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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 Little Egret, 3 Teal, 1a+1j AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 12+ Redshank, 230+ Lapwing inc. new brood of 4 chicks, 1 Little Owl (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1+4j Mute Swan, 37 Gadwall, 12+3j Tufted Duck, 4+8j Mallard, 11 Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 52+8j Coot, c150 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 Canada Goose, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Kestrel (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 41 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 10 Gadwall, 7 Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 2+5j Pochard, 2+2j Great Crested Grebe, 6+3j Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 52 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 33 Lapwing, 3 Kestrel, c90 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 LITTLE BITTERN, 1j BITTERN, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 7 AVOCET, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Barn Owl (Barnsley BSG and Kare Williams per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – 5s Chiffchaff, 4s Blackcap, 3s Willow Warbler, 3s Whitethroat and 1y Green Woodpecker (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 5 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag, 18 Gadwall, 9 Mallard, 4 Teal, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 12 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 10 Lapwing, 1 juv Ringed Plover, 24 BH Gull, 2 Skylark and 5 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS).

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 1 Common Tern (Justin Carr and Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEYArksey Ings (SE593061) – 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Buzzard, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 GLOSSY IBIS, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kestrel, c.20 Lapwing,
1 Little Egret NE, 4 LRP, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Swallow (Chris Robinson, Justin Carr, Jonathan Holliday and Rich Collis)

The Glossy Ibis over Arksey Ings this morning © Justin Carr 2016
                                     The Glossy Ibis over Arksey Ings this morning © Justin Carr 2016
DON VALLEY - Sprotbrough (Newton) Ings (SE5501 and SE5502) – 4 Grey Heron, 8 Lapwing, 2 Mute Swan, 2s Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson). 

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 1 Great Crested Grebe, 17 Greylag Goose, 23 Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Herring Gull, 1j Lesser Black-backed Gull S, 1c Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4s Skylark, 9 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 19 (18s+1a+js) Wren, 11 (7s) Dunnock, 18 (6+js) Robin, 13 (7s) Blackbird, 1s Blackcap, 1s Whitethroat, 2s Reed Warbler, 1s Willow Warbler, 2s Chiffchaff, 23 Magpie, 6 House Sparrow (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 Kestrel, 2 HOBBY, 1 Peregrine, 1 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 23 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, 1 Curlew, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Common Tern, 2 Tawny Owl (Chris Robinson and Justin Carr). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1f+7yj+1f+4h-gj Tufted Duck, 5 Little Egret, 1m+2f MARSH HARRIER, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2a+1j Oystercatcher, 6 Lapwing, 1 Common Tern, 2 Kingfisher, 65 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 3 CETTI’S WARBLER (Adrian Andruchiw, Sue & Roger Bird, Janet & Ian Heppinstall). For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS)

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LOCALWeather: mixture of sunshine and heavy downpours. Visibility: mainly excellent/very good, occasionally moderate. Temperatures: +17.2° to +9.1°C. Wind: light through much of the day with occasional gusts to 31mph; variable in direction, mainly SW/WSW occasionally WNW. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1004hPa and rising slowly through much of the day to end on 1006hPa. Fronts etc. none.



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

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