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Friday 21st July 2017

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1a/f+1j PEREGRINE, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 LRP, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 6 Redshank (Gary Haywood and Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1+5j Mute Swan, 9 Canada Geese, 119 Gadwall, 11+2j Tufted Duck, 11 Pochard, 2 Mallard, 8 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 83 Coot and 1 Common Tern. Also present were 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Bullfinch (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 – Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, Great Crested Grebe still on eggs (Paul & Barbara Shepherd)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 185 Gadwall, 43 Teal, 60+ (10j+7j+4j) Tufted Duck, 26 Pochard, 1 Buzzard, 1 HOBBY, 3 Oystercatcher, 152 Lapwing, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 13 LBB Gull, 4a+3j Common Tern, many j Swift, 3+ Kingfisher, 1j Yellow Wagtail, 5a+2j Bullfinch (Adam Hutt per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 Greylag, 38+3j Mallard, 2+3j Tufted Duck, 3 Gadwall, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 128 Lapwing, 2 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew, 1 Common Sandpiper, 127 BH Gull, 2 Pied Wagtail and 9 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 7 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 34 (2j) Mute Swan, 13 Canada Goose, 39m+11f Tufted Duck, 2 Buzzard, 80+ Coot, 60+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 16 Swift, 5 Sand Martin, 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 2 (1s) Willow Warbler, 9 (1s) Chiffchaff, 5+ Reed Warbler, 1 Goldcrest, 5 Bullfinch (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, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE (Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Entered on Birdtrack.

WENT VALLEY – Norton STW – 1 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 10+ Yellow Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT (Rich Collis)

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 clear skies during the early hours; then mainly cloudy but fairly bright with occasional sunny clear spells, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally good. Temperatures: +12.8°C to +12.7°C to +13.0°C to +11.5°C to 20.0°C to +19.6°C to +21.2°C to +??.?°C. Wind: very light/light/moderate variable in direction but wholly from the SE quarter, gusting from 29-33mph from late morning to mid-afternoon. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1009hPa-1005hPa-10??hPa. Fronts etc.: none though a N/S occlusion and cold front lying along the eastern edge of a cold front centred over western Eire were lying west of the District through the whole day.


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

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