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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 5 Little Egret, 1 HOBBY, 2 Buzzard, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank through; 2 Swift, 2 Little Owl, 1m REDSTART, 7 Yellow Wagtail (Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 11 Mute Swan, 5 G C Grebe, 17 Little Grebe, 140 Coot, 12 Moorhen, 55 Gadwall, 10 Teal, 25 Mallard, 10 Pochard, 20 Tufted Duck, 38 Lapwing (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 75 Lapwing, 2 Mute Swan, 79 Coot, 17 Moorhen, 2 G C Grebe, 24 Little Grebe, 48 Mallard, 16 Teal, 69 Gadwall, 32 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYDenaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 3 Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 40 Lapwing, 1j Buzzard (Paul & Barbara Shepherd)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 36 Little Egret, 24 Cormorant leaving roost; 11 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 1 RUFF (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEYAldwarke SF (SK4494) – 20 Goldfinch, 4 Pheasant, 5 Whitethroat, 1f/j Kestrel, 5 Mallard, 4a Moorhen, 2 Coot, 1 Grey Wagtail over, 2 Teal, 5 Gadwall, 1p Mute Swan, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Blackcap, 18 Black-headed Gull (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 14 Great Crested Grebe (2a+2j-2a+4j+4a); 4 Little Grebe (3a+1j); 1j Teal, 1 Buzzard, 1f Sparrowhawk W, 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1a Herring Gull, 5 Swift, 1 Sand Martin, 10+ House Martin, 2 Swallow, 13 (1s) Robin, 4 Blackcap, 2s Willow Warbler, 15 (2s) Chiffchaff, 8 Long-tailed Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2 Common Sandpiper, 7 Dunlin, 2+ Greenshank, 1 LITTLE STINT, 1 HOBBY, 1 LITTLE STINT,  1 MARSH HARRIER, 41+ Ringed Plover, 2 RUFF, 1 Snipe, 1 WHINCHAT, 3 WOOD SANDPIPER (Andy Marshall, John Wozencroft, Chip Rhodes, Col Neale, Mark Paine, Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

CCR One of the three Wood Sandpiper on Hatfield Moors this evening 21082016
One of the three Wood Sandpiper on Hatfield Moors this evening by Chris Robinson 2016

IDLE VALLEYHagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 1 GARGANEY, Greenshank, 3 Redshank and 5 Little Egret (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 Wigeon, 16 Cormorant, 1 BITTERN, 4 Little Egret, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 10+ Swift S, 1 Kingfisher, c200 Sand Martin S; • 5 Swallow S, 2 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (SB et al), 1 Song Thrush (Mark Roberts, Adrian Andruchiw, Richard Scott, Jnny Kingsland, Sue Bird, Roger Bird). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

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LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but bright, occasionally overcast with some heavy rain during the afternoon and evening. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally moderate and good during the evening. Temperatures: +13.9° to +21.7°C. Wind: moderate/strong through much of the day but dropping to very light during the evening. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1003hPa and rising throughout to end the day on 1016hPa. Fronts etc.:a weakening occlusion associated with a slow moving depression passed over the District several times as it moved NE.


2108mapMOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
Crown copyright 2016, the Met Office

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