May 21, 2017


Sunday 22nd May 2017

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 2 BARNACLE GEESE, 1m GARGANEY, 2 HOBBY E @ c.1pm; 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover (Gary Stones and Kev Farr per Ken Foundation via Twitter and today’s today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302)Shoveler, 3 BITTERN, 2 HOBBY (same as Adwick birds);1a+js Little Grebe, 1 LRP, 1+ Redshank, Long-tailed Tit + fledglings; 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1m BEARDED TIT (Per today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 1 Whitethroat, 3s Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 6 Willow Warbler, 4s Chiffchaff, 1p Tufted Duck, 5a+5j Mallard, 1m Gadwall, c.20 House Martin W; 3 Buzzard, 1 Great Tit c/food; 1 Skylark (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) –  3 LRP, 81 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 9+ SANDERLING, 1 WHIMBREL, 1 Common Tern, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Andy Marshall and Daz Watson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 CRANE  (Steve Furber and Bob Usher)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1m GARGANEY, 3 BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 5 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 2 Water Rail, 1 Oystercatcher, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 TURNSTONE (RJS et al); 1 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, c.150 Swift, 11 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Pied Wagtail (Richard Scott, Jenny Kingsland). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

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LOCAL – Weather: clear skies from the early part of the early hours until early afternoon; otherwise mainly clear skies with scattered cloud, occasionally overcast; some rain during the early hours only. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +10.4°C to +7.5°C to +17.1°C to +?.?°C. Wind: mainly very light/ light throughout; mainly SSW/SW occasionally S/SE/SSE. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1020hPa-1024hPa-1021hPa. Fronts etc. none.


MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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