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Saturday 25th August 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

LATE NEWS FOR 24TH AUGUST (missed by me off yesterday’s blog) – A19 – Tills Hill Bridge Fishing Pond1545hrs – 1 OSPREY was fishing (David & Janet Franklin)

BAWTRY FOREST – 2 HOBBY (Stuart Churchill)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 4+ SPOTTED FLYCATCHER, 1 REDSTART, 1 WHINCHAT, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ringed Plover, 10 Snipe, 11 Teal (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton – River Dearne downstream of 5 Arches – 1 Kingfisher, 1 DIPPER and 1 Grey Wagtail (Barnsley BSG and Chris Harris per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 1 cc MARSH HARRIER (Karen Williams per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 1 WILLOW TIT the first for the site this year (Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 Little Grebe, 87 Lapwing, 2 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Dunlin, 16+ Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpiper, 10 Black-tail Godwit, 2 RUFF, 6+ LITTLE EGRET, 8 Grey Heron, 11 GC Grebe, 1j Shelduck, 1 Silver Teal, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 PEREGRINE, 2+ Kingfisher (Barnsley BSG and Karen Williams per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Silver Wood (SK4893) – 1 LITTLE EGRET (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 10 (3j) Great Crested Grebe; 4 (1j) Little Grebe; 3 Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron W; 56 (3j+2j) Mute Swan; c.100 Canada Goose; 5 Gadwall; 62 Tufted Duck; 2 Red-legged Partridge; 80+ Lapwing; 120+ Black-headed Gull; 1 LITTLE OWL; 3 Swift; 8+ Sand Martin; 10+ Swallow; 120+ House Martin; 2 Yellow Wagtail; 12 Dunnock; 19 Robin; 3 Blackcap; 1 Whitethroat; 9 (1s) Chiffchaff; 120+ Starling; 180+ Goldfinch; 3 Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1m REDSTART (Chip Rhodes and John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG Added to Birdtrack

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 72 LITTLE EGRET, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET (SF, SC)) found by R Usher on Newington Flash, S Yorks; 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank (Steve Furber, Stuart Churchill and Carl Cornish)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 GARGANEY (Carl Cornish per Twitter).

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET (MU, RU), 13 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 10 Snipe, 5 RUFF, 1f/imm REDSTART, 1a+1j SPOTTED FLYCATCHER, 5+ Yellow Wagtail (Bob Usher, Marie Usher, Steve Furber, Stuart Churchill and Carl Cornish). Added to Birdtrack.

Great White Egret at Newington Flash then Hagg Lane Flash © Steve Furber 2018

IPORT LAKES – Late evening – 3 LITTLE EGRET, 3 Grey Heron, 2 LRP, 2 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 7 (2j) COMMON TERN, 12 Swift, 10+ Sand Martin, 50+ Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, c.100 Yellow Wagtail, 10+ Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 GC Grebe, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 HOBBY, 3 Snipe, 25+ Pochard and 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Andrew Leggett per Twitter). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEY – Sykehouse – Topham – 1 Green Sandpiper over (Simon Mitchell)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: clear skies from 0300-1000hrs, otherwise bright with scattered clouds; dry throughout. Visibility: excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: +9.9°C to +6.4°C to 17.9°C to ??.?°C. Wind: very light W until 0800hrs; then light/very light from within the NW quarter until 1900hrs; then very light from the SE quarter thereafter. Surface pressure: 1010hPa-1015hPa. Fronts etc.: none

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
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