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Sunday 23rd July 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 GARGANEY, 1 HOBBY, 1 KNOT, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 LRP, 1 Dunlin, 5 Redshank, 2 Little Egret (Gary Haywood and Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – WeBS+ – 12 Mallard, 8 BH Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, 3 Jay, 2 Green Woodpecker (Karen Williams per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 3 Little Egret, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 KNOT, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Tern, 1 Barn Owl (Michael Rushton and Gary Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Manvers Lake – WeBS+ – 2a+2j Mute Swan, 83 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 19a+2j Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 4 Tufted Duck, 6 GC Grebe (1sitting), 1 Cormorant, 17 Moorhen, 23 Coot, 4 Kingfisher, 2a Common Tern, 8 BH Gull, c.600 Goldfinch (Karen Williams per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – WeBS+ – 1 MARSH HARRIER, 65 Little Grebe, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, 10 Little Egret, 2 Greenshank, 3 GARGANEY, 35 Shoveler, 260 Gadwall, 65 Teal, 105 Mallard, 26 Pochard, 121 Tufted Duck, 435 Coot, 85 Moorhen, 6 Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 410 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 1 KNOT, 7 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 2a+6j (fledgling) Reed Warbler, 1 BEARDED TIT (Barnsley BSG and Andrew Leggett per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Haugh Road (SK4396) – 1 Greylag Goose E, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 1m PEREGRINE NW carrying prey @ 13.37; 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull S; 1i Great Black-backed Gull SW @ 14.10; 2 Common Tern SW low over playing field @ 19.00; 1 Stock Dove N (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – River by Foulsyke Flash – 2 Common Sandpiper (Tina Langford)

DON VALLEY – Silver Wood (SK4893) – 1 Grey Heron (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1p+9j Mute Swan, 1 Snipe, 1 Grey Partridge, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull W, 1 PEREGRINE NW at 09.30 – presumably same as TCP; 6s Reed Bunting, 2s Reed Warbler, 4 Mistle Thrush, 10 Jay, c.20 House Martin, 6 Swallow, c.30 Goldfinch, 1 Buzzard (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 12 Great Crested Grebe, 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE part s/plumage; 7 (2j) Cormorant, 42 (2j) Mute Swan, 29 Tufted Duck, 1 Kestrel, 1 PEREGRINE left N @ 0938 prob jv; 60 Black-headed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1a Common Tern, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 (1s) Blackcap, 11 Whitethroat, 3 (1s) Willow Warbler, 24 (1s) Chiffchaff, 6 Reed Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, 12 Great Tit, 12 Blue Tit, 2 Reed Bunting, 5 Yellowhammer, 1j Little Grebe (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 15j Shelduck, 2 Little Egret, 2 Kestrel, 1 PEREGRINE, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1j Water Rail, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern, 4 CROSSBILL over (MP) (Daz Watson, Chip Rhodes, Mark Paine). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Entered on Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 BITTERN, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1f+3j MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5+ Buzzard,  1 HOBBY, 3 Water Rail, 1a+1j AVOCET, 2 LRP, 1 Dunlin, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2a+1j Redshank, 1 Snipe, 3 (2SE) Common Tern, 23+ Lesser Black-backed Gull, c.20 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, c.100 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 3 Pied Wagtail (Richard Scott, Mark Roberts, Pete Grieves). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

TORNE VALLEY – Rossington – 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 3 Greenfinch (Stuart Churchill). Entered on Birdtrack by observer.

WENT VALLEY – Norton Common – 1 HOBBY chasing hirundines (Ryan McClarence). Entered on Birdtrack by observer.

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

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with occasional brighter intervals, rain during early hours. Visibility: good/very good throughout. Temperatures: +11.8°C to +11.9°C to +10.5°C to +16.9°C to 16.4°C to +19.5°C to +13.8°C. Wind: mainly very light, occasionally light; from SE quarter until 3am; then from within NW quarter until 10pm; then SW thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1009hPa-1010hPa throughout. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW occluded front moved S over the District during the late evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – New.
Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office


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