July 9, 2018


Monday 9th July 2018

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DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+8j Mute Swan, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Mallard, 72 Gadwall, 12+5j+6j Tufted Duck, 13+3j Pochard, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Grey Wagtail (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2+7j Shelduck, 3 Wigeon, 1 Silver Teal, 6 Cormorant, 1+ BITTERN, 3 Little Egret, 1 PEREGRINE, 2+4j Kestrel, 2+2j GC Grebe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 3 RUFF, 2+2j MEDITERRANEAN GULL (juvs ringed 2J11 and 2J12 advise if seen elsewhere), 4 Herring Gull, 2 (2cy+j) YELLOW-LEGGED GULL, 3 COMMON TERN (Daniel Langston per Twitter and today’sRSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 3j LONG-EARED OWL, 3+ Tawny Owl, 9+ NIGHTJAR (Col Neale, Lucy Mitchell & Tim Jones) For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 BITTERN, 8 Little Egret, 1f MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard, 6 AVOCET, 1 Oystercatcher over, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 3 COMMON TERN, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 WILLOW TIT, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER (PH, Mark Roberts). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy/overcast skies; dry throughout. Visibility: very good/good throughout. Temperatures: +19.2°C to +15.4°C to +21.7°C to +??.?°C. Wind: very light, variable in direction from the SW quarter until 0600hrs; then very light NW/N until 1100hrs; then light/very light from NNE quarter thereafter. Surface pressure: 1027hPa-102?hPa. Fronts etc:. a strengthening E/W cold front moved SE over the District during the early afternoon.


MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
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