May 30, 2017


Tuesday 30th May 2017

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 4 Black-tailed Godwit (John Clarkson per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Haugh Road (SK4396) – 3 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 HOBBY, 2 Kestrel, 90 Swift, 10 House Martin (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1p Pochard, 1p Gadwall, 6 Tufted Duck, 2a+1j Moorhen , 1p+9j Mute Swan, 8+ Little Grebe (2p feeding young); 2 Buzzard, 3s Reed Warbler (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Ings (SE5501 and SE5502) – 1f Mute Swan at nest, 3 Grey Heron, 1m Kestrel, 7 Swallow, c.20 House Martin, c.50 Starling (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1f PINTAIL, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 LRP, 18+ Ringed Plover, 2+ Dunlin, 1 RUFF, 1 Greenshank, 2 WOODCOCK, 2 Curlew, 1 CUCKOO, 5 ‘ch’ m NIGHTJAR, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Yellow Wagtail  (Andy Marshall, Col Neale, Paul Shawcroft and Lucy Ryan). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1m Wigeon, c.140 Gadwall, 1m Teal, 3 Shoveler, 14 Pochard, 28 Tufted Duck, 1 BITTERN, 4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 3a+2j Great Crested Grebe, 4 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 6 AVOCET, 12 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 4 CETTIS WARBLER, 2 Garden Warbler, 46 Starling, 1 Grey Wagtail (Keith Lynes, Brian Buckle, Sue Bird, Dave Carroll, Barry Wardley). 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 occasional brighter spells during the early morning and late afternoon/early evening; occasional light rain on and off through much of the day. Visibility: very variable ranging from very poor to very good and everything in between. Temperatures: +12.9°C to +15.6°C to +15.5°C to +17.0°C to +16.9°C to +18.5°C to +16.9°C to +18.7°C to +??.?°C. Wind: very light/light throughout; mainly WSW/W occasionally SW, N, NE until 1pm; then briefly light then very light E/ENE thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1011hPa-1010hPa-101?hPa. Fronts etc. a NE/SW cold front moved SE over the District during the evening.


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

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