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Sunday 27th August 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

BESSACARR – 1 HOBBY feeding with Black-headed Gull presumed on flying ants (Richard Scott)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 WHINCHAT, 1 WHEATEAR, 5 Little Egret, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, c.150 Lapwing, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 9 Grey Partridge, 100+ LBB Gull (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 2 WILLOW TIT by river (Ken Foundation)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 Little Egret, 1 BITTERN, 2 Grey Heron, 2 MARSH HARRIER, 5 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 GREENSHANK, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3+ BEARDED TIT (RSPB_Old Moor per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Cadeby – Old Mink Farm Lane – 1 REDSTART, 1 WILLOW TIT, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Goldcrest, Green & Great Spotted Woodpeckers (Paul & Barbara Shepherd)

Redstart at Cadeby today © Paul & Barbara Shepherd 2017

DON VALLEY – An Edenthorpe garden – 1 Yellow Wagtail N (Rich Collis)

DON VALLEY – Kilnhurst Ings (SK4596) – 1 Common Gull NE @ 3.25pm (Paul Gould)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash/Pot Ridings Wood (SE5300F) – 1+ Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret, 1m+1f Bullfinch (Tina Langford)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 8 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 47 Mute Swan, 53 Tufted Duck, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 40+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull W, 20+ Swift, 15 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Kingfisher, 20 Robin, 1j WHEATEAR, 4 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 36 (4s) Chiffchaff, 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER, Spotted Flycatcher, 1s Goldcrest, 2 Reed Warbler, 70+ Linnet (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 MARSH HARRIER, 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 14 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Goldcrest (Col Neale and Paul Shawcroft). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Entered on Birdtrack.

IPORT AREA – 2 LRP, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Sand Martin, several Coot, GC + Little Grebes, Greylag + Canada Geese, Tufted Ducks, Gadwall, Cormorant’s (Stuart Churchill).

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 BITTERN, 5+ Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 12+ Grey Heron, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 2+ Sparrowhawk, 5+ Buzzard, 2 HOBBY, 2+ Water Rail, 1 Ringed Plover, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 2+ Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 4 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, (Richard Scott, AHo, Jenny Kingsland, Derek & Anne Parker, I&JH, visitor reports (). 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

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCAL – Weather: mainly clear skies and dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good, occasionally good and excellent. Temperatures: +9.3°C to +22.7°C. Wind: very light throughout, variable in direction but mainly from SW quarter; occasionally WNW/SE and SSE. Surface pressure: 1018hPa-1019hPa-1018hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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


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