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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Little Egret, 1 AVOCET, 5 Ringed Plover, 3 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe (Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+6j Mute Swan, 121 Gadwall, 15 Mallard, 12+5j Tufted Duck, 11 Pochard, 2 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 1f Wigeon, 8 Little Grebe, 2+1j Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 93 Coot, 3 Moorhen, and 37 BH Gull. Also present were 1 Kestrel, 1 LBB Gull, 4+ Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER and 1 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT Bolton Ings to Wombwell Ings – 5s Chiffchaff, 2s Willow Warbler, 2s Blackcap and 2s Song Thrush, Also 1 ‘d’ Greater Spotted Woodpecker and several calling Jays (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2+6j Mute Swan, 45 Canada Geese, 14 Greylag, 15+15j Tufted Duck, 11 Mallard, 11 Pochard, 1 Gadwall, 14 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 99 Coot, 9 Moorhen, 2 Kestrel, 37 Lapwing, 2 LRP, 125 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull and 1 Kingfisher (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1j BITTERN, 6 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Water Rail, 1 Oystercatcher, 2+2j LRP, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 2a+3j Common Tern, 3 Kingfisher, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2j BEARDED TIT (Barnsley BSG, Dave Simmonite and Peter Walsh per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 13 Greylag, 7+5j Mallard, 5+5j Gadwall, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 2 Moorhen, 23 Lapwing, 2+2j Ringed Plover, 1 Oystercatcher, 52 BH Gull, 3 Skylark, 7 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit and 9 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 7 Great Crested Grebe, 28 (2j) Mute Swan (12 left W); 38 (1yj) Tufted Duck, 1 Sparrowhawk E, 70+ Coot, 100 (2j) Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull N, 2 Great Black-backed Gull W, 2a Common Tern depd N; 35 Swift, 4 Sand Martin S, 3 Swallow, 1 Yellow Wagtail W, 17s Wren, 9 (2j) Dunnock, 14 (2j) Robin, 1s Song Thrush, 14 Blackbird, 7s Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 2 (1s) Willow Warbler, 7 (1s+6j) Chiffchaff, 12+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 House Sparrow, 5 (2j) Chaffinch, 3m (2s) Reed Bunting, 1s Yellowhammer (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 MARSH HARRIER, 14+ LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 1 SANDERLING (JW); 3 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 8+ Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 WOODLARK (Chip Rhodes, John Wozencroft and Andy Marshall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Entered on Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – f+6j Gadwall, 15 Teal, 4 Cormorant, 5 BITTERN (f feeding js); 8 (1a+j) Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, m+f MARSH HARRIER, 150 Lapwing, 1 RUFF, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Tern, c.15 Swift + continual movement of singles south; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c.200 Sand Martin + some moving south; 6s Chiffchaff (Sue & Roger Bird, Andy Dalton, RL, AJ, Mark Roberts, DP). 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


LOCALWeather: mainly bright but cloudy, occasionally overcast with rain showers during the early hours and afternoon. Visibility: mainly good/very good, occasionally poor. Temperatures: +16.2 to +15.6°C to +15.7°C to +19.1°C to +19.0°C to +19.2°C to +16.6°C to +17.2°C to ??.? °C. Wind: very light throughout; variable in direction but almost wholly from within the NW quarter; occasionally SSW. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1009hPa-1007hPa-1008hPa. Fronts etc.: two N/S cold fronts moved SE over the District through the course of the day.


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