Wednesday 21st September 2016


DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 Little Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Snipe, c.100 Lapwing, 10 Grey Partridge, 1 Little Owl, 4 Yellow Wagtail (Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1f Stonechat, 1m Blackcap, 1m Chiffchaff (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 1 Barn Owl, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 4 Dunlin, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 GREY PLOVER, 150 Golden Plover, 6 Little Egret, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 4 RUFF, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER (Paul Gould, Barnsley BSG, Andrew Leggett and Jeff Wragg per Twitter)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER present until 07:00am but not thereafter; 2 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 30+ Dunlin, 3 Golden Plover, 3 GREY PLOVER, 2+ HOBBY, 2 Kingfisher, 5 MARSH HARRIER, 50+ Pink-footed Geese, 35+ Ringed Plover, 1 RUFF, 3 Snipe (Justin Carr, John Robinson, Dave Adamson and Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

IDLE VALLEYHagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 1 GLOSSY IBIS (Per Birdguides)

IDLE VALLEYNewington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 1 CURLEW SANDPIPER (Derick Evans)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 OSPREY seen over M18 as it left the reserve at 10:30am (Chris Robinson and Tina Langford). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEYSouthfield Res (SE6519) – 1 HOBBY, 1 Kingfisher and 1 MARSH HARRIER (Adrian Scutt)

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LOCALWeather: mainly overcast/cloudy throughout, with very light rain showers during the morning and early evening. Visibility: mainly very poor/moderate occasionally good until 11:00hrs; good/very good until early evening; moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +10.3° to +19.1°C. Wind: very light throughout; mainly SE/SSE occasionally S/E/SW during the early hours. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1020hPa falling to 1016hPa by early evening, then stable/rising slightly but ending the day on 1016h. Fronts etc.: a N/S trough moved E over the District during the early evening.


2109mapMOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.

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