June 24, 2019


Monday 24th June 2018

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DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 1 Common Sandpiper (Gary Haywood per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 12 broods (70j) gadwall, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 AVOCET, 10 Black- tailed Godwit, 7 (1j) Oystercatcher, 82 Lapwing, 6 Redshank, 16 Teal, 310 Gadwall, 35 Shoveler, 18 Pochard, 1 BITTERN, 4 Little Egret, 1 HOBBY, 2 PEREGRINE, 2a+1j MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 GBB Gull (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ing – 2a+4j LRP, 1 Curlew (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

FRICKLEY CP (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) – 1 BARN OWL, 1 LITTLE OWL (Colin Bradford per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 Little Egret, 2wgj Oystercatcher, 1 WOODCOCK, 1 Tawny Owl, 4 NIGHTJAR, 1 Kestrel (Chip Rhodes, Col Neale and Paul Shawcroft). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – 2vyj Mute Swan, 2a+5j Shelduck, 4a Teal, 61 (4 new chicks from one brood+2j+2j+5sitting) GC Grebe, 5a+2j Oystercatcher, 1p LRP, 4a+2j+1j Ringed Plover, 26 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 4a Redshank, 1 Curlew over, 15a (6 birds sitting) COMMON TERN, 40+ (many js) Skylark, 2s Whitethroat, 3s Red Bunting, 1s Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Recycle Lagoon (SE4512) – 1 LRP, also per report from anglers there were two BITTERN on nearby fishing lakes two weeks ago (Colin Bradford per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1m RUDDY SHELDUCK, 34 Black-tailed Godwit E, 1 GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (Adrian Scutt)


LOCALWeather: mainly overcast, with some rain during the early hours until 0900hrs; then cloudy but bright until 1500hrs; then mainly overcast until 1900hrs; then cloudy but bright with some sunny spells until 2200hrs; then overcast thereafter. Visibility: poor/very poor until 0700hrs; then moderate until 2200hrs; then poor thereafter. Temperatures: +14°C to +20°C to +18°C. Wind: 6mph-10mph and variable in direction but wholly from the NE quarter until 1100hrs; then 6mph-10mph from NW quarter until 1500hrs; then 9mph-1mph and very variable thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1017hPa-1015hPa-1016hPa-1015hPa-1018hPa. Fronts etc.: a N/S warm front moved E over the District during the late evening.


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

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