June 26, 2019


Wednesday 26th June 2018

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DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) –2a+9j Shelduck, 18 Pochard, 1 BITTERN, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 GC Grebe, 7a+2j Oystercatcher, 2 AVOCET, 6 Redshank, 17 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 COMMON TERN, 3a+1j MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 Kingfisher, 1 BARN OWL, 1 Kestrel, 2 PEREGRINE, 2 Jay, 9 Mistle Thrush, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 3 BEARDED TIT (Gerald Lax and Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1m Mallard; 1 Black-headed Gull; 1 Buzzard; 1 BARN OWL; 2s Yellowhammer; 1 Reed Bunting; 1s Skylark; 1s Chaffinch; 3 Linnet; 1 Mistle Thrush; 1 Song Thrush; 4 Swallow; 7 Swift over (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2a+2wgj+11 Curlew, 2a MEDITERRANEAN GULL (TR), 1 Kingfisher (Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IPORT LAKES – Mute Swans have lost their 2 js; 3 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 3a+1j Little Grebe, 3sitting GC Grebe, 1wgj+1wgj+3newj+4newj+2j+2j Coot, 2a+2j Oystercatcher, 2a+1wgj+1j Ringed Plover, 1 LRP, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3s Sedge Warbler, 2s Whitethroat, 1s Blackcap (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 14m+5f Teal, 3 LRP, 1 BITTERN, 1j Ringed Plover, 2 COMMON TERN, 200 Sand Martin, 100 Swift, 3 Little Egret, 2 Curlew arrived 2100hrs, BEARDED TIT calling, 2j Tawny Owl begging calls (Richard Scott)

SKELLOW – 1 RED KITE N (John Wrampling)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1m RUDDY SHELDUCK, 4 Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Redshank E, 1 BLACK TERN, 2a MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Curlew, 1 LITTLE OWL (Adrian Scutt and Clive Featherstone)

WENT VALLEY – Went Ings (SE6519) – 5 Black-tailed Godwit (Clive Featherstone)


LOCALWeather: overcast throughout the day with some rain during the early hours and early morning. Visibility: variable moderate/good/very good until 1100hrs; then mainly very good, occasionally good thereafter. Temperatures: +13°C to +12°C to +15°C to +11°C. Wind: 14mph-9mph and variable in direction but wholly from the NE quarter throughout. Surface Pressure: 1025hPa-1032hPa. Fronts etc.: a weakening ENE/WSW mixed front moved SE over the District during the late morning/early evening.


MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
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