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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Little Egret, 14 AVOCET, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 7 Snipe, 25+ Redshank, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Little Owl, 1 Buzzard, 1 House Martin (Paul Gould per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 Shelduck, 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 1 PEREGRINE, 3p GC Grebe, 8 AVOCET, 3 Dunlin, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 2a MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Swallow, 3 Reed Warbler, 1m BEARDED TIT (Tom Hibbert and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 Greenshank, 6 Redshank, 2 AVOCET, 5 LRP, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Dunlin, 6 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler (Matthew Capper and Tom Hibbert per twitter)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 150 Sand Martin and 1 House Martin (Paul Hobson per Richard Scott)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 2 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 1m Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron over, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Buzzard, 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Sand Martin, 3s Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)


DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron NW, 45 Mute Swan, 1 (2cy) WHOOPER SWAN (orange ring left leg YGZ); 29 Tufted Duck, 5c/m Pheasant, 350+ Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 3s Song Thrush, 4s Blackcap, 1s Reed Warbler, 1s LESSER WHITETHROAT, 7s Willow Warbler, 6s Chiffchaff, c.30 Fieldfare N, 4 (3s) Reed Bunting, 1m SCAUP (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FINNINGLEY GP – 6 Mute Swan, 14+ Shelduck,  c.30 Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard, 2p Red-legged Partridge, 1 LRP, 1p Ringed Plover, 3p Lapwing, 1p Redshank, 7 Snipe, 6s Willow Warbler, 4s Blackcap (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1p Shelduck, 1m+1cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 PEREGRINE, 4 LRP, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL, 4 House Martin, 2 Swallow,  1 TREE PIPIT, 2+ Stonechat, 7+ WHEATEAR, 1 RAVEN W @ 2pm (Daz Watson, Chip Rhodes, Col Neale, Andy Brown). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 6 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron & 2 Redshank (Derick Evans)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 4j+4j Greylag Geese, 6+ Shelduck, 3 BITTERN, 3 Little Egret, 6 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2m+3cc MARSH HARRIER, 3 Sparrowhawk, 5+ Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 PEREGRINE, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 19 Herring Gull, 28 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove over, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c.100 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 14s CETTI’S WARBLER, 17 Willow Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Linnet over, BUFFER AREA (Stovens Plantation, Gladstones Fields, Short Lane) – 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 1 House sparrow (Richard Scott, Andy Dalton, Sue Bird, Roger Bird) For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 2a MEDITERRANEAN GULL S @ 7.15am, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT (Adrian Scutt)

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LOCAL – Weather: mainly overcast, occasional showers during the early hours, afternoon and evening. Visibility: excellent/very good, occasionally moderate and good. Temperatures: +7.3°C to +6.8°C to +7.2°C to +6.1°C to +13.7°C to +8.5°C. Wind: very light SW until 8pm; then light SW until noon; then light/moderate/light/very light WSW/W thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1017hPa-1012hPa-1013hPa. Fronts etc. two parallel NE/WSW cold fronts moved S over the District during the afternoon and late evening.


MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
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