June 23, 2016


Thursday 23rd June 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 Buzzard, 1cc MARSH HARRIER and 1 RED KITE NE @ 12:05 (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 8 AVOCET, 3 Barn Owl, 1+ BITTERN, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 HOBBY, 1 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, 1s LITTLE BITTERN, 1 MARSH HARRIER presumed same as Bolton Ings bird (Barnsley BSG, Ken Foundation and Chris Harris per Twitter; and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYRawmarshHaugh Road (SK4396) – 1 Green Woodpecker over @ 07.30; 1c Nuthatch, 2 Bullfinch over (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1j Cormorant, 2a+6j Mute Swan, 20 Greylag Goose, 5 Canada Goose, 23 Tufted Duck, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Common Tern N, 13 Swift, 1’y’ Green Woodpecker, 6s Skylark, 16s Wren, 9 (7s) Blackbird, 3s Blackcap, 2 (1s) Whitethroat, 1c Lesser Whitethroat, 2s Willow Warbler, 3s Chiffchaff, 12 Great Tit (2fam/p); 30+ Blue Tit (inc 4fam/p); 2s Reed Warbler, 6+ Bullfinch, 2s Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 Curlew, 2 LRP, 1 WOODLARK (Bryan Wainwright and Claire Hayden). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

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LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy/overcast, some light rain fell during the early evening. Visibility: good/moderate throughout. Temperatures: +15.2° to +20.7°C. Wind: very light throughout and variable in direction from N around to NNW including periods of SW, SSW, S, SE, ESE, NNE, NE, ENE, E and WNW. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting at 1017hpa and falling slowly through much of the day to end on 1013hPa. Fronts etc. a weakening NE/SSW cold front moved E over the District during the late afternoon/early evening.



MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
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