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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 GARGANEY, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Little Egret (Gary Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 1 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Little Egret, 2 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 1 (2cy) MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 Common Tern (Richard Scott and Michael Rushton per Twitter) (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 3 GARGANEY, 3 Little Egret, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard, 1 PEREGRINE, 6 Water Rail, 3 Oystercatcher, 5 LRP, c.200 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 8 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Gull, 7 Common Tern, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Barn Owl, 2j Yellow Wagtail, 3+ BEARDED TIT. BREEDING REPORTS – 3+j BITTERN fledged from two nests; 20j AVOCET fledged in Dearne Valley; 2+j BEARDED TIT fledged – first breeding record for Doncaster and S Yorks (Barnsley BSG, Richard Scott and Dave Simmonite per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 6 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 39 (2j) Mute Swan, 39 Tufted Duck, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhwk, 1 Kestrel, 40+ (5j) Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1a Common Tern, 11+ Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 17 House Martin S, 3 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 2+ Reed Warbler, 3 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 80+ Goldfinch, 4 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HIGH MELTON – 7 Buzzard, 1 HOBBY, 2 Kestrel, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Ken Foundation).Entered on Birdtrack

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 Little Egret, 3 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 5+ (1j/fed) Common Tern (Daz Watson and Andy Marshall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Entered on Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 BITTERN, 6 Little Egret, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE – first sighting for a week; 1j MARSH HARRIER, 1 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Tern, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Yellow Wagtail over; 1 Bullfinch. BUFFER AREA – 1 Marsh Harrier flew towards Low Ellers from Short lane fields; 1m Kestrel Short Lane Fields; 2 Grey Partridge in area between Short Lane Fields and new Rail College; a mixed flock of Warblers feeding in bramble included: j Garden Warbler, j Willow Warbler and j Chiffchaff and 2 LESSER WHITETHROAT and 1a+2j Blackcap, an adult and 2 young (Jenny Kingsland, Dave Carroll, Sheila Bury, Sue Bird, Roger Bird, Richard Scott, Mark Roberts). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.


TICKHILL –.Apy Hill Lane – 2 MARSH HARRIER (Paul Bibby)

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 with some heavy rain at times through the early hours; then mainly cloudy but bright with occasional overcast periods with heavy downpours until late evening; then clear skies thereafter. Visibility: moderate/good until 8am; very good until 3pm; good/moderate until 7pm; then very good, occasionally moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +13.7°C to +12.7°C to +12.8°C to +12.6°C to +20.0°C to +13.5°C to +14.0°C to +13.7°C. Wind: very light from W quarter until 8am; then light WSW until 1pm; then light, occasionally very light SW/W until 7pm; then very light SW/SSW thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1003hPa-1001hPa-1006hPa. Fronts etc.: none.


MOON PHASE – First quarter.
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