June 29, 2016


Wednesday 29th June 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+2j Mute Swan, 55 Gadwall, 18 Tufted Duck, 3+2j Pochard, 2 Mallard, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 61+8j Coot, 76+adult and 65+j BH Gull. Also present were 3 Canada Geese, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 LBB Gull, 100+ Swift, 200+ Sand Martin and 3 Whitethroat (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 45 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 16+6j Gadwall, 10 Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck, 4+4j Pochard, 6 Little Grebe, 2+2j Great Crested Grebe, 38 Coot, 1 Moorhen, c90 BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 10 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, Common Tern c/food; 2a+1j GC Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 1m LITTLE BITTERN, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1a+10j Pheasant, 1750j Black Headed Gull (Barnsley BSG and Dave Simmonite per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – No singing warblers only 2 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Whitethroat noted (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 4 Mute Swan, 2+3j Greylag, 11 Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 23 Lapwing, 1+1j Ringed Plover, 1 LRP ( left high west at 9.15am ), 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Kestrel, 21 BH Gull, 3 Skylark, 4 Linnet and 50+ House Martin (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS).

DON VALLEYRawmarshHaugh Road (SK4396) – 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard N, 3 Kestrel, 1 Common Tern N @ 07.35; 1p Stock Dove, 1c Nuthatch, 120 Swift @ 18.30 (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 34 (10+24) Black-tailed Godwit E, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Tern, 5 Curlew W, 1 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 2 LRP, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 TREE PIPIT (Andy Marshall and John Wozencroft). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY Scrooby (SK6590K)1 Barn Owl on grassland by River Ryton (Derick Evans per Twitter)

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LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy with occasional sunny spells and overcast, heavy rain during the late morning/early afternoon then a heavy downpour during the late afternoon. Visibility: very variable mainly good/very good, occasionally moderate, poor and very poor. Temperatures: +9.0° to +16.9°C. Wind: very light/light until mid-afternoon, then moderate/strong with gusts from 29-34mph until mid-evening, variable in direction but wholly from within the SW quarter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1007hPa and falling for much of the day to 1001hPa befor rising slightly to end the day on 1002hPa. Fronts etc. a large number of mixed fronts moved E during the day.



MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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