May 27, 2016


Friday 27th May 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 6 AVOCET, 5 Common Tern, 1 Little Egret, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 2 Oystercatcher, 7 Redshank, 1 Shelduck, (Nigel Smith and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 2a+6j+2 Mute Swan, 2m Gadwall, 1 Herring Gull, 8 Tufted Duck, 20+ Swift, 7s Skylark, 5 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 2c Yellow Wagtail, 14+ (11s+2a+js) Wren, 6s Dunnock, 15+ (11s+2afj) Robin, 10 (6s) Blackbird, 6s Blackcap, 7 (6s) Whitethroat, 2s Sedge Warbler, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 4 (3s) Reed Warbler, 3s Willow Warbler, 4s Chiffchaff, 6 (5s) Chaffinch, 3s Reed Bunting, 1s Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 Dunlin, 1 HOBBY, 1 (2cy) LITTLE GULL, 3 LRP, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine, 1 Redshank, 21 Ringed Plover, 5 SANDERLING (Chip Rhodes and Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEYMISSON – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 GLOSSY IBIS same location as earlier in the year (Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 BITTERN, 1 Little Egret, 1 WHITE STORK NE over @ 12:33pm, second record for the reserve. 1m Marsh Harrier, 1 HOBBY over, 1 CRANE N over @ at 11.40am(SB, RB), 1 Woodcock, 1 (3cy) MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 2 GS Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 4 CETTI’S WARBLER, 3s Song Thrush () For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS


LOCALWeather: mainly bright with thin cloud, occasionally clear skies and overcast, dry throughout. Visibility: moderate to very poor through the early hours; good/very good thereafter. Temperatures: +6.6° to +15.4°C. Wind: very light throughout, mainly E/ESE and ENE occasionally SE. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day at 1018hPa and fairly stable through the course of the day finishing on 1019hPa. Fronts etc.: none.



MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.

Crown copyright 2016, the Met Office

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