July 25, 2017


Tuesday 25th July 2017

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BRIERHOLME CARR (SE6709) – 1 Barn Owl (Col Neale)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 KNOT still, 1 Little Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 2a+3j Redshank, c.340 Lapwing (Peter Walsh and Gary Stones per Twitter)

The Knot at Adwick Washlands today © Gary Stones 2017

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+6y Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 59 Gadwall, 11 Pochard, 5 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 17 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 89 Coot, 1 Moorhen and 1 Common Tern, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1s Blackcap (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2+6y Mute Swan, 78 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 19 Mallard, 13+7y Tufted Duck, 12+30y Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 19 Little Grebe, 123 Coot, 20 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 78 Lapwing, 2 Snipe and 30 BH Gull. 1+6y Shoveler, 1 Curlew, 1 Redshank and 4 juv Yellow Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 GARGANEY, 7 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2+ GC Grebe, 1 Greenshank, 6 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 5 Oystercatcher, 450 Lapwing, 2a LITTLE GULL, 1 (2cy) MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 Common Gull, 5 Common Tern, 2+ Kingfisher (Chris harris, Barnsley BSG, Karen Williams and Karon Parkes per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) –2 Canada Geese, 35 Mallard, 4 Shoveler, 1+3y Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 10 Lapwing, 33 BH Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 11 Pied Wagtail and 8 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Haugh Road (SK4396) – 1 Grey Heron NW @ 15.50 ; 7 Mallard W; 1 HOBBY drifted high to SW @ 17.10; 44 Lapwing N @ 16.10 ; 127 Black-headed Gull S in 2 hrs; 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull S; 97 Swift SW in 2 hrs; 21 Swallow SW in 2 hrs; 17 House Martin SW in 2 hrs (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FINNINGLEY GP (Notts and S Yorks) – 4 (2j) Buzzard, 3 (1j) Kestrel, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher, 6+ Yellow-legged Gull, c.60 LBB Gull, 1 Common Tern, 5 (4+j) Yellow Wagtail (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 Little Egret, 1+ MARSH HARRIER, 4 Kestrel, 1+ HOBBY, 1 PEREGRINE, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 2 Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 SANDERLING, 1 KNOT, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Curlew, 2+ WHIMBREL, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 10 (ten) NIGHTJAR, 2 Barn Owl, 3 Tawny Owl, 1 LONG-EARED OWL (John Robinson, Colin Wall and Chip Rhodes, Col Neale, Paul Shawcroft and Bob Usher). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Entered on Birdtrack.

IPORT AREA – 1 Little Egret flew from drain between Great Yorkshire Way and Amazon warehouse at dusk (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – c.140 Gadwall, 5 Teal, 25 Pochard, 33 Tufted Duck, 2 BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 16 Little Grebe, 10 (3j) Great crested Grebe, 1f+3j MARSH HARRIER, 2 (1j) Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 1a+1j AVOCET, c.450 Lapwing, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER (PG per MW); 3j LBB Gull, 9 Swift through; 1 Kingfisher, 1 Coal Tit, 47 Sand Martin (33 SW, 14 N past VC, 15.00 – 15.50); 1 Swallow (Keith Lynes, Brian Buckle, Sue Bird, Dave Carroll, Sheila Bury, Phil Goacher, NN). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

Helen Kirk  has asked me to publicise the following:

Dear Friends,

Thank you for signing the petition “No moor management for grouse-shooting on two National Trust estates in Derbyshire.”

We were due to hand over everyone’s signatures to the National Trust today -all 4,875 of them. But at the last moment, Andy Beer, their Midlands Director pulled out, citing ‘unforeseen circumstances’. We had already done some great PR photos for the handover, which you can see here:


We are hoping to reschedule our handover very soon, but we do now have an opportunity for one last push for signatures.

With your help can we get our petition well over the 5,000 mark?  We think so. It means we just need 3,693 online signatures to add to our 1,308 handwritten ones.

So we’re asking you to email your friends, or post a link to our petition on Facebook, and encourage them all to sign it, if they’ve not already done so.

Here’s the link, and thank you all for your support. It means a lot to us.


We’re still hearing noises from the NT that they still want more shooting on these iconic Peak District moors, which we think is deplorable. So every signature really does count. At the time of writing this, we just need a further 155 online signatures to reach 5,000!

Many thanks

Nick Moyes

Moorland Vision Campaign
Website: http://nomoorshooting.blogspot.co.uk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MoorlandVision
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moorlandvision


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: overcast until 2pm then brighter with some clear skies and scattered cloud thereafter. Visibility: very good throughout. Temperatures: +13.2°C to +12.3°C to +20.2°C to +??.?°C. Wind: light variable in direction but wholly from the NW quarter until mid-afternoon; then mainly very light from the SE quarter thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1017hPa-101?hPa throughout. Fronts etc.: none.


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