May 21, 2016

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Saturday 21st May 2016

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 BLACK TERN, 1 Little Egret, 1m GARGANEY, 9 AVOCET, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin, c.25 Redshank, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Gary Stones and Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 1 BLACK TERN (Adam Hutt per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 1 BLACK TERN (presumed same as Broomhill Flash and Adwick Washlands bird) and 1 OSPREY N (Adam Hutt per Twitter) 5 AVOCET, 5 Common Tern, 1m Goosander, 2 LRP, 6 Oystercatcher, 8 Redshank, c.300 Swift (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Coot, 1a+2j Moorhen, 1p Tufted Duck, 3a Gadwall, 3a+3j Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 1m Kestrel, 2 Linnet, 5s Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYRawmarshHaugh Road (SK4396) – 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1 RED KITE NW @ 11.00-11.05; 56 Black-headed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull N, 3 Great Black-backed Gull N @ 09.00; 1 Green Woodpecker, c.100 Swift (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThorpe Marsh – 2+c CUCKOO, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret, 1 LRP, 2 Oystercatcher, 24 Swift (Neil Shaw)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2p Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron E, 14 Mute Swan (p+7j); 6 Canada Goose, 2p Tufted Duck, 1m Sparrowhawk, 2p Lapwing (prob. protecting young); 1 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull W, 20+ Swift, 8s Skylark, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 8 House Martin, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 12s Wren, 4 Dunnock, 8 (7s) Robin, 11 (8s) Blackbird, 4s Blackcap, 6s Whitethroat, 2s Lesser Whitethroat, 1s Reed Warbler, 4s Willow Warbler, 3s Chiffchaff, 7p Goldfinch, 4s Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, 4s Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1s CUCKOO, 1+ Curlew, 11+ Dunlin, 1 Grey Plover, 2 HOBBY, 3 LRP, 1 (2cy) MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 4 Oystercatcher, 41+ Ringed Plover, 3 Sanderling, 1p Stonechat, 7+ Tree Pipit, 2 WHIMBREL (John Wozencroft, John Robinson, Chip Rhodes, Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

The 2cy Mediterranean Gull on Hatfield Moors this morning © John Wozencroft 2016Mediterranean Gull on Hatfield Moors today © John Wozencroft 2016

IDLE VALLEYGringley Carr (SK6993W) – 7 Corn Bunting, 1 HOBBY and 11 Yellow Wagtail (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS)

IDLE VALLEYScrooby (SK6590K) – 1 Sparrowhawk (Derick Evans)

MARR AREA – 5s Corn Bunting (AdamHutt)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Shelduck, 16 Pochard, 2 BITTERN, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1m Marsh Harrier, 5 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 1s CUCKOO, 2 (3cy) MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Herring Gull (2 at nest), c200 Swift, c30 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, 3 CETTI’S WARBLER, 3 Garden Warbler (Brian Buckle and Dave Round) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

WENT VALLEYAskern/Moss – 1s Blackcap, Buzzard, 5s Chiffchaff, 1s Reed Warbler, Tree Sparrow, 1s Willow Warbler, Yellowhammer, Yellow Wagtail (Ryan McClarence)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast, occasionally cloudy but bright, rain, heavy at times fell during the afternoon and early evening. Visibility: good through the first half of the early hours; then mainly excellent, occasionally very good thereafter. Temperatures: +11.8° to +17.0°C. Wind: light/moderate occasionally strong with gusts from 29-33mph from early morning onwards. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting at 1009hPa and falling through the day to end on 1003hPa. Fronts etc.: a complex series of fronts moved over he District during the course of the day with a concentration during the morning and early afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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Crown copyright 2016, the Met Office

MOON PHASE – Full.

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