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Saturday 28th July 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 1 LITTLE EGRET (prob part of 62 below); 1p+1j Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 1 WOODCOCK, 1 MARSH HARRIER W at 10.25 (Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 62 LITTLE EGRET (60 left roost and two remained); 1 RED KITE NE towards Bolton Ings; 1 GREY PLOVER, 1 Black Tailed Godwit, 7 Snipe, 5 Green Sandpiper, 9 Common Sandpiper, 4 COMMON TERN, 4 Shelduck, 25 Shoveler, 55 Teal, 415 Gadwall, 45 Mute Swan, 45 Little Grebe (Nigel Smith, Barnsley BSG and RSPB_Old Moor per Twitter).

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 18 Little Egret (prob part of 62 above), 6 Grey Heron, 1 GREENSHANK, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 4 Kestrel (Nigel Smith and Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 2 f/i Shoveler; 1 Cormorant E at 07.15; 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1 Common Gull; c.60 Black-headed Gull; 1 Snipe; 2 Stock Dove (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IPORT LAKES – 4 LRP, 1 Ringed Plover, an amazing 13 (thirteen) LITTLE STINT – a new bird for the site – one was bearing a ring on its left leg but too distant to read but may have been yellow or just a silver ring in evening sunshine, sadly nothing rarer accompanying them (RU et al); 1 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2+2ch COMMON TERN, c.15 Flava Wagtail (Bob Usher, Chris Robinson and Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack

Two of the thirteen Little Stints at Doncaster Iport this evening © Bob Usher 2018
Three of the Little Stints at the Iport © Bob Usher 2018
One of the Little Stints at the Iport © Chris Robinson 2018
Little Stints at Doncaster Iport © Chris Robinson 2018

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but bright with some heavy downpours but mainly sunny and bright. Visibility: mainly good, occasionally moderate and very good until 0800hrs; then very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +19.4°C to +15.8°C to +20.5°C to 14.5°C. Wind: light/very light until mainly S occasionally SSE and SE until 0800hrs; then moderate/strong from within the SW quarter and gusting from 29 to 40mph between 1000 to 1800hrs before descending to light as the evening progressed. Surface pressure: 1005hPa-1001hPa-1005hPa. Fronts etc.: two closely associated and parallel NW/SW cold fronts moved rapidly E over the District during the early hours/early morning.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
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