May 30, 2016


Monday 30th May 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 8a+2j AVOCET, 1m GARGANEY, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Egret (prob. Including one seen flying SW over Harlington, 2 Oystercatcher, c.25 Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, Sedge Warbler (Gary Stones per Twitter and Tina Langford)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 1 BITTERN (David Bamforth per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYDenaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 2a+2j Grey Wagtail (Tina Langford)

DEARNE VALLEYHarlington – 1 Little Egret SW (Tina Langford)

DEARNE VALLEY – Mexborough North Ings (SE4802) – 1 Little Egret (Tina Langford)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 1 Shelduck, 4m Teal, 11 AVOCET, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 LRP, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 3 Common Tern, 1f+8j Pochard (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE – 2 Grey Partridge on field north of Short Lane Drain (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2p+1 Great Crested Grebe, 2a+6j+2a Mute Swan, 1m Gadwall, 15 Tufted Duck, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Common Tern, 30+ Swift, 7s Skylark, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 35+ House Martin, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 19 (17s+2a+Js) Wren; 9 (7s) Dunnock, 11 (9s) Robin, 11 (9s) Blackbird, 2s Blackcap, 3 (1s) Whitethroat, 1s Sedge Warbler, 2s Lesser Whitethroat, 4 (2s) Reed Warbler, 4s Willow Warbler, 3s Chiffchaff, 2a+js in nest Blue Tit, 2p Carrion Crow c/f (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DUNSVILLE QUARRY – 1 GC Grebe, 2 LBB Gull, 2 Shelduck (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 Common Tern NE, 1 Dunlin, 4 HOBBY, 1 KNOT, 1 (2cy) LITTLE GULL N, 2 LRP, 15 Ringed Plover, 6 Shelduck, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL, 2p Stonechat, 1s TREE PIPIT, 1 TURTLE DOVE, 2 Water Rail, 1 WOODLARK, 1m Yellow Wagtail (Chip Rhodes, Daz Watson, John Robinson and Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

One of the two male Stonechat on Hatfield Moors today © Chris Robinson 2016
                                             One of the two male Stonechat on Hatfield Moors today © Chris Robinson 2016

IDLE VALLEYMissonSlaynes Lane (SK685937) – 1 GLOSSY IBIS (Steve Furber and Rich Collis per Twitter)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – m+f Shelduck, 2m Teal, 2+ BITTERN, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 RED KITE SE, 1m Marsh Harrier, 7+ Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 HOBBY, 1 Peregrine, 3c Water Rail, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 ARCTIC TERN NW, 2 (both 3cy) MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 25 Lesser Black-backed Gull including the nesting pair; 8 Herring Gull including the nesting pair; 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 CUCKOO, c200 Swift, 3+ Kingfisher, 6 Swallow and 4 CETTI’S WARBLER (Richard Scott, Adrian Andruchiw, Ian Heppinstall, Janet Heppinstall, Helen Womack, AF, Sue Bird, Roger Bird, Chris Robinson) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

WENT VALLEYMossFishing Lakes – 1 Marsh Harrier over (Ryan McClarence)


LOCALWeather: mainly overcast though slightly brighter with some sunshine during the afternoon and early evening, dry throughout. Visibility: good/moderate until late morning, then very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +10.4° to +17.2°C. Wind: light/moderate, occasionally strong with gusts to 33mph; mainly N, occasionally NNW and NNE. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: stable 1017/1018hPa ending the day on the latter. Fronts etc.: none.



MOON PHASE – Third quarter.

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