July 24, 2016


Sunday 24th July 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 9 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Goose, 141 Greylag Geese, 71 Mallard, 15+2j Gadwall, 2+6j Shoveler, 2+8j Tufted Duck, 17+8j Coot, 20+4j Moorhen, 221 Lapwing, 2 AVOCET, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 12 Snipe, 79 Black Headed Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Little Owl, 1 REDSTART, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Nigel Smith and Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 3 GC Grebe, 21 Little Grebe, 45 Canada Geese, 3 Mute Swan, 8 Greylag Geese, 109 Coot, 38 Tufted Duck, 45 Gadwall, 23 Mallard, 40 Lapwing (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYDenaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 1 Little Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Water Rail, 3 Tufted Duck broods 6+6+2; 8 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard (Paul & Barbara Shepherd per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 1 RUFF, 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 5 LRP, 4 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 220 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 84 Teal, 2 Wigeon, 28 Shoveler, Dunlin, Kingfisher (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 GARGANEY, 1 Teal, 68 Mallard, 18 Gadwall, 5 Mute Swan, 26 Canada Geese, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 LRP, 35 Lapwing, 4 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher (Barnsley BSG and Gary Haywood per Twitter)

DON VALLEYSprotbroughSpring Lane – 1 REDSTART found in the observer’s Greenhouse – a garden tick! (Simon Noble)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2p Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 46 Tufted Duck (inc.f with 2 well fledged js); 3a+1j Lapwing, 1a Dunlin, 1 Green Woodpecker, 26+ Swallow, 1s Song Thrush, 5 Whitethroat, 1s Willow Warbler, 2 (1s) Chiffchaff, 2a+3j House Sparrow, 3c Tree Sparrow, 1a+2j Linnet (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh Tip (SK4596 and SK4696) – 4 (1s) Stock Dove, 6+ Bullfinch, 2 Jay, 1 Herring Gull SW, 9+ (1s) Blackcap, 9+ (3s) Chiffchaff, 1 Kestrel, 11 Mute Swan, 3 Cormorant, 3+s Reed Warbler, 1s Willow Warbler , 5+ (1j) Moorhen, 16 Gadwall (inc js); 19 Mallard, 4 (2s) Song Thrush, 1p Great Crested Grebe at nest; 3 Greylag Goose (inc 2 over from NE); 2a+1j Coot, 2 Grey Heron, 1c Water Rail, 1c Green Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 2 (1s) Reed Bunting, 2 Coal Tit, 1c Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Canada Goose, 1 Lapwing, 1 Pheasant, 11+ (1s) Whitethroat, 1 Swallow, 11 Linnet, 1 Nuthatch – uncommon here (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 1a CASPIAN GULL, 5 Common Tern, 4+ Green Sandpiper, 2 HOBBY, 42 LRP, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 3 (2j) Water Rail, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER and 3 Yellow-legged Gull (John Wozencroft, Mark Paine and John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1m Wigeon, 2 BITTERN, 13 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 1 GLOSSY IBIS, 1a+2j BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1m+1f+1j MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, c.200 Lapwing, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1a+1j Common Tern, 2 Kingfisher, 1c Green Woodpecker, 1/2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Richard Scott, Adrian Andruchiw, Mark Roberts).

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LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies until noon, then cloudy but bright until late afternoon; then overcast with some light rain falling during the evening. Visibility: mainly very good/good occasionally moderate during the early hours. Temperatures: +14.0° to +23.2°C. Wind: very light/light, mainly from NW quarter until late morning; then variable from within the SW quarter thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1019hPa falling through much of the day ending on 1015hPa. Fronts etc.: several NNW/SSE occluded fronts moved E over the District during the morning, afternoon and evening.



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

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