Sunday 22nd May 2016


DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 9 AVOCET, 2 Buzzard, 1 Dunlin, 1p GARGANEY, 2 Little Egret, 7j+10j Mallard, 2 Oystercatcher, c.25 Redshank , 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 7 AVOCET, 6 Common Tern, 3 Herring Gull, 15 LBB Gull, 1 LRP, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL and 1 Yellow Legged Gull (Barnsley BSG and Chris Harris per Twitter). Also 9s Garden Warbler across the Old Moor/Broomhill Flash, Wombwell and Bolton Ings (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEYAldwarke SF (SK4494) – 4s Whitethroat, 1s Reed Bunting, 3 Pheasant, 3 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 9+ Mallard (6m+3f+8j), 5 Gadwall, 2s Sedge Warbler, 4p+4m Tufted Duck, 7+a+10+j Coot, 1 Moorhen, 5 (4s) Reed Warbler, 2 (1s) Chiffchaff, 1p Mute Swan, 1p+j/s Little Grebe heard, 2s Blackcap, 1 Black-headed Gull (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYRawmarshHaugh Road (SK4396) – 1 RED KITE N @ 16.00; 3 Buzzard, 1 HOBBY NW @ 14.45; 2 Ringed Plover E @ 15.00; 1 Common Tern W @ 15.20; 1 House Martin N (very scarce this year); 2 Swallow, 2j Coal Tit, 1p+js Goldfinch – breeding confirmed (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThorpe Marsh (SE5909Z) – 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel in v poor condition, 2 Kingfisher, 2+ CUCKOO (Neil Shaw) 

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2 Great Crested Grebe, 5a+7j Mute Swan, 12 Canada Goose , 3 Gadwall, 2p Tufted Duck, 1 Herring Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull S, 2p Common Tern, 1 Little Owl, 20+ Swift, 8 (7s) Skylark, 1 Yellow Wagtail N, 15s Wren, 6 Dunnock, 14 (13s) Robin, 2s Song Thrush, 12 (7s) Blackbird, 4s Blackcap, 5 (4s) Whitethroat, 2s Lesser Whitethroat, 4s Willow Warbler, 3 (2s) Chiffchaff, 3 (2s) Reed Warbler, 4s Reed Bunting, 1s Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh Tip (SK4596 and SK4696) – 10 (8s) Chiffchaff, 6s Blackcap, 3s Willow Warbler, 3s Song Thrush, 11 Mute Swan, 2p+3m Tufted Duck, 12m Mallard,1p+4j Mallard hybrid, 18 Gadwall, 1c Water Rail, 10+a+js Coot, 3+a+4j Canada Goose, 2 Grey Heron, 4 (3s) Reed Bunting, 7 (5s) Reed Warbler, 4 Black-headed Gull, 4 Black-headed Gull, 3 Pheasant, 10+ Swift, 3 Moorhen, 1p Wren – breeding confirmed; 4 Bullfinch (f c/n material); 1p Little Grebe, 8 (5s) Whitethroat, 1p Lapwing, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Linnet, 1+c Red-legged Partridge, Long-tailed Tit – breeding confirmed (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 BLACK-TAILED GODWIT, 1+ Curlew, 7+ Dunlin, 1 Grey Plover, 3 HOBBY, 1 (2cy) LITTLE GULL, 1 LRP, 1 (2cy) MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 2 Redshank, 31+ Ringed Plover, 6 Sanderling, 1 Wheatear (John Wozencroft, John Robinson, Dave Hursthouse, Daz Watson, Chip Rhodes, Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

CCR Little Gull Pack S4 22052016Today’s Little Gull on Hatfield Moors © Chris Robinson 2016

CCR Wheatear on PS 22052016Wheatear on Hatfield Moors today © Chris Robinson 2016

IDLE VALLEYGringley Carr (SK6993W)Corn Bunting and Yellow Wagtail (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS)


SF Spotted Flycatcher at Misson 22052016Spotted Flycatcher at Misson today © Steve Furber 2016

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – p+8j+p+6j Mute Swan, 4 Shelduck, 17m+7f Pochard, 29m+13f Tufted Duck, 2 (1b) BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1m Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 15+ Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 HOBBY, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 1 Common Tern, 1 (3cy) MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 2s CUCKOO, 2s Kingfisher, 6s CETTI’S WARBLER, 21s Chiffchaff, 9s Willow Warbler, 17s Blackcap, 8s Garden Warbler, 14s Whitethroat, 8s Sedge Warbler, 41s Reed Warbler, 1s Treecreeper. CARR LODGE – 5j+1j Greylag Geese, 1 Shelduck, 1p Teal, 1m Shoveler, 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch (Richard Scott and Derek and Anne Parker) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

TORNE VALLEYRossington – 1 Corn Bunting and 1 HOBBY (Stuart Churchill per Twitter)


LOCALWeather: mainly sunny with scattered cloud, some rain during the early hours. Visibility: mainly very good, occasionally good and excellent. Temperatures: +9.4° to +17.3°C. Wind: very light throughout, from SW quarter until late afternoon, then very light from the NW quarter thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting at 1004hPa and rising through the day to end on 1011hPa. Fronts etc.: none.


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