July 31, 2016


Sunday 31st July 2016

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Next Sunday 7th August 2016 is the Hen Harrier day event at Edale, Derbyshire. Col Neale is attending and has three spare places in his car if anyone would care to accompany him. If interested, please contact Col direct either on his mobile on 07765604228 or by email at col@cneale.freeserve.co.uk


DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 8 Grey Heron, 6 (3j) Little Egret, c.250 Greylag, c.200 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 4 Dunlin, 1a Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Oystercatcher, 1m REDSTART, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER (M Gough per Nigel Smith via Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 7 Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper, 32 Swift (Bernard Emson per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 1f Wheatear, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Dunlin, 4 LRP, 1 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Egret (Peter Walsh per Twitter)

DON VALLEYAldwarke SF (SK4494) – 3+ Pheasant, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 1f/j Blackcap, 1 Sand Martin, 3a Moorhen, c.20 Goldfinch, 3 Coot, 4 Gadwall, 10 Mallard, 1p Mute Swan, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1c Reed Warbler (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYArksey Common (SE5906) – 1s Blackcap, 5+ Chiffchaff, 1 Kestrel, 2 Whitethroat, 2 (1s) Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEYArksey Ings (SE593061) – 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin depd S; 5 Flava Wagtail depd SE, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, c.15 Lapwing, 2a Ringed Plover depd S, 1 Snipe, 10 (7wgj) Tufted Duck (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEYKilnhurstRiver Don – 1 Buzzard, 1f Kestrel, 1j Kingfisher, 2 Cormorant (Paul Gould per Twitter)

DON VALLEYOld Denaby Pasture – c.80 Lapwing (Paul Gould per Twitter)

DON VALLEYRawmarsh – 1 Buzzard over @ 11:17hrs (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 HOBBY over 10:35 (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThorpe Marsh (SE5909Z) – 1 Kingfisher, 1 Kestrel, 1 WILLOW TIT (Neil Shaw)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1a Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 24 Greylag Goose, 32 Canada Goose, 88 Tufted Duck, 1f/j Common Scoter still, 6 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 24 Black-headed Gull, 40+ Swift, 1j Green Woodpecker, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 5 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 1s Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1a Common Tern depd N (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh Park – 7 Cormorant over towards CP @ 06:35 (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 Barn Owl, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Tern, 12 LRP (inc. 1 fresh chick), 2 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe (Andy Marshall, Daz Watson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

IDLE VALLEYHagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 1 GLOSSY IBIS flew S over the Flash @ 11:40 and dropped on Newington Flash, S Yorks (Derick Evans)

IDLE VALLEYNewington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 1 GLOSSY IBIS (DE only) flew S and dropped at Bawtry end of Flash; 15 Little Egret, 2 RUFF, 1 Greenshank flew E at 06.00; 4a+2j Common Tern (Steve Furber and Derick Evans)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Wigeon, 1f+1j Tufted Duck, 1 BITTERN, 12 Little Egret, 1 GLOSSY IBIS (present throughout the day), 1f+3j MARSH HARRIER (one ringed); 2 Sparrowhawk, c.6 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 HOBBY, 1j Peregrine, 1 Water Rail, 3 Oystercatcher over; 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Tern, c.60 Swift through; 1 Kingfisher, 1 WILLOW TIT, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER (Jenny Kingsland, Pete Grieves, Tina Langford, Adrian Andruchiw, Richard Scott)

AA Peregrine.juv..w. @ Potteric 31072016Juvenile Peregrine at Potteric today © Adrian Andruchiw 2016

The Spurn Migration Festival 2016 tickets are now on sale and can be purchased via the links at www.spurnmigfest.com

Spurn Migration Festival Logo 2016


LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with hazy sunshine through the daylight hours, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good with a period of good during the latter part of the early hours until mid-morning. Temperatures: +9.0° to +18.7°C. Wind: very light/light throughout; variable throughout but wholly from the W quarter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1015hPa and rising slowly through much of the day to end it on 1018hPa. Fronts etc.: none.



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

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