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Wednesday 11th July 2018

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 Little Egret, 12 AVOCET, 140 Lapwing, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Snipe, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 LRP, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Teal, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Kingfisher, 2+2j Kestrel (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+8j Mute Swan, 3 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Mallard, 56 Gadwall, 5+6j Tufted Duck, 24 Pochard, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 2 COMMON TERN, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2+6j Shelduck, 8 Wigeon, 1 Silver Teal, 6 Cormorant, 2 BITTERN, 5 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard; a probable HONEY BUZZARD NE, 2+4j Kestrel, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3+2j MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 39 LBB Gull, 4 COMMON TERN, 1j Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sedge Warbler (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’sRSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 Grey Heron (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1a/m+1a/f MARSH HARRIER, 2 LRP, 3 Snipe, 3 RUFF (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 1 Common Sandpiper, 8 Snipe, 2 COMMON TERN (Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2+ BITTERN, 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER, 5 (3j) AVOCET (juvs presumably from Iport), 2 COMMON TERN (Steve Furber). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1 REDSTART flew onto Went Ings (Adrian Scutt)

WENT VALLEY – Went Ings (SE6519) – 1 RUFF and 1 REDSTART, same as Southfield bird (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCAL – Weather: mainly overcast/cloudy with sunny intervals until early afternoon, then mainly clear skies thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: good until 1100hrs; then mainly very good, occasionally good thereafter. Temperatures: +10.9°C to +20.8°C to +??.?°C. Wind: very light throughout; N/NNW until 0700hrs; NNE/N/NE until 1600hrs; then E thereafter. Surface pressure: 1024hPa-1021hPa-102?hPa. Fronts etc:.none.


MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
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