Wednesday 21st June 2017

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DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2a+3j Mute Swan, 4 Shelduck, 1 PINTAIL, 1 Little Egret, 1+ BITTERN, 1j Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, Little Grebe + 4vyjs; Great Crested Grebe + js; Coot, 4a+2j AVOCET, Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, Lapwing, 2 Common Tern, 2m Kingfisher, Sand Martin, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Blue Tit (David Bamforth and Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Arksey Ings (SE5906) – 2 Shelduck, 1f+8vyj Gadwall, 1f+4wgj Mallard, 3p+1m Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Heron (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Shaftholme (SE5707) – 2 Grey Heron, 2a+3j GC Grebe, 2 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 1s Garden Warbler (Chris Robinson)



HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET (Per Birdguides). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 11 Grey Heron, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 29 GC Grebe, 1 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 70 Swift, 1 WILLOW TIT (Adrian Scutt)

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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 cloudy with sunny intervals, becoming overcast with some rain showers by evening. Visibility: mainly good. Temperatures: c.+18.0°C to +25.2°C to +21.8°C. Wind: very light throughout variable in direction but wholly from the SE quarter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: c,1020hPa-1010hPa. Fronts etc.: a warm front moved NE during the day.


Please note I missed the noon 21-06-2017 map so have used the midnight one above.

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

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