Monday 29th May 2017

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602)  – 2 Shelduck, 1 GARGANEY, 16 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 LRP, 1 HOBBY (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – js of Greylag Geese, 3 BITTERN, js of Pochard, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 6 AVOCET, 1 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 LITTLE STINT, 2 SANDERLING, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Barn Owl, js of Goldcrest (Chris Harris per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Haugh Road (SK4396) – 6 Herring Gull; 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1s Lesser Whitethroat; 1s Garden Warbler (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 3 Great Crested Grebe; 45 Mute Swan (inc.2ad4y); 1 WHOOPER SWAN depd W; 2m Gadwall; 100 Swift; 4 Sand Martin; 16+ Swallow; 12+ House Martin; 15 (13s) Wren; 12 (11s) Robin +2js; 3s Song Thrush; 17 (11s) Blackbird; 2s Blackcap; 7 (6s) Whitethroat; 3 (2s) Reed Warbler; 5s Willow Warbler; 4s Chiffchaff; 17a+3fam/parties Great Tit; 10+ Blue Tit (inc.fam.7+); 3s Greenfinch; 4 Bullfinch (inc.2m at feeders) (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 3 TURNSTONE, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin (Andy Marshall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 Shelduck, 1m Wigeon, 2m Teal, f+5vyj Mallard, 31 Pochard (18m+6f+6vyjs), 2 BITTERN, 7 Little Egret, 4 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1c Water Rail, 8 AVOCET, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover E, 1 LRP, 6 SANDERLING (RJS, AW); 2 Dunlin, 4 Redshank, 2 Common Tern, 33 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Herring Gull, 1 (2cy) Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2s CUCKOO, c.270 Swift, c.20 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, c.180 House Martin, 9 CETTI’S WARBLER, (Richard Scott, Mark Roberts, AW). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.


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 overcast with rain through much of the day and heavy at times. Visibility: mainly moderate/good, occasionally very good during the early hours and occasionally poor during the late morning. Temperatures: +14.7°C to +11.9°C to +13.7°C to +13.6°C to +13.8°C to +12.8°C to +12.9°C to +12.8°C. Wind: light/very light ENE until 1pm; then briefly light then very light E/ENE thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1017hPa-1011hPa-1012hPa. Fronts etc. a NW/SW cold front moved slowly E over the District during the late afternoon and evening.


MOON PHASE – Waxing crescent.
Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office

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