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Tuesday 12th February 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

BLAXTON – Mosham Road – 1p/d Buzzard and 1p/d Kestrel (John Evans)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings – 6 (2x2cy) Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 12 Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 7 Pochard, 1m+3f Goosander, 2 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 307 Coot, 2 Herring Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 4 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 BARN OWL, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay and 1 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 45 Canada Geese, 38 Gadwall, 37 Wigeon, 18 Teal, 12 Tufted Duck, 10 Mallard, 5 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 36 Coot, 11 Lapwing, 305 BH Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 4 Skylark and 1 Pied Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 Shelduck, 5 Goldeneye, 17 Cormorant, 2 BITTERN, 2 Buzzard, 2 GC Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 1 Oystercatcher, 39 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 6 Common Gull, 8 LBB Gull, 1m+2f BRAMBLING (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS) (per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 50% ice-cover – 2 Mute Swan, 272 Canada Geese, 1 Shelduck, 136 Wigeon, 10 Teal, 7 Mallard, 3m+1f Goosander, 2 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 107 Lapwing, 25 Golden Plover, 166 BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 3+ Skylark and 1 Yellowhammer (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Water Rail, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Mute Swan, 18 Cormorant, 1 RAVEN (Martin Roper)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 13 Great Crested Grebe; 5 Little Grebe; 2 Cormorant; 42 Mute Swan; 3 Greylag Goose; 49 Canada Goose; 4p Gadwall; 6 Pochard; 23 Tufted Duck; 1m Goldeneye; 1 Water Rail; 117+ Lapwing.(13SE), 4 on breeding site; 100+ Black-headed Gull; 1a Herring Gull; 1 Common Gull; 1 Little Owl; 18 (11s) Dunnock; 27 (13s) Robin; 1s Song Thrush; 14 Fieldfare W; 11 Great Tit; 14 Blue Tit; 2p Long-tailed Tit; 10 Rook N; 14 Carrion Crow; 16 Chaffinch; 7 BRAMBLING; 2 Lesser Redpoll; 9 Greenfinch; 4 Bullfinch; 8 Reed Bunting; 1m (1s) Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 70+ Whooper Swan on Sandtoft Road (Keith Lindley per DDOS Facebook page). Added to Birdtrack.

IPORT AREA – 2 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher,  1 WATER PIPIT (John Burdall and Richard Scott)

TICKHILL/WADWORTH – Wilsic Lane – 1 MARSH HARRIER (Paul Bibby)

TORNE VALLEY – Blaxton/Westwoodside – 150+ Swan sp. distantly to south (Keith Lindley per DDOS Facebook page)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with variable cloud until late afternoon, then overcast thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: good/moderate until 1200hrs; then very good/good thereafter. Temperatures: +2.1°C to +2.5°C to +0.9°C to 9.4°C to +8.6°C. Wind: 9mph-16mph SSW/SW throughout. Surface Pressure: 1031hPa-1029hPa-1031hPa. Fronts etc.: a E/W warm front moved slowly E over the District during the evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office


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