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Saturday 28th May 2016

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DEARNE VALLEY Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 7a+the first j AVOCET, 1 Dunlin, 10 Mallard, 1 Little Owl, Pied Wagtail feeding 2j., 2 Little Egret, 1 LRP,  1p GARGANEY, 1m Teal drake, 2 Oystercatcher, c.25 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Keith Saunders and Paul Gould per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – the first 4j Pochard (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY Old Moor (SE4302) – 12 AVOCET, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 6 Common Tern, 2 Egyptian Geese W, 8 Oystercatcher, the first Broods of Pochard (Nigel Smith and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. (SK4995) – 2 Mute Swan, 2m Gadwall, 4 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler, 4 Linnet, 1s Chaffinch, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, 2s Song Thrush, 1p Lapwing (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY RawmarshHaugh Road (SK4396) – 1p Mallard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard N @ 09.34, 1i/m Marsh Harrier NW @ 19.05-19.10, 1 Kestrel, 1 HOBBY NE @ 10.18; 1p Red-legged Partridge, 1 Lapwing, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull N @ 13.35; 1c Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker over @ 16.15; 1 Grey Heron SW @ 10.20; 4 House Martin, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1s Blackcap, 1a+2j Coal Tit, 1p+2j Goldfinch, 1s Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThorpe Marsh (SE5909Z) – 1 Barn Owl, 2+ CUCKOO, 1 Kingfisher, 1p LRP, 2a+2j Oystercatcher (Neil Shaw)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 Curlew, 1 Dunlin, 3 Common Tern, 2 HOBBY, 1 LITTLE GULL, 3+ LRP, 1 LONG-EARED OWL, 3 ch NIGHTJAR, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Peregrine, 1 Redshank, 15 Ringed Plover, 5 SANDERLING, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1s WOODLARK (John Robinson, Darren Watson, Col Neale, Chip Rhodes and Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

The Little Gull still on Hatfield Moors this evening © Chris Robinson 2016
The Little Gull still on Hatfield Moors this evening © Chris Robinson 2016

IDLE VALLEY BawtryGainsborough Rd Bridge (S Yorks)19:30 – 1 OSPREY S along river (Derick Evans per Twitter)

IDLE VALLEYHagg Lane Flash  (Notts SK6793) – Early morning – 1m RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was present during the early morning but left possibly flying into S Yorks (Mark Speck per Justin Parker via Twitter). ACCEPTED BY NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS RARITIES COMMITTEE (Per Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1p+5j Mute Swan, 2 BITTERN, 3 Grey Heron, 1a+juvs Little Grebe, 1m+1f Marsh Harrier, 6+ Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 24 Lesser Black-backed Gull (including nesting pair), 6 Herring Gull (including nesting pair), 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 5 CETTI’S WARBLER, 4 Garden Warbler, 1s Treecreeper (Richard Scott, Brian Buckle, Keith Lynes) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

WENT VALLEYAskernEden Drive – Late evening – 2c BAR-TAILED GODWIT over (Ryan McClarence)

WENT VALLEYAskern Solar Farm – 1 Barn Owl (David Franklin)

OUTSIDE THE DISTRICT – A WHITE STORK was seen and photographed as it circver the A1 at Ranby, Notts – presumably the bird that was seen yesterday passing over Potteric see today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-SIGHTINGS


LOCAL – Weather: mainly bright and clear skies with some scattered cloud at times, dry throughout. Visibility: moderate/good until mid-morning, then very good until early evening, then returned to good/moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +7.0° to +15.6°C. Wind: very light throughout, mainly E/ESE and ENE occasionally SE. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day at 1019hPa and falling slowly to 1015hPa by early evening before rising once again to finish the day on 1016hPa. Fronts etc.: none.



MOON PHASE – Third quarter.

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