February 20, 2019

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Wednesday 20th February 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 4 Mute Swan, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Mallard, 10 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 9 Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard, 1f Goldeneye, 259 Coot, 4 Herring Gull, 1 BARN OWL, 7 Cormorant, 2+ Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 ‘b’ BITTERN, 1 Black Tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF and 2 Chiffchaff in bushes by River Dearne (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Moorhen; 2 Coot; 3 Mallard; 2 Teal; 30+ Redwing; 1 Grey Wagtail; 7 Meadow Pipit; 2 Reed Bunting; 1+ Tree Sparrow; 3 Lesser Redpoll; 6 Bullfinch; 1s Chaffinch; 1 Kestrel (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2 Water Rail; 1 LITTLE OWL; c.60 Fieldfare; 1 Treecreeper; 44+ BRAMBLING (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 8+ WOODCOCK (Dave Adamson). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Goldcrest, 7 Long Tailed Tit, 1 BITTERN, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Shelduck (Paul Paddock). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast throughout with some rain during the afternoon. Visibility: very good/good throughout. Temperatures: +7.1°C to +6.8°C to +12.6°C to +8.6°C. Wind: 11mph-21mph occasionally gusting to 29mph during the mid-afternoon, mainly SSW/SW, occasionally WSW. Surface Pressure: 1015hPa-1014hPa-1017hPa-1016hPa-1019hPa. Fronts etc.: a N/S lower cold front moved east during the afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
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