December 27, 2019


Friday 27th December 2019

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 29 Pink-footed Geese, c.150 Greylag Geese (Ken Foundation per Twitter). Added to Birdtrack.

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor – 1 Shelduck, Wigeon, Teal, 8 GOLDENEYE, 3+ GOOSANDER, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 4 Snipe, Stock Dove, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2m+2f BEARDED TIT, Bullfinches, Goldfinches, Chaffinches, Blue and Great tits, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbirds and Wrens (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. – 1 Moorhen; 5 Mallard; 1 Kingfisher; 1 Cormorant; 1 Grey Wagtail; 4 Black-headed Gull; 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 5 Herring Gull S; 1r Tawny Owl; 1 Buzzard; 8 Fieldfare; 2+ Redwing; 1 Song Thrush; 6+ Goldfinch; 1p Chaffinch; 1 Goldcrest; 6+ Long-tailed Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 2 Mute Swan; 5 Teal; 4 Gadwall; 1m Pochard; 1 Kestrel; 2 Jay (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Stainforth – Hatfield Pit Tip – the ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD was still present (Justin Carr and Chet Cunago)

Rough-legged Buzzard at Hatfield Pit Tip today © Justin Carr 2019

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 700+ Pink-footed Geese, 16 Whooper Swan, 3 Shelduck, 1 RED-CRESTED POCHARD, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE (RB) (Daz Watson and Russell Boland). For further details see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – 85 Wigeon, 65 Pochard, 3m GOLDENEYE, 8 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 40+ Lapwing, 3 Stock Dove, 7 Blackbird, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 11 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, 16 Goldfinch (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 6 Shelduck, 8 Wigeon, 8 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 200 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest, 3c CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 WILLOW TIT, 1c BEARDED TIT, 2 Treecreeper, 4 Bullfinch. SHORT LANE FIELDS – 120 Redwing (Sue and Roger Bird, Darren Wozencroft). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEY – Sykehouse – 1 Little Egret, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER (Simon Mitchell). Added to Birdtrack.

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res. – 30 Wigeon, 30 Pochard, 4 GOOSANDER, no sign of the RBM today (Simon Mitchell). Added to Birdtrack.


LOCALWeather: mainly overcast becoming brighter but remaining cloudy, but dry throughout. Visibility: poor/moderate until 0400hrs; then good until 1400hrs; then moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +7°C to +6°C to +7°C to +6°C to +?°C. Wind: 6mph-3mph and wholly from the NE quarter until 0600hrs; then 3mph-10mph mainly from the SE quarter until 1600hrs; then 9mph-?mph wholly from the S thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1020hPa-103?hPa. Fronts etc.: a N/S warm front moved E over the District during the early afternoon.


MOON PHASE: Waxing crescent (2%).
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office

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