Tuesday 27th September 2016


DEARNE VALLEY Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 6 Wigeon, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 4 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 HOBBY, 170 Lapwing, 10 Snipe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 120 BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 LBb Gull, c.25 Swallow (Gary Stones, Paul Gould and Pete Burgin per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 1s CETTI’S WARBLER, 6 Dunlin, 66 Golden Plover, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET (07:40-08:10am), 6 Green Sandpiper, 1c GREY PLOVER, 1 HOBBY, 15 Little Egret left roost, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 ROCK PIPIT S, 6 RUFF, 20 Snipe (C House. J Wragg and D M Waddington per Twitter)

DON VALLEY Silver Wood (SK4893) – 1s Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Golden Plover E (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – c.40 Meadow Pipit, 42 Canada Goose N, 2s Chiffchaff, 60 Linnet (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSprotbrough (Newton) Ings (SE5501 and SE5502) – 1 Grey Heron, c.25 House Martin, 1 Kestrel, 1 Shoveler, 11 Snipe, 1 Swallow (Chris Robinson).

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 10 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 34 Tufted Duck, 60+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 10 Skylark, 9 Meadow Pipit, 1 Buzzard, 13 Dunnock, 17 (7s) Robin, 1 Blackcap, 9 (5s) Chiffchaff, 14+ Long-tailed Tit, 340+ Lapwing, 60+ Starling, 5 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors (SE7106D & SE6905X)  – 60+ Pink-footed Geese, 30+ Ringed Plover, 1 LRP, 1 Dunlin, 5 Snipe, 1 Kestrel, 1 OSPREY (C Neale & J Wozencroft). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 32 Wigeon, c200 Teal, 1 BITTERN, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 1 OSPREY, 1 Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, c.400 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 1 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Goldcrest, 2 WILLOW TIT, 4 Swallow S, 6 CETTI’S WARBLER, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Treecreeper, 25 Goldfinch (B G A Buckle, M A Bird, A Andruchiw, K Lynes, D Harden, R J Scott). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG


I have just signed this PETITION which calls on the UK parliament to declare a moratorium on the shooting of endangered waders such as Golden Plover, Snipe and Woodcock. Perhaps you might wish to sign it too.

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LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy with occasional overcast and sunny spells, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally good during the early hours. Temperatures: +10.7° to +18.6°C. Wind: mainly very light/light, occasionally moderate with gusts to 29mph; SSE/S until 10:00am; SSW/SW until 5:00pm; WSW/W thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1021hPa falling to 1018hPa by 10:00am, then rising for the rest of the day to end on 1021hPa. Fronts etc.: a NNE/SSW cold front moved E during the afternoon.


2709mapMOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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