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Tuesday 11th July 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+6j Mute Swan, 128 Gadwall, 13+3j Tufted Duck, 9 Pochard, 4 Mallard, 1f Wigeon, 6 Little Grebe, 3+1j Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 83 Coot, 2 Moorhen and 35 BH Gull. Also present were 1 Kestrel, 3 Whitethoat, 2 Bullfinch and 2 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT Bolton Ings to Wombwell Ings – 5s Chiffchaff and 2s Blackcap (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2+6j Mute Swan, 37 Canada Geese, 9 Greylag, 14 Mallard, 13+7j Tufted Duck, 7 Pochard, 6 Gadwall, 21 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 98 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 38 Lapwing, 10+ Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Green Sandpiper, 97 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull and c100 Swift (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Michael Rushton per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 10 Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 5 Mallard, 4+9j Gadwall, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Moorhen, 25 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 LRP, 1 Dunlin, 2 Skylark, c40 House Martin, 5 Pied Wagtail and 2 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 Little Egret and 1a+1j Water Rail (Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Entered on Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1m Wigeon, c.230 Gadwall, c.20 Teal, c.12 Shoveler, 15 (7j) Pochard, 11 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Egret3 Grey Heron, 23 (7j) Little Grebe, 9 (3j) Great Crested Grebe, 3 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2f+1j MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1a+1j AVOCET, 1 Oystercatcher, 18 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, 1j CUCKOO, small no.’s Swift moving SW; 4 Kingfisher, 12 Swallow SW, small no.’s other hirundines SW; 1 WILLOW TIT, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Greenfinch (Keith Lynes, Brian Buckle, Michael Bird, Dave Carroll, Phil Goacher, DS, Sue Bird, Darren Wozencroft). 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: mainly overcast with rain falling through much of the day, occasional brighter spells. Visibility: mainly good/very good, occasionally moderate. Temperatures: +13.1°C to +11.1°C to +14.6°C to +14.4°C to +16.1°C to +11.5°C to +11.8°C. Wind: mainly very light, occasionally light during the evening; variable in direction but wholly from within the SW quarter until 5pm; then briefly WNW before becoming NE/NNE thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1009hPa-1008hPa-1009hPa-1007hPa-1009hPa. Fronts etc.: a series of fronts associated with a low-pressure system in the SW Approaches affected the weather in the District through much of the day.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
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