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Friday 24th August 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1j Shelduck, 1 Silver Teal, 9 LITTLE EGRET, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Greenshank, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 12+ Snipe, 1 RUFF, 100+ House Martin, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res.(SK4995) – 10 (6j) Moorhen; 1 Grey Heron; 3 (1j) Buzzard; 1m Kestrel; 1j Sparrowhawk; 1 Jay; 50+ Rook; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Treecreeper; 3 Bullfinch; 6 Goldfinch; 14 Long-tailed Tit; 2 Wren; 3 Swallow (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res.(SK4995) – 10 (6j) Moorhen; 1 Grey Heron; 3 (1j) Buzzard; 1m Kestrel; 1j Sparrowhawk; 1 Jay; 50+ Rook; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Treecreeper; 3 Bullfinch; 6 Goldfinch; 14 Long-tailed Tit; 2 Wren; 3 Swallow (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 68 (sixty-eight)  LITTLE EGRET, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 RUFF (Steve Furber and Rich Collis). Added to Birdtrack

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 GARGANEY, c.100 Teal, 1a/f MARSH HARRIER, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 16 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 8 RUFF, 1f/imm REDSTART, 2j SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Steve Furber and Rich Collis). Added to Birdtrack.

IPORT LAKES – 2 Pochard, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 20+ Cormorant, 19 LITTLE EGRET, 6 Grey Heron, 24 Little Grebe, 50+ Great Crested Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 HOBBY, 1 LRP, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 8+ COMMON TERN, 11+ Swift, 100+ Sand Martin, 250+ Swallow, 50+ House Martin, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, c.100 Yellow Wagtail, 10+ Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit (Bob Usher and Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

Swallow at Iport this evening © Chris Robinson 2018

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Water Rail, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 COMMON TERN, 1 Kingfisher,
1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Gary Dyson). 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, occasionally overcast with some heavy downpours of rain during the early hours and late afternoon. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +10.1°C to +9.2°C to 15.2°C to 10.3°C. Wind: light SW/WSW until 0800hrs; then moderate/strong gusting from 29-34mph during the late morning and late afternoon. Surface pressure: 1011hPa-1010hPa-1011hPa-1009hPa-. Fronts etc.: a N/SW trough moved SE during the late afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waxing gibbous.
Crown copyright 2018, the Met Office


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