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DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 107 Gadwall, 21 Little Grebe, 4j+4j+3j Tufted Duck, 11 Pochard, 3 GC Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel (Karen Williams per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Manvers Lake – 2a+4j Mute Swan and 3 GC Grebe (today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 Teal, 8 Little Egret, 1 BITTERN, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1+3E Black Tailed Godwit, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 165+ Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 5 Common Tern, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2+ LRP, 2+ Redshank, 3j Blackbird, 1m+1j BEARDED TIT, 7 Tree Sparrow, 19 Goldfinch, 5 Bullfinch (Barnsley BSG and RSPB_Old Moor per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 7 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 30 (2j) Mute Swan, 43 Tufted Duck, 2 Buzzard, 1f Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 45 (2j) Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4j Pied Wagtail, 1s Song Thrush, 6 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 4 Bullfinch, 2 (1s+1f) Reed Bunting, 2 (1s+1f) Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh Tip (SK4596 and SK4696) – 1s Coal Tit, 6 Bullfinch, 2p+2 ind js); 4 Goldfinch, 3s Song Thrush, 7+ (3m/2s) Blackcap, Hirundine – present – light but steady SW movement noted; Swift – present – as hirundines; 10+ (3s) Chiffchaff, 1s Willow Warbler, 27 Mallard, 15 Coot (inc js); 32 Gadwall inc js of varying ages (2 dependent broods of 6 each); 6a+4 ind js Moorhen, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Tufted Duck, 18 Lapwing, 1 Common Tern, 1 Little Egret dropped in @ 0720hrs & left SW shortly after; 1j LRP, 1p Mute Swan, 3 Cormorant circled & left SW, returning NE later; 3+s Reed Warbler, 5+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 (1j) Black-headed Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Jay, 1c Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1c Green Woodpecker, 3 (2s) Whitethroat, 4 (1s) Linnet, 1c Pheasant, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Sand Martin (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2m MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 3+ HOBBY, 4 LRP, 5 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 WHIMBREL, 48 (forty-eight) Curlew, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (Andy Marshall, Col Neale and Paul Shawcroft). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Entered on Birdtrack.

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 1 RUFF, 2 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Little Egret (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane and Unit 2 (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 42 (forty-two) Little Egret, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 LRP, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 RUFF (Steve Furber and Tony Elliott) Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-RECENT SIGHTINGS).

IPORT AREA – 2a+7wgj Egyptian Geese, 3 Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 LRP, 2a Redshank (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Wigeon, 14 Cormorant, 1 BITTERN, 9 Grey Heron, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1m+3j MARSH HARRIER, 1 HOBBY, 1 Water Rail, c300 Lapwing, 1 LRP, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, c20 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 6 Swallow through, 2 Sedge Warbler (Richard Scott, KH, Jenny Kingsland, Andy Brown, Sue Bird, Roger Bird, Darren Wozencroft amd visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WOODLANDS – New Estate – c.30 Swift (Ian Stubbs)

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/cloudy with brighter intervals until 4pm; then clear skies thereafter. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +22.9°C to +12.7°C. Wind: light, occasionally very light; from the SW quarter until midday; then NW/WNW thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1018hPa-1022hPa. Fronts etc.: an ENE/WSW cold front and both moved S over the District during the afternoon/evening.


MOON PHASE – Third quarter
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