February 21, 2019

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Thursday 21st February 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 3 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 19 Tufted Duck, 5 Pochard, 6 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 3 (2f) Goosander, 237 Coot, 11 Herring Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 Shelduck, 2 Goldeneye, 13 Goosander, 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 1 Buzzard, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 500+ BH Gull, 4 Common Gull, 4 LBB Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 BRAMBLING (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) –2 Chiffchaff and 1 Treecreeper in bushes by River Dearne but no sign of yesterday’s Siberian Chiffchaff (Chris Harris per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Edenthorpe – 2s CORN BUNTING (Stuart Chester). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Thorpe Marsh NR (SE5909Z) – 1 BARN OWL (Mark Hunston)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 5 Great Crested Grebe; 3 Little Grebe; 1 Cormorant; 1i Grey Heron; 32 Greylag Goose; 46 Canada Goose+grey col feral; 2p Gadwall; 2m Pochard; 41 Tufted Duck; 1f Goldeneye; 2cr Pheasant; 2 Water Rail; 50 Lapwing; 300 Black-headed Gull; 8 Herring Gull; 1a Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1 Grey Wagtail left E; 1 LITTLE OWL; 6 (5s) Wren; 25 (19s) Dunnock; 20 (14s) Robin; 5s Song Thrush; 70 Fieldfare; 3p Long-tailed Tit; 11 (6s) Chaffinch; 9 Bullfinch; 15 Reed Bunting; 1 Yellowhammer; 16 BRAMBLING (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 BEWICK’S SWAN, 104 Whooper Swan, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 PEREGRINE (Gary Johnston). Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash/Newington Flash – Unit 1 (Notts SK6793/S Yorks SK6693) – 9 Redshank (Chris Bell). Added to Birdtrack.

MISSON SPRINGS – Finningley GP – WeBS+ – 41 Canada Geese, 212 Greylag Geese, 3 Mute Swan, 30 Shelduck, 8 Gadwall, 146 Wigeon, 3 Mallard, 13 Teal, 1 Pochard, 18 Tufted Duck, 1m Goldeneye (first record for site), 2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Pheasant, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant N, 36 Coot, 2p Oystercatcher, 152 Lapwing, 30 Curlew, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 150+ BH Gull, 2 Common Gull, 2 Kestrel, 1s Skylark, 4 (2s) Wren, 2 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, 4s Robin, 1s Yellowhammer, 1s Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 5 Shelduck, 1 BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2c Water Rail, 4s CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Goldcrest, 6 Coal Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 10 Redpoll, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Darren Wozencroft, Richard Jenkinson). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with intermittent brighter spells until early morning, then clear skies with variable amounts of cloud, bright sunny and dry thereafter. Visibility: very good/good until 1000hrs, then excellent/very good until early evening, and good thereafter. Temperatures: +8.3°C to +8.8°C to +15.3°C to +??.?°C. Wind: 10mph-21mph-8mph wholly from the SW quarter. Surface Pressure: 1019hPa-10??hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
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