September 24, 2016


Saturday 24th September 2016

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DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 9 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET E towards Denaby Ings during the afternoon (G Stones and K Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302)Early afternoon – 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Flash (SE4102) – 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 RUFF (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 11 Dunlin, 95 Golden Plover, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET arrived approxinmately 10:00am, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 GREY PLOVER, 227 Greylag, 1 HOBBY, c.850 Lapwing, 16 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine, 7 RUFF, 75 Shoveler, 20 Snipe, 1 Stonechat, 400 Teal, 182 Wigeon (Barnsley BSG, J Law, P Gould and A Hutt per Twitter and per A Smith on today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

The Great White Egret at Old Moor today © Paul Gould 2016
The Great White Egret at Old Moor today © Paul Gould 2016

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. (SK4995) – 9 Mallard, 5 Teal, 1 Moorhen, 1 Cormorant, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull over; 4 Black-headed Gull, 1 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 2 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 3 Song Thrush, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 1c WILLOW TIT, 1s Chiffchaff, 18 Linnet, 10+ Bullfinch, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Chaffinch, 30+ House Martin, 4 Meadow Pipit S (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 13 Jackdaw W (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 11 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 8 Mute Swan, 68 Canada Goose, 61 Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard, 1m Kestrel, 130+ Lapwing, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull N, 1c Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Skylark S, 5 Swallow S, 2 House Sparrow over, 13 Meadow Pipit S, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Grey Wagtail (1E); 18 Robin, 6 Mistle Thrush, 1 Reed Warbler, 12 (3s) Chiffchaff, 8 (3s) Long-tailed Tit, 50 Goldfinch, 2 House Martin S, 2c Lesser Redpoll E (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 25 Dunlin, 9 GREY PLOVER, 1 HOBBY, 4 Kestrel, 4+ MARSH HARRIER, 1 Peregrine, c.130 Pink-footed Geese, 30 Ringed Plover, 4 Snipe, 1 WHINCHAT, 1 WOODLARK (C Neale, D Parmenter and J Robinson ). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

MARR AREA – c.500 LBb Gull, 10+ Yellow-legged Gull (A Hutt)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 12 Wigeon, 1 BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 1m+2cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard, 1 OSPREY, 2 Kestrel, 2c Water Rail, 1 GREY PLOVER (KL et al); 1j Golden Plover, 367 Lapwing, 1 RUFF, 1 Greenshank, 6 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, 1j Green Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 23 Swallow S, 1 Coal Tit, 1 WILLOW TIT, 7 CETTI’S WARBLER, 19 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Treecreeper, 150 Starling, 1 Mistle Thrush N, 3 Meadow Pipit S, 2 Siskin (1S), 3 Bullfinch (B G A Buckle, M A Bird, K Lynes, H Womack, S Bird, R Bird, A Andruchiw, R J Scott, D Wozencroft). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

TORNE VALLEYRossington Area – 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Snipe, c.100 Starling (S Churchill per Twitter)

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LOCAL Weather: mainly clear skies until mid afternoon, then overcast thereafter, dry throughout. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +9.1° to +20.9°C. Wind: mainly light/moderate, occasionally very light; mainly S, occasionally SSW and SSE. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1020hPa and falling through the day to end on 1010hPa. Fronts etc.: none though a NNE/SSW cold front was approaching the District from the W during the evening.



MOON PHASE – First quarter.
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