July 4, 2018


Wednesday 4th July 2018

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 MARSH HARRIER; 21 AVOCET and 1m REDSTART (Malc Gough, Ian Morris, Ken Foundation and Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+8j Mute Swan, 43 Gadwall, 12m+2f+2j Pochard, 7+8j Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 2 Teal, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant and 107+9j Coot. Also present were 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 3 LBB Gull and 1 Common Tern (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Bolton Ings to Broomhill Flash – 5s Blackcap, 4s Chiffchaff, 2s Whitethroat, 1s Willow Warbler and 1s Sedge Warbler (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2+4j Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 17+12j Tufted Duck, 9+7j Mallard, 9+8j Gadwall, 5 Teal, 10 Little Grebe, 56 Coot, 2+1j Moorhen, 7 Lapwing, 1 Herring Gull and 1 LBB Gull (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 sub-adult m MARSH HARRIER; 1 PEREGRINE, 5 Cormorant, 2 BITTERN, 4 Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 48 Mute Swan, 2+7j Shelduck, 48 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 352 Gadwall, 20 Pochard, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Black Tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe, 2 Redshank, 2+2j MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 39 LBB Gull, 4 COMMON TERN, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Silver Teal (per Twitter and today’sRSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 2 Mute Swan, 21+7j Mallard, 12 Gadwall, 2 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 2 Coot, 1+1j Moorhen, 9 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher, 55 BH Gull, 1 Skylark, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Linnet and 1 Reed Bunting (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 3p Little Grebe feeding js and 1 Common Sandpiper (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1a NIGHTJAR with the first two chicks of the year (Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – 2a+9j Shelduck, 3 Shoveler, 12 Pochard, 5 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, c.50 Coot, c.15 AVOCET, 3+a+1vyj LRP, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 COMMON TERN (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 BITTERN, 3 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Water Rail, 2j Little Ringed Plover, 18 Black-tailed Godwit (incl a colour-ringed and satellite-tagged bird), 3 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 1 COMMON TERN (Gary Dyson, Mark Roberts). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mixture of cloudy but bright skies and overcast skies until 1000hrs; then clear skies for the rest of the day. Visibility: mainly very good, occasionally good and excellent. Temperatures: +11.6°C to +9.6°C to +22.4°C to +14.2°C. Wind: very light throughout, variable in direction but wholly from the NE quarter until 1100hrs; then variable in direction but mainly from within the SE quarter thereafter. Surface pressure: 1020hPa-1019hPa-1014hPa. Fronts etc:. none.


MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
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