May 25, 2016


Wednesday 25th May 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands – 8 AVOCET, c.200 House Martin 2 Oystercatcher, c.25 Redshank (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash – 1 (2cy) MEDITERRANEAN GULL (David Bamforth per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 14 AVOCET, c.4000 BH Gull, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, 1 Goosander, an adult LAUGHING GULL flew NW over the Reed beds at roughly 1315UTC (if accepted this will be a new bird for the Doncaster District); 10 LBB Gull, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 4 1 Shelduck (Heather Bennett and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEYSandall Sewage Treatment Works (SE6006) – 1 Common Tern (Rich Collis)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 Dunlin, 4 LRP, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 25 Ringed Plover, 1 WHIMBREL, 12+ Yellow Wagtail (John Robinson, Chip Rhodes, John Wozencroft, Tina Langford and Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 (1b) BITTERN, 3 Buzzard, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Tern, 1c CUCKOO, 1000+ Swifts and hirundines, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Greenfinch () For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

TORNE VALLEYBranton1145UTC – 1 RED KITE E (Steve Furber)

Today's Red Kite over Branton © Steve Furber 2016
   Today’s Red Kite over Branton © Steve Furber 2016


LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with steady rain through much of the day. Visibility: very good until early morning, then mainly good until midday; then mainly moderate/good thereafter. Temperatures: +8.1° to +9.8°C. Wind: very light to light throughout, N until mid-afternoon, then NNW until mid-evening; then NW thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting at 1022hPa falling through the day to end on 1016hPa. Fronts etc.: an occluded front was lying to the NE of the District throughout the day.



MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.

Crown copyright 2016, the Met Office

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