December 25, 2019


Tuesday 24th December 2019

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BESSACARR – a garden – 1m Blackcap (Richard Scott). Added to Birdtrack.

CARR LODGE – 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Coal Tit (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

DEARNE VALLEY – Barnburgh – 1 RAVEN S (John Law per Twitter). Added to Birdtrack.

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor – 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 2 PEREGRINE, 4 Buzzard, 80 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 58 Shoveler, 270 Teal, 320 Wigeon, 2 PINTAIL, 4 GOLDENEYE, 6 GOOSANDER, 22 Pochard, 58 Tufted Duck, 4 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 7 CETTI’S WARBLER, 6+ BEARDED TIT, 1 Green Woodpecker (Gerald Lax, John Seevior and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Mexborough – Canal bridge – 1 GOOSANDER (Paul Gould). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Stainforth – Hatfield Pit Tip – 68 Greylag Geese, c.35 Whooper Swan, 8 Mute Swan, 6 Wigeon, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Sparrowhawks, 1 (1cy) ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, 3 Grey Partridges, c.60 Lapwings, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 JACK SNIPE, 8 Kestrels, 1 PEREGRINE, 4 Jays, 15 Fieldrare (Andy Lakin). Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE WASHLANDS – Slaynes Lane – 2 BEWICK’S SWAN, 7 PINTAIL and 1 MARSH HARRIER N (Greg Gilmour). Added to Birdtrack.

IPORT LAKES – 80 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 9 Little Grebe, 4 GC Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 4 Cormorant, 18 Lapwing, 3 Stock Dove, 15 Pied Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, 1 WATER PIPIT, c.20 Linnet (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 6 Shelduck, 13 Wigeon, 4 Little Egret, 1m+1cc MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1c Tawny Owl, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5r Lesser Black-backed Gull, 200r Herring Gull, 220r Great Black-backed Gull, 3+c BEARDED TIT, 60,000r Starling (Richard Scott). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH KIRKBY – Johnny Brown’s Common Area – 2 Mute Swan, 10 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 8 Tufted Duck, 1 RING-NECKED DUCK, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, Song Thrush, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, 10+ Chaffinch, 3 Yellowhammer (Paul Jackson). Added to Birdtrack.

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res. – 76 Pink-footed Geese, 79 Pochard, 1 i/m GOLDENEYE, 1 r-h RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, 80+ Redwing, 1 Grey Wagtail (Adrian Scutt). Added to Birdtrack.


LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with occasional brighter spells and some rain during the early hours/early morning until 0800hrs; cloudy but bright with occasional clear skies and plenty of sunshine until mid-afternoon; then a mixture of overcast and brighter spells thereafter. Visibility: mainly very good/good/moderate/poor until 0600hrs; then mainly good, very occasionally poor until 1000hrs; then very good until 1500hrs; then moderate/good until 1700hrs; then excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +5°C to +6°C to +5°C to +10°C to +6°C to +8°C to +6°C. Wind: 7mph-16mph, from the SW quarter until 2000hrs; then 18mph-14mph wholly from the NW quarter thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1008hPa-1002hPa-1013hPa. Fronts etc.: an occluded front moved NW over the District during the early hours/early morning.


MOON PHASE: Waning crescent (3%).
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