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Saturday 16th March 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 13 AVOCET, 6 Ringed Plover, 14 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Egyptian Goose (Gary Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Manvers Lake – 4 WAXWING (Tom Hibbert per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Thorpe Marsh NR (SE5909Z) – 1 Green Sandpiper (Bob Usher)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 3 Water Rail; 18+ BRAMBLING; 6 Bullfinch; 10 Reed Bunting; 2 Yellowhammer; 1 Red-legged Partridge (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson West – Unit 2 Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 PEREGRINE (Bob Usher)

IPORT – 2 Shelduck, 6 Pochard, 2 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER (147), 1 Snipe, c.80 Goldfinch (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Egyptian Geese, 7 Shelduck, 2 BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 2 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1p PEREGRINE, 1 Water Rail, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin over, 27 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Sand Martin SW, 7 (5s+2c) Chiffchaff, 2 BEARDED TIT, 1s Skylark, 1000+ Starling, 5 Greenfinch W (Richard Scott). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

OLD CANTLEY – 0700hrs – 1 RAVEN over (Bob Usher)

TORNE VALLEY – Branton – Gatewood Lane – 22 Whooper Swan (Bob Usher)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 37 Whooper Swan NW, 1p PINTAIL, 31 Pochard, 2 Oystercatcher and 1 Redshank (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with rain on and off throughout the day. Visibility: variable mainly very good/good, occasionally moderate/excellent/poor. Temperatures: +6.9°C to +5.8°C to +11.5°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 8mph-5mph mainly from the SW quarter, very occasionally ESE until 0500hrs; then 23mph-31mph gusting from 30mph-47mph SW/WSW thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1007hPa-998hPa-98?hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW cold front moved SE over the District during the late afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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