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BALBY CARR – 1 Buzzard, 2a+3wgj Coot, 1 Moorhen, 1s CETTI’S WARBLER, 2s Reed Warbler, 1s Whitethroat (Chris Robinson)

DEARNE VALLEY – Billingley – 1 HOBBY (Walter Aram per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2a+8j Shelduck, 40 Shoveler, 18 Pochard, 24 Teal, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 17 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 3 GC Grebe, 6a+3j Oystercatcher, 2 AVOCET, 95 Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 34 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 COMMON TERN, 3a+1j MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 15 Herring Gull, 1 Greater Black Backed Gull, 45 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 HOBBY, 2 PEREGRINE, 1 BARN OWL, 3 BEARDED TIT (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)


DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 4 (2p) Great Crested Grebe; 3 Cormorant left W; 19 (6j) Mute Swan; 30 Canada Goose; 17 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard; 3+ Kestrel (fam party call from h/row); 1 Red-legged Partridge; 3a Oystercatcher; 1 Common Sandpiper; 2 (a+3cy) Herring Gull; 10+ Swift; 5 (2m+3j) Pied Wagtail; 5s Blackcap; 2 Reed Warbler; 1s Whitethroat; 3s Chiffchaff; 2c Bullfinch; 3s Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh Tip (SK4596 and SK4696) – 2 (1s) Coal Tit; 1s Lesser Whitethroat; 1 Sparrowhawk; 1 Jay; 1j Black-headed Gull NE; 3j/i Grey Heron; 9 Mallard; 5+a+6j Gadwall; 1f Teal; 7 Coot; 1 Kestrel; 1 Red-legged Partridge; 1c Treecreeper; 2 (1s) Linnet; 1p+1j Moorhen; 1j Lapwing; 2s Reed Bunting; 4 (1p) Mute Swan + 2 SW @ 0738hrs; c.25 Swift; 3 Bullfinch; 10+ (7s) Whitethroat + 1 family party; 4+ (3s) Reed Warbler; 9+ (7s+2f/js) Blackcap; 8s Chiffchaff; 3s Song Thrush; 1s Willow Warbler (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 s/p SPOTTED REDSHANK left E; 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1m STONECHAT and 3j Yellow Wagtail (Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Misson West – Slaynes Lane – 1 MARSH HARRIER and 4 LITTLE OWL (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks) SK6693 – 1 WHOOPER SWAN, and 6 Little Egret (Steve Furber)

IPORT LAKES – 9a+2j Ringed Plover, 2 LRP, 1 Common Sandpiper (Bob Usher)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 28 Cormorant, 1 BITTERN, 1f MARSH HARRIER, 1 HOBBY, 1 Oystercatcher, 5 COMMON TERN, 60 Swift, 1+ BEARDED TIT (Richard Scott, Darren Wozencroft). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

UPTON CP – 1 HOBBY over (Jonny Holliday per SESKUBIRDS)


LOCALWeather: clear skies from 0300-0800hrs and again from 1900hrs and thereafter; otherwise sunny with scattered cloud and dry throughout. Visibility: good/moderate until 0400hrs; very good until 0800hrs; then excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +20°C to +13°C to +21°C to +20°C to +22°C to +21°C to +15°C. Wind: 10mph-21mph WNW until 0200hrs; then wholly from the SW quarter thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1009hPa-1015hPa. Fronts etc.: yesterday’s N/S cold front moved off NE over the District during the early hours and a NE/SW occlusion was lying over the District by late evening.


MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
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