May 11, 2018


Friday 11th May 2018

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DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2 Mute Swan, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 LBB Gull; 4 Pochard; 30+ Swift; 2 Red-legged Partridge; 1 COMMON TERN; 1 Blackcap (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Shelduck; 28 Pochard; 1’b’/m+1f BITTERN; 10 Oystercatcher; 2 Little Egret; 1 LRP; 1 Common Sandpiper; 3 Redshank; 1 MEDITERRANEAN GULL; 2 COMMON TERN; 1s CETTI’S WARBLER; 1 RAVEN E; 1m BEARDED TIT (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 5 Mute Swan, 1 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 LBB Gull (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 8s Reed Warbler (Best year ever for this species here); 2s Sedge Warbler (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 4p Great Crested Grebe; 2 Grey Heron; 27 Mute Swan inc.2nests; 8 Mallard (f6y); 7 Tufted Duck; 3 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 2 Red-legged Partridge; 3cr Pheasant; 1 Common Sandpiper; 1 Herring Gull; 20+ Swift; 5s Skylark; 2 Sand Martin; 4 Swallow; 2 House Martin; 2 Pied Wagtail; 1 Yellow Wagtail E; 6s Blackcap; 8s Whitethroat; 1s Reed Warbler; 2s LESSER WHITETHROAT; 5s Willow Warbler; 1s Chiffchaff; 3s Reed Bunting; 1 Commic Tern N; 1 HOBBY S @ 0755; 1 BARN OWL (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FRICKLEY CP – 1 Tawny Owl chick ringed {Colin Bradford per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 MARSH HARRIER; 5 LRP; 32 Ringed Plover; 3 Dunlin; 1 GREENSHANK; 1 Black-tailed Godwit; 1 TURTLE DOVE; 1 CUCKOO (Andy Marshall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 2 Oystercatcher; 1 COMMON TERN and 1 Yellow Wagtail (Rich Collis)

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 1 Little Egret and 2 COMMON TERN (Rich Collis)

IPORT LAKES – 4 Egyptian Geese; 9 Cormorant; 1 Little Egret; 1m MARSH HARRIER (age uncertain); 1 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 2 LRP; 7 Ringed Plover (5 left NE this morning but another 2 arrived this afternoon but soon left high to NE; 2 Dunlin accompanied the afternoon Ringos when they left); 2 SANDERLING (different to yesterday’s which gained height and left N last night (JP); 1 present this morning left NE @ 10:15; but another bird arrived this afternoon); 2 Redshank; 2 COMMON TERN; 10+ Swift NW; 5 Sand Martin NW; 1 WHEATEAR; 1 WHITE WAGTAIL; 4 Pied Wagtail; 2 Yellow Wagtail; 10+ Linnet; 5s Reed Bunting; 1s Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson, Gary Johnston; Rich Collis; Justin & Mrs Parker)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1p Shelduck; 8j Mallard; 1p+1m Shoveler; 5 Pochard; 5 Cormorant; 2 Little Egret; 1m+2f MARSH HARRIER; 1 Sparrowhawk; 2 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 2 HOBBY; 2 AVOCET; 2 Lapwing; 1 Redshank; 20 Black-headed Gull; 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 2 Stock Dove over; 40+ Swift; 3 Jackdaw; 5s CETTI’S WARBLER; 1s Sedge Warbler; 1s Reed Warbler; 30+ Starling; 1 Pied Wagtail (Dave Carroll; Sue & Roger Bird and Neil Hincliffe per Twitter). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

SKELBROOKE QUARRY – Little Grebe; 1 Lapwing and 1 WHEATEAR (Paddy Martin per SESKUBIRDS via Twitter)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCAL – Weather: clear skies with thin cloud until mid afternoon; then overcast but dry thereafter. Visibility: good from 5am until 9am; otherwise very good. Temperatures: +9.2°C to +5.1°C to +16.2°C to +??.?°C. Wind: very light/light SE/SSE/ESE until 9am; light S until 6pm; then light/moderate SSE/SE thereafter. Surface pressure: 1019hPa-1012hPa. Fronts etc: a N/S cold front moved slowly E over the District during the late afternoon/evening.


MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
Crown copyright 2018, the Met Office

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