Saturday 26th March 2016


BESSACARRa garden – 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Richard Scott). See Richard’s photograph of the Parakeet on today’s DONCASTER BIRDING PHOTOGRAPHS

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck, 4 Shoveler, 36 Gadwall, 54 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 100+ Lapwing, 15+ Redshank, 5 Oystercatcher, 14 AVOCET, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 1s Chiffchaff, 4 Sand Martin (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 4 Chiffchaff, 5 Pochard, c.20 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow (Ken Foundation)

DEARNE VALLEY Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 11+ Chiffchaff, 15 Cormorant, 6r Little Egret, c.20 Sand Martin (RSPB_Old Moor and Barnsley Birders per Twitter and today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER (Barnsley Birders per Twitter)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 70 Mute Swan, 1 Oystercatcher, 60+ Fieldfare NW, 8 Sand Martin (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 3 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Kestrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 8 Sand Martin, 13 Whooper Swan (Rich Collis, Dave Adamson and Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEYGringley Carr (SK6993W) – 1 GLOSSY IBIS seen flying towards Slaynes Lane (A Elliott per S Furber)

IDLE VALLEYNewington Flash (S Yorks SK6693) – 2 AVOCET (Steve Furber) IDLE VALLEYMISSON Slaynes Lane (Notts) – 1 GLOSSY IBIS off the Lane (NottsBirdingHQ per Twitter), not sure if this relates to AE record above or bird seen by a different observer. 1 Swallow and 1 Stonechat (Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5900) – 1b BITTERN, 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 3+ Buzzard, 7 Cetti’s Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, c.150 Fieldfare, hybrid Mallard x Gadwall, 12 GC Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Little Egret, 10 Little Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 11 Pochard, 10 Sand Martin, 2 Shelduck, 3 Snipe, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Treecreeper, 14 Wigeon (B G A Buckle and M A Bird). For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

WENT VALLEYSouthfield Res – 5 Brambling, 100 Fieldfare over, 27 GC Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 90 Redwing over, 5 Sand Martin, 1 Tawny Owl, 39 Whooper Swan dep NW @ 0842UTC (Adrian Scutt)

“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.



LOCAL Weather: mainly overcast/cloudy, mainly dry with a light shower during the early afternoon and a heavy squally one during the early evening. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +5.4° to +12.9°C. Wind: light through the early hours then moderate occasionally strong/very strong thereafter; mainly S occasionally SSW until early evening, then mainly SW occasionally WSW thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting on 1011hPa and falling to 992hPa by early evening before rising again throuth the evening to finish on 994hPa. Fronts etc.: two NNW/SSW closely associated cold fronts moved rapidly NE over the District during the late afternoon/early evening. SURFACE PRESSURE CHART See today’s DONCASTER BIRDING PHOTOGRAPHS MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous. Crown copyright 2016, the Met Office

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