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DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+6j Mute Swan, 164 Gadwall, 11+3j Tufted Duck, 12 Pochard, 6 Mallard, 12 Little Grebe, 3+2juv Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 84 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 4 BH Gull and 2 LBB Gull, 2s Blackcap, 1s Willow Warbler, 1s Whitethroat and 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER. 2 Jay, c50 Sand Martin and 2 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 6+2j Mute Swan, 43 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 15+7j Tufted Duck, 7 Gadwall, 5 Pochard, 4 Mallard, 22 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 113 Coot, 11 Moorhen, 1 Barn Owl, 73 Lapwing and 2 Pied Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and David Bamforth per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 LRP, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 143 Lapwing, 5 Common Tern (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 7 Mute Swan, 28 Greylag, 13 Mallard, 7+9j Gadwall, 1 GARGANEY, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 23 Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover, 48 BH Gull, 3 Pied Wagtail and 9 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 10+ House Sparrow, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 38 (2j) Mute Swan, 35 (1j) Tufted Duck, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 13 (3p, 7j) Carrion Crow, 110+ (many js) Goldfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

FINNINGLEY GP (Notts and S Yorks) – 1a+1j Shelduck, 4 Oystercatcher, 1s CORN BUNTING (Chris Robinson).

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 Little Egret, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 90 (ninety) Black-tailed Godwit depd S, 6 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 4 Ringed Plover,  3 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 TURTLE DOVE, 1 WOODLARK,  and 3 Stonechat (Andy Marshall and Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Entered on Birdtrack.

IPORT AREA – 1 Little Egret flying towards Potteric over Great Yorkshire Way and 1 Buzzard (Chris Robinson).

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Wigeon, f+6j Gadwall, 1+7j Mallard, half grown js Pheasant, 2 BITTERN, 3 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1m+1f+2j MARSH HARRIER, 1 Water Rail, 1 Oystercatcher, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, c.20 Swift, c.100 Sand Martin, 3s Blackcap, 2a+4j SPOTTED FLYCATCHER juvs being fed by adults (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


LOCALWeather: mixture of overcast and brighter cloudy skies until midday, some rain during the early hours and evening, otherwise dry. Visibility: good/moderate through early hours; then very good until 1pm; then excellent/very good thereafter. Temperatures: +15.0°C to +13.9°C to +14.5°C to +13.2°C to +17.4°C to 16.5°C to +18.7°C to +17.7°C to +19.3°C to +13.2°C. Wind: very light/light occasionally moderate gusting to 31mph later in the day; variable in direction but wholly from within the western quarter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1017hPa-1016hPa-1021hPa. Fronts etc.: none


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

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