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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 KNOT, 1 LITTLE STINT, 4 Little Egret, 8 Redshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 LRP, 1 Buzzard (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 Mute Swan, 48 Gadwall, 11 Pochard, 10+3y Tufted Duck, 2 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 16 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, and 92 Coot. Also present were 1 Kestrel, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 yaffling Green Woodpecker (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2+6y Mute Swan, 55 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 35+3y Mallard, 21 Tufted Duck, 11+3y Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 1 Teal, 18 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 115 Coot, 22+4y Moorhen, 57 Lapwing, 4 Oystercatcher and 81 BH Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 GARGANEY, 6 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 HOBBY, 10 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 TURNSTONE, 2 Dunlin, 8 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1 Snipe, 6 Common Tern, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER (Barnsley BSG, Ian Morris, Chris Harris and John McLoughlin per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 Mute Swan, 48 Gadwall, 11 Pochard, 10+3y Tufted Duck, 2 Mallard, 2 Cormorant, 16 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, and 92 Coot. Also present were 1 Kestrel, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 yaffling Green Woodpecker (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 TURNSTONE (First here since 2007); 1f/I Shoveler (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 7 Cormorant, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 39 (2j) Mute Swan, 31 Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1a Common Tern, 30+ Swift, 6 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 3 (2s) Willow Warbler, 14 (1s) Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 8 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 1+ MARSH HARRIER, 1 HOBBY, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 WOODCOCK, 10 (ten) NIGHTJAR (Col Neale, Lucy Ryan and Paul Shawcroft). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG .

The best place to hear or see Nightjars on Hatfield Moors on late summer evenings is along the pink or red way marked route as it circles Packards Heath.  For further information call 07766 420290

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, dry throughout. Visibility: very variable from poor to excellent, mainly very good. Temperatures: +14.6°C to +13.2°C. Wind: mainly light, occasionally very light and moderate with occasional gusts to 31mph; variable in direction but wholly from within the NW quarter, mainly NNW. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1009hPa-1017hPa throughout. Fronts etc.: last night’s occluded front cleared the District during the afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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