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Wednesday 1st June 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands – 1 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck, 4 Teal, 7 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, 30+ Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+7j Mute Swan, 30 Tufted Duck, 9 Pochard, 4 Mallard, 3 Gadwall, 52 Coot, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 6 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Kestrel (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 31 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 17 Gadwall, 15 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 4 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebe, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 21 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 3 Lapwing and 1 Buzzard (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 12 AVOCET, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1f+7j Pochard, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER and 1 Teal (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – 7s Willow Warbler, 3s Chiffchaff and 4s Blackcap and 1 Jay (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 9 Mute Swan, 35 Canada Geese, 14+5y Greylag, 2 Shelduck, 23 Mallard, 12 Gadwall, 7 Tufted Duck, 5 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 1 Grey Heron, 21 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 5 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 19 BH Gull, 3 LBB Gull, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Pied Wagtail and 2 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS).

DON VALLEYFishlake – 2 HOBBY S (Ryan McClarence)

DON VALLEYKilnhurst Ings – 1f+c.6j Shoveler (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 CUCKOO, 2 Dunlin, 3 NIGHTJAR, 13+ Ringed Plover and 1 Tawny Owl (Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEYHagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 1 HOBBY over and plenty of Swifts and hirundines (Justin Carr)

Digiscoped Swift today at Hagg Lane Flash © Justin Carr 2016
Digiscoped Swift today at Hagg Lane Flash © Justin Carr 2016

IDLE VALLEYNewington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 1 GLOSSY IBIS (Justin Carr)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Shelduck over, 1b BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 1m Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher, 6 CETTI’S WARBLER (Paul Paddock) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

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LOCALWeather: overcast throughout, some rain during the early hours/early morning. Visibility: good/moderate until late morning, then very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +10.4° to +17.2°C. Wind: moderate/poor until late morning, then very good until early afternoon, then good thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting at 1022hpa and rising slowly throughout the day ending the day at 1026hPa. Fronts etc.: a trough moved E over the District during the early morning and a NE/SW mixed front was lying over or close to the District for much of the year.


0106mapMOON PHASE – Waning crescent.

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