Wednesday 28th September 2016


DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 9 Dunlin, 192 Golden Plover, 8 Ruff, 25 Snipe, 2 Common Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 7 Little Egret, 24 BH Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Song Thrush (Paul Gould, Ian Morris and Chris Harris per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 1 OSPREY over; 1m Peregrine, 5 Ringed Plover, 3+ Ruff, 1f Wheatear, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER (John Seevior per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 8 Swallow and 2 House Martin (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 26 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 GREY PLOVER, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Peregrine, 33 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 Water Rail (Chip Rhodes and Col Neale) For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING 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 a prolonged mainly sunny period from 07:00 – 17:00, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good, but good from 03:00 – 11:00am. Temperatures: +11.5° to +21.6°C. Wind: mainly moderate, occasionally light SW/WSW occasionally SSW gusting to 34mph during the afternoon and evening. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1021hPa falling slowly through much of the day to end on 1014hPa. Fronts etc.: a N/SW warm front moved SE during the late afternoon/early evening.


2809mapMOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
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