May 29, 2019


Wednesday 29th May 2019

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THURSDAY 30TH MAY – DDOS Meeting 7.15pm at Parklands Sports & Social Club – Speaker: Lucy Mitchell on Nightjars – detailing her recent PhD project on Nightjars on the Humberhead Peatlands. All welcome. £3.50 for non-members. 


DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 20 Mute Swans plus a dead one, 50+ Swift, 1 Kestrel (Ian Stubbs)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 2a+4j Mute Swan; 1s Garden Warbler; 1 Oystercatcher W; 2 Jackdaw N; 1a Lesser Black-backed Gull N; 5s Reed Warbler plus others calling in phragmites; 1s Sedge Warbler; 1 Sparrowhawk; 1 Buzzard; 3 Jay; 1 Grey Partridge; 1 Bullfinch; 3s Song Thrush; c.15 House Martin; 3 Swift; 15+ (2famparties) Long-tailed Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Wheatley Hotel roof – 1 escaped SACRED IBIS (Per Paul Bibby)

FRICKLEY CP (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) – 2 Little Grebe, c.20 Swift, CUCKOO, Kestrel, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Garden Warbler, (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 6 Shelduck, 3 (2f) BITTERN also, one dead bird found; 8 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 3+ HOBBY, 2 AVOCET, 1 Oystercatcher, 4j Lapwing, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 2 COMMON TERN, several s CETTI’S WARBLER, 100 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 3 BEARDED TIT, 1 Lesser Whitethroat c/food (Dave Carroll, Sue and Roger Bird, Paul Paddock, Gary Dyson, Adrian Andruchiw, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH KIRKBY – Carr Lane Marsh – 8j Mute Swan (Phil Wright per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Recycle Lagoon (SE4512)Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap all singing, 4 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 2 Gadwall, 1 Grey Heron, 12 Greylag Geese, 1 Cormotrant S (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)


LOCALWeather: cloudy but bright with occasional clear skies until 1500hrs; then overcast thereafter, occasional very light rain during the afternoon and evening. Visibility: mainly very poor, very occasionally poor and moderate until 0700hrs; then briefly good; then excellent/very good until 1600hrs; then good/moderate/good until 0800hrs; then mainly excellent/very good, very occasionally moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +7°C to +6°C to +15°C to +11°C to 14°C. Wind: 1mph-17mph entirely from the SW quarter throughout. Surface Pressure: 1018hPa-1013hPa-1014hPa-1013hPa. Fronts etc.: two closely associated and parallel warm fronts moved NE over the District during the late afternoon/early evening.


MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
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