July 27, 2016


Wednesday 27th July 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 1m REDSTART (Per today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+3y Mute Swan, 23 Canada Geese, 23 Pochard, 11+2y Tufted Duck, 5 Mallard, 3 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Grebe, 86 Coot and 1 Moorhen. Also present were 1 Kestrel, 1 Grey Heron and 1 Green Woodpecker (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Adam Hutt per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 43 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 9 Gadwall, 5+24y Tufted Duck, 5 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1+1y Great Crested Grebe, 18 Little Grebe, 57 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe and 25 BH Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY Old Moor (SE4302) – 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kestrel, 2+ Kingfisher, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1j Water Rail (per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

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

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 GARGANEY, 6 Mute Swan, 37 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 65 Mallard, 16 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 2 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 7 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 44 Lapwing, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Oystercatcher, 32 BH Gull, a flock of 30+ Goldfinch and a singing Willow Warbler (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEYDoncaster Town CentreOld Southern Bus Station roundabout – 1 HOBBY over (Richard Scott)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 Common Sandpiper (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 7 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 69 Tufted Duck, 5+ Whitethroat, 1j Reed Warbler, 2s Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 10+ Long-tailed Tit, 15 Swallow (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 77 Black-tailed Godwit E, 2+ Common Sandpiper (one was taken by a Sparrowhawk), 2+ Common Tern, 1 KNOT, 1a+22j LRP, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Peregrine, 12 Yellow-legged Gull (John Wozencroft, Justin Carr, Chip Rhodes, Chris Robinson, Chip Rhodes, John Robinson and Andy Marshall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

IDLE VALLEYHagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Little Egret, 10 Shelduck (Lance Degnan)

IDLE VALLEYNewington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 MARSH HARRIER and 3 RUFF (Lance Degnan)


WENT VALLEYWent Ings (SE6519) – 20 Black-tailed Godwit (Adrian Scutt)

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LOCAL – Weather: mainly overcast through the early hours and early morning with some light rain; then cloudy but bright until mid-afternoon then mainly clear skies thereafter. Visibility: mainly good and very good occasionally moderate through the early hours; then very good/excellent threafter. Temperatures: +23.9° to +12.4°C. Wind: very light/light throughout, variable from within the SW quarter until mid-morning; then light/very light variable in direction but wholly from NW/WNW thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1016hPa falling to 1012hPa by mid-morning, before rising again to end the day on 1016hPa. Fronts etc. a series of closely associated mixed NE/SW fronts moved SE over the District during the morning/afternoon.



MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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