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Sunday 22nd July 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 6 Grey Heron, 1 LITTLE EGRET, 90 Lapwing, 10 AVOCET, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 2a Ringed Plover, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 4+ Yellow Wagtail (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 7 Cormorant, 16+ LITTLE EGRET, LRP, Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 2 Buzzard, 2+4j Kestrel, 1 PEREGRINE, 5 Shelduck, 5 COMMON TERN, 1 (2cy) CASPIAN GULL, 4 LBB Gull, 7 GC Grebe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker (Barnsley BSG and David Bamforth per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS).

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke SF (SK4494) – 1s Blackcap; 1m+1f+5j Pheasant; 1m Kestrel carrying prey; 1s Reed Bunting; 9 (2j) Black-headed Gull; 5 Coot; 1c Chiffchaff; 1a+5j Moorhen; 7j Gadwall; 4 Mallard; 2 Lapwing; 2 Whitethroat; 1 Song Thrush (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Arksey Common (SE6007) – 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Chris Robinson). Entered on Birdtrack

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res.(SK4995) – 1 Grey Heron; 7 (fam) Moorhen; 1 Black-headed Gull; 1s Yellowhammer; 1 Linnet; 25+ House Martin (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silver Wood (SK4893) – 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 Curlew S @ 08.40; 5 Gadwall; 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull SW; 2 Herring Gull SW; 1f Sparrowhawk; 1 Kestrel; c.30 Goldfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 1 LITTLE EGRET @ 1100hrs (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1+ MARSH HARRIER, 3+ HOBBY, 3j STONECHAT (Col Neale and Mark Paine). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 1 MARSH HARRIER (Pete Grieves)

IPORT LAKES – 24 Cormorant, 16 LITTLE EGRET, 2 Grey Heron, 5 (2j) LRP, 4 Ringed Plover, 10 Common Sandpiper together, 2 COMMON TERN, 20+ Yellow Wagtail, 50+ Linnet and 2s Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast until 1300hrs; then cloudy with some breaks and some sunshine/moonshine thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good, occasionally excellent. Temperatures: +15.9°C to +14.6°C to +26.8°C to 20.9°C. Wind: very light throughout; wholly from the W/WNW. Surface pressure: 1015hPa-1014hPa-1016hPa. Fronts etc:. a weakening NE/SW warm front was lying over or close to the District for much of the day.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – First quarter.
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