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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 Shelduck, 1 GARGANEY, 3 Teal, 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 16  AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Owl,  1 Yellow Wagtail (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 Shelduck, 1 BITTERN, 1 Buzzard, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 2 Common Tern (Barnsley BSG and Chris Harris per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke SF (SK4494) – 3+ Pheasant (2m; 1f + js); 6 (4s) Whitethroat; 3 Stock Dove; 3s Blackcap; 1s Reed Bunting; 2s Reed Warbler; 2 Sand Martin; 10+ Coot (10+ – + 13+ js); 4 Lapwing over from treatment works; 2a+2 (2cy) Black-headed Gull; 1 Mute Swan; 3a Little Grebe; 3 (2m1f) Gadwall; 1p Tufted Duck; 1m Mallard; 1s Chiffchaff; 1 Moorhen; 1 House Martin (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thorpe Marsh NR (SE5909Z) – 2 Greenshank and 1 Barn Owl (Bob Usher)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 3 Great Crested Grebe; 18 Mute Swan (inc2ad4y); 1 WHOOPER SWAN depd with some Mutes); 10f+10vyj Mallard; 2 Gadwall; 8m+2f Tufted Duck; 3 Buzzard; 4 Kestrel; 1 Grey Partridge; 17 Coot; 4 Herring Gull; 60+ Swift; 5 Sand Martin; 3 House Martin; 3j Pied Wagtail; 12s Wren; 10 Dunnock (inc.2js); 2s Song Thrush; 18 (14s) Blackbird; 1s Blackcap; 6s Whitethroat; 2s Reed Warbler; 6s Willow Warbler; 3s Chiffchaff; 4+ House Sparrow; 1j Tree Sparrow; 5 Bullfinch; 3s Reed Bunting; 2 Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh Park – 1 Buzzard (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 Little Egret, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 5 Kestrel, 2+ HOBBY, 22 Ringed Plover, 2 GREY PLOVER, 6 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 CUCKOO, 1 WOODLARK, 1 TREE PIPIT, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1m Stonechat, 11s Garden Warbler (Adrian Scutt, Andy Marshall and Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Gringley Carr – Pumping Station (Notts) – (SK6993W) – 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 TURTLE DOVE, 1 CUCKOO, 5 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 18 Linnet (Stephen North via Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers per Twitter)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1m Wigeon, 1f+8j Gadwall, 1m Teal, 1p Shoveler, 1f+c.6j Tufted Duck, 2+ BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 2j+2j Great Crested Grebe, 5 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 3 MARSH HARRIER, 4 Buzzard, 5 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, 12 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher (Sue Bird, Dave Carroll, Roger Bird, Sheila Bury, Mark Roberts). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

TORNE VALLEY – Rossington – 1 PEREGRINE over twice (Stuart Churchill))

Tickets for the 2017 Spurn Migration Festival

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LOCAL – Weather: mainly clear skies until late morning; then sunny with scattered cloud, dry throughout. Visibility: excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: +16.3°C to +13.5°C to +21.4°C to +18.8°C to +19.8°C to +??.?°C. Wind: light/moderate SW/WSW until 9am; then light W/WSW until 1pm; then light WNW until 3pm; then very light NW/NNW until 5pm; then briefly N before becoming very light ENE/E thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1015hPa-1018hPa-????hPa. Fronts etc. none.


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