July 29, 2017


Saturday 29th July 2017

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 RED KITE depd SW @ 0909hrs; 6 Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 210 Lapwing, 2 Wigeon, 2 Teal (Gary Stones per Twitter)

                                                                  The Red Kite over Adwick Washlands today © Gary Stones 2017

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 1 WOOD SANDPIPER (Michael Rushton per Twitter) (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1e/m GARGANEY, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 LRP, c.650 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 7 Common Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 6 Black-tailed Godwit (5 over), 7 Common Tern, 5+ BEARDED TIT, possibly 7 including 2 a/ms. (Barnsley BSG and Tom Hibbert per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1j Buzzard, 1j/f Kestrel, 5+ Swallow, 1p Mistle Thrush, 10+ Goldfinch, 20+ Linnet, 1m Bullfinch, 5+ Chaffinch, 1j Stock Dove (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Haugh Road (SK4396) – 2 Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel, 1 HOBBY possibly 2 in area all day. Frequent sightings over playing field and Stubbin Pit Site; 1 Oystercatcher W @ 08.50; 327 Swift SW in 2 hrs (10.45-12.45); 21 House Martin SW in 2 hrs; 17 Swallow SW in 2 hrs (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, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 3 Kestrel, 1 HOBBY, 1 PEREGRINE, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1 Oystercatcher, 6 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Tern, 2 Stonechat (Daz Watson, John Robinson and Neil Shaw). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Entered on Birdtrack.

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 MARSH HARRIER (Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 BITTERN, 3 Little Egret, 1m+1f+2j MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Water Rail, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Tern, c.35 Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3+ Goldcrest, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Bullfinch (Richard J Scott, Michael A Bird, Darren Wozencroft, Keith Lynes, Keith Heppenstall, Sue & Roger Bird, Andy Brown). 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


LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but bright with some prolonged periods of clear skies; dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good/good, occasionally moderate. Temperatures: +16.0°C to +12.4°C to +18.8°C to +18.4°C to +19.5°C to +19.1°C to +19.2°C to +14.4°C. Wind: mainly light, occasionally moderate until 6pm; then very light thereafter; variable in direction but wholly from the SW quarter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1001hPa-1007hPa-1004hPa. Fronts etc.: none.


MOON PHASE – Waxing crescent.
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