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DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 17 Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Cormorant, 1 BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 2 LBb Gull, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Mute Swan, 16 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Mallard, 11 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 11 Wigeon, 6 PINTAIL (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 44 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 28 Tufted Duck, 1 Greenshank (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY Old Moor (SE4302) – 6 PINTAIL, presumed same 6 as also on Bolton Ings; 6 RUFF, 4 Dunlin, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Green Sandpiper, 20 Snipe, 42 Golden Plover, c.900 Lapwing, 1 Peregrine, 1 Barn Owl, 15 Little Egret, 1 Nuthatch (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 8 Dunlin, 2 RUFF, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Greenshank (Gary Haywood per Twitter)

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. (SK4995) – 14 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1c Buzzard, 1 Jay, 4 Swallow (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSandall Sewage Treatment Works – 1 ringtail HARRIER sp. N (Rich Collis)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 11 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 8 Mute Swan, 6 Pochard depd W, 42 Tufted Duck, 3 Kestrel, 13 Moorhen, c.90 Coot, 75+ Lapwing, 3j Great Black-backed Gull W, 2 Skylark, 6 Swallow N, 14 House Martin S, 1 Grey Wagtail S, 25 (16s) Robin, 1s Reed Warbler, 13 (5s) Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, 1 COMMON SCOTER, 1 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 15+ Dunlin, 1m Peregrine, 20+ Ringed Plover, 3 Snipe (Col Neale and John Wozencroft). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)


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LOCALWeather: overcast throughout, with very light rain showers scattered through the early hours, morning and afternoon. Visibility: very variable, mainly moderate/good occasionally poor. Temperatures: +12.4° to +14.4°C. Wind: very light throughout; variable throughout, but mainly NW and NNW, turning W then WSW at the end of the day. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1022hPa and falling very slowly to end on 1019hPa by 19:00hrs before rising to end the day on 1020hPa. Fronts etc.: a shifting warm front was lying close to the District throughout the day.



MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
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