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Saturday 23rd February 2019

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Tip (SE4601) – 1s CETTI’S WARBLER, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Bullfinch, c.20 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Goldcrest (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 6 Shelduck, 10 Shoveler, c.40 Teal, 16 Tufted Duck, 9 Pochard, 3 Goosander, 1 Little Egret, 12 Grey Heron,2 Green Woodpecker (Ken Foundation)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 BARN OWL, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 2 BRAMBLING, 2 Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 1 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Karen Williams per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 1 Red-legged Partridge; 3 Grey Partridge; 33 BRAMBLING (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 52 Golden Plover, ad PEREGRINE, 1 Siskin over (Mark Paine)

IDLE VALLEY – Gringley Carr (SK6993W) – 1 MARSH HARRIER (Gary Johnston)

IPORT AREA – 1 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 138 Wigeon, 1f MARSH HARRIER N (not one of the birds I saw at Potteric today because it had extensive cream shoulder patches (Richard Scott). Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 55 Wigeon, 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 5 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 3 cc MARSH HARRIER, (2SW), 1 Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 (2cy) CASPIAN GULL, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 WILLOW TIT (Richard Scott, Helen Womack, visitor reports). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WADWORTH CARR – Daw Lane – 2 Red-legged Partridge (Richard Scott)


LOCALWeather: mainly overcast until early morning, then mainly clear skies thereafter, dry throughout. Visibility: moderate/poor throughout. Temperatures: +?.?°C to +12.8°C to +7.5°C. Wind: 13mph to 5mph, from S/SSE, very occasionally SW. Surface Pressure: 10??hPa-1032hPa-1034hPa. Fronts etc.: none.


MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office

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