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Thursday 22nd June 2017

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DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Shelduck, 14 broods Gadwall, 1 PINTAIL, 2 Teal, 8 broods Pochard, 3 broods Tufted Duck, 3 Little Egret, 4a+2j AVOCET, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS) .

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 2 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER; 4s Reed Warbler, 1s Sedge Warbler, 3 Lapwing SW, 2+p+9j Mute Swan (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant, 8 Mute Swan inc.pr with 2j; 22m+5f Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard, 2 Common Tern, 10+ Swift, 4 Sand Martin, 16s Wren, 1s Song Thrush, 11 (6s) Blackbird, 6s Blackcap, 4s Whitethroat, 3s Willow Warbler, 4s Chiffchaff, 23+ Magpie inc 4fams; 4s Reed Bunting, 4s Yellowhammer, 2s Reed Warbler (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2a+3j Mute Swan, 1m Wigeon, 9 Little Egret, 4 broods (2, 3, 3, 2) Little Grebe, 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1m+2f MARSH HARRIER, 3 Oystercatcher, 4 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Jay (Dave Carroll, Sue & Roger Bird and visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.



WILSIC AREA (SK5695 S) – 2p SPOTTED FLYCATCHER on private land, these are additional to the pair reported on 19th June (Keith Rich)

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LOCALWeather: clear skies during the early morning and early evening; overcast from late morning to mid-afternoon with some light rain during the early afternoon; otherwise cloudy but bright with sunny spells. Visibility: moderate/good until midday then very good thereafter. Temperatures: +21.5°C to +13.3°C. Wind: light/very light SE/S then variable in direction almost wholly from within the SW quarter occasionally WNW until 3pm; then WNW until 6pm; then W thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1009hPa-1007hPa-1012hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW cold front moved E over the District during the early afternoon.


MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
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