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BLAXTON/WESTWOODSIDE AREAJunction Sanderson’s Bank, Misson Bank & Springs Road (Notts?)  – 70 Golden Plover, 6 Lapwing and 1 Curlew (Paul Coombes and Gary Johnston)

DEARNE VALLEY – Denaby Ings (SE4900, SE4901, SE5000 A and SK5199E) – 1m GARGANEY, 6 AVOCET (Kev Farr per Ken Foundation via Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Mexborough North Ings (SE4801) – On the Ings – 5 Lapwing, 8 Skylark, 12 Linnet, 7 Reed bunting, 6 Yellowhammer. On River, 3 pairs Tufted Duck, 8 Mallard, 1 pair Gadwall, 2 Redshank, 8 Moorhen, 2 pairs Coot, 1 singing Chiffchaff, 7 Grey Heron (Mark Wigglesworth). Entered on Birdtrack by MW.

ALDWARKE – 4 Mute Swan NE; 3 Greylag Goose SW, then S; 1s Willow Warbler; 1p Pied Wagtail; 1p Linnet; 1i Grey Heron; 1 Swallow N; 3 Cormorant left N; 1 Lapwing; 1 Red-legged Partridge; 1 Lesser Redpoll S; 2s Song Thrush (SK4394 & 4494); 2 Mute Swan SW (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke SF (SK4494) – 1f Pheasant; 1s Willow Warbler; 1 Stock Dove; 1 Snipe; 5p+1m Gadwall; 1p+3m Mallard; 1p Coot; 3 (1s) Chiffchaff; 1s Blackcap; 1 ‘tr’ Little Grebe (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 2 Coot; 1 Moorhen; 1 Kestrel; 2s Chiffchaff; 1 Willow Warbler; 1s Blackcap; 1 Mistle Thrush (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Parkgate – ‘Banana’ Plantation – 1s Chiffchaff; 1m Greenfinch; 2 (1s) Song Thrush (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Birch Wood – 5s Blackcap; 2s Goldcrest; 3 (2s) Nuthatch; 2 (1s) Song Thrush; 1 ‘cr’ Pheasant; 1p+1 Long-tailed Tit; 1 Mistle Thrush; 1p+1s Bullfinch; 1c Tawny Owl (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 50+ Black-headed Gull; 2 Herring Gull; 130+ Sand Martin; 20+ Swallow; 2+ House Martin; 1s Song Thrush; 1s Mistle Thrush; 9s Blackcap; 6s Chiffchaff; 3s Willow Warbler; 6 Reed Bunting; 3m+1f Yellowhammer; 7 BRAMBLING; 1c Tree Sparrow; 2 Grey Partridge; 5 Great Crested Grebe; 19 Mute Swan; 2 Gadwall; 13 Tufted Duck; 2m Kestrel; 2 Red-legged Partridge; 2 ‘cr’ Pheasant (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 RING OUZEL (Per RBA)

IPORT LAKES – 1 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 50+ Tufted Duck, 24 Pochard, 1 Little Egret, 10 AVOCET, 3p Oystercatcher, 6+ LRP, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 1 Snipe, c.100 BH Gull, 3 LBB Gull, 1 GBB Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 200+ Sand Martin; 1 House Martin, 5+ Swallow, 1 Kestrel, 1 PEREGRINE, 1m WHEATEAR, 1 Song Thrush, 1s Mistle Thrush, 1s Chiffchaff, 1al/c Blackcap, 5 Pied Wagtail, 2 WHITE WAGTAIL, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, c.50 Linnet, 3 Yellowhammer (Justin Parker, Stuart Churchill, Chris Robinson and Gary Johnston)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 11 Shelduck, 11 Wigeon, 94 Shoveler, 3 ( ‘b’) BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER, 5 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1c Water Rail, 1 SPOTTED CRAKE, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Snipe, 1 ARCTIC TERN E at 8.04am (SF, RJS); 1 ‘dr’ Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1p (1s) Goldcrest, 1 WILLOW TIT, 1 BEARDED TIT, 6 CETTI’S WARBLER, 4s Willow Warbler, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Pied Wagtail over (Sue and Roger Bird, Richard Scott, Sue Cullen, Steve Furber, Justin Parker, Stuart Churchill, Peter Williams). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

Arctic Tern at Potteric Carr today © Steve Furber 2019


LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with occasional cloud until 1000hrs; then mainly cloudy but bright, occasionally overcast thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: very good/excellent until 1900hrs; then good thereafter. Temperatures: -1°C to -2°C to +7°C to +?°C. Wind: 8mph-5mph, variable in direction but wholly from the NE quarter until 0900hrs; then 16mph-9mph, E and ESE thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1028hPa-1027hPa-1028hPa-1026hPa-1028hPa. Fronts etc.: none.


MOON PHASE – Waxing gibbous
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