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Wednesday 24th May 2017

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Doncaster & District Ornithological society meeting tomorrow Thursday 25th May, 7:15pm at Parklands S&S club, Wheatley Hall rd, DN2 4LT, featuring Tim Jones with Magical Spurn. £2.50 non-members all welcome.

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DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 3vyj Mute Swan, 1 WHOOPER SWAN, 2 broods of j Canada Geese, several BITTERN, 1 Kestrel, 1 PEREGRINE, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 4 AVOCET, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Tern, 1j Goldcrest, (John Clarkson, Danny Fardell and @Bridgeman per Twitter and today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Conisbrough Viaduct – Cadeby end (SK5198) – 1s Lesser Whitethroat (Tina Langford)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 Great Crested Grebe; 8+ Little Grebe including pair feeding downy young; 2+p Lapwing pair with 1-2 chicks in fields to west; 5s Reed Warbler; 2s Sedge Warbler; 4s Reed Bunting; 3 Oystercatcher N @ 06.55; 2 Grey Partridge; 1 Kestrel; 1 Buzzard; c.15 House Martin gathering mud (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough – Boat Lane Treecreeper visiting nest (Tina Langford)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors –  1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 2 Kestrel, 1+c QUAIL, 1 AVOCET, 6a+2j LRP, 20+ Ringed Plover, 15 Dunlin, 6 SANDERLING, 1 Redshank, 3 WOODCOCK, 2 Tawny Owl, 3 CUCKOO,  5m NIGHTJAR, 3s TREE PIPIT (Andy Marshall, Ryan McClarence and Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

MALTBY PIT-TOP – 1 Little Egret N @ 8.25pm, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel (Chris Robinson)

Tickets for the 2017 Spurn Migration Festival

Migfest 2017 (8th – 10th September) Tickets go on sale  on 29th May  and can be obtained via the Migfest website at or from the BTO


LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with some scattered cloud during the afternoon, dry throughout. Visibility: good from 5am-9am, otherwise very good/excellent. Temperatures: +12.5°C to +11.3°C to +11.5°C to +10.7°C to +23.5°C to +??.?°C. Wind: mainly very light, occasionally light; variable in direction mainly W/WSW until 8am; then WNW/NW until 6pm; then NNW thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1023hPa-1025hPa-1024hPa-????hPa. Fronts etc. none.


MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
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