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Saturday 26th August 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 5 Little Egret, 6 Black-Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 12+ Snipe, 6+ Yellow Wagtail, 1 Buzzard (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 40 Greylag Geese, 79 Canada Geese, 1 Shelduck, 135 Gadwall, 89 Mallard, 6 Shoveler, 4 Little Egret, 14 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 5 Kestrel, 29 Little Gebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 WHINCHAT (Michael Rushton per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 329 Greylag Geese, 352 Canada Geese, 2 Wigeon, 275 Gadwall, 127 Mallard, 65 Shoveler, 4 GARGANEY, 153 Teal, 16 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Kestrel, 9 Water Rail, 1 Oystercatcher, c.950 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 8 Green Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 3 GREENSHANK, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe, 2 RUFF, 8 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 15+ Swift, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Goldcrest, 7 BEARDED TIT, 2 WILLOW TIT (Barnsley BSG, RSPB_Old Moor and Chris Harris per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 1 HOBBY, 2 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER, 1s Chiffchaff, + usual Great Crested and Little Grebe, Coot, Tufted Duck etc– (Stuart Churchill)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – 1 RAVEN E @ 12.58pm (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS) Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 7 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 45 Mute Swan, 37 Canada Goose, 1 Shoveler N, 61 Tufted Duck, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 20+ Swift, 8 Swallow S, 1 Grey Wagtail, 17 Robin, 5 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 40 Chiffchaff, 1 Reed Warbler, 120+ Goldfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 2 Little Egret, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1 Water Rail (Dave Adamson)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel and 1 Little Owl (Derick Evans) Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-RECENT SIGHTINGS). All entered on Birdtrack.

IPORT AREA – 5 Shelduck, 7m Pochard, 4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Kestrel, 29 GC Grebe, 1c Grey Partridge, c.150 Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 11 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Skylark, 3 Linnet (Chris Robinson).

LOVERSALL – 1 HOBBY (Paul Bibby)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 120 Teal, 1 BITTERN, 7 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 10 Grey Heron, 1m+1cc MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 10 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1a HOBBY, 1a PEREGRINE, 1 Water Rail, 3 Oystercatcher, 610 Lapwing, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 18 Swift through; 2 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c.40 Sand Martin, 7 Swallow through; 4 CETTI’S WARBLER, 21 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Bullfinch, 15 Goldfinch , 1 Linnet (Richard Scott, Darren Wozencroft, Ian Heppenstall, Janet Heppenstall, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

TORNE VALLEY – Over Rossington – 3 Buzzards, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 HOBBY and 8+ Swifts (Stuart Churchill)

WILSIC AREA (SK5695 S) – 9 Buzzard, 2 HOBBY through, 18 Grey Partridge in two coveys and 2+ SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (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 overcast until early morning; then sunny with scattered cloud until late afternoon; then clear skies thereafter. Visibility: very good until 2am; then good until mid-morning; then very good until early evening; then excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +14.0°C to +22.6°C. Wind: very light throughout, variable in direction but almost wholly from within the NW quarter, occasionally S. Surface pressure: 1016hPa-1015hPa-1017hPa. Fronts etc.: a NNW/SSW cold front drifted slowly E over the District during the early hours.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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