and occasional brighter intervals; then clear skies with scattered and dry thereafter. Visibility: poor/moderate until 0300hrs; then excellent/very good thereafter. Temperatures: +5.1°C to +6.5°C to +3.6°C to +7.7°C to +/-?.?°C. Wind: 8mph-14mph SSE/SE until 0300hrs; then 18mph-28mph gusting from 29mph-43mph and wholly from the SW quarter until late afternoon; then 15mph-13mph from SW quarter thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1003hPa-993hPa-100?hPa. Fronts etc.: Two closely associated and parallel N/SSW cold fronts moved rapidly over the District during the early hours.


MOON PHASE – Waxing crescent.
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