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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Little Egret, 1 AVOCET, 3 Redshank, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 LRP, 200 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 16 Grey Partridge, 2 Buzzard, 2 Little Owl (Ken Foundation and Paul White per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+3j Mute Swan, 1 Greylag, 116 Gadwall, 10 Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 9 Little Grebe, 3+2j Great Crested Grebe, 92 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 14 BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap 1 Whitethroat and 1 reeling GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2+6j Mute Swan, 51 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 18 Gadwall, 15+7j Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard, 4 Mallard, 14 Little Grebe, 6 Little Egret inc rined bird NL; 2 Grey Heron, 85 Coot, 9 Moorhen, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 37 Lapwing, 120+ BH Gull and 1j Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and David Bamforth per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 GARGANEY, 27 Teal, 21 broods of Tufted Duck, 2 BITTERN, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Water Rail, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 95 Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 9 Common Tern, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3+ BEARDED TIT, 1 Jay (Barnsley BSG & Ian Morris per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 8 Mute Swan, 19 Greylag, 7 Mallard, 1+9j Gadwall. 4 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 23 Lapwing, 61 BH Gull, 1 Skylark, 5 Pied Wagtail, 5 Linnet and 2 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Shaftholme (SE5707) – 2j Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 HOBBY, 1+ LRP, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, c.40 Swift SW in 15 mins; c.20 Swallow, c10 Sand Martin (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 10+ Little Grebe including 1p feeding 2 downy young (second brood); 1 ‘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) – 8 Great Crested Grebe – 8 – ads nest vacated no young seen; 4 Cormorant, 14 (2j) Mute Swan, 38 Tufted Duck (31m7f); 1a+2j Kestrel, 70 (4j) Black-headed Gull, 3j Herring Gull S, 10 Swift, 5 Sand Martin S, 2 Swallow, 5s Blackcap, 3c Whitethroat, 1s Reed Warbler, 13 (1s,1a,11j) Chiffchaff, 60+ Goldfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

EDLINGTON WOOD – 3 RAVEN (Neil Shaw)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 Little Egret and 3 Common Tern (Chip Rhodes). For more detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 10 Cormorant, 1 BITTERN, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 1a+1j AVOCET,  1 Oystercatcher, 335 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Tern (Richard Scott and visitor reports). 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: mixture of overcast and cloudy with sunny intervals and some clear skies. Visibility: mainly very good, with a prolonged spell of good from 05:00-midday. Temperatures: +11.3°C to +11.5°C to +10.2°C to +20.3°C to +19.9°C to 20.0°C to +??.?°C. Wind: very light/light; variable in direction but wholly from within the SE quarter until 8am; then S until 10am; then SSW/S until 7pm; then SW/SSW thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1023hPa-????hPa. Fronts etc.: none

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office


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