Thursday 25th May 2017

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 LITTLE STINT (Paul & Barbara Shepherd per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2a+6j Mute Swan, 5 Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 19 Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 1 Little Egret, 4a+2j GC Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 7 Chiffchaff, 9 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 2+ Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302)BITTERN Flights x 4; 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 4 AVOCET, 2 Shelduck, 1 Redshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Tern, 4 Oystercatcher (Dave Simmonite and Ian Morris per Twitter and today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2 Great Crested Grebe; 33a+4vyj Mute Swan; 1p Gadwall; 1m SCAUP; 10 Tufted Duck; 2 Buzzard; 1 Herring Gull E; 2 Swift; 13s Wren+a pair taking food to nest; 20 (15s) Blackbird; 5s Blackcap; 9s Whitethroat; 4 (2s) Reed Warbler; 6s Willow Warbler; 7s Chiffchaff; 13a Magpie; 2 Bullfinch; 7+ (fam) Great Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 4 LRP, 9 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin, 2 Common Tern (Andy Marshall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 5nj+1nj Canada Geese, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 10 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 2j Black-headed Gull, Treecreeper feeding young. Buffer Area – Manor Farm – 1s GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (Dave Carroll, John Evans). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WHEATLEY HILLS – 3 Oystercatcher S (James Wells)


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 by phone from the BTO on 01842 750050


LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with some scattered cloud in places during the afternoon, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly good/moderate occasionally very good. Temperatures: +15.1°C to +13.0°C to +24.6°C to +17.2°C. Wind: very light throughout; variable in direction almost wholly from within the NW quarter until 2pm; then briefly NE before swinging to the SE quarter thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1025hPa-1022hPa. Fronts etc. none.


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