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Monday 11th March 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 3 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 19 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 2m+2f Goldeneye, 2 Gadwall, 1f Goosander, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 153 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 106 BH Gull and 3 Herring Gull. Also present were 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 5 Mute Swan, 47 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 49 Gadwall, 23 Teal, 14 Wigeon, 11 Tufted Duck, 5 Mallard, 2f Goosander, 8 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 3 Red Legged Partridge, 39 Coot. 1 Moorhen, 14 Lapwing, 191 BH Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Common Gull, 3+ Skylark, 3 Sand Martin and 13 Fieldfare (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DONCASTER ROBIN HOOD AIRPORT – 3+ SHORT-EARED OWL from 1700hrs onwards (MSh per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough – Northfield Road – 1 Sparrowhawk NE and 1 PEREGRINE N (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 6 Great Crested Grebe; 1 Little Grebe; 2 Gadwall; 1m Pochard; 49 Tufted Duck; 1m Goldeneye; 1 FULMAR (MS), 2 Kestrel; 2 Water Rail; 14 Moorhen; 46 Coot; 32 Lapwing (30NW); 150 Black-headed Gull; 3 Herring Gull; 3p Long-tailed Tit; 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Tree Sparrow; 13 Chaffinch; 22 BRAMBLING; 6 Bullfinch; 19 Reed Bunting; 3 (1s) Yellowhammer; 14 Moorhen; 46 Coot (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS and Mike Snook)

The Fulmar at Thrybergh CP © Chris Robinson 2019

FRICKLEY CP – 2 Goosander over (Colin Bradford)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 Goldeneye, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 WOODCOCK, 1c Tawny Owl, 1s Chiffchaff, and 60 Redpoll (Colin Wall, John Robinson, Bryan Wainwright & Ed ?). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Shelduck, 5 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 10 Little Grebe, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Chiffchaff (Pat Heath). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: overcast with some rain until 0300hrs; then mainly clear skies with scattered cloud until early evening; then overcast with some rain thereafter. Visibility: excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: +1.5°C to +2.6°C to +2.4°C to +9.0°C to +6.4°C to +6.8°C. Wind: 16mph-28mph and gusting from 30mph-39mph WNW/W until 1600hrs; then 7mph-9mph SSW/S thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1012hPa-1023hPa-1016hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – First quarter.
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office


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