July 29, 2018


Sunday 29th July 2018

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 cc MARSH HARRIER (Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 5 Cormorant, 18 LITTLE EGRET, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 8 Little Grebe, 12 (twelve) Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 LRP, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 65 Lapwing, 4 Green Sandpiper, 6 Snipe, 3 COMMON TERN, c.120 Sand Martin, c.300 Swift, 1 BARN OWL, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Barnsley BSG and David Bamforth per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS).

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 49 (forty-nine) LITTLE EGRET (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 GREENSHANK (Steve Furber).

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 1 RUFF, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 8 Snipe, 2 COMMON TERN (Steve Furber).

IPORT LAKES – 27 Cormorant, 14 LITTLE EGRET, 2 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 7+ (poss 9) LITTLE STINT; 2 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2+2ch COMMON TERN, c10 Swift, c.30 Flava Wagtail (Bob Usher, Chris Robinson and Justin Carr).

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with occasional clear skies during the very early hours and other brighter intervals with scattered cloud during the evening; persistent rain fell until early afternoon. Visibility: very good until 0500hrs, good, occasionally moderate until 1300hrs; then mainly excellent but occasionally poor and moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +14.2°C to +13.9°C to +20.1°C to 17.9°C. Wind: light S until 0600hrs; then light/moderate SSE until 0900hrs; then strongand gusting to 38mph, SSE/S until 1600hrs; then light/moderate SW/S with gusts to 38mph thereafter. Surface pressure: 1006hPa-999hPa-1002hPa. Fronts etc.: a complex series of mixed fronts moved NE over the District through the course of the day.


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