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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 5 Wigeon, 2 GARGANEY, 4 Little Egret, 18 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Owl, 2 Whitethroat (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 ‘b’ BITTERN, 7r Little Egret, 4 Buzzard1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 1 (3cy) ICELAND GULL, 94 Herring Gull, 24 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 GBB Gull, 1 CUCKOO, 1m BEARDED TIT (David Bamforth and RSPB_Old Moor per Twitter and today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke – River Don – 1s Blackcap, 1 Kingfisher, 1s Greenfinch, 1p Mallard (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke SF (SK4494) – 3s Chiffchaff, 3s Blackcap, 4s Whitethroat, 2 Stock Dove, 1s Song Thrush, 2m Mallard, 1 Linnet, 8+a+8j Coot, 2 Sand Martin, 1s Reed Bunting, 1p Mute Swan, 2p Gadwall, 1p Teal, 1 Moorhen (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1p Gadwall, 2 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Buzzard, 1p Kestrel hunting; 1s Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 5 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silver Wood (SK4893) – 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (Pingle Lane tip); 3s Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1s Reed Warbler, 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh Banks – 1 Coot, 2p Mallard, 21 Tufted Duck (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron N, 52 Mute Swan, 1m Gadwall, 1m+1f Teal, 17 Tufted Duck, 8s Blackcap, 2s Whitethroat, 1s Reed Warbler, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 11s Willow Warbler, 7s Chiffchaff, 1m SCAUP now coming to bread (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh Tip (SK4596 and SK4696) – 14 (10s+1d/p) Chiffchaff, 3c Pheasant, 4s Willow Warbler, 3 Linnet, 2s Song Thrush, 7 Mute Swan (2 SW @ 0630hrs; 3 W @ 0809hrs); 14 (12s) Blackcap, 3m (1s)+1f Bullfinch, 4 Moorhen, 1 d/p Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Canada Goose (2prs + 1; 2 flew E); 11 Coot, 11 Gadwall (4prs + 3m); 3s Reed Warbler, 3p Greylag Geese, 1p+2m+1f Mallard, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2s Whitethroat, 1s Reed Bunting, 1c Red-legged Partridge, 1m Kestrel, 2 Jay (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

HARWORTH COLLIERY TOP (Notts) – 10+ Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, c.50 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 2p Yellow Wagtail, 1 WHITE WAGTAIL, 1 Pied Wagtail, c.10 Linnet (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 5 Shelduck, 1f+12j Mallard, 2 BITTERN, 3 MARSH HARRIER, 3 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard over, 1m Kestrel, 1 Water Rail, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 1 Tern sp. Through; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 1c BEARDED TIT, 15 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow over; 1 House Martin over, 10+ CETTI’S WARBLER, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 12 Reed Warbler, 2 Treecreeper, 1m PIED FLYCATCHER (AHo), 1m WHINCHAT (RJS); 1m WHEATEAR. BUFFER AREA (Carr Lodge) – 1 Mute Swan, 8 Greylag Geese, 9 Canada Geese, 4 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 4 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 4 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 5 Stock dove, 1 Jay, 1 Swallow, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Linnet (Richard J Scott, Allen Holmes, Sue Bird,

STAINTON AREA – 4p LRP, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL, 1 Swift, 11 Yellow Wagtail, 1 RING OUZEL, 1 GARDEN WARBLER, 10 Whitethroat, 1 GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (Jon O’Malley)

                                      Ring Ouzel at Stainton today © Jon O’Malley 2017

TORNE VALLEY – Rossington – Holmes Carr Wood (SK6198 E) – 10+ Blackcap, 6+ Chiffchaff, 3+ Willow Warbler, 3 Treecreeper, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Jay and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Stuart Churchill)

TORNE VALLEY – Rossington Pit Tip – 6+ Sand Martin, 1 House Martin through, 2 Whitethroat (Stuart Churchill)

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LOCAL – Weather: mainly clear skies/bright with scattered cloud, very occasionally overcast during the early hours; dry throughout. Visibility: excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: +6.9°C to +3.6°C to +3.7°C to +2.7°C to 12.3°C to +12.2°C to +14.1°C to +13.8°C to +14.8°C to +6.9°C. Wind: mainly very light, occasionally light; variable in direction but almost wholly from the SW quarter, very occasionally NW. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1029hPa-1020hPa. Fronts etc. a weakening NE/S warm front moved SE over the District during the evening.


MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office

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