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Friday 24th May 2019

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DON VALLEY – Aldwarke – 14 Mute Swan (10 SW to canal basin @ 0701hrs; 4 N/NE @ 0713hrs kept going towards Mexborough); 1s Willow Warbler; 1s Song Thrush; 3 (1s) Linnet; 3 Lapwing; 1m Pied Wagtail; 1 House Martin; 1 Sand Martin; 3 Gadwall; 1p+feedjs Great Tit; 1 Oystercatcher (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

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

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 34 Mute Swan; 3 Buzzard; 2 Oystercatcher; 1 Little Ringed Plover; 6 Swift; 16s Wren; 4s Reed Warbler; 4 (3s) Blackcap; 4s Willow Warbler; 5s Chiffchaff; 12+ Long-tailed Tit; 1 Tree Sparrow; 5 Bullfinch; 3 (2s) Reed Warbler; 1s Yellowhammer (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1m Sparrowhawk, 27 Ringed Plover. 1 SANDERLING, 13 Dunlin, 2 Curlew, 1 Garden Warbler (Daz Watson and Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES AND PARSONS CARR (Daw Lane) – short visit pre-dark – 4 (8vyj) Shelduck, 2m Shoveler, 8 Pochard, 9+j AVOCET, 6 LRP, 6 Ringed Plover, 1 SANDERLING; 1 Dunlin, 5 COMMON TERN and 10+ Yellow Wagtail (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 CRANE and 3 HOBBY (Michael Dyson and Andy Dalton). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG


LOCALWeather: overcast/cloudy but brighter until 0400hrs; then mainly clear skies with occasional scattered cloud thereafter, dry throughout. Visibility: good/very good until 0400hrs; then moderate until 0700hrs; then very good until 0800hrs; then excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +11°C to +8°C to +20°C to +12°C. Wind: 7mph W/WNW until 0300hrs; then 8-10mph WSW until 0700hrs; then 10mph-16mph from NW quarter thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1015hPa-1017hPa. Fronts etc.: none.


MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office

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