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Tuesday 24th July 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1+ Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Per today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 LITTLE EGRET W @ 0655hrs (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IPORT LAKES – 4 LITTLE EGRET, 1 Grey Heron, 1j MARSH HARRIER, 13 Little Grebe, 4 LRP, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2a+2+ch COMMON TERN, c.15 Mistle Thrush, c.100 Starling, 14 Yellow Wagtail, 50+ Linnet (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 70+ Gadwall; 10 Pochard; 22 Tufted Duck; 18 Cormorant; 1 BITTERN; 5 Little Egret; 9 Grey Heron; 2 Little Grebe; 4 Great Crested Grebe (including 1j); 1m MARSH HARRIER; 125+ Lapwing; 1 Black-tailed Godwit; 5 Green Sandpiper; 1 HOBBY; 350+ Black-headed Gull; 1 Herring Gull; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 CETTI’S WARBLER; 2 Greenfinch (Gary Dyson, Keith Lynes, Vernon Barker, Michael Bird, Brian Buckle, DP and the Tuesday volunteers). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies until mid-morning; then cloudy but mainly bright with some sunshine and a period of overcast with very light shower until early evening; then overcast thereafter, mainly dry. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally good. Temperatures: +20.4°C to +16.1°C to +27.7°C to 18.9°C. Wind: very light variable in direction but mainly from within the SW quarter until late afternoon; then light/very light NW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1013hPa-1012hPa-1015hPa. Fronts etc:. a weakening NE/SW cold front was lying over the District throughout the evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waxing gibbous.
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