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DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+5y Mute Swan, 41 Gadwall, 22 Pochard, 8+1y Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 8 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 82 Coot, 1 Moorhen, and 10 BH Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Bullfinch and 1 Blackcap (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 47 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 16+12y Gadwall, 15+23y Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 6+3y Pochard, 12 Little Grebe, 1+1y Great Crested Grebe, 89 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 48 Lapwing, 25 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull and 1 Common Tern (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 1 LITTLE BITTERN, 2 BITTERN, 2 Grey Heron, 11r Cormorant, 13r Little Egret, 1 Wigeon, 1a+1j Great Crested Grebe, 1+1j AVOCET, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, 1 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 (1j) LRP, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 RUFF, 1 Snipe, 210 Lapwing, 78 Teal, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Barn Owl, 2 Kingfisher and many Tufted Duck broods including an 11 and a 9; (Nigel Smith and Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – 3s Chiffchaff and 3s Blackcap. Also 1 Bullfinch and 1 Mistle Thrush (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 Greenshank, 4 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, 4 Mute Swan, 29 Canada Geese, 20 Greylag, 45 Mallard, 1 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler. 12 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 25 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 LRP, 32 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 3 Pied Wagtail and 4 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYRAWMARSHStubbin Hill – 2 (1a+2cy) Yellow-legged Gull N 14.30-14.35; 80 Swift S in 3 hrs; 1 RAVEN NW @ 12.50 (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 21 Greylag Goose, 85 Tufted Duck, 1a Common Tern, c.50 Black-headed Gull, 4 (1s) Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DUNSVILLE QUARRY – 2 Little Egret and 1 Shelduck (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 CASPIAN GULL, 1+ Curlew (ho), 8 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 25+ LRP, 5+ Ringed Plover, 3 Whimbrel, 7+ Yellow-legged Gull (John Wozencroft and Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

Caspian Gull on Hatfield Moors this evening © John Wozencroft 2016
Caspian Gull on Hatfield Moors this evening © John Wozencroft 2016

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 GLOSSY IBIS, 1+ Little Egret and 1m+1j MARSH HARRIER (Mark Roberts, visitor report per RS, Ian Heppinstall, Janet Heppinstall).


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LOCALWeather: overcast with occasional brighter spells, dry throughout, though still quite humid. Visibility: good/very good throughout. Temperatures: +14.2° to +22.4°C. Wind: very light throughout, variable from within the NW quarter until early afternoon; then briefly SW before turning WSW until mid-evening; then SE thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting on 1012hPa and rising throughout to end the day on 1017hPa. Fronts etc. a NW/S trough was lying over the District during the late evening.



MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.

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