Sunday 29th May 2016


DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 4 AVOCET, 1 Dunlin , 2 GARGANEY, 1 Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher, c.25 Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 2 BITTERN, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Barn Owl, 2 LITTLE TERN from 08.30 to 09.00, 1 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck, 2m Teal, 8 AVOCET, 12 Oystercatcher, 2 LRP, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 4 Common Tern, 1 Sparrowhawk (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DON VALLEYAldwarke SF (SK4494) – 2s Song Thrush, 2s Sedge Warbler, 1p Red-legged Partridge, 4 (2s) Whitethroat, c.20 Swift, 2m Pheasant, 1p Reed Bunting, 5 Tufted Duck, 5 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 1j Little Grebe, 4s Reed Warbler, 12 Sand Martin, 1 Moorhen, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1s Blackcap, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 1s Chiffchaff, 6+ (1p n/b) + 9j Coot (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYDenaby Common/Low Meadow (SK4799U) – 20+a + 4j Greylag Geese, 8 Lapwing, 27 Carrion Crow, 5 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 6 Gadwall, 7 Cormorant S, 1+ Red-legged Partridge, c.10 Sand Martin 4-5 nest holes in S-facing riverbank (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Lapwing, 1y Green Woodpecker, 3 Coot, 3 Swallow (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYKilnhurst Ings (SK4596) – 1s Greenfinch, 6 Moorhen, 1s Willow Warbler, 1s Blackcap, 1s Reed Warbler, 1s Reed Bunting, 1c Kingfisher, 1 Whitethroat, Long-tailed Tit – breeding confirmed; 1p Gadwall, 1 Grey Heron over, 1s Song Thrush (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYOld Denaby Wetlands LNR – 1 Mistle Thrush, 1p Bullfinch, 4 (3s) Chiffchaff, 2 (1s) Song Thrush, 7+a+4+j Coot, 2s Willow Warbler, 4+s Reed Warbler, 3 Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard over SW, 3s Blackcap, Blue Tit – breeding confirmed – feeding juvs in nest in fitting of wooden pylon; 5 Swallow, 12 House Martin, 3s Stock Dove, 1 Moorhen, 2s Reed Bunting, Long-tailed Tit – breeding confirmed; 1p+ Great Spotted Woodpecker feeding js at nest; 1p Red-legged Partridge, 7 Swift, 1p+4j Mute Swan (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP


DON VALLEYSprotbrough Flash – 1430UTC – 2 HOBBY E (Dave Carroll)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2 Cormorant, 2a+6j+3a Mute Swan, 10 Tufted Duck, 60+ Swift, 7s Skylark, 1 Sand Martin, 7 Swallow, 50+ House Martin, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 16 (15s) Wren, 6s Dunnock, 12 (9s) Robin, 9 (8s) Blackbird, 2s Blackcap, 2s Whitethroat, 1s Sedge Warbler, 2s Reed Warbler, 2s Lesser Whitethroat, 4s Willow Warbler, 3s Chiffchaff, 3p+1 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Long-tailed Tit (2+p with young in hedgerows; 10 (2p+js) Magpie, 2 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DUNSVILLE QUARRY – 2 Little Egret, c30 Sand Martin and 3 Shelduck (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 AVOCET, 1 Dunlin, 1 HOBBY, 1 LITTLE GULL N, 2 LRP, NIGHTJAR, 1 Oystercatcher, 15 Ringed Plover, 1 RUFF, 2 SANDERLING, 6 Shelduck, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL, 1 WOODLARK (Chip Rhodes, Daz Watson, John Robinson and Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2m Teal, 1 Little Egret, 1m+1f Marsh Harrier, 7 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1c Water Rail, 2 Redshank, 1m+1f CUCKOO, 1 Kingfisher, 10 CETTI’S WARBLER (Sue & Roger Bird, jenny Kingsland, D & A Parker) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

WENT VALLEYAskern – 1 HOBBY through observer’s garden (David Franklin)


LOCALWeather: mainly overcast through the early hours and much of the morning, mainly bright and clear skies with some scattered cloud thereafter, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly moderate until mid-morning, then good thereafter with a prolonged very good spell during mid-afternoon. Temperatures: +9.1° to +16.0°C. Wind: very light/light throughout, mainly NNE occasionally NE and N. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day at 1016hPa and falling slowly to 1015hPa before rising once again to finish the day on 1018hPa. Fronts etc.: none.



MOON PHASE – Third quarter.

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