May 20, 2016


Friday 20th May 2016

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DEARNE VALLEY Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – a family party of Mistle Thrush and 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Adam Hutt per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYDenaby Ings – 3 AVOCET, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 singing Garden Warbler, 2 Grey Wagtail, a pair of Grass Snake mating (Paul & Barbara Shepherd)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 1 BITTERN, 2 Buzzard, 6 Common Tern, 1 CUCKOO, 1 Dunlin, 1 Kestrel, 1f Marsh Harrier, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 Sanderling (Adam Hutt and Andrew Leggett per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS

DON VALLEYSandall Sewage Treatment Works (SE6006) – the CETTI’S WARBLER was still singing today (Rich Collis)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 Dunlin, 1 Egyptian Goose, 2 Kestrel, 2 Little Egret S, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 14 Ringed Plover, 2 TURTLE DOVE. NO SIGN OF YESTERDAY’S TEMMINCK’S STINT (John Wozencroft and Justin Carr). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEYGringley Carr – 9 CORN BUNTING, 1 HOBBY and 6 Yellow Wagtail (Derick Evans per Twitter)

WENT VALLEYAskern/Norton Common/Campsall CP – 2s Lesser Whitethroat, 2s Sedge Warbler, 3+s Reed Warbler, 6+s Blackcap, 7+s Whitethroat, 11+s Chiffchaff, 3+s Willow Warbler, 1 CUCKOO, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 6+ Reed Bunting, 3 ad, 2+j Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kestrel (David Franklin)

WENT VALLEYSouthfield Res (SE6519) – 1 BLACK TERN had gone by 07:30hrs. Also 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret and 200+ Swift (Adrian Scutt)


LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but bright with occasional clear skies and overcast one. Visibility: mainly good through the early hours and early morning; mainly very good through the morning; a mixture of excellent/very good thereafter. Temperatures: +11.4° to +17.2°C. Wind: very light at both ends of the day, mainly light occasionally moderate otherwise. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting at 1009hPa and rising to 1012hPa by late afternoon, then falling slowly to 1010hPa by the end of the day. Fronts etc.: none.


MOON PHASE – Waxing gibbous.

Crown copyright 2016, the Met Office

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