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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Little Egret, 1j AVOCET, 7 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 3+ Snipe, 150+ Lapwing, 1 Little Owl (Gary Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 Wigeon, 2 GARGANEY, 56 Teal, 1 BITTERN, 8a Little Egret, 1 HOBBY W, 430 Coot, 3 Oystercatcher, 6 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 180 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 WHIMBREL S, 3 Snipe, 1a Common Gull S, 7 Common Tern, 1 Yellow Wagtail S, 1 BEARDED TIT (Barnsley BSG, Tom Hibbert & John McLoughlinper Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 2 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 1m Kestrel (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 8a Great Crested Grebe, 1j Little Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 38 (2j) Mute Swan, 3 Shoveler, 29 Tufted Duck, 30+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull E, 1 Common Tern left W; 8 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow, 12 (10s) Wren, 5 (1s) Dunnock, 11 Robin, 5 (fam) Whitethroat, 5j Reed Warbler, 5 (1s) Willow Warbler, 15 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 16+ Long-tailed Tit, 40+ Goldfinch, 5 Greenfinch, 4 Bullfinch, 2m (1s) Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 Little Egret, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1j Water Rail, 2 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 1 WHIMBREL, 1 BLACK TERN, 5 Common Tern, 4 Stonechat (Andy Marshall, Chip Rhodes and John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Entered on Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Wigeon, 1 BITTERN, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2f+3j MARSH HARRIER, 1 Water Rail,

1a+1j AVOCET, 1 Oystercatcher, c.500 Lapwing, 5j LRP, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1a+1j Redshank, 1 Snipe (first since 8th May); 12 (11E@0820hrs) Common Tern, c50 Swift through; c150 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, 3 Pied Wagtail (Richard Scott, Michael Bird, Keith Lynes, DA). 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 until 10am.; then mainly cloudy but bright thereafter. Visibility: variable, mainly very good/good, occasionally moderate/poor.. Temperatures: +16.5°C to +14.4°C to +14.6°C to +13.6°C to 20.5°C to +12.4°C. Wind: manly very light, occasionally light; variable mainly SE/E until 7am; then variable in direction but wholly from SW quarter thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1006hPa-1009. Fronts etc.: a cold front moved E during the early hours.


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

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