February 9, 2019


Saturday 9th February 2019

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DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 6 Little Egret, 63 Cormorant, 4 Shelduck, 12 Goldeneye, 29 Goosander, 1 Green Sandpiper (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Moorhen; 1 Coot; 2c Teal; 1 Cormorant; 4 Black-headed Gull; 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1 Buzzard; 1 Jay; 4 Carrion Crow; 150+ Woodpigeon; 1 Mistle Thrush; 10+ Redwing; 2 Fieldfare; 1s Skylark; 3 Meadow Pipit; 1+ Tree Sparrow; 6 Goldfinch; 4 Bullfinch; 2+ Lesser Redpoll (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FINNINGLEY GP (Notts) – 2 Egyptian Geese, 25 Shelduck, c.300 Wigeon, c.30 Teal, 12 Tufted Duck, 2 Buzzard, 2 Little Grebe, 15 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 1 Kestrel, 1s Song Thrush, 1 Grey Wagtail (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 BEWICK’S SWAN and 62 Whooper Swan (Bob Usher). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 2 Dunlin, 10 Redshank and 1 Kestrel (Rich Collis)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Kestrel (Rich Collis). Entered on Birdtrack by RCC.

IPORT AREA – 1 Dunlin (Bob Usher). 1f STONECHAT (Helen Womack and Rob Mokryj)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 BITTERN, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1a PEREGRINE, 2 Green Woodpecker, 100 Jackdaw in the distance near Parrot’s Corner; 13 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 500r Herring Gull, 1a/r CASPIAN GULL, 300r Great Black-backed Gull, 40 Siskin (Richard Scott, visitor reports (). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.


LOCALWeather: clear skies with variable levels of scattered cloud until 0600hrs; then overcast until early afternoon; then clear skies with scattered cloud thereafter. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, very occasionally good. Temperatures: +5.4°C to +5.2°C to +9.4°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 21mph-43mph but gusting from 52mph-32mph mainly WSW/SW occasionally W until 1700hrs; then 14mph-21mph, occasionally gusting to 29mph SW/WSW thereafter. Surface Pressure: 987hPa-988hPa-986hPa-998hPA-100?hPA. Fronts etc.: an E/NW occlusion moved S over the District during the morning and early afternoon.


MOON PHASE – Waxing crescent.
Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office

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