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Friday 8th September 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET E @ 7am (DF); 1 PEREGRINE, 1 HOBBY, 6 Little Egret, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Snipe, 170 Lapwing, 14 LBB Gull, 1f PINTAIL, 6+ Jay, 2 WILLOW TIT (Gary Stones and Danny Fardell per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 6 Wigeon, 59 Shoveler, 1 GARGANEY, 220 Teal, 18 Little Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 1 OSPREY S, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 PEREGRINE, 7 Dunlin, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 GREENSHANK, 3 RUFF, 4 Green Woodpecker, 25 Chiffchaff and 1 BEARDED TIT (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER – Chequer Road – 7am – 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Simon Noble)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Ings – 2 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 5 Snipe, c.90 BH Gull, 1 Reed Warbler (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 7 Great Crested Grebe; 4 Little Grebe; 1 Grey Heron; 39 Mute Swan; 51 Tufted Duck; 3 Buzzard; 90+ Lapwing; 120 Black-headed Gull; 1a Lesser Black-backed Gull SW; 1c Great Spotted Woodpecker; 100+ Sand Martin; 24+ Swallow (4S); 120+ House Martin; 4 Meadow Pipit (3S); 28 Robin; 20 Blackbird; 1 Blackcap; 1 Willow Warbler; 26 Chiffchaff ; 150+ Linnet; 30+ Goldfinch; 1 Reed Bunting; 2 Yellowhammer (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, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 HOBBY, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 24+ Ringed Plover, 9+ Dunlin, 2 GREENSHANK, 2 RUFF, 2 Stonechat (Chip Rhodes, John Robinson, Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 2 LITTLE STINT, 4 GREENSHANK, 9 RUFF, c20 Snipe, c20 Ringed Plover, c.10 Dunlin and 1 Swift (Bob Beck). Apologies Bob for mis-crediting your records initially.

IPORT AREA – 4 Shoveler, 9 Teal, 5 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Little Grebe, 20+ GC Grebe, 200+ Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 GREENSHANK, 1 Snipe, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Skylark (Chris Robinson).

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER, 1 HOBBY, 2 Swift, 2 Greenfinch
(Andy Dalton, 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

LOCALWeather: overcast until mid-morning; then sunny with scattered cloud until early evening; then clear skies thereafter; some rain during the morning. Visibility: mainly excellent/very good, occasionally moderate. Temperatures: +17.4°C to +??.?°C. Wind: very light/light; wholly from the SW quarter. Surface pressure: 1003hPa-99?hPa. Fronts etc.: two NE/SW cold fronts moved SE over the District during the early hours/morning.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office


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