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Monday 11th February 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 4 Mute Swan, 1 Greylag, 14 Tufted Duck, 12 Gadwall, 10 Pochard, 3m+4f Goosander, 4 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 12 Cormorant, 305 Coot, 11 Herring Gull, 2 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 2 Buzzard, 1 BARN OWL, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Reed Bunting(Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 73 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 42 Teal, 38 Wigeon, 24 Gadwall, 11 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 4 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 6 Cormorant, 42 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, 124 BH Gull, 4 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull(Alan Whitehouse per today’s Barnsley Bird Sightings)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 ‘b’ BITTERN, 5 Little Egret, 1c Water Rail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1s CETTI’S WARBLER (Barnsley BSG and Gerald Lax per Twitter

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 4 Mute Swan, 254 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 123 Wigeon, 6m+4f Goosander, 8 Mallard, 8 Teal, 7 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 1 male Goldeneye, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Moorhen, 5 Coot, 1 PEREGRINE, c85 Lapwing, c25 Golden Plover, c120 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Skylark, 2 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 2 STONECHAT and 3 Meadow Pipit (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER ROBIN HOOD AIRPORT – 5 SHORT-EARED OWL reported (MSh per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Sandall Sewage Treatment Works (SE6006) – 1 Oystercatcher (Rich Collis)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – 1 BITTERN, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Martin Roper)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK 4796) – 10 Great Crested Grebe; 6 Little Grebe; 1 Cormorant; 1i Grey Heron; 8 Mute Swan; 1 Greylag Goose S; 12 Canada Goose +1grey col. feral; 8 Pochard; 25 Tufted Duck; 1 Water Rail; 16 Moorhen; 100 Lapwing; 200 Black-headed Gull; 2a Herring Gull; 3s Skylark; 4 Wren; 19 (11s) Dunnock; 25 (16s) Robin; 19 Blackbird; 1+ Tree Sparrow; 14 Chaffinch; 3 Lesser Redpoll; 17 Goldfinch; 6 Greenfinch; 11 Bullfinch; 11 Reed Bunting; 3 Yellowhammer; 14+ BRAMBLING (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 Green Sandpiper (Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IPORT AREA – 5 Mute Swan, 67 Wigeon, 6 Gadwall, 5 Mallard, 5 Teal, 8 Pochard, 1 Little Egret, 9 Little Grebe, 4 Moorhen, 32 Coot, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 7 Snipe, 5 (2s) Skylark, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Jay, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 WATER PIPIT (CCR), 2 Pied Wagtail, c.80 Linnet, 6 Siskin (PB), 10+ Reed Bunting (Paul Bibby and Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Water Rail, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Jack Snipe, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1c Tawny Owl, 2+c CETTI’S WARBLER, 3 Siskin, 1p Reed Bunting (John Burdall & Brenda McCabe). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1 r-h RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, 6 (six) RED KITE S, 1 Buzzard S (Clive Featherstone)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with some rain until early afternoon; then mainly clear skies with scattered cloud and dry thereafter. Visibility: mainly very good/good, very occasionally excellent. Temperatures: +2.6°C to +2.8°C to -0.5°C to +8.2°C to 1.7°C. Wind: 9mph-6mph WSW/W until 0300hrs; then 13mph-5mph variable in direction but wholly from the NW quarter until 1600hrs; then 1mph-8mph wholly from the SW quarter mainly SSW thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1009hPa-1031hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – First quarter.
Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office


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