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Monday 27th August 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 SHORT-EARED OWL reported; 1f REDSTART, 1 WHINCHAT, 16 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 9 Snipe, c.50 Lapwing, 3 LITTLE EGRET, 14 Teal, 3 LBB Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Bolton Ings to Broomhill Flash – 3 Grey Wagtail but no sign of Saturday’s Dipper (Chris Harris per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 1 SPOTTED REDSHANK presumed to be one of the Wombwell Ings birds wandering (Chas per Ken Foundation)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1j Shelduck, 1 Wigeon, 93 Shoveler, 320 Teal, 1 Silver Teal, 13 Cormorant, 1 BITTERN, 7 LITTLE EGRET, 6 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 15 Snipe, 3 RUFF, 320 Lapwing, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Swift, c.30 House Martin, c.20 Sand Martin, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 BEARDED TIT (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 65 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 620 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 10 Yellow Wagtail (Barnsley BSG and Chris Harris per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Burghy Banks to Fox Covert (Inner flood bank) – 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Jay (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 RAVEN over (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull (adult + colour ringed 3cy, ringed as chick on 13/07/2016 at Håholmen, Askøy, Hordaland, Norway); 1 HOBBY low to N then W @ 0935hrs; 7 (3j) Great Crested Grebe; 2 Little Grebe; 4 Cormorant; 53 (3j+2j) Mute Swan; 7 Gadwall; 66 Tufted Duck; 1 Sparrowhawk E; 1 Swift; 100 Sand Martin; 40 Swallow; 300+ House Martin; 17 Robin; 1 Song Thrush 2 Blackcap; 12 (1s) Chiffchaff; 6+ Long-tailed Tit; 1 Treecreeper; 100+ Goldfinch; 4 Reed Bunting; 1j Grey Heron (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 CRANE, 1j Water Rail, 1 Ringed Plover S, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 2 Curlew W, 1m REDSTART (Andy Marshall, John Robinson and Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG Added to Birdtrack

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2j RUFF, 1 Greenshank, 31 LITTLE EGRET, 1 COMMON TERN (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-LATEST SIGHTINGS)

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER, 20 Grey Partridge, 3 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6+ Swift, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Per today’s NOTTINGHAMSHIRE BIRDWATCHERS-LATEST SIGHTINGS)

IPORT LAKES – 2 Greenshank, 12 Swift and 200+ Swallow (Gary Johnston). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 5j+6j Mute Swan, 5+ Little Egret, Grey Heron – good numbers, mainly juveniles; 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 HOBBY, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Green Sandpiper, Greenshanks – number and location not specified; 2 COMMON TERN, 1 Stock Dove, 1j Green Woodpecker (Richard Collis, Allen Holmes, Rob Burns, Lisa Hodgkinson). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast interspersed with cloudy but brighter intervals and occasional sunny spells. Visibility: excellent/very good throughout. Temperatures: +14.2°C to +12.1°C to 17.5°C to ??.?°C. Wind: mainly light/moderate gusting from 29-33mph during the afternoon, becoming very light by mid evening. Surface pressure: 1001hPa-10??hPa. Fronts etc.: the remnants of yesterday’s complex set of fronts moved off E as the day progressed.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
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