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Saturday 22nd June 2019

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BALBY – Watervole Way – 4 Kestrel and a RED KITE in the air together whilst queuing at the roadworks. (Andy Bell)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 (2cy) Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Black-tailed Godwit (2W), 1 LRP and 1 HOBBY (Dan Langston per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 3p Great Crested Grebe; 3 Cormorant; 14 (6j) Mute Swan; 30 Canada Goose; 17 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard; 2 Oystercatcher; 1 Redshank; 2 Herring Gull; 1 COMMON TERN left NE; 10+ Swift; 1c/i Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Yellow Wagtail; 5s Blackcap; 2s Reed Warbler; 4 (2s) Whitethroat; 1s Willow Warbler; 8 (5s) Chiffchaff; c.30 Magpie (5 fam party); 30+ Jackdaw; 1c Nuthatch; 1 PEREGRINE; 5 (4s) Reed Warbler – 5 – 4sing (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 8 Shelduck, 2 Goosander N, 25+ CURLEW SANDPIPER NNE, 1m+1j STONECHAT (Daz Watson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 Teal, 1f+2j+1f+4j Pochard, 16 Cormorant, 1 BITTERN, 4 Little Egret, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 10+ Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 HOBBY, 1 Water Rail, 2a+1j Oystercatcher, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 6 Common Tern (4E), 1a CUCKOO, 70 Swift, 1c BEARDED TIT (Richard Scott, Helen Womack, Michael Bird). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH KIRKBY – Johnny Brown’s Common – 1 FERRUGINOUS DUCK (Per Birdguides)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Mutton Flats (end of Carr Lane) – 1s IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF (Per Birdguides)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1m RUDDY SHELDUCK (Per Birdguides)


LOCALWeather: clear skies until 0300hrs; then mainly overcast until 0700hrs; then mainly cloudy but bright, occasionally clear skies until 1700hrs; then mainly clear skies thereafter; dry throughout. Visibility: Very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +11°C to +9°C to +21°C to +13°C. Wind: 5mph-2mph and variable in direction but wholly from the SW quarter until 0800hrs; then 6mph-13mph from SE quarter thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1022hPa-1020hPa-1021hPa. Fronts etc.: none.


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

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