May 30, 2019


Thursday 30th May 2019

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DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 3 BITTERN, 2 Little Egret, 5 Shelduck, Pochard+js, 3j Grebe, 8 Oystercatcher, 8 Redshank, 25 Lapwing, 198 Gadwall, 23m Pochard, 120 Tufted Duck, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 2 GBB Gull, 38 LBB Gull, 4 COMMON TERN, 1 Kingfisher on Knoll Beck, 2 BEARDED TIT, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Yellowhammer (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Thorpe Marsh NR (SE5909Z) – 1 PEREGRINE and 6s CETTI’S WARBLER (Stuart Chester)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 4 Great Crested Grebe; 1 Cormorant left N; 1 Grey Heron W @ 0742hrs; 16 Mute Swan – 16 – still sitting nest now hidden; 5 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 5 (1chick) Moorhen; 44+ (6+4+4chick) Coot; 1 Oystercatcher; 1a Lesser Black-backed Gull left W; 20+ Swift; 2s Song Thrush; 1 Mistle Thrush; 3s Blackcap; 2 (1s) Reed Warbler; 2 Whitethroat; 2s Willow Warbler; 3s Chiffchaf; 24+ (4fam/par) Great Tit; 6+ Long-tailed Tit (fam/par); 6 Carrion Crow (3 active nests); 6 (3s) Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000)BITTERN – seen 5 times, 1m+2f MARSH HARRIER, 2 Buzzard, 2 HOBBY, 2 AVOCET, 3 chick Lapwing chicks (cell 3b); 1 Little Ringed Plover, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Kingfisher, 4 CETTI’S WARBLER (Adrian Andruchiw). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEY – Askern/Norton Common/Campsall CP – 1s CUCKOO, 1 HOBBY, 1 Buzzard, 2ad + 3j Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff. The Cuckoo is only the second I’ve had locally this year, and the only one in May. What was once heard almost daily in and around Askern in May is now almost extinct (David Franklin)


LOCAL – Weather: mainly cloudy but bright with occasional overcast and sunny spells until 1800hrs; then clear skies thereafter. Visibility: mainly very good, very occasionally good in the very early hours, until 1000hrs; then excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +14°C to +22°C to +20°C to +21°C to ??°C. Wind: 11mph-24mph, occasionally gusting from 30mph-36mph during the afternoon and early evening; entirely from the SW quarter throughout. Surface Pressure: 1013hPa-10??hPa. Fronts etc.: none.


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

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