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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 3 (1j) Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe, 6 Mallard, 23 Gadwall, 14 Shoveler, 47 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 8 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 276 Coot, 5 (2f) GOOSANDER, 5 Herring Gull, 1 GBb Gull, 1 LBb Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 20 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Jay (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 14 Mallard, 10 Gadwall, 16 Teal, 10 Shoveler, 39 Wigeon, 8 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 6 Cormorant, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Common Gull, 4 Red-legged Partridge 4 (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 JACK SNIPE (Jeff Wragg per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 Pochard; 4 Tufted Duck; 4 Gadwall; 22 Coot; 1p Mute Swan; 60 Black-headed Gull; 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1 Stock Dove; 9 Jackdaw N; 2 Kestrel; 1 Buzzard; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 4 Pied Wagtail; 1 Meadow Pipit; 2 Jay; 8 Linnet; c.25 Long-tailed Tit; 20 Goldfinch; 6 Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE (Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE WASHLANDS – Slaynes Lane – 1 BEWICK’S SWAN and 50+ Whooper Swan (Rod Dean per Notts Rare and Scarce via Whatsapp)

TORNE VALLEY – Cove Farm/Bird’s Wood GP. – 4 Gadwall, c.170 Mallard, 43 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 17 Curlew, 6 Common Gull, 1c Tawny Owl, c.40 Fieldfare, 1 RAVEN, 1 Goldcrest, 100+ Starling W towards Potteric roost, 1 Siskin (Chris Robinson)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res. – 230+ Wigeon, 4 PINTAIL, 20 Shoveler, 1p GOLDENEYE, 1 r/h RED-BREASTED MERGANSER dropped in at 1400hrs; 9 GOOSANDER, 1 Water Rail, 28 Snipe, 1 LITTLE OWL, 1 Grey Wagtail (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with occasional scattered cloud; dry throughout. Visibility: moderate/good throughout. Temperatures: +3.6°C to +4.4°C to +1.4°C to +7.1°C to +2.3°C to +2.5°C. Wind: 13mph-6mph-13mph, wholly from the SW quarter. Surface Pressure: 1021hPa-1019hPa-1020hPa-1018hPa. Fronts etc.: a weakening NE/SW cold front had moved over the District from the NW by late evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE: Waxing crescent (52%).
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