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Saturday 23rd July 2016

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1m REDSTART, 2 AVOCET, 4 Little Egret, 2 Ringed Plover, c.150 Lapwing+1 chick, c.120 Greylag, 1 Little Owl (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Kingfisher (Michael Rushton per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – Family party of 4 Kingfisher, 9 Common Tern, 8 Little Egret, 8 Barn Owl, 5 Green Sandpiper, 3 LRP, 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper (Barnsley BSG and Peter Walsh per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYArksey Ings (SE593061) – 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Cormorant, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Grey Heron, c.40 Lapwing, 1c Little Owl, 2 Oystercatcher, 7j Tufted Duck and 1 Wigeon (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEYA Kilnhurst Garden – 6 House Sparrow, 15 Starling and 1 Buzzard over @ 1545 (Paul Gould per Twitter)

DON VALLEYRawmarshHaugh Road (SK4396) – 1 HOBBY SW @ 10.37 (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 6 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Cormorant, 15 Greylag, 9 Canada Geese, 2 Grey Heron S @ 0820; 65 Tufted Duck, 1 Kestrel (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DUNSVILLE QUARRY – 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, c.200 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Shelduck (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 CASPIAN GULL, 5 Black-tailed Godwit W, 5 Curlew, 4 Curlew Sandpiper, 20+ (4W) Dunlin 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 27 LRP, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 1 REDSTART, 15+ Ringed Plover, 5+ RUFF, 1 WHIMBREL, 1 WHINCHAT, 10 Yellow-legged Gull, 5+ Yellow Wagtail (Andy Marshall and Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

IDLE VALLEYNewington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 27 Little Egret, 1 Golden Plover flew E, 2 RUFF, 1 Green Sandpiper (Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Wigeon, 1 PINTAIL, 2 BITTERN, c.14 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 GLOSSY IBIS, 1a+1j BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1m+1f+1j MARSH HARRIER (juv is ringed), 1 Sparrowhawk, 5+ Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 HOBBY, 1 Water Rail, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 LRP, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern (1 depd S), 2 (j+3cy) MEDITERRANEAN GULL (j depd E), 2 Kingfisher, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2 Linnet (Richard Scott, Michael Bird, Helen Womack, Pete Grieves, Chris Dutheridge, Keith Lynes). For further detail see today’s YWT POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies wit scattered cloud through much of the day. Visibility: mainly very good with a prolonged period of good during the early hours and morning. Temperatures: +14.1° to +25.4°C. Wind: very light throughout, very variable in direction. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting on 1020hPa rising and falling several times through the day 1017hPa by the end of the day. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

2307mapMOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
Crown copyright 2016, the Met Office


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