Friday 24th June 2016


DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 MARSH HARRIER one same as Old Moor bird below (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 2 BITTERN, 1 Curlew, 1 HOBBY, 1 Kingfisher, 1s LITTLE BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 1a+2j Pheasant, 3 Wigeon (Barnsley BSG and Chris Harris per Twitter and RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYRawmarshRockcliffe Rd – 17 Long-tailed Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 BLACK-TAILED GODWIT, 2 Curlew, 2 Dunlin, 2+ LRP, 1 Peregrine, 1 Redshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (Col Neale and Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG


IDLE VALLEYMISSON Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 cc MARSH HARRIER and 1 TURTLE DOVE (Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 29 Greylag Geese, 15 Canada Geese, 7 Cormorant, 1 BITTERN, 4 Little Egret, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 3a+2j BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1 LRP, 1 Common Tern, 1 Buzzard over, 2a Herring Gull which are again sitting having recently lost their second of two juvs (Dave Carroll and Richard Scott). For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

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LOCAL – Weather: mainly cloudy but bright with warm sunshine through much of the day, some light rain during the afternoon/evening. Visibility: good until mid-morning, then mainly very good, briefly poor during the late afternoon and good during the evening. Temperatures: +10.5° to +20.3°C. Wind: mainly very light/light occasionally moderate with gusts to 30mph during the late afternoon; variable in direction wholly from within the SW quarter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting at 1014hpa and rising to 1016hPa before falling back to 1015hPa before rising again to end the day on 1016hPa. Fronts etc. a NW/SW occlusion moved E over the District during the late morning/early afternoon.

MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
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