December 22, 2019


Saturday 21st December 2019

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 7 Pink-footed Geese, 5 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck, c.300 Wigeon, 9 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 1 GOOSANDER, 4 Grey Partridge, 3 Red legged Partridge, 5 Buzzard, 1 Snipe, 11 Yellowhammer, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay (Gary Stones per Twitter). Added to Birdtrack.

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor – c.120 Pink-footed Geese W @ 1145hrs; 20 Pochard, 4 GOLDENEYE,  7 GOOSANDER, 51 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 4 Water Rail,1 Green Woodpecker, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 BEARDED TIT (Barnsley BSG per Twitter). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Bentley Community Woodland – 1 Green Woodpecker, c.30 Magpie, 3 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 50+ Blackbird, 1 Fieldfare (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Cusworth – Sheep Walk Lane – 19 Grey Partridge (Pete Munro). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Stainforth – Hatfield Pit Tip – 1j ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, still. Also 1 PEREGRINE, 3 Grey Partridges, 5 Bullfinch, 4 Jays, 1 Little Egret, 20 Stock Doves, c65 Lapwing, 60 Pink-footed Geese S, c.35 Whooper Swan, 12 Cormorants, 4 Buzzards, 5 Kestrels, 250 Redwings and 30 Wigeon (Andy Lakin). Added to Birdtrack.

FRICKLEY CP – 6 WOODCOCK (Steve Ely per Twitter). Added to Birdtrack.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 400+ Pink-footed Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Shelduck, 2c Water Rail, 50 Lapwing, c.50 mixed Redwing and Fieldfare, 2 PEREGRINE (Col Neale and John Robinson). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE WASHLANDS – Newington Flash (S. Yorks) – 4 Whooper Swan, 39 Redshank, 8 RUFF (Bob Usher). Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE WASHLANDS – Slaynes Lane (Notts) – 42 Pink-footed Geese NE, 9 (2j) BEWICK’S SWAN, 420 Whooper Swan (a new District record count); 100 Mute Swan (Lance Degnan). Added to Birdtrack.

IPORT LAKES – 1 Green Sandpiper (Bob Usher). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Shelduck, 18 Wigeon, 10 Little Egret, 2 (m+cc) MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Water Rail, 1000r Black-headed Gull, 11r Common Gull, 6r Lesser Black-backed Gull, 270r Herring Gull, 140r Great Black-backed Gull (Richard Scott and Allen Holmes). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG . Added to Birdtrack.

SOUTH KIRKBY – Johnny Brown’s Common Lake (W. Yorks) – 9 Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck and 1 a/m RING-NECKED DUCK (Paul Jackson). Added to Birdtrack.


LOCALWeather: clear skies until 0300hrs; a mixture of cloudy but bright with some sunny spells and overcast skies with some rain later in the day. Visibility: mainly moderate/good, very occasionally poor until 0900hrs; then excellent/very good until 1700hrs; then good/moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +4°C to +3°C to +8°C to +6°C. Wind: 10mph-8mph, wholly from the SW quarter until 0300hrs; then 6mph-11mph, wholly from the SE quarter until 1200hrs; then 11mph-8mph wholly from the SW quarter until 1700hrs; then 8mph-6mph wholly from the SE quarter thereafter. Surface Pressure: 982hPa-995hPa. Fronts etc.: an occluded front moved NE over the District during the late evening.


MOON PHASE: waning crescent (25%).
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