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Tuesday 5th June 2018

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DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 8+8j Mute Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 21 Tufted Duck, 11 Gadwall, 8 Pochard, 5+8j Mallard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 51+29j Coot and 1 LBB Gull. Also present were 1 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay and 1 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Bolton Ings to Wombwell Ings – 6s Blackcap, 6s Chiffchaff, 4s Willow Warbler, 2s Whitethroat, 1s Sedge Warbler and 2s Song Thrush (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2 Mute Swan, 27 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag, 1 Bar-headed Goose, 22 Tufted Duck, 13 Mallard, 11 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 1 Teal, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 19 Coot, 16 Lapwing and 2 Redshank (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 WOOD SANDPIPER this evening (Jeff Wragg per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 18 Mute Swan, 16 Greylag, 13 Canada Geese, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 31 Gadwall, 16 Mallard, 11 Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 2 Teal, 10 Coot, 5 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 12 BH Gull, 5 Skylark, 15+ House Martin, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Linnet and 1 Reed Bunting. A Little Ring Plover was seen late morning (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2+ HOBBY; 1 GREENSHANK; 2 Curlew; 1s TURTLE DOVE; 2 CUCKOO; 7 NIGHTJAR; 2 Tawny Owl; 1m+2j+2 STONECHAT; 2 TREE PIPIT (John Robinson & Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – 2a+9j Shelduck; 1p Shoveler; 12+ Pochard; 2 Little Grebe; 3vyj GC Grebe; 15j AVOCET inc new brood of 4; 3a+2j Oystercatcher; 4a+2j LRP; 2 Ringed Plover; 1 Common Sandpiper; 1 WOOD SANDPIPER (RM) left at 20:25hrs (RU); 3 Yellow Wagtail (Ryan McClarence; Chris Robinson; Gary Johnston, Justin Parker; Stuart Churchill and Bob Usher)

Wood Sandpiper found by Ryan McClarence at the Iport Lakes this afternoon © Chris Robinson 2018

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Shelduck; 104 Gadwall; 3 Teal; 7 Pochard; 18 Tufted Duck; 1f+5j Pheasant; 1 Cormorant; 3 BITTERN; 4 Little Egret; 1 Grey Heron; 3 Little Grebe; 5a+1j+3j Great Crested Grebe; 3 BLACK-NECKED GREBE; 1m+2f MARSH HARRIER; 6 Buzzard; 1p+js Kestrel; 2 HOBBY; 10 AVOCET; 2 Oystercatcher; 24 Lapwing; 5 Ringed Plover; 1 Little Ringed Plover; 2a+4vyj Redshank; 1 COMMON TERN; Black-headed gull – those on the tern raft cell 1b have all gone overnight, c.10 pairs with eggs or young (Mink or LBBG attack?). Two pairs are still sitting on Old Eaa; 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 4 Magpie; 6 House Martin; 4 CETTI’S WARBLER; 1 Mistle Thrush; 1 Pied Wagtail c/f; 1s Greenfinch (Keith Lynes,, Michael Bird, Gary Dyson, Sue Bird, Dave Carroll, Sheila Buru, Ian Heppenstall). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WENT VALLEY – Norton Common – 1 GRASSHOPPER WARBLER c/food (Ryan McClarence)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: overcast until late morning; then sunny with scattered cloud until mid-afternoon; then clear skies thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: variable moderate/good until 0300hrs; then very good until 1900hrs; then good thereafter. Temperatures: +11.5°C to +10.9°C to +17.1°C to +10.?°C. Wind: very light, occasionally light; starting easterly then a mixture of NNE/NE thereafter. Surface pressure: 1019hPa-1017hPa-1019hPa-1018hPa-1019hPa. Fronts etc: a weakening NW/NE cold front moved slowly NE over the District during the early afternoon..


MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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