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Tuesday 3rd July 2018

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 RUFF , 42 AVOCET, 2a+2j Redshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 LRP, 2 Snipe, 17 Teal (Gary Stones and Malc Gough per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 Wigeon, 7j Shoveler, 1 Silver Teal, 1f+17j Tufted Duck, 2a BITTERN; 3 Little Egret; Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 PEREGRINE; 1 LRP, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 MEDITERRANEAN GULL; COMMON TERN; BARN OWL; Kingfisher; LESSER WHITETHROAT (Adam Hutt per Twitter and today’sRSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – 1 eclipse m Mandarin (Martin Roper)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) –2 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher over, 1 Tawny Owl, 1j LONG-EARED OWL, 8+ NIGHTJAR (Col Neale, Paul Shawcroft, Lucy Mitchell and Tim Jones). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

Nightjar fitted with a transmitter on Hatfield Moors this evening © Col Neale 2018

IDLE VALLEY – Gringley Carr (Notts) – 1 COMMON QUAIL (197) (Per Birdguides via Stuart Churchill)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1+1j Mute Swan; 80+ Gadwall; 38 Teal; 1f+2vyj Mallard; 1p Shoveler; 45 Pochard (inc a f+4j); 14 Tufted Duck; 15 Cormorant; 3 BITTERN; 6+ Little Egret; 12+ Grey Heron; 4 Little Grebe; 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE (the first sighting since 15th June); 6 Great Crested Grebe; 1m+2f MARSH HARRIER; 2 Sparrowhawk; 2 Buzzard over; 1 Kestrel over; 3 Oystercatcher; 1 LRP; 36 Lapwing; 4 Black-tailed Godwit; 1 Green Sandpiper; 1 COMMON TERN; 30 Lesser Black-backed Gull (inc 2+1j); 2+2j Herring Gull; 6 Swift; 1 Kingfisher; 5 Jay; 1 Swallow; 10 House Martin (VB, Keith Lynes, Sue Bird, Dave Carroll, Sheila Bury, visitor records). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with occasional scattered cloud; dry throughout. Visibility: mainly good/moderate, occasionally very poor until 0700hrs; then very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +12.0°C to +11.2°C to +20.2°C to +11.3°C. Wind: very light/light throughout, wholly from the NE quarter. Surface pressure: 1022hPa-1019hPa-102ohPa. Fronts etc:. none.


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

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