June 8, 2019


Saturday 8th June 2019

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DON VALLEY – Silverwood Pit Top – 1 Kestrel an injured bird taken into care (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Shelduck, 2 BITTERN, 3 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 2 HOBBY, 2 Water Rail, 3 AVOCET, 2a+2j Oystercatcher, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 11 COMMON TERN – 2 on regular feeding flights from the iPort and 9 dropped in ahead of rain, landed on cell 1b before departing east at 9.15am; 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 sub/a Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 1 (2cy) Great Black-backed Gull, 90 Swift, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2m+1f+3j BEARDED TIT, 1fam/par CETTI’S WARBLER, 1a+1j Pied Wagtail, (Richard Scott, Michael Bird, Gary Dyson, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH KIRKBY – Carr Lane Marsh – 0720hrs – 1 FERRUGINOUS DUCK (Paddy Martin per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Jonny Brown’s Common – 0640hrs – 1 FERRUGINOUS DUCK, same as Carr Lane Marsh bird (Paddy Martin and Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Mutton Flats – 1s IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF (Paddy Martin and Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)


LOCALWeather: overcast/cloudy with rain showers through much of the day but some sunny intervals later in the day. Visibility: very poor through the early hours, then moderate/good until 1000hrs; then variable from poor to very good and back again thereafter. Temperatures: +11°C to +9°C to +13°C to +10°C to +12°C to +11°C. Wind: 2mph-5mph E/ENE until 0100hrs; then 1mph-8mph from SW quarter until 0900hrs; then 24mph-7mph W/WSW thereafter. Surface Pressure: 999hPa-1016hPa. Fronts etc.: the NW/NE trailing tail of an occlusion wrapped around the slow moving depression which was today centred over the central North Sea moved NNE over the District during the afternoon.


MOON PHASE – Waxing crescent.
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