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DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+6j Mute Swan, 76 Gadwall, 7+3j Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard, 6 Mallard, 9 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron and 87 Coot, 1s Song Thrush, 1s Blackcap and 1s Willow Warbler, 1 Common Tern, 1 Jay and c50 Sand Martin (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2+6j Mute Swan, 31 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 23+26j Gadwall, 17+5j Tufted Duck, 10+7j Mallard, 3 Pochard, 13 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 104 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 18 Lapwing, 14 Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Sandpiper, 58 BH Gull and 1 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 GARGANEY, 36+ Teal, 2 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 SANDERLING depd S; 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 4a+3j Common Tern, 3 RAVEN (Ian Morris and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 21 Mallard, 1 GARGANEY, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Moorhen, 24 Lapwing, 5 Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 24 BH Gull, 4 Pied Wagtail and 8 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Arksey Common (SE5906) – 1 Kestrel and c.60 Swallow around cattle (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Arksey Ings (SE59306) – 3 Grey Heron but wader pool has dried out (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – 1 Buzzard drifted high to W @ 1700hrs ; Swift – present – steady SW movement a.m. (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Haugh Road (SK4396) – 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard – 4 – circling @ 16.15; 4 Kestrel, 1 i/m PEREGRINE @ 16.55-17.00; 80 Swift, 4 Sand Martin W (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 6a Great Crested Grebe, 7 (1j) Cormorant, 38 (2j) Mute Swan, 36 Tufted Duck, 2 Buzzard, 70+ Coot, 60 (3j) Black-headed Gull, 1a Herring Gull left W; 1 Common Tern left W; 25 Swift, 5 Sand Martin, 3 (2s) Song Thrush, 1c Blackcap, 1s Willow Warbler, 3c Chiffchaff, 64+ Goldfinch, 4+ Greenfinch, 3c Bullfinch, 2 (1s) Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 Little Egret, 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 6+ NIGHTJAR, 1 Barn Owl, 4+ Tawny Owl (Col Neale & Paul Shawcroft). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Entered on Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 17 Mute Swan, 17 Greylag Geese, 7 Canada Geese, 14 Cormorant, 1j BITTERN (per MR); 9 Grey Heron, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 5 MARSH HARRIER, 3 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 1 AVOCET, 2 Oystercatcher, 1a+5j LRP, 51 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 1 Common Tern, 7 Swift, 5 Swallow, 3 Pied Wagtail (Richard Scott, Paul Paddock and Mark Roberts). 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 overcast with some heavy rain during the early hours and remaining overcast until early afternoon; then clear skies and dry thereafter. Visibility: mainly good/moderate until 2pm; then very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +19.7°C to +12.0°C to +16.6°C to +16.3°C to 17.5°C to +12.6°C. Wind: light/very light SSW/SW/S until 8am; then light/very light variable in direction but wholly from NW quarter until 4pm; then light/moderate W until 6pm; then light/very light variable in direction but wholly from SW quarter thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1004hPa-1003hPa-1009hPa. Fronts etc.: a N/S cold front moved E over the District during the early hours.


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

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