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Sunday 9th July 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Little Egret, 2 LRP, 1 Ringed Plover, 2a+2j Redshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 3 broods Tufted Duck, 5+ Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Water Rail, 2 Buzzard, 1f Kestrel, 1 PEREGRINE, 4+ Little Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 1+ Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 1+ MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 5+ Common Tern, 3m+2j BEARDED TIT (Tom Hibbert and Ian Morris per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Kirk Sandall – Doncaster Road – sadly one of the resident (escaped) Harris’ Hawks was found dead having been hit by a car (Bob Usher)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – ‘Banana Plantation’ – 1 Sparrowhawk SE, 2 Linnet – 2 SW, 1+m+2wgj Kestrel, 1s Whitethroat, 9 Mistle Thrush, 1s Blackcap, 1 Goldcrest, 4 (1s+1food) Song Thrush, 8 Goldfinch, 3 Ringed Plover SW @ 0719hrs; 3 Yellow Wagtail SW, 2 Chiffchaff, 1+ Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Haugh Road (SK4396) – 3 Buzzard SW @ 14.30 & 1 N @ 16.25 ; 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER SW @ 15.58-16.04; 6 Grey Partridge, 4 Sand Martin S @ 07.30 (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 2 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 6 Great Crested Grebe, 31 (2j) Mute Swan, 46 (1j) Tufted Duck, 2 Buzzard NW, 5 (3j) Kestrel, 28 (3j) Black-headed Gull, 2j Little Owl, 9 Swift, 16 (15s) Wren, 11 (9s) Dunnock, 4s Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 1s LESSER WHITETHROAT, 1s Reed Warbler, 22+ Long-tailed Tit, 10 (3s+7j) Chiffchaff, 1s Willow Warbler (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1+ Little Egret, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 HOBBY, 14 LRP, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 RUFF, 2 WOODLARK, 1 REDSTART, 2 Stonechat (Andy Marshall and Daz Watson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Entered on Birdtrack.

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 6 Black-tailed Godwit and Green Sandpiper (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Common Sandpiper (Steve Furber) Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-RECENT SIGHTINGS).

 

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2a+3j Mute Swan, 1 Wigeon, 6vyj Gadwall, 3 BITTERN, 7+ Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 3 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Oystercatcher, 305 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3m RUFF, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Tern, c.50 Swift, 3 (2j) Jay, 1 WILLOW TIT (Richard Scott, PN). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

 

WENT VALLEY – Norton Fields and Went bank – 5 Buzzard, 6 Chiffchaff, 1j REDSTART, Kestrel, 3 Kingfisher, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Ryan McClarence)

 

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

LOCAL – Weather: mainly bright with scattered cloud and prolonged periods of sunshine, occasionally overcast during the afternoon and late evening; dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good, occasionally good and excellent. Temperatures: +15.4 to +13.1°C to +13.4°C to +12.5°C to +24.3°C to +23.5°C to +24.5°C to +??.?°C. Wind: very light throughout; variable in direction but wholly from the SE quarter until 11am; then variable in direction but wholly from SW quarter until 8pm; then variable from the NW quarter thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1017hPa-1008hPa-1009hPa. Fronts etc.: the warm section of a NE/SW mixed front moved SE over the District during the evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
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