May 27, 2017


Saturday 27th May 2017

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 Shelduck, 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 1 GARGANEY, 16 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 LRP, 2 Little Egret, 1 HOBBY, 1 Little Owl, 1m CUCKOO, 2 Garden Warbler (Nigel Smith, Matthew Capper per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 LRP, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret, 7 AVOCET, 3 BITTERN, 2 Buzzard, 37a+22j Mute Swan (Karen Williams per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Arksey Ings (SE593061) – 3 Shelduck, f+5vyj Mallard, 4 Swallow (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Shaftholme (SE5707) – 11 Mute Swan, f+9vyj Mallard, 2 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) –1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 HOBBY, 22 Ringed Plover, 2 GREY PLOVER, 4 Dunlin, 1 SANDERLING, 2 LITTLE STINT, 3 Greenshank, 1 RUFF (Andy Marshall, John Robinson, John Wozencroft, Chip Rhodes and Daz Watson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1p+1p+3j Mute Swan, 161 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 5m+1f Shoveler, 1 BITTERN, 4 Little Egret, 6 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 7 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher over; 1 LRP, 2 Redshank, 14 Lesser-Black-backed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, c.200 Swift, 8 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Pied Wagtail (Richard Scott, Adrian Andruchiw, Keith Lynes). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

TORNE VALLEY – Rossington – 2 Buzzard and 2 PEREGRINE over (Stuart Churchill))

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 until late morning; then cloudy/overcast but mainly bright with some sunshine until early evening; then mainly overcast, some heavy rain during the afternoon. Visibility good until 10am; very good until 3pm; excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +14.4°C to +13.4°C to +24.4°C to +23.7°C to +23.8°C to +16.4°C. Wind: very light/light and variable in direction but wholly from within the SE quarter until 1pm; then moderate/strong S until 3pm; then strong with gusts from 43mph-30mph and variable in direction from within the SW quarter thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1016hPa-1009hPa-1013hPa. Fronts etc. several troughs and a mixed front moved NNE over the District during the afternoon.


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