May 24, 2016


Tuesday 24th May 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1m GARGANEY, 1 Little Egret, 6 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Grey Partridge (Ken Foundation per Twitter). 11 Ringed Plover present during the evening (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 14 AVOCET, 2 BITTERN, 1 LRP, 1 Teal, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 6 Common Tern, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 4 (3J) WILLOW TIT (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEYRAWMARSHHaugh Road (SK4396) – 1 Canada Goose SW @ 18.50; 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Lapwing, 1a Lesser Black-backed Gull N, 5s Skylark, c.4p Meadow Pipit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 Dunlin, 1 GREY PLOVER (a new bird, not the onefrom Sunday); 1 (2cy) LITTLE GULL, 5 LRP, 1 Redshank, 14 Ringed Plover, 1 TURNSTONE (John & Darren Wozencroft and Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEYMISSONSlaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 2 Buzzard, 1 Cormorant, 1 Egyptian Goose, Reed Bunting, Shelduck, Skylark and Yellowhammer (Justin Parker)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 BITTERN, 1 Little Egret, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 1m Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 HOBBY, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 TURNSTONE (KL et al); 1 KNOT (LJD et al); 2 (3cy) MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 CUCKOO, c100 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 8 Swallow, 7 CETTI’S WARBLER, 4 Garden Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Mistle thrush (Brian Buckle, Dave Carroll, Sue Bird, Keith Lynes, David Horncastle, Lance Degnan, Barry Wardley, Adrian Andruchiw, Helen Womack, Ian Heppinstall, Janet Heppinstall) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

WADWORTH AREASpringwell Lane/White Cross Lane – a late female BLACK REDSTART was seen close to the 90° bend where one Lane becomes the other (Paul Bibby)


LOCAL – Weather: mainly clear skies with warm sunshine from first light until midday; then cloudy but still bright until mid-evening; then overcast thereafter. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent with a prolonged period of good during the second half of the early hours. Temperatures: +5.1° to +14.7°C. Wind: very light to moderate, mainly NNE/NE and occasionally N and NNW. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting at 1023hPa rising to 1024hPa by mid-morning, then falling very slowly for the rest of the day to end on 1022hPa. Fronts etc.: none.



MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.

Crown copyright 2016, the Met Office

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