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Friday 25th August 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 5 Little Egret, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 GREENSHANK, 1 Green Sandpiper, 10+ Snipe, 3 Kingfisher, 5 Buzzard, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 2 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Gary Stones per Twitter)

One of the two Spotted Flycatchers at Adwick Washlands © Gary Stones 2017

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 GARGANEY, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 1 BITTERN, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Water Rail, 2 GREENSHANK, 6 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 12 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker (Andrew Leggett, Barnsley BSG and John Seevior per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – RAWMARSH – Stubbin Hill – 34 Mallard E @ 07.40; 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 WHIMBREL SW @ 07.48; 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull -S; 19 Swift SW in 3 hrs (06.30-09.30); 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 33 Swallow S; 13 Sand Martin S; 5 House Martin S; 1m PEREGRINE S @ 07.00; 2 Meadow Pipit S; 2 TREE PIPIT SW; 6 Mistle Thrush (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Thorpe Marsh – Fox Covert area – 1 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, 3+ WILLOW TIT in a mixed Tit flock of 30+ birds inc Blue, Great, Coal and Long-tailed (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 3 MARSH HARRIER, 3 HOBBY, 1 AVOCET E, 22+ Ringed Plover, 6 LRP, 3 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 1 GREENSHANK, 4 Black-tailed Godwit E. 17 Snipe, 1 TURTLE DOVE, 3 RAVEN (Andy Marshall, Col Neale, Daz Minto, Mark Paine). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Entered on Birdtrack.

IPORT AREA – 5 Shelduck, 4 Shoveler, 61 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 4 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, c.100 Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper, 14 Yellow Wagtail (Chris Robinson).

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 10 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 MARSH HARRIER (f + moulting m), 4 Buzzard, 1 HOBBY, 530 Lapwing, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 5 Snipe, 2 Stock Dove, 3+ Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Coal Tit,  26 Sand Martin (14 and 12 SW); 1 Swallow, 30 Long-tailed Tit, 10c Chiffchaff, 3c Blackcap, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Treecreeper, 1 Bullfinch (Gary Johnstone per Twitter, Andy Dalton, Sue Bird, Roger Bird, Adrian Andruchiw). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WILSIC AREA (SK5695 S) – 2 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER still present (Keith Rich)

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 clear skies until 1pm; then mainly cloudy with plenty of sunshine until early evening; then overcast thereafter. Visibility: mainly very good, occasionally good and excellent during the early hours and early morning. Temperatures: +10.3°C to +21.5°C. Wind: very light throughout, WSW/W until 2am; then SW/SSW until 2pm; then WSW until 5pm; then WNW until 7pm; then NW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1016hPa-1017hPa-1016hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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