May 31, 2019


Friday 31st May 2019

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DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2p Great Crested Grebe; 41 Mute Swan (1p+6j); 26 Canada Goose; 9 (3f) Tufted Duck; 2 Buzzard; 1 Red-legged Partridge; 1 (2cy) Lesser Black-backed Gull; 1 Oystercatcher; 5s Skylark; 17s Wren; 1 Mistle Thrush; 2s Reed Warbler; 6s Blackcap; 3 (1s) Whitethroat; 1 Willow Warbler; 5 (4s) Chiffchaff; 15+ Great Tit (2fams); 25+ (2fams) Long-tailed Tit; 4 Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Partridge, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, er, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 LITTLE OWL (Daz Watson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IPORT LAKES – 3 Ringed Plover, 8a+3+j AVOCET, 3+ Redshank, 4a+1j LRP, 1 SANDERLING, 9 COMMON TERN, 7 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail (Chris Robinson, Bob Usher, Richard Scott)

The Sanderling at the Iport this evening © Bob Usher 2019

POTTERIC CARR – Two broods of BARN OWL totalling 5 birds were ringed here today (Per YWT Potteric Carr Nature Reserve via DDOS Facebook site)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Waste Plant Lagoon – 1 Ringed Plover. Also Lapwing, Redshank, LRP, Garden Warbler (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)


LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but bright with occasional overcast and clear spells, dry throughout. Visibility: very good/good until 0900hrs; then excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +15°C to +12°C to +20°C to +??°C. Wind: 5mph-18mph, entirely from the SW quarter throughout. Surface Pressure: 1021hPa-1018hPa-1019hPa. Fronts etc.: none.


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

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