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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Pink-footed Goose, 3 Shelduck, 3 Wigeon, 3 GARGANEY, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Partridge, 16 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 LRP, c.50 Lapwing +7 New broods; 3 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 23+ Redshank, c.50 (7newbr); 1 Little Owl, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 WHINCHAT, 5+ WHEATEAR, 1s GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 6 BLACK TERN (Chris Harris and Rich Collis)

Whinchat at Adwick Washlands today © Gary Stones 2017

 

 

Singing Grasshopper Warbler at Adwick Washlands © Gary Stones 2017

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 1 BITTERN, 1 LRP, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 TURNSTONE, 5 Dunlin, 3 BLACK TERN E @ 6.25am; 2 Common Tern, 1 WHINCHAT (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke SF (SK4494) – 4 (2s) Blackcap, 9 (8s) Whitethroat, 1c Pheasant, 5 (3m2f/d) Gadwall, 1 Stock Dove, 9+ (4+j) Coot, 1p Little Grebe, 12 Black-headed Gull, 6+a+6j+12j Mallard, 2s Chiffchaff, 1p Mute Swan, 5 Tufted Duck, 4 Sand Martin, 3 Buzzard, 2 Long-tailed Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 4s Chiffchaff, 8 (6s+2f) Blackcap, 5 (4s and p/cop) Garden Warbler, 8s Willow Warbler, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 3 (2s) Whitethroat, 13m Blackbird, 1s Sedge Warbler, 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, 1s Reed Warbler, 5 (4s) Reed Bunting, 2+ Tree Sparrow, 13 (11s) Dunnock, 12 (2p/nb) Goldfinch, 2p Greenfinch, 8 Bullfinch, 8 (4s) Linnet, 2 Mistle Thrush, 7 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 1 WILLOW TIT; 8 (3n) Long-tailed Tit, 1 Collared Dove, 2m Kestrel, 5 (4s) Song Thrush previous nest now abandoned (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Kilnhurst (Canal) – 1 Common Tern N (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Kilnhurst Ings (SK4596) – 3 Cormorant S; 1 Swallow N; 2 (1s) Mistle Thrush, 3s Blackcap, 1p Red-legged Partridge, 5 (3m) Mallard, 8 Moorhen, 2s Reed Bunting, 1 Snipe, 5+ Linnet, 2s Chiffchaff, 1f Kestrel, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Greylag Goose N; 3 (1s) Greenfinch, 3 Sand Martin N; 3 Stock Dove, 1 Coot (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Kilnhurst riverside – 6s Willow Warbler, 3s Chiffchaff, 1 (c/food) Song Thrush, 1 Linnet, 2 Grey Heron S; 1 Mute Swan S (red colour-ringed bird); 1 Buzzard W; 1 Reed Bunting, 8 (7s) Whitethroat, 3 (2s) Blackcap, 2 Swallow N; 1f Kestrel, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1s Mistle Thrush, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull SW (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – 3 House Martin (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Collier Brook Marsh – 4 (2s) Chiffchaff, 1s Blackcap, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Bullfinch, 1+a+1+j Water Rail (per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Rectory Fields Allotments –1s Blackcap, 1s Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – a hedgerow (SK4597) – 1 WHINCHAT (Paul Gould)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Sandhill Park – 3s Willow Warbler, 6 (4s) Chiffchaff, 1 Kestrel over; 3 (1s) Stock Dove (2 over); 3 (2s) Blackcap, 2 (1s) Song Thrush,

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron S; 3 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler dep.W; 21 Tufted Duck, 1m SCAUP, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Common Tern all E; 3 BLACK TERN (2E); 4 LITTLE TERN E; 15 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 5 (4s) Blackcap, 5s Whitethroat, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 2s Reed Warbler, 7s Willow Warbler, 5s Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow Wagtail N; 2p Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FINNINGLEY GP – 3 Mute Swan, 7p Shelduck, 1 Wigeon, 1p Shoveler, 26 Tufted Duck, 2 Buzzard, 1m PEREGRINE, 2 GC Grebe, c.25 (2j) Coot, 1p Red-legged Partridge, 2p Oystercatcher, 4 LRP, 5 Ringed Plover (3 left NE), 1 Golden Plover, 4p Lapwing, 12 Dunlin all left NE, 1 SANDERLING left NE, 4 Redshank, 1 WHIMBREL, 50+ BH Gull, 1 LBbGull, 6 Commic Terns seen disappearing NE into evening gloom, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 WHEATEAR (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 HOBBY, 1 PEREGRINE, 2 LRP, 25+ Ringed Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 8 GREY PLOVER, 15+ Dunlin, 5 Redshank, 2 Curlew, 4 ARCTIC TERN, 4+ Commic Tern, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 WHEATEAR, 1 RING OUZEL (Col Neale and Daz Watson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks) – SK6693 – 3 BAR-TAILED GODWIT, 3 Greenshank and a Common Sandpiper (DE); 1a LITTLE GULL (SF); (Derick Evans and Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 9 ARCTIC TERN E, 1 LITTLE TERN E, 2 BLACK TERN E, 1m RING OUZEL (Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1+ BITTERN, 4 Little Egret, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1 PEREGRINE, 3 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER (RJS), 2 Snipe, 5 BLACK TERN (RJS); 3 Common Tern, 15 ARCTIC TERN (RJS); 1 (2cy) LITTLE GULL (DW); 1 Common Gull, 1 CUCKOO, 4 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Swallow, 4 CETTI’S WARBLER, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 9 Blackcap, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Yellow Wagtail NE; 1 Pied Wagtail (Darren Wozencroft, Richard Scott, Jenny Kingsland, GJo, Pete Grieves, Dave Carroll, Derek & Anna Parker) For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCAL – Weather: mainly clear skies, occasional scattered cloud and occasionally overcast; dry throughout. Visibility: mainly good, occasionally moderate and very good. Temperatures: +7.9°C to +7.0°C to +14.7°C to +13.1°C to 13.5°C to +9.7°C to +9.9°C. Wind: mainly light/moderate occasionally strong with gusts from 29-31mph during the afternoon; then very light during the late evening; ESE/E throughout. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1010hPa-1001hPa. Fronts etc. none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waxing crescent
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