June 20, 2017


Tuesday 20th June 2017

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 Little Owl and 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WABLER (Pat Haith and Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Shelduck, 1 PINTAIL, 3 Teal, 1 BITTERN flew to Bolton Ings; 2 Little Egret, 6 AVOCET, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 LRP, 2 Dunlin, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL (these two were unringed and therefore were different to those last Saturday); 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 4 WILLOW TIT, 1 BEARDED TIT, 1 Treecreeper, 5 Linnet (Barnsley BSG, Karen Williams and Keith Saunders per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS) .

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash/Pot Ridings Wood (SE5300F) – 1a/m REDSTART (Pete Munro)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) 1 HOBBY6+ WOODCOCK, 1 Tawny Owl, 4 NIGHTJAR (Col Neale & Paul Shawcroft). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks) – SK6693 – 1 Wigeon, 10 Little Egret, 1 Common Tern (Steve Furber).

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Snipe (Steve Furber) Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-RECENT SIGHTINGS). All entered on Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1p+3vyj Mute Swan, 1 Shelduck, 140+ Gadwall, 10 Shoveler, 6 Pochard, 34 Tufted Duck, 1 BITTERN, 12+ Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Little Grebe, 4a+1j Great Crested Grebe, 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER, 3+ Oystercatcher, 24 Lapwing, 2 LRP, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, Black-headed gull – the colony on Huxter Well Marsh has practically all dispersed prematurely; 2p/n Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker over, 4 CETTIS WARBLER, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush carrying food; 4 Greenfinch – family party just fledged (Keith Lynes, Sue Bird, Sheila Bury, Dave Carroll, Phil Goacher). 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 http://spurnmigfest.com/ or by phone from the BTO on 01842 750050


LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with scattered cloud through the early hours,; then mainly overcast thereafter, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly good, occasionally very good, poor and moderate. Temperatures: +20.1°C to +15.8°C to +17.6°C to +17.4°C to +17.6°C to +16.8°C to +17.4°C to +??.?. Wind: very light/light throughout variable in direction but wholly from the NE quarter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1018hPa-1021hPa-????hPa. Fronts etc.: the warm section of an E/W mixed front moved N over the District during the afternoon.


MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
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