June 10, 2019


Sunday 9th June 2019

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DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 8a+9j Shelduck, 215 Gadwall, 20 Shoveler, 20a+64j Pochard, 1 BITTERN, 1 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 2 GC Grebe, 6 Water Rail, 2 AVOCET, 6 Oystercatcher, 25 Lapwing, 5 Redshank (1 with colour rings: left leg Yellow and Orange, right leg black and Yellow above knee, Yellow above metal below knee), 1 Greenshank, 4 COMMON TERN, 2a+1j MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 30 LBB Gull, 55 Herring Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 GBB Gull, c.50 Swift, 1 HOBBY, 1 PEREGRINE, 2m+4j+1c BEARDED TIT, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler (Barnsley BSG and Karon Parkes per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ing – 1 Teal, 1a+1j Ringed Plover (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke Liberty Steel – 1p PEREGRINE (f a/c+m pursuing Buzzard), 2 RAVEN; 1 Buzzard over; left SW chased by Peregrine; 1s Willow Warbler; 1s Stock Dove; 1s Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke – River Don – 2 Cormorant; 2s Chiffchaff; 4+ (2s+1p+js) Blackcap; 1s Whitethroat; 1s Greenfinch; 1+ Kingfisher; 1 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Parkgate – ‘Banana’ Plantation – 1s Coal Tit; 1 Stock Dove; 1s Chiffchaff; 3+ (1s+1p+4j) Blackcap; 4 Linnet; 1 Greenfinch; 1p Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 Cormorant S; 1 Grey Heron E; 3s Reed Warbler; 1s Lesser Whitethroat; 2s Chiffchaff; 3s Whitethroat; 3s Blackcap; 4s Reed Bunting; 2s Song Thrush; 1s Yellowhammer; 2 Greenfinch; 1 Mistle Thrush; 4 Jay; 8 Carrion Crow (two family parties); 12+ (6+p bred) Linnet; 1 Buzzard; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 2 Black-headed Gull; 3p Little Grebe; 1p Mute Swan, 8+ Pheasant; 6 Tufted Duck; 36 Canada Goose N; 11 House Martin; 3 Swift (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 1 Great Crested Grebe; 20 (6j) Mute Swan; 54 (36NE) Canada Goose; 5 (1f) Tufted Duck; 3 Buzzard; 8 Lapwing; 5 (1a+4j) Moorhen; 50 Swift; 2 Yellow Wagtail; 3 Blackcap; 3 Reed Warbler; 2 Whitethroat; 5 Chiffchaff; 1 Willow Warbler; 1 Nuthatch; 1 Yellowhammer; 1 Cormorant (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh Park – 2 Buzzard (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh Tip (SK4596 and SK4696) – 2s Garden Warbler; 3 Stock Dove; 11 Mallard; 17+ (7p+2+f+8j) Gadwall; 1p Mute Swan; 1 Moorhen; 7 Coot; 1 anx/c Lesser Whitethroat; 1 Linnet; 2s Reed Bunting; c.30 Swift; 1 Jay; 18 Canada Goose NE, then N @ 0729hrs; 12+ (5s+7+inc js) Chiffchaff; 6s Blackcap; 10+ (5s+5a/c+3+j) Whitethroat; Wren (breeding confirmed – many family parties); Blue Tit (breeding confirmed – many family parties); Great Tit (breeding confirmed – many family parties); Long-tailed Tit – breeding confirmed; Robin – breeding confirmed; 3 (2s) Song Thrush (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh – Bluebell Wood – 1s Stock Dove, 2s Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 5 (1 carrying food) Buzzard, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 1 COMMON TERN, 1 CUCKOO, 1 Kestrel carrying food, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Sedge Warbler (Chip Rhodes and Daz Watson) For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Misson West – Slaynes Lane – 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 ‘dr’ Snipe (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack.

IPORT LAKES AND PARSONS CARR (Daw Lane) – 76 (6f) Pochard, 8 (2vyj) Ringed Plover, 6+1j LRP, 7+j AVOCET, 2 (1 carr/food) Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 8+ COMMON TERN, c.20 Swift, 1s Reed Warbler, 8 Yellow Wagtail at least 3 carr/food (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Shelduck, Pochard – female with 6js; 2 BITTERN, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 15 Buzzard, 2 HOBBY, 4+c Water Rail, 1 AVOCET, 3a+2j Oystercatcher, 1 COMMON TERN, 70 Herring/Lesser Black-backed Gull S, 150 Swift, 1j+1 prob j Kingfisher, 4 WILLOW TIT, 2m+3f/j BEARDED TIT, 1s Lesser Whitethroat (Sue and Roger Bird, Richard Scott, Andy Bell, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH KIRKBY – Jonny Brown’s CommonMutton Flats – 1 FERRUGINOUS DUCK, CUCKOO, 1s IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF, 2 WILLOW TIT (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)


LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but bright until 0300hrs; then clear skies until early afternoon; then cloudy with sunny spells until late afternoon; then overcast with a brief light rain shower; then cloudy with sunny spells thereafter. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally good. Temperatures: +11°C to +8°C to +18°C to +17°C to +18°C to +9°C. Wind: 6mph-22mph wholly from the SW quarter until 1900hrs; then briefly 11mph NW; then 1mph-3mph NNE/NE thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1017hPa-1020hPa-1018hPa-1019hPa. Fronts etc.: none.


MOON PHASE – Waxing crescent.
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