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As Chris is away until Saturday please could you leave your records via the comments box or email them to sj.furber@yahoo.co.uk or text 0774 205 7224 or Tweet @DonnyBirder1 thanks, Steve Furber

TODAYS BIRD REPORTS

CUSWORTH – St Martin’s Ave – 3 Swift, 2 Blackcap (Iam Stubbs)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 5 Mute Swan, 47 Canada Goose, 42 Greylag Goose, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 16 Mallard, 25 Gadwall, 10 Shoveler, 1 Teal, 2 GARGANEY, 22 Tufted Duck, 25 Coot, 21 Moorhen, 55 Lapwing, 16+ Redshank 29 AVOCET, 3 Ringed Plover; 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Black Headed Gull, 2 SANDWICH TERN E same as Old Moor birds (ML); 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 2 Whitethroat, 1m WHEATEAR, 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel (Nigel Smith and Mark Linnington per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 BITTERN, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 4 Shelduck, 3 COMMON TERN, 2 SANDWICH TERN E @ 7.45am; 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 2 Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, PEREGRINE, 1 BARN OWL (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke Liberty Steel – 1p PEREGRINE (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke – River Don – 5 Gadwall; 1s Blackcap; 1s Willow Warbler; 1 Chiffchaff; 1p Mallard; 1p? Kingfisher (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke SF (SK4494) – 3s Blackcap; 3s Whitethroat; 6 Black-headed Gull; 5 Gadwall; 1cr Pheasant; 2 Buzzard over, 1s Sedge Warbler; 1s Reed Warbler; 3 Reed Bunting; 1 ‘tr’Little Grebe; 6+ Coot (9+ js); 1 Moorhen; 3 Sand Martin; 3+ Mallard (3js); 8 Swift over; 1 Long-tailed Tit; 1m Tufted Duck (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Fishlake Area – 1 (2cy) MARSH HARRIER (Simon Mitchell)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 46 Mute Swan; 9 Tufted Duck; 8 Swift; 11s Blackcap; 7 (5s) Whitethroat; 2 (1s) Sedge Warbler; 1s Reed Warbler; 2s Willow Warbler; 1s Chiffchaff; 5s Reed Bunting; 11s Wren; 10 (9s) Dunnock; 9s Robin; 11 (9s) Blackbird; 2s Song Thrush (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FRICKLEY CP – 1 CUCKOO; 3 Garden Warbler and 1 Reed Warbler (Mark Spedding per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 6 LRP; 22 Ringed Plover; 21+ Dunlin; 1 KNOT; 2 TURNSTONE 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Curlew, 3 HOBBY (Mark Paine; Simon Mitchell and Andy Marshall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – 7 Cormorant; 2 Little Egret; 1 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 2 Little Grebe; c.30 GC Grebe; 2 LRP; 6 Ringed Plover; 1 Redshank; 20+ Swift; c.10 Sand Martin; 2 WHEATEAR; 1 WHITE WAGTAIL; 3 Pied Wagtail; 2 Yellow Wagtail; 20+ Linnet; 5s Reed Bunting; 4 (1s) Yellowhammer (Bob Usher; Gary Johnston, Chris Robinson)

Wheatear at the Iport today

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1m GARGANEY; 1 ‘b’ BITTERN; 4 BLACK-NECKED GREBE; 1 MARSH HARRIER; 6 AVOCET (inc the French ringed bird); 2 Oystercatcher; 1 Lapwing chick; 7 Dunlin; 1 Redshank (Sue Cullen and Allen Holmes). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

SOUTH KIRKBY – Industrial Park – 1 PEREGRINE (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Pit Tip – 1s Garden Warbler; 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT; 1 Reed Warbler (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Riding Plantation – 1s Garden Warbler (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Resr. – 1 ROSEATE TERN until 08:20, 1 LITTLE TERN at 08:00, 1 Cuckoo (Ady Scutt, Andy Marshall, Rich Collis, et al)

Back of camera shot of this morning’s Roseate Tern at Southfield Resr © Andy Marshall 2018

WENT VALLEY – Sykehouse – Topham – 2 LESSER WHITETHROAT; 1 Sedge Warbler; 7 Reed Warbler (Simon Mitchell)

WOODLANDS – The Oval – 7 Swift (Ian Stubbs)

LOCAL WEATHER – rain overnight clearing early morning then light cloud with sunny spells, WIND – light – breezy NW, TEMP – 10-18c, VISIBILITY – good.

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