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Friday 17th May 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Little Egret, 36+ AVOCET including 4 chicks, 3 Ringed Plover, 10+ Redshank, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER (ho); 1 Greenshank, 1 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 20+ Swift, 3s Chiffchaff, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail (Mark Wigglesworth and Gary Stones and Ion Riley per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY Mexborough North Ings (SE4801) – On the Ings 2 Shoveler, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 3 Lapwing, 3 Redshank, 7 Skylark, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 7 Whitethroat, 4 Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting (Mark Wigglesworth)

DON VALLEY – Edenthorpe – 2s CORN BUNTING (Stuart Chester).

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 2+3j Mute Swan; 1 ‘r’ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER; 15 House Martin (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2 Great Crested Grebe; 32 Mute Swan (18 left N); 1m Gadwall; 8 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard N; 1 Kestrel; 2 Little Ringed Plover; 2 Oystercatcher cop; 2 Herring Gull; 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 40+ Swift; 1p Yellow Wagtail; 2s Blackcap; 2s Whitethroat; 2s Reed Warbler; 3s Willow Warbler; 2s Chiffchaff; 1s Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 6 Ringed Plover and 1 Greenshank (Andy Marshall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES AND PARSONS CARR (Daw Lane) – 2 Egyptian Geese, 4 Shelduck, 1p Shoveler, 3 Little Egret, 13 Cormorant, 11a+9j AVOCET, 4 Oystercatcher, 5 LRP, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4+ Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 4 RUFF, 3d COMMON TERN, 1p Stock Dove, 50+ Swift, 1m Kestrel, 1 HOBBY, 1s Sedge Warbler, 1s Reed Warbler, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail c/f (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 4 AVOCET, 1p LRP, 100+ Swift (Mark Paine). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with occasional brighter spells and some showers until 0900hrs; then mainly clear skies with scattered cloud until late afternoon; then overcast thereafter. Visibility: good until 0300hrs; then very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +9°C to +10°C to +9°C to +17°C to +10°C. Wind: 9mph to 16mph, wholly from the NE quarter. Surface Pressure: 1017hPa-10o8hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW occluded front moved NW over the District during the late afternoon/evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waxing gibbous
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office


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