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Thursday 27th July 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

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

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+1y Mute Swan, 32 Gadwall, 10 Pochard, 9+3y Tufted Duck, 8 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 89 Coot. Flyovers included 1 LBB Gull and 1 Common Tern (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2+6y Mute Swan, 51 Canada Geese, 33 Mallard, 14+3y Tufted Duck, 1+9y Gadwall, 3 Pochard, 15 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 125 Coot, 14 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 57 Lapwing, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER and 5 Snipe (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 GARGANEY, 65 Teal, 8 Little Egret, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 3 Oystercatcher, 550 Lapwing, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 6 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 WHIMBREL, 7 Common Tern (Barnsley BSG and RSPB_Old Moor per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 1 Mute Swan, 25 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 7 Mallard, 5 Gadwall, 1+3y Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Moorhen, 16 Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 9 Pied Wagtail and 5 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Haugh Road (SK4396) – 1 Grey Heron W @ 09.50; 5 Cormorant N @ 08.57; 3 Mallard E; 2 Buzzard W @ 13.15; 4 (fam) Kestrel; 1 HOBBY circled over playing field @ 14.05 before pursuing Swifts low over playing field.; 1 Greenshank SW calling @ 10.07. Appeared to drop down to Greasborough Dam; 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull S; 1 Yellow Wagtail SW @ 12.56. First of autumn!; 2 Siskin SW @ 09.40. First of autumn! (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG

DON VALLEY – Shaftholme (SE5707) – 1 Little Egret, 1a+2fgj LRP, 1a Ringed Plover, 4 Swift, 100+r Swallow (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 2 Cormorant (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 6 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 32 (2j) Mute Swan, 30 Tufted Duck, 77 Coot, 50+ Black-headed Gull, 40+ Swift, 8 Sand Martin, 11 (10s) Wren, 10 Robin, 1 Blackcap, 2j Whitethroat, 4 (2s) Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 8+ Long-tailed Tit, 10+ House Sparrow, 190+ Goldfinch, 9 Greenfinch, 3 (1s) Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 3+ Little Egret, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 1 Kestrel, 1 HOBBY,  3 BLACK-NECKED GREBE , 1 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Golden Plover, 16 Curlew, 1 WHIMBREL, 15 (fifteen) NIGHTJAR (Chip Rhodes, Col Neale, Lucy Ryan, Paul Shawcroft and Andy Marshall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Entered on Birdtrack.

MARR AREA – 1 PEREGRINE, 8+ (1j) Yellow-legged Gull, 300+ LBB Gull (Adam Hutt)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 WOOD SANDPIPER (Per Birdguides). 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

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but bright with some overcast periods with heavy rain and occasional clear skies. Visibility: very good throughout. Temperatures: +13.9°C to +10.9°C to +11.2°C to +10.8°C to +15.9°C to +13.9°C to +18.8°C to +12.7°C. Wind: very light/light occasionally gusting to 29/30mph, mainly SSW/SW, occasionally WSW. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1003hPa-1005hPa-1002hPa-1003hPa. Fronts etc.: a lower cold front moved E over the District during the morning.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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