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Saturday 21st September 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 Stonechat, 6 Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper, 10 Snipe, 57 Lapwing, 19 Grey Partridge, 2 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Yellow Wagtail, c.80 Goldfinch, c.20 Meadow Pipit, 1 Common Gull (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Buzzard; 14 Mallard; 2 Teal; c.30 Mistle Thrush; c.100 Linnet; 7 Meadow Pipit; 4 Grey Heron; 1 Tawny Owl; 1 Cormorant (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 2 Wigeon; 4 Gadwall; 1 Shoveler; 7 Little Grebe; 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 30 Black-headed Gull; c.30 Long-tailed Tit; 2 Goldcrest; 5 Jay; 1 Kestrel; 1 Buzzard; 1 Grey Wagtail; 8 Swallow S; 3s Chiffchaff; 1 Rook N (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON -VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2 Great Crested Grebe; 9 Little Grebe; 3 Cormorant; 15 Mute Swan (6 left W); 4 Greylag Goose; 400+ Canada Goose; 2 Gadwall left W; 2f Wigeon; 4 RED-CRESTED POCHARD; 35+ Tufted Duck; 1 Kestrel; 5+ Red-legged Partridge; 54 Lapwing; 5 Swallow S; 4 House Martin S; 13 Dunnock; 21 Robin; 3 Blackcap; 1 Whitethroat; 12 (2s) Chiffchaff; 16 Long-tailed Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thorpe Marsh – 20 Widgeon, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, mixed flock of 24+ Swallows and House Martins in close attendance with one of the Buzzards, 2 Nuthatch (Neil Shaw)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 800+ Pink-footed Geese, 1f+2cc MARSH HARRIER, 2 Kestrel and 1 HOBBY (John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – 5 Pochard, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 19 Pink-footed Geese, 8 Wigeon, 1 BITTERN, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 2 HOBBY, 15 Golden Plover, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 12+ Ring-necked Parakeet – flew over Huxter Well Marsh during the afternoon. By far the largest number seen at Potteric. (NS); 11 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap (Richard Scott, Michael Bird, Lynda Christou, Neil Sainthouse, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH KIRKBY – Jonny Brown’s Common – 6 Buzzard N (Paul Jackson)

HIGHLIGHTS FOR YESTERDAY

3+ Marsh Harrier, 3+ Hobby and a Grey Wagtail were at Bolton Ings (John Seevior); 1  HOBBY at Thorpe Marsh NR (Per Neil Shaw); 12 Curlew were at Finningley GP (Gary Johnston); 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Buzzard and 2 Crane were on Hatfield Moors (Col Neale); 19 Pink-footed Geese, a Pintail, at least 1 Hobby, 1 Peregrine and 1+ Bearded Tit were at Potteric (Allen Holmes, Andy Dalton, Rob Mellor, Darren Wozencroft); 11 Whooper Swan, 58 Pink-footed Geese, 10 Buzzard, 3 Hobby and a Reed Warbler were at Southfield Res. (Adrian Scutt),

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: clear skies and dry throughout. Visibility: good from 0400-0700hrs; otherwise very good/excellent. Temperatures: +12°C to +11°C to +23°C to +1?°C. Wind: 7mph-14mph-?mph wholly from the SE quarter throughout. Surface Pressure: 1021hPa-100?hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE: Waning gibbous (56%).
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