May 8, 2018


Tuesday 8th May 2018

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Little Egret, 31 AVOCET, 2 GARGANEY, 15+ Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Snipe, 2 COMMON TERN, 4 Grey Partridge, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Pink footed Goose, 2 Shelduck (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 Mute Swan; 3 GC Grebe; 2 Little Grebe; 7a+12j Mallard; 10 Gadwall; 17 Tufted Duck; 4 Pochard; 3 Cormorant; 1 Kestrel; 4 Herring Gull; 2 LBB Gull; 1 Common Gull; 7 Chiffchaff; 2 Willow Warbler; 6 Blackcap; 2+ Whitethroat; 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT; 1 Sedge Warbler; 1 Jay (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 3 active Bittern nests; 1 RED KITE; 1 HOBBY; 1 SANDERLING (Dave Simmonite and Chris Harris per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 1 Little Ringed Plover; 2 Common Sandpiper; 1 Little Owl; 1 Yellow Wagtail; 2s Reed Warbler; 2 Sedge Warbler (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FRICKLEY CP (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) – 1 CUCKOO; 2 Reed Warbler (Mark Spedding per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 5 LRP; 15 Ringed Plover; 1 GREY PLOVER; 1 Dunlin; 1 WHEATEAR; 2 Garden Warbler and 2 Yellow Wagtail (Andy Marshall and Ryan McClarence). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

Back of Camera shot of this morning’s Grey Plover on Hatfield Moor © Andy Marshall 2018

IPORT LAKES – 33a+7j+6vyj+5vyj+2j Greylag Geese; 2 Egyptian Geese; 7j Mallard; 5 Pochard; 1 Buzzard; 5 Ringed Plover; 1 Dunlin; 1 Yellow Wagtail (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 Egyptian Geese over; 2 Shelduck; 8a+12j Gadwall; 1m Teal; 28 Pochard; 13 Tufted Duck; 2 BITTERN; 1 Little Egret; 1 Grey Heron; 6 Little Grebe; 6 Great Crested Grebe; 3 BLACK-NECKED GREBE; 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER; 1 Sparrowhawk; 3 Buzzard; 1 HOBBY; 5 AVOCET; 4 Lapwing; 1 Little Ringed Plover; 1 Dunlin over; 1 WOOD SANDPIPER (MAB et al); 2 Redshank; only c.30 Black-headed Gull nests; 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 2 Herring Gull; 20 Swift; 2s Skylark; 5 CETTI’S WARBLER; 1a+2rfj Song Thrush; 2 Linnet (Keith Lynes, Michael Bird, Gary Dyson, Sue Bird, Dave Carroll, Mick Bellas, Darren Wozencroft, Rob Mokryj, Derek Parker, Tuesday Volunteer Team). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

SOUTH KIRKBY WASTE PLANT LAGOON – 2 Gadwall; 1 CUCKOO; Skylark; Pied Wagtail and Reed Bunting (Paddy Martin per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WENT VALLEY – Fenwick Lane – 2 BARN OWL, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Curlew, Grey Partridge, Swallow, Swift, 2 Whitethroat and a Yellow Wagtail (Ryan McClarence)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies until late afternoon; then cloudy with showers and sunny spells; dry until early evening, then brief rain showers during the early evening. Visibility: good/moderate until early afternoon; then very good until early evening before returning to good for the rest of the evening. Temperatures: +15.1°C to +10.6°C to +23.6°C to +?.?°C. Wind: very light SE/SSE/S until 9am; then light from within the SW quarter thereafter. Surface pressure: 1014hPa-1006hPa-10??hPa. Fronts etc: a weakening N/S cold front moved E over the District during the early evening.


MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
Crown copyright 2018, the Met Office

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