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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 SHORT-EARED OWL, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ringed Plover, 15 Grey Partridge, c.15 Yellow Wagtail (Gary Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 Shelduck, 1 Silver Teal, 10 Cormorant, 2 LITTLE EGRET, 6+ Grey Heron, 3 Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Snipe, 3 RUFF, c.100 Swallow, c.30 Sand Martin, c.50 House Martin, (per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 5 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 35 Lapwing, 17 Grey Heron, 20 Yellow Wagtail (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE/DON VALLEYS – Mexborough – Clayfield Road – c.70 House Sparrow (John Law per Facebook)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 BARN OWL; 1 LITTLE EGRET; 7 Gadwall; c.25 Coot; 12+ Little Grebe; 6 Moorhen; 1p Mute Swan; 20 Black-headed Gull; 1a Lesser Black-backed Gull; 8 Linnet; 6 Reed Warbler; 10 Reed Bunting; c.40 Long-tailed Tit; 2 Bullfinch; 1 TREE PIPIT S at 07.50; 4 Jackdaw – 4 – SW; 2 Grey Partridge; 5 Jay; 2s Chiffchaff; 4 Stock Dove; 2 Kestrel; 2 Buzzard; 1 Sparrowhawk; 2 Swallow; 15 House Martin (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 7 (3j) Great Crested Grebe; 3a Little Grebe; 8 (5s) Cormorant; 1 Grey Heron; 60 (2j+3j) Mute Swan; 6 Gadwall; 69 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard; 1 HOBBY N @ 0903; 100+ Black-headed Gull; 1 Herring Gull; 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (sub ad ring on r/leg/blue/green col.); 6 Swift; 100+ Sand Martin; 50+ Swallow; 350+ House Martin; 2 Reed Warbler; 2 Blackcap; 15 (1s) Chiffchaff; 1 Goldcrest; 100+ Goldfinch; 7 Greenfinch; 3 Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 REDSTART and 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG Added to Birdtrack

IPORT LAKES – 3 Teal, 3 Pochard, 15 LITTLE EGRET, 6 Grey Heron, 1 HOBBY took an hirundine and dropped in tree at Loversall; 1 LRP, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank, 3 Snipe W, 8 (2j) COMMON TERN, 1 Kingfisher, 12+ Swift, 100+ Sand Martin, 200+ Swallow, 150+ House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff, 1s Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 30+ Yellow Wagtail, 10+ Pied Wagtail, c.100 Linnet (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 LITTLE EGRET, 6 Little Grebe, 1j Water rail (Willow Pool); 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 5 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 8 (3j) COMMON TERN (presumed same as Iport birds above); 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 200+ House Martin, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER (Sue Cullen, Adrian Andruchiw). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCAL – Weather: mainly overcast with rain falling from late morning to late afternoon; otherwise dry but grey. Visibility: very good until late morning; then good until early afternoon; then moderate/poor until early evening; then then good thereafter. Temperatures: +8.0°C to +14.9°C. Wind: very light from the SW quarter until 0500hrs; then very light SSE until 0800hrs; then light/moderate gusting to 34mph from within the SW quarter thereafter. Surface pressure: 1015hPa-1000hPa. Fronts etc.: a complex series of fronts moved E over the District during the late morning and much of the afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
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