March 25, 2016


Friday 25th March 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 2 BEARDED TIT, 1 BITTERN, 2+ Buzzard, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Dunlin, 10 Goldeneye, 3 GC Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Little Egret, 8 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine, 1 Redshank, 3 Redwing, 12 Snipe, 2+ Water Rail, 1 WILLOW TIT (RSPB_Old Moor and Barnsley Birders per Twitter and today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 BAR-TAILED GODWIT, 3 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Shelduck (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 1m Goosander (Justin Carr).

DON VALLEYRoundwood Golf Course – 1s Coal Tit, 1p Mistle Thrush, 1 Siskin (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY Silver Wood (SK4893) – 2s Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 1 Barn Owl, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron NW, 10 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail, 60 Mute Swan, 6s Skylark, 12s Wren, 28 (13s) Dunnock, 16 (10s) Robin, 2s Song Thrush, 1s Mistle Thrush, 13 Blackbird, 2s Coal Tit, 16 Magpie, 1p Bullfinch, 7 Reed Bunting, 3 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 3 BLACK-NECKED GREBE (Andy Marshall).

POTTERIC CARR (SE5900) – 1 BITTERN, 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 3+ Buzzard, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaffs in many areas across site, 4 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 4 Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2+ Treecreeper (Tina Langford). For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

“Say No to the New Build YWT’s New Visitor Centre” #keepspurnwild

Spurn is an are of natural beauty, please protect this national and unique treasure for ALL of us to enjoy – visitors, residents and future generations.
The YWT should use their existing visitor centre ‘the Blue Bell Visitor Centre’ which was given to them NOT a new-build!
Why would you wish to spoil the fantastic view down the peninsula with a 2 store building over six and a half metres tall and a large car park?
Spurn Bird Observatorry publicly announce their strong opposition to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s plans. A strong statement that the proposed visitor centre is in totally the wrong location from a conservation, recreational disturbance & bird welfare point of view.
To sign the ipetition objecting to the proposal go to GAZPICSVIEW.WORDPRESS.COM


Spurn Bird Observatory opens it doors for the first time on Sunday March 27 2016. To be one of the first to stay at the new observatory building call Paul or Rael on 01964 650479 and book a bed for the night.

Charge out rates can be found on our website Free Wi Fi is included plus access to the bird observatory garden.



LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with much sunshine, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent occasionally good/moderate. Temperatures: +7.7° to +13.9°C. Wind: very light/light throughout, variable from the W quarter until early evening, then S thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting on 1007hPa rising slowly through the day to finish on 1012hPa. Fronts etc.: none.




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