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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 3 Redshank, 1 Snipe (Gary Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 3+ Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2+1j Little Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 LRP, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 Common Tern (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Shaftholme (SE5707) – 12 Mute swan, 4 GC Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 House Martin, 6 Swallow, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, alsp Coot and BH Gull (Neil Shaw)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 6 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 50 (1j) Tufted Duck, 2 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 6 Sand Martin S; 6 House Martin, 7 (6s+1f) Blackcap, 4 (2s) Whitethroat, 2 (1s) Reed Warbler, 1s Willow Warbler, 12 (3s) Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 Little Egret, 1 OSPREY E, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 HOBBY, 5 LRP, 1 Dunlin, 5 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Yellow Wagtail (John Robinson and Bob Usher). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Entered on Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1m Wigeon, 10 Cormorant, 4 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER, 1 Water Rail, 9 (4j) AVOCET, 3 Oystercatcher, 260 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, c.30 Swift through; 3j Robin (Richard Scott and Keith Lynes). 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

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: overcast until 4am; then mainly clear skies with occasional cloudy spells; dry throughout. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +16.9°C to +11.9°C to +21.4°C to +15.2°C. Wind: very light throughout; variable in direction but wholly from the NW quarter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1017hPa-1020hPa-1016hPa-1017hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
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