June 24, 2017


Saturday 24th June 2017

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Little Egret, 11 AVOCET, 7 Ringed Plover, 4 LRP, 5 Oystercatcher, 15 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 5 Teal, 1 Little Owl (Gary Stones per Twitter). Entered on Birdtrack

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 GARGANEY, 5 Teal, 1 BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 2 LRP, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER (Barnsley BSG, RSPB_Old Moor and Chris Harris per Twitter). Entered on Birdtrack

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Buzzard, 20+ Mallard inc well grown and new born ducklings.; 1 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Reed Bunting, 1s Reed Warbler, 1s Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Lapwing, 4 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS) Birdtrack by Sheff

DON VALLEY – Old Ravenfield – 1f+2vyj Kestrel in nestbox and 1 Tawny Owl (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS) Entered on Birdtrack by Sheff

DON VALLEY – Ravenfield Ponds (SK4895) – 2j Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2m Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS) Entered on Birdtrack by Sheff

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash – 1+ Little Egret (Tina Langford). Entered on Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2a Cormorant, 20m+7f Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard, 1m Sparrowhawk W, 1m Kestrel, 30+ Black-headed Gull, 3a Lesser Black-backed Gull W, 450+ Swift S, 2s Skylark, 10 Sand Martin, 8 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 17s Wren, 2s Song Thrush, 14 (7s) Blackbird, 9s Blackcap, 4s Whitethroat, 1s Lesser Whitethroat, 2s Reed Warbler, 3s Willow Warbler, 4s Chiffchaff, 9 (fam party) Long-tailed Tit, 20 Magpie, 6+ House Sparrow, 38+ Goldfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS) Entered on Birdtrack by Sheff

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 2 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Daz Watson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG). Entered on Birdtrack

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 23 Little Egret and 4 LRP (Steve Furber and Tony Elliott) Entered on Birdtrack

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1m MARSH HARRIER, 1 Golden Plover, 2a MEDITERRANEAN GULL (Steve Furber and Tony Elliott) Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-RECENT SIGHTINGS). Entered on Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 42 Canada Geese, 1 Shelduck, 2m Wigeon, 1f+9yj Gadwall, 9 Little Egret (inc a family group of 3); 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1m+1cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 AVOCET, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 LRP, 1 (col-ringed) Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Tern, 34 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1c Siskin over (Richard Scott, Allen Holmes and Col Neale). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.   Entered on Birdtrack

WENT VALLEY – Campsall CP – 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Goldcrest, 2ad+ 8j Mute Swan, Nuthatch, Reed Warbler, Treecreeper (Ryan McClarence)  Entered on Birdtrack by obs

WILSIC – 1 TURTLE DOVE W @ 2.10pm (Keith Rich). Entered on Birdtrack

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

LOCAL – Weather: mainly cloudy but bright giving way to bright sunshine as the afternoon progressed, occasionally overcast, dry throughout. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +16.6°C to +13.8°C to +16.8°C to +16.6°C to +20.6°C to +15.7°C. Wind: mainly light/moderate occasionally very light; mainly W/WSW occasionally WNW. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1012hPa-1011hPa-1012hPa-1009hPa-1010hPa. Fronts etc.: two mixed NE/SW fronts moved SE over the District through the course of the day.

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