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Monday 22nd May 2017

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 9 Mute Swan, 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 1 GARGANEY, 2 Little Egret,  1 HOBBY, 18 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 LRP 1 WOOD SANDPIPER (vis),  1 Black-tailed Godwit (Nigel Smith and visitor reports)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN ringed YGZ; 1+f BITTERN, 1 HOBBY NE, 5 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher,  4 Redshank  (David Bamforth, Paul Gould and Ian Morris per Twitter and today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Shaftholme (SE5707) – 13 Mute Swan, 2 LRP, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 9 Pied Wagtail, 1s Garden Warbler, 10+s Reed Warbler, 3s Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 2 Coot, 6 Black-headed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1p Kestrel, 10+ Swift, 1 Reed Bunting, 1s Sedge Warbler (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 PEREGRINE, 1 HOBBY, 32 Ringed Plover, 1 SANDERLING, 1 Dunlin , 1 Redshank, 1 RUFF, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER , 1p Common Tern , 1 CUCKOO, 1p Yellow Wagtail, 1p Stonechat (Andy Marshall, Chip Rhodes and John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

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LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies until midday, then variable cloud cover but remaining sunny and dry. Visibility: good/very good until 11am; then excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +11.0°C to +8.7°C to +21.8°C to +16.4°C. Wind: mainly very light, occasionally light; variable in direction but wholly from SE quarter until 6pm; then mainly SSW/SW occasionally WSW thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1020hPa-1012hPa-1013hPa. Fronts etc.two linked and closely parallel NW/S occlusions moved NE over the District during the late afternoon/early evening.


MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
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