June 8, 2018


Friday 8th June 2018

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 GARGANEY, 4m Teal; 5 Little Egret, 11m+6f+13j+10j+9j+8j+6j+4j Shoveler; 2f+17j Gadwall; 4j Pochard; 22 AVOCET; 3 Ringed Plover; 20+ Redshank; 1 Water Rail; 2 Kestrel; 1 Sparrowhawk; 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+8j Mute Swan, 22 Tufted Duck, 7+4j Mallard, 6 Pochard, 5 Gadwall, 3+2y Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 49+26j Coot and 1 Common Gull. Also present were 1 BITTERN (brief views at 12 and 12.20pm), 2 LBB Gull, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Sedge Warbler. 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Bullfinch and 3 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Bolton Ings to Wombwell Ings – 7s Blackcap, 6s Willow Warbler, 6s Chiffchaff and 3s Whitethroat (John Seevior per Twitter and Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 1 Mute Swan, 42 Canada Geese, 9 Greylag, 21 Tufted Duck, 9+6y Mallard, 5 Pochard, 1 Shoveler, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 22 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 4 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher and 1 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)


DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 18 Mute Swan, 5 Canada Geese, 2 Shelduck, 26 Gadwall, 16 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Heron, 10 Coot, 6 Lapwing, 1c Redshank, 13 BH Gull, 5+ Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail and 3 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 30 Mute Swan; 8 (1f) Tufted Duck; 20 Coot (inc 4p+js); c.100 Swift; 6 (4s) Reed Warbler; 5s Blackcap; 3 Whitethroat; 2c Willow Warbler; 2s Chiffchaff; 35 (5fams) Great Tit; 14+ (2fams+) Blue Tit; 8 (1fam 6+) Long-tailed Tit; 15 Magpie inc11 at least 5pr with young call (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IPORT LAKES – 2a+9j Shelduck; 30+ Gadwall; 3m+2f Shoveler; 15 (3f) Pochard; 1 Little Egret; 1p Little Grebe; 1p+3j+4p+4n+15+ GC Grebe; 3j+3j+4j Coot; 3a+2j Oystercatcher; 2 Ringed Plover; 3a LRP; 1 Redshank; 3 LBB Gull; 1 COMMON TERN; 10+ Swift; 4 Sand Martin; 2s Reed Warbler; 4+ Yellow Wagtail (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 BITTERN; 2 Little Egret; 2 BLACK-NECKED GREBE; 3 MARSH HARRIER; 3 HOBBY; 1 Oystercatcher; 6s CETTI’S WARBLER; 2 Bullfinch (RP). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1 Ringed Plover N; 1 GREY PLOVER N and 1 GREENSHANK flew round before landing on Went Ings (Adrian Scutt)

WENT VALLEY – Went Ings (SE6519) – 1 GREENSHANK same as Southfield bird above (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast; with occasional light showers during the morning and late afternoon, otherwise dry. Visibility: mainly good, occasionally very good, moderate and poor. Temperatures: +12.3°C to +11.3°C to +15.1°C to +1?.?°C. Wind: very light throughout; variable in direction wholly from within the NE quarter until 0500hrs; then NNW until 0800hrs; then returning to the NE quarter thereafter. Surface pressure: 1019hPa-1018hPa throughout. Fronts etc: a weak occlusion was over the District during the lunch period but disappeared as the afternoon wore on.


MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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