August 27, 2016


Saturday 27th August 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYDenaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 1p+4j Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, c.100 Lapwing, 10 Mistle Thrush, 2 Grey Wagtail (Ken Foundation)

DEARNE VALLEY Old Moor (SE4302) – 55 Shoveler, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 RUFF, 6 Ringed Plover, 7 Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, c.850 Lapwing, 4 Wigeon, 1 Shelduck (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. (SK4995) – 1m Kestrel, 5 Mallard, 1 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Swallow, 1 Treecreeper, 3 Goldcrest, 8+ Blackbird, 1f Reed Bunting, 1 WILLOW TIT, 20+ Bullfinch, 5 Goldfinch, 5+ Willow Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 14 Great Crested Grebe ( inc 2p+4j-2j), 3 Little Grebe (1+2j); 6 Cormorant, 8 Greylag Geese, 70 Canada Geese, Swallow, 19 House Martin S, 1 Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff, 10+ Tree Sparrow, 220+ Goldfinch, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Song Thrush (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DUNSVILLE QUARRY – 2 Common Sandpiper (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 10+ Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 1 HOBBY, 2 LITTLE STINT, 70+ Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, 1 WHINCHAT, 2 Yellow Wagtail (John Robinson, Col Neale, Chris Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 31 Mute Swan, 4 Wigeon, 191 Teal, 18 Pochard, 10j Pheasant, 2 BITTERN, 6 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, 530 Lapwing, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 2 Common Tern, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER (Brian G A Buckle, M A Bird, Helen Womack, Darren Wozencroft, Richard J Scott). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

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LOCAL – Weather: mainly clear skies until 08:00am, then mainly cloudy/overcast thereafter with rain during the afternoon and evening. Visibility: mainly very good/good, occasionally Excellent and moderate. Temperatures: +10.5° to +20.6°C. Wind: mainly very light, occasionally light later in the day; from the NW quarter until 03:00am, then mainly E thereafter, occasionally NE, ENE and ESE. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1020hPa and falling through most of the day, ending on 1013hPa. Fronts etc.: an ENE/WSW was lying over the District for much of the day gradually moving ENE as the day progressed.

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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