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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 24 AVOCET, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 LRP, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 20+ Redshank, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1m WHEATEAR, 1 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose (Gary Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 1m GARGANEY again from first hide (Ken Foundation and Ryan McClarence)

The Garganey at Denaby Ings today © Ryan McClarence

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1c Redshank SE at 0925hrs; 4s Willow Warbler; 6s Chiffchaff; 2s Blackcap; 1s Yellowhammer; 6 Meadow Pipit; c.15 Linnet; 1 Sparrowhawk; 1 Snipe; 7 Jay (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Pit Top – 3s Skylark; 9 Meadow Pipit; 2 Mute Swan; 1 Greylag Goose N; 2 Buzzard; 2 Kestrel; 2 Lesser Redpoll; 8 Magpie; 6 Reed Bunting; 4 Little Grebe; 12 Tufted Duck; 4 Mallard; 4 Chiffchaff; 8 Pheasant; 4 Red-legged Partridge; 5 Blackbird; 4 Gadwall (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – 2 Mute Swan, 7 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag Geese, 2f Goosander, 4 Grey Heron, 2 GC Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 5 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 20 Sand Martin, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap (Martin Roper)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 5+ House Martin; 4 Meadow Pipit; 1s Song Thrush; 6 Redwing E; 46 Fieldfare (6E, 40N); 2s Blackcap; 7s Chiffchaff; 2p Long-tailed Tit; 1 Jay N; 10 Chaffinch; 2 Linnet; 5 BRAMBLING; 2p Bullfinch; 7 Reed Bunting; 1s Yellowhammer; 6 Great Crested Grebe; 31 Mute Swan; 30 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard; 2 Kestrel; 1 Redshank; 200+ Black-headed Gull; 30 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard; 2 Kestrel; 1 Redshank; 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull E; 5s Skylark; 150+ Sand Martin; 1+ Swallow (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 SPOONBILL (Mark Paine). Added to Birdtrack. For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts – SK6793/S) – 1 GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 23 AVOCET, 8 RUFF (Lance Degnan)

IPORT LAKES – 6 LRP, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 WHEATEAR, 200 Sand Martin, 1 trapped and ringed (KHP); 20+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Reed Bunting trapped and ringed (KHP) (Gary Johnston and Ken Pearson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3+ (2 ‘b’) BITTERN, 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER, 2d Sparrowhawk, 10 Buzzard, 1 OSPREY over (HW); 6 Water Rail, 2 AVOCET, 3 Oystercatcher over; 2 Little Ringed Plover, 32 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1s Goldcrest, 3 Coal Tit, 1 WILLOW TIT, 4 BEARDED TIT, 1s Skylark, 1s Treecreeper, 1 REDSTART (164), 1 Grey Wagtail over (Richard Scott, Helen Womack, Gary Johnston, John Burdall, Keith Rich, Dave Carroll, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

STAINTON QUARRIES – 1 RED KITE, 4 LRP, 1 Swallow, 1 SHORE LARK, 4 Blackcap (Jon O’Malley)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but bright with sunny spells until late afternoon; then overcast/cloudy but bright thereafter. Visibility: variable from moderate to very poor until mid-morning; then excellent/very good until late afternoon; then good thereafter. Temperatures: +6°C to +1°C to +11°C to +7°C. Wind: 7mph-11mph mainly from the NE quarter, occasionally from NNW/N. Surface Pressure: 1008hPa-1007hPa-1008hPa-1007hPa-1008hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – New
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