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Saturday 28th December 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 9 Wigeon; 4 Pochard; 2 PEREGRINE (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor – 2m PINTAIL; 110 Pink-footed Geese W; 80 Lapwing; 3 Snipe; 1 Shelduck; 58 Shoveler; 270 Teal; 320 Wigeon; 6 GOLDENEYE; 6 GOOSANDER; 22 Pochard; 60 Tufted Duck; 4 Water Rail; 2 Green Woodpecker; 4 CETTI’S WARBLER; 8+ BEARDED TIT; 1 Spinoletta Pipit heard but not seen (Barnsley BSG per Twitter). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. – 2 Moorhen; 14 Mallard; 50+ Black-headed Gull; 2 Herring Gull; 2 Grey Wagtail; 200+ Pink-footed Goose approx 1330hrs.; 1 WOODCOCK; 4 Grey Heron; 1 Kestrel; 1 Tawny Owl; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1c Green Woodpecker; 6 Jackdaw; 2 Jay; 2+ Fieldfare; 5 Redwing; 2 Mistle Thrush; 2m Bullfinch; 1m Chaffinch; 10+ Long-tailed Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEY – Kilnhurst Ings – 50 Pink-footed Geese W (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon – 12 GBb Gull S @ 0915hrs (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough – 100+ Pink-footed Geese NW (Ken Pearson). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Stainforth – Hatfield Pit Tip – 1 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD; Grey Partridge; Grey Heron; c.30 Stock Doves, 4 Pink-footed Geese; 2 Sparrowhawks; 3 Jays, 5 Kestrels and 5 Buzzards (Andy Lakin). Added to Birdtrack.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – c.250 Pink-footed Geese; 23+ Whooper Swan; 2 Shelduck; 3 MARSH HARRIER; 30 Lapwing; 1+ PEREGRINE; 2 STONECHAT; 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE (Daz Watson; Greg Gilmour; Col Neale; Paul Shawcroft). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Idlestop – 1 WILLOW TIT (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack.

IPORT LAKES – 4 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 WATER PIPIT (Bob Usher). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 5 Shelduck; 14 Wigeon; 1m+1m PINTAIL; 5 Little Egret; 1 i/m +1 cc MARSH HARRIER; 3 Buzzard; 2 Sparrowhawk; 1 Kestrel; 200 Lapwing; 2 Snipe; 1 Kingfisher; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 2 Coal Tit; 50,000r Starling. SHORT LANE: 2 Little Egret 110 Redwing (Michael Bird, Darren Wozencroft and Richard Scott). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

RYTON VALLEY – Scrooby – 1 RAVEN over (Del Evans). Added to Birdtrack.

TORNE VALLEY – Rossington Area – 52 species including 1 Whooper Swan; 6 Grey Partridge; 1 Water Rail (Stuart Churchill). Added to Birdtrack by SC.

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast until 1500hrs; then cloudy but brighter with very occasional overcast spells thereafter, mainly dry with some rain during the early hours. Visibility: poor/very poor until 0600hrs; then good/very good until 2100hrs; then moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +6°C to +9°C to +7°C. Wind: 5mph-10mph and wholly from the S until 0800hrs; then 14mph-8mph wholly from the SW quarter thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1034hPa-1035hPa-1034hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE: Waxing crescent (6%).
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