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Sunday 10th June 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 5 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 5 Mute Swan, 15 Greylag Goose, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Cormorant, 20a+35j Mallard, 47a+7j Gadwall, 17+50j Shoveler (7 broods), 12+9j Tufted Duck, 1+4j Pochard, 32+39j Coot, 12+22j Moorhen, 24 AVOCET; 53 Lapwing, 20+a+2j Redshank, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Black Headed Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1p+6j Mute Swan; 3a+8j Shelduck; 4 Teal; 4 Cormorant; Many sightings of BITTERN; 3 Little Egret; 1 Buzzard; 1 HOBBY; 2 Ringed Plover; 1 Redshank; 2a+2j MEDITERRANEAN GULL; c.10 LBB Gull; 2+ COMMON TERN; 1 BARN OWL; 1 Garden Warbler; 1m Linnet (Per today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke – 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 2p Lapwing (one with young nearby); 1s Willow Warbler; 2 (1s) Linnet; 2 (1s) Song Thrush; 1 Stock Dove; 7 Mute Swan SW @ 0918hrs; 1 Grey Wagtail; c.10 Magpie; 1 Ringed Plover; 1 Grey Heron NE (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Don Gorge from Cadeby to Sprotbrough Flash – 1 Little Egret from Cadeby Quarry; ; 2j Blackcap; 5 (famx4+1) Treecreeper (Tina Langford)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 2p Great Crested Grebe; 1 Cormorant; 73 Mute Swan (inc 1p+4j+1p+2j); 2 Greylag Goose left S; 6 (2f) Tufted Duck; 1m+1f Kestrel; 30+ Swift; 4s Skylark; 5 Swallow; 3 (1s) Song Thrush; 2 Mistle Thrush N; 4s Blackcap; 6s Reed Warbler; 2s Whitethroat; 2s Sedge Warbler; 3 (2s) Willow Warbler; 3s Chiffchaff; 35+ Great Tit (6fams); 20+ Blue Tit (3fams); 12+ Long-tailed Tit (2fams); 5 (3s) Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HOWELL WOOD CP – 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Paul Jackson and Colin Bradford per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 LRP; 25+ Ringed Plover; 6+ Dunlin; 4+ SANDERLING; 1 CURLEW SANDPIPER; 3 Redshank; 1 RUFF; 3 CUCKOO (Bob Usher, Daz Watson and Justin Carr). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – 2a+8j Shelduck; 28+ Gadwall; 2m+1f Shoveler; c.15 (3f) Pochard; 9a+11j AVOCET (all 7p now finished sitting); 2a+2j Oystercatcher; 3 Ringed Plover; 2a LRP; 2 SANDERLING; 2s Reed Warbler (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 Teal; 1 Cormorant; 1+ BITTERN; 4+ Little Egret; 2 Grey Heron; 3 BLACK-NECKED GREBE; 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER; 1 Buzzard; 1f/n Kestrel; 2 HOBBY; 1a Water Rail feeding j ( Loversall Pool); 2 AVOCET; 1p Lapwing still sitting at Decoy Lake; 2a+3j Redshank; 10 (2n/1n+1j) Black-headed Gull (Old Eaa); 6 Swift over; 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 2 CETTI’S WARBLER; 1 Blackcap (feeding fledged js Hawthorn Field; 1 Pied wagtail (c/f in front of VC); 1c Bullfinch (Willow Bank); (Sue Bird, Roger Bird, Sue Cullen and, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast until late morning; then clear skies with occasional scattered cloud thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: mainly good/very good; occasionally moderate. Temperatures: +10.9°C to +9.3°C to +20.3°C to +11.5°C. Wind: very light throughout; variable in direction mainly E/ENE, occasionally NE, SSE, ESE and SE later in the day. Surface pressure: 1017hPa-1016hPa-1017hPa-1015hPa-1016hPa. Fronts etc: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
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