Thursday 30th June 2016


DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 Curlew left towards Old Moor (Walter Aram per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2j GC Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 41 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 11 Gadwall, 7+6j Tufted Duck, 5 Mallard, 2+5j Pochard, 7 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 44 Coot, 50+ Lapwing, c60 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYDenaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 2a+1j AVOCET, 1 Barn Owl and 2 Common Tern (Ken Foundation)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 8r Cormorant, 1r Little Egret, 2a+8j Shelduck, 13 Teal, 4+ AVOCET, 2a+2j Oystercatcher, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 2a+1j LBB Gull, 6a+6j Common Tern (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 Black Tailed Godwit moved off towards Broomhill at 8.55 am and it was seen dropping onto the flash. Also 8 Mute Swan, 2+3j Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 5 Tufted Duck, 5 Teal, 3 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 20 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 7 Lapwing, 1 LRP, 16 BH Gull, 4 Skylark, 4 Linnet and 2 Pied Wagtail. A group of c60 Swift passed through at 9.30am (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS).

DON VALLEYArksey Ings and Common (SE593061) – 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 (2cy) GLOSSY IBIS, 1 Grey Heron, 35 Lapwing mainly js; 8 (4j) LRP, 12 Mallard, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1wgj Shelduck (Chris Robinson and John Wozencroft)

Glossy Ibis today at Arksey Ings © John Wozencroft 2016
                                                                                      Glossy Ibis phonescoped at Arksey Ings today © John Wozencroft 2016

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1f+6j Gadwall (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 2a+6j Mute Swan, 18 Greylag Goose, 4 Canada Goose, 22mTufted Duck, 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 60+ Coot (5p with j), 1 Common Tern S, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4s Skylark, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 17s Wren, 10 (9s) Dunnock, 13 (4s) Blackbird, 1 Blackcap, 2s Whitethroat, 2 (1s) Lesser Whitethroat, 4 (3s/1j) Reed Warbler, 1s Willow Warbler, 3s Chiffchaff, 27 Magpie (6+ fam/parties); 2c Bullfinch, 2s Reed Bunting, 3s Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2a+2+j Common Tern at nest (John Wozencroft). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1f+7yj Gadwall, 2 Teal, 1f+2yj Pochard, 6 Cormorant, 4 (2j) BITTERN, 7a+1j Little Egret, 7 (2a+2yj+2a+1wgj BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail, 1p+1j+2 Oystercatcher, 6 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Tern, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1p+2yj Lesser black-backed Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 18 Sand Martin (Roger Bird, Sue Bird, Adrian Andruchiw, Rob Mokryj, Barry Wardley, Ian Heppinstall, Janet Heppinstall). For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS)

WENT VALLEYSouthfield Res (SE6519) – 1 HOBBY, 1m MARSH HARRIER and 1 Black-tailed Godwit through (Adrian Scutt)

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LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy with occasional clear spells through the early hours; then suuny until late morning, then mainly cloudy with very occasional sunny spells; then overcast thereafter with some light rain during the early evening. Visibility: good until early morning; then very good thereafter. Temperatures: +10.0° to +18.4°C. Wind: very light/light throughout; variable in direction but wholly from within the SW quarter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1005hPa and rising to 1007hPa by early afternoon; then falling slowly thereafter to end the day on 1005hPa. Fronts etc.: a large number of mixed fronts moved E during the day.



MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
Crown copyright 2016, the Met Office

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