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Saturday 9th September 2017

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Wigeon, 1 PINTAIL 4 Little Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 RUFF, 1 WHEATEAR (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 RUDDY SHELDUCK, 8 Wigeon, GARGANEY, 17 Little Egret, 9 Golden Plover, 1 TURNSTONE, 920 Lapwing, 4 Dunlin, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 2 RUFF, 3 Green Woodpecker, 60 Sand Martin, 12 Swift, 125 Meadow Pipit S, 2 Stonechat, 2 BEARDED TIT, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 25 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 4 Mallard; 2 Moorhen; 2 Kestrel; 1 Tawny Owl; 2 Blackcap; 2s Chiffchaff ; 15+ Bullfinch; 2 Linnet; 1 Grey Wagtail; 1 Great Black-backed Gull; 30+ House Martin; 5+ Swallow; 1 Treecreeper; 1 Whitethroat; 1 WILLOW TIT; 1 Buzzard; 2 Jackdaw; 1 Jay (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Haugh Road – 3 Mute Swan S @ 06.55; 1 Cormorant N @ 11.40 @ 1 W @ 16.00; 6 Buzzard circling @ 12.40; 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull S; 7 Swift (3 SW @ 12.15 @ 4 SW @ 16.50); 67 Swallow SW; 3 Sand Martin SW; 37 House Martin SW; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker SW; 107 Meadow Pipit SW; 32 Goldfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 Little Egret, 1f MARSH HARRIER, 2 Kestrel, 1j HOBBY, 1j PEREGRINE, 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 31+ Ringed Plover, 32+ Dunlin, 6+ GREENSHANK, 9 RUFF, 2 Snipe, 5 Swift, 1 Sand Martin, 60+ House Martin, 6 Stonechat, 2 GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (Chip Rhodes, John Robinson, Col Neale, Mark Lynes and Andy Marshall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash – 2 LITTLE STINT, 2j PECTORAL SANDPIPER (Per Birdguides)

IPORT AREA – 4 Shoveler, 5+ Teal, 32 Cormorant, 9 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 10 Little Grebe, 25+ GC Grebe, 80+ Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 GREENSHANK, 2 Snipe, 3 Stock Dove, 5 Skylark, 170+ Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson).

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1i Shelduck, 3 Wigeon, 1e/m GARGANEY, 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 3 Water Rail, c.500 Lapwing, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 RUFF through; 10+ Snipe, 20 Swift through; 2 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 1 WILLOW TIT, 7 Sand Martin, 14 Swallow through, c.80 House Martin, 10 CETTI’S WARBLER, 24 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 7 Meadow Pipit S; 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Greenfinch, 6 Linnet S (Richard Scott). 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: changeable ranging from overcast to clear skies with occasional heavy showers. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally moderate; variable in direction but wholly from within the SW quarter until early afternoon; then mainly from the NW quarter, occasionally from the NE. Temperatures: +16.6°C to +9.5°C.: very light, occasionally moderate. Surface pressure: 994hPa-1000hPa. Fronts etc.: an occluded front moved E over the District during the early hours/morning.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
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