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Sunday 24th February 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Little Egret, 4 Grey Partridge, 6 Redshank, 5 Ringed Plover, 4 Golden Plover, c.250 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 1 Green Woodpecker and 2 skeins of Pink-footed Geese over before mist cleared (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Shelduck, 5 Pochard, 12 Goldeneye, 29r Goosander, 95 Shoveler, 2 (1 ‘b’) BITTERN, 3 Grey Heron, 5r Little Egret, 52r Cormorant, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Oystercatcher, 10 Golden Plover, c.50 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, c.400 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1+ BEARDED TIT, 1 BRAMBLING, 1 Lesser Redpoll (Nigel Smith per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 1m Goosander and 1 BITTERN (Tony Elliott)

ALDWARKE LIBERTY STEEL – 3 Stock Dove (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke – River Don – 1m Bullfinch; 1 Song Thrush; 6+ Long-tailed Tit; 1p Goldcrest; 1 Grey Wagtail; 1s Greenfinch; 5p+1m Mallard; 1p Moorhen; 1+ Kingfisher; 1p Teal (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke SF (SK4494) – 1m Pheasant; 2 Long-tailed Tit; 1p Stock Dove; 10+ Magpie; 10+ Teal; 7 Coot; 1a Mute Swan; 2f Reed Bunting; 1 Moorhen; 6+ Shoveler; 1 Kestrel; 1 Snipe; 4 Redwing; 1a PEREGRINE over @ 1100hrs towards Liberty Steel (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Coot; 2 Moorhen; 1+ Teal; 2d Buzzard; 2 Dunnock; 2m Reed Bunting; 2 Lesser Redpoll; 9 Bullfinch; 3 Goldfinch; 1 Grey Wagtail; 1 Treecreeper (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – a Kirk Sandall garden – 2 Nuthatch and 2 Siskin (Stuart Chester)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 6 Little Grebe (lots of ‘tr’; 2 Tufted Duck; 70 Black-headed Gull; 1a Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1 WOODCOCK; 6 Siskin; 5 Jackdaw N; 7s Reed Bunting; 12 (4s) Skylark; 2s Song Thrush; 2 Grey Partridge; 4 Meadow Pipit; 7 Greylag Goose W; 3 Jay (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 1 Chiffchaff; 9 (2p/d) Great Crested Grebe; 2 Little Grebe; 56 Mute Swan; 1p Gadwall; 3m Pochard; 43 Tufted Duck; 1f Goldeneye; 1 Red-legged Partridge; 1 ‘cr’ Pheasant; 3 Water Rail; 40 Lapwing; 550+ Black-headed Gull; 1 (2cy) Herring Gull; 4s Skylark; 8s Wren; 25 (15s) Dunnock; 25 (15s) Robin; 4s Song Thrush; 20+ Fieldfare; 1s Goldcrest; 7 Great Tit; 12 Blue Tit; 4p Long-tailed Tit; 11 (7s) Chaffinch; 15+ BRAMBLING; 14 (4s) Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg lane Flash/Newington Flash (S Yorks)  – 9 Whooper Swan, 1 Dunlin, 2 RUFF, 5 Redshank (Steve Furber)

IPORT AREA – 14 (5+9) Whooper Swan NW the 9 possibly same as the Newington birds this morning; 2 Egyptian Geese,  c.100 Wigeon, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 1 Fieldfare, 1 WATER PIPIT (Bob Usher, Richard Scott and Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

Five of the fourteen Whooper Swan at the Iport this afternoon © Bob Usher 2019

SOUTH KIRKBY – Jonny Brown’s Common – 1 Shoveler, 8 Tufted Duck, 3 Cormorant, 26 Coot, 1 Redwing,  c.50 Lapwing, 2 Goldcrest (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with a persistent mist throughout the day and fog during the evening, dry throughout. Visibility: poor/very poor/moderate throughout. Temperatures: +7.3°C to +1.9°C to +13.6°C to +5.7°C. Wind: 1mph to 8mph, mainly from the SE quarter, but occasionally from the NW quarter. Surface Pressure: 1034hPa-1037hPa throughout. Fronts etc.: a slow-moving E/SW mixed front moved off to the NE during the evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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