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Thursday 26th September 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

ADWICK-LE-STREET – Recently harrowed stubble field – 32 Collared Dove, 2 Pied Wagtail, flock of 40+ House Sparrow, 7 Mistle Thrush, 50+ Wood Pigeon, 3 Carrion Crow, 4+ Skylark and 1 Kestrel (Dave Carroll)

BESSACARR – a garden – 1 Chiffchaff (Richard Scott)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+3j Mute Swan, 6 Little Grebe, 3+1j Great Crested Grebe, 12 Mallard, 17 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 1 Tufted Duck, 10 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 259 Coot, 1 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 1 MARSH HARRIER, c.40 Lapwing, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Jay, 1 Grey Wagtail (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings – 1 eclipse m PINTAIL (Rob Harker)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 138+ Wigeon, Shoveler, Teal, Tufted Duck, 4 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 1 BITTERN, 5 Grey Heron, 2 LITTLE STINT, 1 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 12 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 3 RUFF, 6 Ringed Plover, 850 Lapwing, 120 Golden Plover, 10 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 PEREGRINE, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, c.6 BEARDED TIT, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 HOBBY, 1 Water Rail (Gerald Lax and Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 1 Little Egret, 165 Teal, 21 Shoveler, 90 Lapwing, 1 RUFF, 25 Meadow Pipit, 1 PEREGRINE (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Tawny Owl (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2 Great Crested Grebe; 3a+3j Little Grebe; 4 Cormorant; 13 Mute Swan; 420+ Canada Goose; 1m Gadwall; 1f Pochard; 1m+5f RED CRESTED POCHARD; 50 Tufted Duck; 110 Lapwing; 250+ Black-headed Gull; 10+ Pied Wagtail; 20 Robin; 9 Chiffchaff; 1 Goldcrest; 1 Nuthatch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 RUDDY SHELDUCK, 1f MARSH HARRIER, 1 Snipe, 1 Grey Wagtail (Daz Watson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – 13 Pochard, 5 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, c.100 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, c.10 Snipe, 1 Grey Wagtail (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 20 Mute Swan, 8 Wigeon, 80+ Gadwall, 160+ Teal, 43 Shoveler, 63 Pochard, 11 Tufted Duck, 10 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 19 Cormorant, 8 Little Egret, 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 5 Grey Heron, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 HOBBY, 1 PEREGRINE, 610+ Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 1 Goldcrest, 4 BEARDED TIT, 7 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 1 Mistle Thrush (David Beresford, Dave Carroll, Gary Dyson). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

TORNE VALLEY – Cove Farm/Bird’s Wood GP – 2 Little Egret, 20 Curlew, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (Steve Furber)

WILSIC ROAD (Wadworth end) – 2 LITTLE OWL (Paul Bibby)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with some rain during the early hours and early morning; then cloudy but bright with prolonged periods of sunshine through much of the rest of the day; becoming overcast by mid-evening. Visibility: good/moderate until 0300hrs; then mainly very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +14°C to +17°C to +12°C. Wind: 8mph-24mph-8mph-14mph wholly from the SW quarter. Surface Pressure: 1000hPa-997hPa-1000hPa. Fronts etc.: a N/SW cold front moved east over the District during the early hours/early morning.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE: Waning crescent (8%).
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office


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