July 29, 2016


Friday 29th July 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYDenaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 5 Little Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Buzzard, 1a+1j Water Rail, 1 WILLOW TIT (Ken Foundation and J Little)

DEARNE VALLEY Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 6 Green Sandpiper, 9 Common Sandpiper, 4 Black Tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 5 LRP, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, c.75 Lapwing (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 GARGANEY, 6 Little Egret, 2 Ringed Plover, 70 Lapwing (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 HOBBY W @ 09.45; 4p+2j Moorhen (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 4 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 52 Greylag Goose, 13 Canada Goose, 83 Tufted Duck, 1m Sparrowhawk, 3 Swift, 2 Swallow, 2j Pied Wagtail, 13+ (10s) Wren, 18 Robin, 7+ Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 7c Chiffchaff, 100+ Starling, 120+ Goldfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 1 KNOT W, 12 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 TURNSTONE W, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Chip Rhodes, Col Neale and Andy Marshall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 GLOSSY IBIS, 1 BITTERN, 15 Little Egret (Chris Johnson and Ray Thorneycroft)

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LOCALWeather: mainly overcast/cloudy with some clear skies; heavy rain fell during the afternoon and lighter in rain. Visibility: mainly good/moderate occasionally very good. Temperatures: +13.6° to +20.0°C. Wind: very light occasionally light, mainly SW occasionally WSW and W until early afternoon; then variable from the NE and SE quarters thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1009hPa falling to 1008hPa by early morning; then rising once again to 1009hPa by late morning; then falling back to 1008hPa by early afternoon; then rising thereafter to end the day on 1012hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/WSW occlusion moved S over the District during the late morning/early afternoon.



MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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