May 26, 2016


Thursday 26th May 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 4 AVOCET, 2 GARGANEY, Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 20+ Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Shelduck and 2 Yellow Wagtail (Per today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 6 AVOCET, 1 Barn Owl, 1+ BITTERN, 10 Common Tern, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 3 Ringed Plover (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 CUCKOO, 3 Curlew, 7+ Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 1+ HOBBY, 5+ LRP, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine, 2 Redshank, 25+ Ringed Plover, 17+ (seventeen+) SANDERLING the largest District count since 20 passed west over Wath Ings on 30th May 1980 – thanks Martin Wells for that gem of info (John Wozencroft, Chip Rhodes, Mark Paine and Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

JW Some of the 17 Sanderling on HM 26052016Five  of the seventeen plus Sanderling on Hatfield Moors today © John Wozencroft


LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with some very light rain during the early hours and morning. Visibility: moderate/poor until early morning, then very good until mid-evening, then returning to moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +8.8° to +14.5°C. Wind: very light throughout, WNW and W until 0500UTC; then mainly SW/SSW until mid-afternoon; S until 1900UTC then SE thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day at 1016hPa falling to 1015hPa by early morning; then rising very slowly thereafter to end the day on 1017hPa. Fronts etc.: none.



MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.

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