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DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 5a+5j Shelduck, 350 Gadwall, 2 Little Egret, 3 GC Grebe, 4 AVOCET, 1 BEARDED TIT, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 COMMON TERN, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 House Martin, 1 Kestrel, 12 LBB Gull, 1 GBB Gull, 2a+1j MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 2 Little Egret, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Kestrel, 1 PEREGRINE, 8 Redshank, 4 House Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Sparrowhawk (Andrew Leggett and Gerald Lax per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Bentley Community Woodland – 1 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 2 (1c) Water Rail, 1c Tawny Owl, 4s Song Thrush, 3s Reed Warbler (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1p Mute Swan; 12 Coot (no broods yet); 3p Little Grebe (no young yet); 4 Tufted Duck; 1a Lesser Black-backed Gull; 7+ (3s) Reed Bunting (two pairs feeding young); 2s Sedge Warbler; 1 Grey Heron SW; 1 Cormorant N; 4 Swift; 1 Swallow; c.15 House Martin; 4s Willow Warbler; 5s Reed Bunting; 1s Lesser Whitethroat; 6 Jay; 1s Yellowhammer; 2s Song Thrush; 1 Buzzard; 6+ (1p+juvs+2s) Skylark (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 3 Barnacle Geese, 1 Ringed Plover and 2 Redshank (Andy Marshall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE VALLEY – Misson West – Slaynes Lane – 1 Green Sandpiper (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks) SK6693 – 1 WHOOPER SWAN (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 24 Cormorant, 2 BITTERN, 4 Little Egret, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1a+1 (2cy) HOBBY, 1 Water Rail, 5 (2a+2a+1j Oystercatcher, 82 Lapwing, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 3 COMMON TERN (Richard Scott, Col Neale, Jenny Kingsland, Sue Cullen, Sue Richardson, Gary Dyson). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH KIRKBY – Johnny Brown’s Common – 1 FERRUGINOUS DUCK, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Garden Warbler (Paddy Martin)

STAINTON QUARRIES – 1 RED KITE SE @ 0820hrs (Keith Rich)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1m RUDDY SHELDUCK, 1f MARSH HARRIER, COMMON TERN and 1 GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (Clive Featherstone and Rich Collis)


LOCALWeather: clear skies until 0100hrs; then cloudy but bright with sunny spells and very occasionally clear skies until 1700hrs; then overcast with rain thereafter. Visibility: Very good until 0100hrs; then good until 0700hrs; then very good until 1700hrs; then good until 2000hrs; then moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +13°C to +10°C to +20°C to +15°C. Wind: 8mph-5mph and variable in direction but wholly from the SE quarter until 0500hrs; then 3mph-7mph from NE quarter until 0800hrs; then 11mph-15mph due E until 1500hrs; then 15mph-10mph ENE until 2200hrs; then 8mph NE thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1021hPa-1017hPa-1018hPa. Fronts etc.: an E/W warm front moved N over the District during the afternoon and an E/W trough was lying across the District during the late evening.


MOON PHASE – Waning gibbous.
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