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Monday 23rd May 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands – 8 AVOCET, 1p GARGANEY, 2 Oystercatcher, c.25 Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 8 AVOCET, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEYRawmarshRockcliffe Rd – 2 Chiffchaff c/f in a garden; 1p+7j Great Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 1p Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 25 Mute Swan (p+7j); 16 Greylag Geese, 12 Canada Geese, 2m Gadwall, 7 Tufted Duck, 3 Buzzard (2SE, 1NE); 1 Kestrel, 4 Lapwing, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Common Tern, 30+ Swift, 7s Skylark, 1m Pied Wagtail c/f; 1 Yellow Wagtail N, 15 (14s) Wren (1 entering nest); 9 (8s) Dunnock, 11 (9s) Robin, 14 (9s) Blackbird, 6 (5s) Blackcap, 8 (5s) Whitethroat, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 3 (2s) Reed Warbler, 4s Willow Warbler, 3s Chiffchaff, 2a Blue Tit (feeding young in nest); 2 Bullfinch, 4 (2s) Reed Bunting, 3 (1s) Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 AVOCET departed N, 12+ Dunlin, 2 HOBBY, 1 (2cy) LITTLE GULL, 1 (2cy) MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 32 Ringed Plover, 4 SANDERLING and 2 WHIMBREL departed N (John Wozencroft and Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

TORNE VALLEYAuckleyEvening – 1 RED KITE N (Mark Lynes)


LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy with sunny intervals and occasional overcast periods until mid-afternoon, then mainly overcast with some heavy showers during the late afternoon and evening. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent with a prolonged period of good during the second half of the early hours and early morning. Temperatures: +8.0° to +16.2°C. Wind: light throughout, NW/WNW and NNW until midday, then N until 1400UTC; then NNE/NE then ENE thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting at 1011hPa and rising through the day to end on 1024hPa. Fronts etc.: none.


Crown copyright 2016, the Met Office.
Crown copyright 2016, the Met Office.


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