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Tuesday 23rd May 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 2 Shelduck, 1 GARGANEY,1 Little Egret, 16 AVOCET, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 LRP,.1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER and 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Richard Leighton per Ken Foundation and Nigel Smith via Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 WHOOPER SWAN (ringed YGZ); 2 Shelduck, 1 PEREGRINE, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 3 AVOCET, 2 Redshank, LBB Gull, 2 Common Tern (Heather Bennett, Adam Hutt and Ian Morris per Twitter and today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

FINNINGLEY GP (Notts) – 1j Canada Goose, 5 Shelduck, f+7j Mallard, 2 Little Grebe, 2a+2j Great Crested Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher, 3 LRP, 2 Redshank (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2a+2j LRP, 29 Ringed Plover, 1 SANDERLING, 9 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 2 WOODCOCK, 2 Tawny Owl, 6m  NIGHTJAR, 1 CUCKOO, 2 Common Tern , 5 Sedge Warbler(John Robinson, Bob Usher and Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – c100 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 8 Pochard, 22 Tufted Duck, 1+ BITTERN, 1 Little Egret, 5 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 5 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 AVOCET, 6a+2vyj Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 2a MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 50 Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Linnet, (Keith Lynes, Michael Bird, Sue Bird, Dave Carroll, Sheila Bury, Phil Goacher, DS). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.
ALL HIGHLIGHTS ABOVE ENTERED ON BIRDTRACK

WENT VALLEY – Askern centre – 1 HOBBY chasing Swifts (David Franklin)

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies and dry throughout. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +13.8°C to +8.7°C to +21.3°C to +13.7°C. Wind: mainly very light/light throughout; variable in direction mainly W/WSW occasionally SW, NW and WNW. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1014hPa-1023hPa. Fronts etc. none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
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