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Tuesday 26th July 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+5y Mute Swan, 4 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 26 Gadwall, 21 Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 9 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 77 Coot and 1 Moorhen.Also present were 1 Grey Heron,1 MARSH HARRIER (through at 12.30pm), 1 Kingfisher and 1m+1f+1juv Grey Wagtail (on the Dearne, downstream of the Five Arches Bridge). (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Adam Hutt per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 52 Canada Geese, 16 Little Grebe, 1+1y Great Crested Grebe, 28 Gadwall, 7+19y Tufted Duck, 9 Pochard, 5 Mallard, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 107 Coot, 7 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Barn Owl, 77 Lapwing, 7 Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 23 BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 3 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 5 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2a+2j LRP, 5 Oystercatcher, 1s Grasshopper Warbler (per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYTPT (Wombwell Ings to Bolton Ings) – 2s Chiffchaff and 2s Blackcap. Also 3 Jay (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 GARGANEY flushed out of the safety of the grassy shoreline into the flash by horses wanting a drink.Also present were 4 Mute Swan, 31 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag, 87 Mallard, 9 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 5 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, 8 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 23 Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 61 BH Gull, 3 Linnet and a singing Willow Warbler on the Bulling Dyke (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Haugh Road (SK4396) – 1 Grey Heron S @ 14.40; 1 Cormorant S @ 14.09; 1 HOBBY S @ 15.06; 2 Common Gull S, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull S, 229 Swift SW in 2.5 hrs (13.15-15.45); 1 Swallow S, 42 House Martin SW in 2.5 hrs (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYWarmsworth Levitt Hagg – 19:50 – 1 Ring-necked Parakeet watched flying from east to west over valley, picked up over A1(M) area and eventually lost to sight over Scabba. Also 3m Yellowhammer, 4 Kestrel, 2 Linnet, 6 Goldfinch (Chris Johnson)

DUNSVILLE QUARRY – 2 Grey Heron, 3+ Oystercatcher (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 Common Tern, 1 Dunlin, 1 HOBBY, 20+ LRP, 1 Peregrine, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 WHIMBREL (John Wozencroft, Chris Robinson, Chip Rhodes, John Robinson and Andy Marshall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

POTTERIC CARR -1 Wigeon, 1 BITTERN, 17 Little Egret,1 GLOSSY IBIS, 3 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, family party of Water Rail, 1/2 Ringed Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2a+1j Common Tern, 35 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1a Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 4 CETTI’S WARBLER (Brian Buckle, Keith Lynes, Dave Carroll, Helen Womack, David Horncastle, Richard Scott, visitor sightings per RS) For further details please see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

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LOCAL – Weather: mainly overcast with some brighter cloudy spells and occasional clear skies during the early hours. Visibility: mainly very good, with a prolonged spell of good during the early hours/early morning. Temperatures: +11.4° to +20.4°C. Wind: very light/light throughout, variable from within the SW quarter Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1019hPa rising to 1020hPa by late morning, before falling back to end the day on 1016hPa. Fronts etc. a N/S warm front moved NE over the District during the afternoon.



MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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