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Friday 28th July 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 GARGANEY, 5 Little Egret, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+3y Mute Swan, 43 Gadwall, 6 Pochard, 5 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 10 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe and 77 Coot. Also present were 2 Kestrel, 1 Common Tern over and 2 Little Egret (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2+6y Mute Swan, 57 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 44+8y Mallard, 15 Tufted Duck, 7+8y Gadwall, 2 Pochard, 16 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Barn Owl, 107 Coot, 16 Moorhen, 41 Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER and 74 BH Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and Michael Rushton per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 GARGANEY, 91 Teal, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 645 Lapwing, 6 Dunlin, 6 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 13 Common Tern (Barnsley BSG, Jeff Wragg and John Clarkson per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 27 Greylag, 1 Canada Goose, 15 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 1+3y Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Moorhen, 19 Lapwing, 4 Dunlin, 2 LRP, 1 Green Sandpiper, 104 BH Gull, 3+ Pied Wagtail, 1 Bullfinch and 5 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Haugh Road (SK4396) – 290 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper (Colin Wall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Entered on Birdtrack.

 

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 sunny intervals until 2pm; then overcast with heavy rain on and off thereafter. Visibility: very good until 1pm; then good/very good/moderate until 8pm; then very good thereafter. Temperatures: +13.4°C to +13.9°C to +12.1°C to +19.2°C to +16.8°C to +18.7°C to +15.5°C to +??.?°C. Wind: light/moderate/strong and back to moderate then light through the course of the day; gusting from 29-36mph from mid mornig until early evening; variable in direction but wholly from the SW quarter throughout. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1003hPa-1005hPa-????hPa. Fronts etc.: a warm and a closed front moved slowly ENE over the District during the evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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